General Motors Reviews in Warren, MI

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 57 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 21 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 23 reviews)

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    Contract DRE or Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Lead DRE  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Lead DRE in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Working as part of a large team toward a common objective.

    Cons

    Subject to effects of organization changes where your job may be eliminated & transferred to a country outside the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give former employees a chance to contribute their skills & experience once again. A contract position would be fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Exposure

    Former Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Access to the technology in the domain

    Cons

    Not a process driven ambience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporating more processes and streamlining domains would make the place a even better place to work.

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    Micromanaged CAC that is beyond fair. You will be treated like a child while having to walk on egg shells everyday.

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    Current Employee - CAC Tier II  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - CAC Tier II in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of any... wait... there are a lot of vending machines, but they have bad food, that's all I could think.

    Cons

    Pay, perks, treatment, hostile environment, unapproachable management, schedule, work force, gossip, team leads, computer system that is ten years old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat agents like children and the turnover should decrease. Provide higher pay and hiring standards. Better coaching and management for the team leads, I don't like it when they stand behind me watching me work and checking what aux code I'm in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    70 Hour Weeks for New Salary IT Employees!

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits but don't save with GMs401K plan until you have been there through your first year with good reviews. After the first year of decent reviews, your job is pretty safe and you can move to another position. You can't get the matching 401K money until you've been there at least three years!

    Cons

    Highly political. Long hours, weekends. Directors do not review poor Managers with employees and then protect the employee once they get a negative report. Management is protected; employees are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GM might be headed back down the bankruptcy path again if you refuse to pay attention to employee opinions, ESPECIALLY new emplolyees. They will give you the straight story about their team and managers. They were hired because they are highly intelligent. Give them the benefit of the doubt and interview them often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cost cutting takes center stage

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    best thing is that it is a large company and a potentially large scope of responsibilities. Working on IT side in product development was fun since top leadership in this IS&S division was solid. Product Development's IS&S management really knew how to get things done and drive change through organization. But other IS&S management, when they are bad, they are bad. IS&S Operations groups just don't know how to get the best out of people, seemingly not able to drive successful projects.

    Cons

    cost cutting is job #1

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to grow business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Technician

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    Current Employee - Validation Technician  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Validation Technician in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A very Relaxed environment to work in.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and barely getting noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Campus Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Global Business Process Specialist  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Global Business Process Specialist in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a Great place to work and I learned a lot while there.

    Cons

    I was laid off in 2009

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lack of Exciting Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Staff Research Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop tools for in-depth evaluation of people. Superficiality is often rewarded more often than in-depth knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very clear process and well defined responsibility
    Good paste of work
    Good working environment

    Cons

    A lot of talents and so hard to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for short term employment

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    good place to learn about the automotive sector business. Large organization - if you are good and lucky it is possible to see more than one location and multiple functional assignments

    Cons

    No loyalty by this company or its senior management. If you work outside of S.E. Michigan (especially overseas) - it can be exciting but will not be rewarded. Living the company values, delivering exceptional performance, being loyal, etc will not overcome the "good old boy/girl" factor. Senior management will pick those that have stayed "well within the lines". Staying too long (longer than 6 to 8 years) will be a negative when looking outside as most of the industry does not think much of the GM culture - especially for executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really worthwhile to comment. The new management (post 2009) is arrogant and firmly planted in it's S.E. Michigan towers. The advertised internal candidates for the next CEO practice the same unhealthy behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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