Compare GE vs General Motors (GM) BETA

See how working at GE vs. General Motors (GM) compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at GE vs. General Motors (GM). Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Employee Ratings

  • General Motors (GM) scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Work-life balance and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 14457 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 8875 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than GE employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GE Ceo H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.
86%
86%H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.
CEO Approval
General Motors (GM) Ceo Mary Barra
88%
88%Mary Barra
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than GE employees rated theirs.

Salaries

GE has 1,132 more total submitted salaries than General Motors (GM).
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer242 Salaries
$95,530/yr
Intern269 Salaries
$26/hr
Project Manager168 Salaries
$110,245/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Developer1038 Salaries
$85,726/yr
Intern103 Salaries
$4,707/mo
Project Manager75 Salaries
$106,522/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at GE.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at General Motors (GM).
  • GE had 64 more reviews than General Motors (GM) that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 540 reviews)
"Great people"(in 371 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 610 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 389 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 249 reviews)
"Large company"(in 188 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 219 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 185 reviews)
Featured Review
"Love it"Jan 19, 2022

Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

I have been working at GE part-time

Pros

Great place, great people and great team

Cons

No pension, low pay and too much Overtime

"Solid Workplace"Jul 16, 2022

Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

Pros

Solid - GM is a solid, stable employer. I have been treated very fairly during my time with General Motors. The compensation is very good and the senior and executive level managers are very clear... and aligned regarding company direction. 1:1 with Managers - These 15-30 min regular sessions with your direct manager are incredibly valuable. You and your manager drive the conversation. Sometimes it's current work objectives, sometimes career objectives (next moves), sometimes it's about nonsense (thrills of home repair). It keeps me and my manager aligned. Chart Your Career Direction - You have the ability to apply for positions internally and move around however I've always used my management for advice on what direction to put my effort. That advice has has always been geared towards what areas I can get really engaged in. Good (but cautious) Covid Response - Senior Management has subtly extended the 'Dress Appropriately' idea to 'Work Appropriately'. You have work to do and if you don't get it done there won't be any hiding it so self-discipline is key. I've actually worked longer hours at home since Covid started but more enjoyable (esp for my dogs). SouthEast Michigan - During the Summer Michigan is fantastic with weather and the Great Lakes are truly fantastic... see the Cons for Winter. Detroit Area - Detroit is a major city and it has all the great stuff that comes with a major city (restaurants, arts, sports, etc.). It has all the not-so-great stuff that comes with a major city (crime, etc.). Anyone turns up their nose when you say 'Detroit' has not been there in the past 25 years. This is the home of Automotive. The people here absolutely love Cars & Truck from classic restored 60's muscle to OEM prototypes running all over Michigan. Look up 'Woodward Dream Cruise' for a glimpse

Cons

SouthEast Michigan - Jan/Feb are cold and not sunny. If you like the concept of sleddng (snowmobiling) there is a lot of fun to be had.... if not oh well! Not Rich - This is a stable company and... you'll be decently compensated but you're not going to get rich (i.e. become a 30 year old VP). Promotions are out there but you are simply not going to 'be a big boss' in a matter of a few years. If that is your desire in automotive I suggest working for an appropriately sized supplier. More opportunity and yes more risk. Advocate for yourself - In some companies you have senior management engage in a form of 'personnel strategy' (ie 'horse trading') where they move their people around to best fit company direction and observed behaviors/talent. GM is not that kind of company - You have to honestly request some career planning advice from your management and then work in your own best career interest.

Advice to Management

1:1's are a fantastic tool. I value them greatly

Job Postings

General Motors (GM) has 601 more recently posted open jobs than GE.
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