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  1.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (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
  3.  

    Sr. Project Enfineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good people (excluding management)
    Lots of GM holidays near Christmas time.
    Reasonable salary

    Cons

    Career growth is not based on merit but rather on who you know. GM Candidates who meet requirements for job postings are not given opportunity to interview for Global Connected Customer jobs (only non GM are interviewed)
    GM is redesigning cube office space to provide less than half what you receive today.
    Recent employee survey results show employees satisfaction deteriorating
    Leadership is paralyzed, slow to move, and afraid of taking risks after CEO fired many for ignition recall fiasco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get employees a career path or GM will not succeed in long term
    Create a fair process for promotions based on merit
    Ask employees how they will feel when you cut their office space in half

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rating GM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Dre in Warren, MI
    Former Contractor - Dre in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Received engineering education at GM, good benefits & perks.

    Cons

    Not becoming lost in an average position as the years pass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not transfer work to other countries, especially taking existing work from U.S. employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    GM Needs to change

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

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent styling on current products

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management. Required training for GM employees is negligible. It sometimes seems like there is a complete lack of interest in doing something new or different and then surprised that the results are the same as always. New technologies are ignored or mistrusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job with your contract employees. Remove the harsh restrictions on them if they want to move around either internally or to other OEM's. Its a disgrace how you treat them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Oh the politics...

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

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

    Pros

    Steady work. The environment always seems to change very often.

    Cons

    The political/bureaucratic atmosphere is exhausting. You'll find yourself performing "under the table" tasks for your direct supervisor because he/she wants to impress the management, only to find yourself being thrown under the bus when a competing manager finds out. If your manager likes you, you have a better shot at moving up, but if they do not, good luck transferring internally. You're only option for increase compensation is to leave GM all together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing into your people. Offer training on ALL levels. Stop the shadow IT and force management to all work together. Too many chiefs, not enough indians (figuratively).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for younger employees

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

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

    Pros

    Make great products, working hours are pretty flexible and the vacation time is real good, along with the holidays.

    Cons

    Make great products, although the employee discount could better or have a lease program for employees similar to the other auto companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay, difficult to be promoted without major connections....

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

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Good vehicle discount purchase programs
    Decent do-workers

    Cons

    Still clinging onto the O.B.N.
    Promotions based on "who you know" rather than formal credentials
    Some of the ethical challenges seem to have carried over from the "old" GM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth and try to rate employees based on contributions rather than level of connectedness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Contract Work at GM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Product Engineering Technician II in Warren, MI
    Former Contractor - Product Engineering Technician II in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to keep you busy. Things are constantly changing, so you have to stay on the edge.

    Cons

    Large corporation environment that supports its direct hire employees, but not so much its contract employees. Lower level employees are treated as expendable people rather than assets to the corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing everyone's contribution to the company. Recognize and reward talent, rather than remind them that they can be fired at any time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair and equal treatment not given.

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

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

    Pros

    It is an ok company and I enjoy my position. I do like the people I work with in the lower level positions but I don't know what much of the higher up people are like.

    Cons

    I feel that as a contract employee the company treats you much differently than a salary employee. I am not happy how as a contract employee I have to go around figuring out how to get access to everything when all the salary people get it when they start and they also get trained much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try treating your contract employees more like salary employees and things would move a lot simpler and better. The employees would also feel more part of the company and there would be less issues going wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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