General Motors Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
913 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 46 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Wholesale Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Wholesale Specialist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty to like if you are a gear head. Plenty of room to climb the ladder if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    No real chance to climb the ladder if you are not willing to relocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more than one path to success. Thinking outside of the box can pay off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Too many silos, but is improving

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting, get to make decisions that look way into the future

    Cons

    Way to short term focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization is too flat. People need a rung to reach for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun job and wide range of opportunities within your function

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    Former Employee - Assistant Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Communications Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were good (including 18 paid holidays) with frequent raises, promotions or opportunities to move within the function, whether or not you have relevant experience. The jobs I had were always a lot of fun and I was friends with most of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    It was frustrating that they could take the same position and fill it with someone with a high level person with 20 years experience (and pay them for that) and then the next moment fill the same position with someone with hardly any experience at a much lower level and pay band. It doesn't make sense that level and compensation varys so much when the job description and requirements remain the same throughout.

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  5.  

    Great! Probably because I have an amazing supervisor and manager!

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    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer Support  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer Support in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    EVERYONE is so nice and helpful. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Positive energy here!

    Cons

    Rules are generally glossed over

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources. Many highly qualified and talented people. Reasonable work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of management. Lots of meetings. Slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer levels of management and a flatter organization would help. Stop the promotion based on how many directors you know process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Facilities in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Working in the plant is never boring.

    Cons

    There are not enough minutes in the day to get everything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make the mistake again by pushing all the older people out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Pay but too mediocre

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    Former Employee - Overpack Picker/Bulk Driver  in  Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Overpack Picker/Bulk Driver in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy work load, unionized, and great pay.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement and management was constantly changing because they were under contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a job not a career you are a temporary employee with little benefits for at least 2 years at Lockport i was 21 y/o.

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    Current Employee - Cabbie/Machine Operator  in  Lockport, NY
    Current Employee - Cabbie/Machine Operator in Lockport, NY

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the best part was the pay. hard to get fired all you have to do is fallow really basic rules, and come in on time, go on breaks and return when scheduled (this has leeway). do your job to the ability of an average 40 year old could make due with. about an hour worth of breaks each day, they are split apart.

    Cons

    worst part was the repetitive work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing what you are doing, you're not bad at all stop being hard butts sometimes and be more friendly and be more firm with rules with quality issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The opportunities for advancement are all up to you!

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Roanoke, IN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Roanoke, IN

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

    Pros

    The benefits package, education & training are at your finger tips, always trying to become a better company

    Cons

    The culture on the shop floor is not for the timid. Diiversity is more prominent in the UAW than management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team Leaders need more support from management.Y Group Leaders need to be accountable for there Teams taking advantage of Team Leaders. You put Team Leaders in awkward position by giving them management tasks but no power to do anything about it. Also Team Leaders need educated on how to deal with difficult Team Members, & when you have a habitual offending Team, Management needs to deal directly with the situation & not tiptoe around it, just because they are afraid they will turn down Over Time. Making a Team watch a movie about Diversity won't work, you have to specifically call them out on their specific actions otherwise there is never a team that can work as a real team because they are working against the Team Leaders purposely. If you have a Group Leader who has personal knowledge of these situations & does nothing about it they are just as Guilty in creating the Hostile work environment & that is not good management. A GM employee should be able to go to work & do their job to the best of their ability with no drama. Management should shut drama down bite it in the bud before it gets out of control! This is a nightmare waiting to happen, also a lawsuit!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The New GM

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work / life balance

    Cons

    Some of the internal processes are very slow to change with a organization of that size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are on tract to ensuring the longevity of the company as a global leader. Keep on the path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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