General Motors Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Transformation in process in IT environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I get to work with some really smart people trying to navigate an IT organization that is in a transformation change. You get opportunities help facilitate the change in GM.
    Flexible hours that is conducive to having a young family.
    Great people to work with.
    Benefits and pay is good if not better than large companies.

    Cons

    IT is going through lots of change as they insource. Processes changing frequently. GM enable project methodology can be DISnabling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help identify what the career path is for positions so that people get a sense that company is investing in them and the employee will return the favor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good company overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    best reasons to work there are their benefits, and profit shares. The can do a little better on their minimum wage but overall there a good company

    Cons

    some of the challenges of working here are working with a lot of different people. different people brings many different attitudes which in terms causes more conflicts. they also have mandatory overtime on the weekends which may interfere with a lot of peoples plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management could do a better job at helping the union secure more jobs for the temps

  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Interesting & exciting career opportunities with little room to move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milford, MI

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

    Pros

    A variety of exciting & interesting careers. Fun work environment if you like cars / trucks. Generous holiday and vacation allowance. Good salary for the industry. Good benefits & 401k match. Flexible hours. Ability to move around the company.

    Cons

    Promotions don't always go to the most qualified people. There are fast track employees and then the rest; High performing, enthusiastic employees are left to claw and scratch their way up the chain unless you're one of the lucky chosen few (helps to be a minority). Highly bureaucratic environment. Be careful where you accept a job; some functions/areas are dead-enders and direct supervisors can make it hard for you to move within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on taking care of your hard working middle tier of employees. Good people are walking out the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Auto Industry review

    • 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

    Good diversity. Good team to work with

    Cons

    Workload heavy. To much redtape to cut thru.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. GM a great place to work at!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Vehicle Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, with good health and dental plans. Very good environment that you can make connections and find people specialized in any subject.

    Cons

    Rotational program seems to be a bit long if you really like your current position and training, but you have to switch and travel between different sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Asset manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good place to work. Bright future.

    Cons

    The is lots of competition.

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

    It's like turning the Titanic...

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

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

    Pros

    1) CEO is doing a great job 2) changes are in the works but it's like turning the Titanic...takes time 3) good pay and benefits 4) global auto industry is very interesting 5) injection of new blood and innovation 6) opportunities to change roles

    Cons

    1) some areas are still focused on the tactical vs. strategic 2) still lots of old school mentality and entitlement "I've been here 30 years and should be promoted" 3) lack of financial accountability at the leadership level 4) workforce complacency 5) highly competitive industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals should be measurable and tied to financial outcomes. Leadership needs to be more strategic-thinkers than tactical and data driven.

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

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Generous 401(k) match (100% to 4%, + extra 4%). Very family friendly. work can be as hands on as you like. Proactive toward making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems and hierarchies still exist that can slow everything down. Engineering change management system is absolutely abysmal and requires too much manual work to process a change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. hard to be big..when little has you!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    entertaining, most of the co-workers are hard working and good people. Pay as a old timer is great! but for us newbies....Union loves to play games with our money.....

    Cons

    Union makes promises and never deliver...causing moral to be very low. vets are stuck in there ways...so new ideas are not welcomed nor implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just because you want people to follow you...does not make you a leader...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company Great people

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

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Great people, work day flexibility, wonderful vacation days. The company has recognized that career development is important and has initiated new programs to assist employees.

    Cons

    It's easy to get stuck in certain roles especially if you perform well and others don't have those skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. Learn their talents, skills and career aspirations. Manage the organization's goals along with employeesx goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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