General Motors Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. General Motors Intern

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Warren, MI
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are awesome. As an intern, I never had the feeling of being unable to ask someone for help. People are busy but they are more than welcome to take some time to explain things. They will also take time out of their day to explain what their job is or what their function does. Depending on who you get for a supervisor/manager has a big impact on how your experience is.

    Cons

    General Motors is a slower moving company but that comes with size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some of your influence to implement what your employees are suggesting. Also, do not put all your effort to reaching the short goals. Try to focus on implementing some of the suggestions from employees and meeting your goals will follow.

  2. Many opportunities, great people, and interesting, challenging work

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop great products with top notch resources available and opportunities for continued growth and learning.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a strong customer focus. Keep the product portfolio the right size to compete efficiently with other OEMs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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