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
Mary Barra
146 Ratings

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.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I've been with the corporation for a few years now. Not a bad place to work if you want to keep your head low and earn a decent salary. Some rewards and career fulfillment can be gained. Overall I think the corporation mind set is starting to wake up, just slowly. I'm hopeful the new CEO can turn things around.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are there but as with most major employers there are limitations to overcome. Those of us that are not on the short list must over achieve and excel daily. Making sure to go well beyond the boundaries or classification of level before ever being considered for advancement. Some Leaders are and forever will be clueless. How these leaders continue to stay employed certainly makes one scratch their head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, knock off the nebulous direction that wastes time. You need to consider your workforce and the churn you cause when you drive "Gotta Have" products then don't bother to market the product so NO ONE but your employees know they exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It wasn't all that great but pay was good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, plus overtime

    Cons

    Work life balance, none really

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    General Motors used temporary employees without regard to their health, wellbeing, or long-term welfare.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    The company offers full time employees who have worked prior to 2007 a good compensation package.

    Cons

    If you are not hired prior to 2007, the compensation is less than what you may give up in health and wellness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to stop using people up and spitting them out without taking care of your workforce.
    All employees deserve a safe, workplace and working conditions that won't cause them permanent damage or chronic health concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Dre
    Current Employee - Dre

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    processes and lots of meetings

  6.  

    Broken Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People at the top can make big money.

    Cons

    Faulty concept is that we are always right and you will buy what we make because you/we are Americans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to break with tradition and reinvent. You are going to need to let the world know you've made some deep and meaningful changes if this company is to survive and thrive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, boring city

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned so much during my first year.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Within IT, large opportunities to grow and learn technology in the area you are interested in. Great employees to work with, large amount of training (1-2 months) offered to everyone, great atmosphere, excellent place for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is pretty bad. There are many initiatives within the company and some individuals are overworked & way too many organization changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If managers have teams/employees around the globe/nationwide, make sure to look over their workload and offer assistance. Communication is important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Good work experience and personal growth

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very satisfied with the Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I in White Marsh, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with the company

    Cons

    Hours can be challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional

    The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance can be challenging

    Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more career opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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