General Motors Reviews in Warren, MI

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
943 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 58 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 23 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 24 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    BEWARE! Misrepresentation of Employment!

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    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
  2.  

    Overall, a great place to work.

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work environment, good compensation

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    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
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    Company worth to work for

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    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
  6.  

    Decent compensation and opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Global Service Desk Level I Support in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Global Service Desk Level I Support in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Job was fairly straightforward and leadership was generally happy to help with any questions about proper procedure.

    Cons

    Leadership did not always give feedback, and written procedures were unclear at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great momentum, lots of opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Company is currently going through great times, future looks good.

    Cons

    Auto industry is no longer solid as it used to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company , respect and proud of it's products and itself. Very well organized.

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    Former Employee - Mainframe Developer/Support in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Mainframe Developer/Support in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    I'd worked on some GM assignments, was amazed how employees and contractors were dedicated to it. I would love to learn leadership from GM, as well as to contribute to it's further success.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard me to meat deadlines, but managers are helpful, and will always either with advise or by finding that area specialist. Some overtime might required , and schedule is almost always tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers at GM are always concerned about Company values and reputation. Sometimes it can be a little bit more stressful, but understandable.

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

    A company obsessed with process

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of job security. Freedom to try different jobs.

    Cons

    Process driven. No career growth. Moves very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor training.

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

    Great company to start your career

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Researcher in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, sometimes work from home, a lot of holidays and vacations

    Cons

    Too big and too much hierarchy, not see the impact of your work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities to career development. Many people with good expertise.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    The company offers you all tools you need to develop your job.

    Cons

    Sometimes you do not have empowerment to present your work outside your area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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