General Motors Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Great OEM

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

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

    Pros

    Work Schedule, Vacation, Bonus, and People.

    Cons

    Parking, There is ample parking, However if you drive a non-GM vehicle you are going to be walking a long distance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving the company forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fun place to work with great people.

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    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Easy going and cool place to work on great products.

    Cons

    A little too relaxed and disorganized maybe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on who is really serious about the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Fair

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    If you work hard and arrive on time then you have a great opportunity to get promoted.

    Cons

    Some small groups form between mgmt and their "favorites"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees arrive greet them cordially.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company Great people

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    • 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
  7. Great Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Always learning new things every day

    Cons

    A lot of administration work required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Designer, Styling Department, General Motors Technical Center

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    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Opportunity for close interaction with top executives of the company.

    Cons

    Low probability of long-term employment through retirement, due to high turnover in company strategy to gain fresh ideas from new and different designers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is preferable to select key creative people early in their careers who have excellent opportunity for growth, and to direct, sponsor, and guide their personal development so they can perform at their maximum potential through continuous improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good experience to start off career

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

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment, but with a drive to get things done. Working as a co-op student, everybody is willing to help you. GM will invite you back if you are competent and willing to learn.

    Cons

    As with the whole automotive industry, projects seem to move slowly and depend on other people getting back to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. General Motors - DRE - Brakes

    Current Contractor - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice people, structured work environment

    Cons

    No passion, very mechanical, no windows

  11. Controls Engineering Intern, Manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    GM really knows how to impress its interns, letting them borrow any production car they want, and taking them on tours of testing facilities, design studios and to sporting events in the Detroit area throughout the summer months. Compensation is higher than its competitors, and working in manufacturing gives the added benefit of earning overtime. Apart from this, GM presents a great working environment, with some of the smartest group of engineers and assembly workers you will ever meet. You will at times learn more from a stamp-press operator, who has been doing that job their entire life, than you would from school. Yes, GM is still reeling from the bad press of the auto-bailout, but after working there for a few months, you will realize that this company is much more than just a punching bag for political pundits, and is genuinely a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is the work-place shock of working in a unionized environment and seeing the hourly-salary divide at times. Hours in manufacturing can also be difficult, as standard work hours are from 5AM - 3PM, and you may be asked to come in as early as midnight at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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