General Motors Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. 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


  2. Controls Engineering Intern, Manufacturing

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

    I worked at General Motors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. GM management issues remain ingrained.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great products to be proud of. Design environment and historic campus is huge which is a pro and a con. There is great leadership at the top and cronyism is gradually being weeded out by rechallenging leadership in new positions. There is hope and opportunity.

    Cons

    Warren is run down. Contract employees have no personal time, few holidays, little chance to advance, get a review, raise, or increased vacation time. This is dictated by each contract house but runs through a common HR filter. It is symptomatic of the industry and may be the same at other OEMs. So much experience was either let go, retired or moved on. Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental functionality is strained. Communication is complicated and made more so by self serving leaders who control rather than enable.

    Advice to Management

    Juvenile behaviour in management is corrosive. Lifers show up to bank days until retirement. Union workers, contract employees and direct hires have entirely different motivations, bosses, and opportunities which incapacitates common goals, teamwork, and true cultural development.


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  5. Pretty Decent

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

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very lax atmosphere, coworkers were friendly, and superiors didn't make you feel pressured

    Cons

    Exactly the pros. It sometimes felt like no one got anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely need to pair up interns with a stronger mentor-program. I felt as if I was on my own most of the time (which is fine, sometimes that's just the way it is) but for someone who was new to this industry and wanting to learn more, I felt like I was on a stranded island.


  6. General Motors GSD

    Current Contractor - IT Support in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - IT Support in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    umm... once you become a direct hire, benefits are supposedly substantial, but still trails that of engineers

    Cons

    lack of enough training; too frequent organizational changes; too much emphasis on cost savings


  7. Helpful (1)

    IT Internship

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

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly , and if you are lucky you will have a good manager to guide you .

    Cons

    No real training process for interns. just thrown into projects without knowing what they are getting into


  8. GM

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of old friends are working there.

    Cons

    Furloughing and unpaid days off for contract workers promotes anguish.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Compartment Integration Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. summer intern

    Current Intern - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI
    Current Intern - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (Less than a 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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    summer intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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