General Motors Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
955 Reviews
3.5
955 Reviews
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 59 reviews)

  • Wide variety of career possibilities, excellent pay and benefits, fun products (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 24 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Wentzville, MO
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Wentzville, MO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved working in a manufacturing environment. The people work as team and there are consistent goals that are met. The salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    We had to work a lot of overtime, but were compensated well for the extra effort. The plant is very noisy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technician

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    Former Employee - Wind Tunnel Technician in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Wind Tunnel Technician in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    fun job for the first 8 years

    Cons

    hard to advance in job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if someone wants to transfer do not stop them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GM Giant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Top technology, benefits, skill development

    Cons

    old school, lots of politics

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  5.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and career opportunities

    Cons

    Some process needs to get leaner for faster implementation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work, boring city

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    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, and benefits

    Cons

    Recalls affecting morale across all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, Great Products. Just have to be a self starter and willing to build some clientele.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Moab, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Moab, UT

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and decent sales training. Lots of practice selling.

    Cons

    Most jobs are purely commission based. It can be hard to support a family without an assured income in tough economic conditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GM has very good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of chaos in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    professional environment at working level

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    you learn a lot from work, good training

    Cons

    competition for personal growth can be high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large Organization with chances to grow, Excellent Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Highly Bureaucratic Lots of Dead Wood (People stay at GM as they know that their market value is way lower than what GM pays them)

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to Learn.

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    Former Employee - EAI Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - EAI Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Will have hands on Multiple Technologies and the latest

    Cons

    Management changes are very dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategies should be for long term. Change in senior management should not impact too much on the low level programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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