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General Motors Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,012 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 60 reviews)

  • Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Rotation Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Engineers rotate within company 3 times after graduation with bachelors degree. Great growth opportunity, especially after being in the internship program for two rotations

    Cons

    There are older systems that take some getting used to and some overlap with each other. Otherwise, this is a pretty great place to start working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GM

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of old friends are working there.

    Cons

    Furloughing and unpaid days off for contract workers promotes anguish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastically stable job for full time employment; yet seldom contains higher purpose satisfaction than the task.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, perks, leadership, flexibility, ability to drive new products

    Cons

    Process, documentation, slow growth, shrinking company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the course with design, function, fit and finish. Figure out how to improve quality and stay on the leading edge of the innovation curve. Make less duplicate models or those models that are perceived to compete with each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a mess

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    I don't find anything exciting specially for seasoned developers here at GM.

    Cons

    The management is clueless other than they know how to talk non-sense. Most of the management are coming as wholesale from Dell, HP and company alike and most of the people are worthless. The main qualification to become manager is to NOT know IT. If you haven't been to India then this is the place where you should join where you see husband/wife/friends working there. The managers are corrupt specially working with outsource companies and/or making hiring decisions because they get some kickback. GPSC is another corrupt place in the whole organization. It's SAD!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for making a mess. You don't own the company as the company was bailed out by the tax-payer (US tax-payer) therefore for you guys don't care I guess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Excellent if you are an Indian Hindu

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    A paycheck is pretty much it.

    Cons

    Beauracracy is heavy. Transparency is non-existent. Many managers with little to do micromanaging their teams. Putting senior talent to work doing junior level work with no chance to advance or learn. Innovation is a joke. If you are Hindu and from India this is the place for you. Otherwise you will be ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers that have no purpose except to babysit. Senior level staff does not need to be micromanaged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Most jobs need ergonomic review.

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lordstown, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lordstown, OH

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

    Pros

    Best job in the area for pay at this skill level.

    Cons

    Most jobs leave you tired after work or dreading going into work. Job rotation is available but most jobs within a group are similar and Coordinators aren't required to rotate with line workers. Kiss your Saturday and Friday nights goodbye as you'll be too tired to do anything but go lie down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More ergonomic jobs need to be engineered. An ergonomic board can't work with parts that are sharp, stiff, heterogenous and tasks that are repetitive.
    That and for a young person social life is completely awash unless your only friends work at the plant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If your looking for full-time stay away!

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time off and good wage.

    Cons

    Union, coworkers are horrible, unfairly treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Honeoye Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Honeoye Falls, NY

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary was above average for the location. Bonus was unpredictable.
    There are smart people to work with and openly accessible resources.

    Cons

    Management was amazingly incompetent and ineffective at many levels. Great resources are improperly applied. Career growth is almost independent of your actual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward intelligence and effectiveness. Reassess reward systems. People are being managed very poorly at big loss to every department that I've come into contact with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great products, great company but dedicated, proven, and loyal employees often overlooked for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing new and exciting high-quality vehicles. Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment. New CEO seems to be doing her best to build the company and regain customer's trust by changing the culture.

    Cons

    Employees who have years of knowledge and experience are passed over for promotions in favor of much younger, less experienced employees who "suck up" to and socialize with upper level management. Training new employees is mostly OJT. Many good people but few posses good leadership skills. Mentorship almost non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people in leadership positions to be leaders. Look to our seasoned, experienced employees for advice and leadership. Get back to the basic fundamentals of GMS. The current foundation and continuous training is gone.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tier 2 Hourly Outlook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Paycheck but not nearly enough to get by.

    Cons

    Even with degrees management looks at you like you are worthless and have no valuable impact on the business even though you are the one running the business from the ground up. The right people never get promoted no matter what you do if you are not a CHOSEN ONE you will not ascend in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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