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General Motors Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,007 Reviews
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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  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a big company.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. Pockets of good, effective leadership with decent work/life balance providing learning and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Overall experience is varied and very leader, functional area dependent. Various disciplines and functional areas apply the corporate "direction" differently. Some areas can have poor leadership with poor work/life balance. Not always supportive of employees . . . expediency can overwhelm accuracy and fairness. At times it is clear that senior leaders have little comprehension of what is really going on in their organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership perception of their own actions is often perceived differently by the company's employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company modernising it's ways coming out of a very tricky period.

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    Former Employee - Senior Creative Designer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Designer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Products are going from strength to strength. Great people on all levels. Some suburbs of Detroit are seeing dramatic rises in property value.

    Cons

    Management was confused on what products they needed to focus on first to re-build the brands. Detroit can only get better.
    A lot of dead wood being carried by the hard working few who care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and enable the staff working for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    summer intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in GM, you can get a lot of support. If you want to make something out, you can live very well. If you want live a comfortable life, this is also a good place for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it looks like nobody care what you are doing. You are just a small nail, the company can run very smoothly without you. You may not exist in some people's eyes especially when you are working in the r@d.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compartment Integration Engineer

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    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Best working environment I have seen in my 18 years of overall working experince. Willing to mentor, share knowladge, help each other to achive end goal.

    Cons

    Need to negotiate smart before sign the offer. HR don't tell all you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to HR : They should offer most benefits in term of vacation, sign up bonus because when one finds out after accepting offer, they feel cheated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    All the good and the bad of a large corporation

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    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Opportunities to grow in a big corporate environment.
    Management very understanding of your needs.

    Cons

    Work load varies widely from time to time.
    Leadership seemed confused at times.
    Not sure how the company will stand against competition in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good place to work. Nice place to learn new things.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible time to work
    Great environment

    Cons

    Contract bad. Lot of payoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Pros

    great atmosphere, very business casual dress code, easy to move around within the company, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    some people who worked there longer might stress the old values of the automotive industry versus the innovative new ways that IT centers work

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, but it paid well

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    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at General Motors (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    $$$, benefits, friendly staff, that's about it.

    Cons

    Ignorant coworkers, long hours, only one day off per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring practices.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An exciting time to be at GM!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots being done to increase company culture and the new direction in products is awesome. Lots of opportunities for young engineers. High level of responsibility and mobility. The benefits, including trying out different GM cars, is neat. The salary is great and everyone that I worked with was a pleasure. Teamwork was imbedded in everything.

    Cons

    The midwest is quite a con unless you are from the midwest. Much of the company is fighting to free itself from some old structuring that creates a lot of red tape and forces operation as silos. This means that communicating across departments is often a lot less than it can or should be. There is a need to establish itself as a more diversified company that is aimed at a larger range of buyers and that holds environmental issues at a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos, they make more work and decrease synergy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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