General Motors Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Overall, very exciting technology to work on.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Exciting technology platforms - current and future.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Decision authority not necessarily delegated to ensure speed. Silo driven

    Advice to Management

    Put more trust and decision making power in lower level management.


  2. It's been a great learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get the benefits of a big company for research and development funding, work on very interesting research projects, get lots of opportunity to collaborate within and outside the company, have access to continuously improving and exciting product line.

    Cons

    The company culture is very risk-averse and finds it difficult to pursue it's own unique path to lead in this highly competitive automotive industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to be a leader in the industry. Do not allow all the money spent in research and development to go to waste. The technical challenges imposed by regulation that the industry faces will only get more difficult in the future.


  3. A great place to learn and excel your skills.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Creative Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Creative Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great start. They are kind to teaching newcomers Alias and other soft wares. Work load is moderate and there are plenty of work to be involved with. Great free Gym.

    Cons

    It's hard to tell how long it is required to work as contract to become full-time. And even then I don't know how long it would take to become a product/automotive designer there. It depends on many things like taking the time to search and apply for the open positions and such. Otherwise it is a great place to learn and excel.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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  5. IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, company phone + computer, competitive benefits package, annual end of year shut down (10 paid days off from work), Team GM annual bonuses, ability to check out new vehicles for a week upto 4 times a year, limitless opportunities for career growth and advancement if you network and market yourself to the right people.

    Cons

    COMMUNICATION, which is a known con for just about any global enterprise, company still operates in silos at times, senior/executive management appears to have different views and ideas from mid-level management, can sometimes cause confusion to sub-ordinates at the end of the day and delay production

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistant with ideas, projects, and agenda's from executive leadership all the way down to the sub-ordinate levels. Mid-level management should actually lead and when necessary object to executive level leadership if what's being asked from sub-ordinates isn't possible. Get the "yes mam" "yes sir" mentally out of here. It was the root cause for the recent ignition switch problem.


  6. Information Security Analyst (College Grad)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay raise of 3% every 6 months is guaranteed, not really performance based like offer letter indicates. Also cant get more than the 6% yearly raise, even though more is indicated in offer letter. Essentially guaranteed 6% raise a year. Bonus based on pay-band depending on performance of company Austin, Atlanta, Phoenix innovation centers recently remodeled and full of young energetic people

    Cons

    College new hire program, locked into position for 3 years, next to impossible to move positions/groups. Unable to receive promotions until after 3 year period. Old GM vs New GM, very toxic work environment animosity between employees that have employed by GM for more than 5 years and the incoming college new hires. Change is near impossible, and there is ton of red tape for anything that is not a standard. Michigan Innovation center designed in 70s and very depressing place to work


  7. Great OEM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architectural Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Architectural Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep moving the company forward.


  8. Customer service representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice and pleasant.

    Cons

    Horrible management and hours to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the representatives through General Motors not a temp agency.


  9. Fun place to work with great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Focus on who is really serious about the product.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    When employees arrive greet them cordially.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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

    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.



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