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General Motors Reviews in Warren, MI

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Get your foot in the door, Good company and Great Opportunities!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Offers many opportunities for change, good pay, and many benefits. Management is very helpful, and there are many great resources.

    Cons

    More opportunities for contract employees would be nice, other than that I am pleased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resources to assist contract employees wanting to make a move to "full" GM status.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern Research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, Good set of problems to work on.

    Cons

    In Detroit! Research is not very well tied to academia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear to your researchers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great career building opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Diverse functional and educational opportunities - personal and professional interests may be pursued as one develops and builds their career.

    Cons

    Overly rigid adherence to external political pressure, especially since federal involvement. Union work rules and social promotion are excessive and onerous. The culture at GM has become far less personally referent over the last two decades.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced.Can be too fast. There is a precarious balance between a mature product and a fast to market one.

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Creativity, great people, and challenging work. Good benefits, compensation, and it can be fun at times.

    Cons

    Behind the times technologically, and a dismal work environment. Old facility, barren grounds, can make it feel like an abandoned campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain environments stifle creativity, others promote it...its nothing new, hire a consultant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    BEWARE! Misrepresentation of Employment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Cafeterias are great. Co-workers friendly and helpful. Bathrooms clean.

    Cons

    GM is desperate to hire a LOT of IT resources: developers, network engineers, project managers, and so on. The desperation to hire thousands of technical workers drives questionable things to happen, as its so hard to hire technical talent in the first place.

    GM cold called me to apply at GM. So I listened to the recruiter, applied, got job, loved the hiring manager, and what I was doing...for one week.

    After ONLY ONE WEEK, some other project wasn't going well. Management rotated 1 worker off the project, and told me I'd be reporting to a different manager, and doing something unrelated to my job title and what I was told I would be doing. My offer letter with who I reported to and my job title meant nothing.

    I complained to HR, to management, and to the recruiters...nobody cared to make things right, only to force me to report to someone other than my hiring manager, and do a job far less technical than I was hired for, making several technical certifications and my past technical experience irrelevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you give a candidate a job offer in writing of who they report to and what they do, don't change that one week later. That's misrepresentation of employment.

    if you can't figure out / project what resources should be on what projects, you have some serious project management problems.

    Keep burning new hires, and you'll get a reputation in the technical community...or perhaps you already have a poor reputation, and that's why I got the cold call because you're having problems hiring technical talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Steady work, busy days, Great product programs, Easy to follow process and great co-workers. Clean office environment with up-to-date computer software. Paid holidays and vacations!

    Cons

    Leadership is too top heavy, Company vision and goals are unrealistic to market demand. No over-time pay. Flex-time is a joke if your not in the "In crowd". Seniority also a joke. Basically if you have no one really looking out for you, your left out. Same Good ol' boys tactics from the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, Be more open to change

  8.  

    Blessed to be working for GM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, you add to your value.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your veteran employees are worth their high salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    As an engineer, you have many opportunities to work on numerous types of projects - a huge plus! I have worked for the company for over 10 years and never got bored. Have worked on projects that have lasted for over 1 year, and one that lasted only 4 months.

    Cons

    Part of my time was spent at an assembly plant. Much more intense and stressful (but also a little more satisfying to see your projects in action).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work environment, good compensation

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

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

    Pros

    GM offers a competitive compensation package, as well as a good vacation and holiday package. GM is a workplace of choice, so there are opportunities to change positions.

    Cons

    GM has lots of employees, so it's easy to get lost in the fray. Some people are still bitter about GM eliminating pensions, and moving to 401k.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Company worth to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly team work environment
    Very Approachable co-workers
    Good pay

    Cons

    Future management could be very conservative,which is not good for this kind of tech intense business
    The recent CEO's background is HR, I regard this as a downward signal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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