Compare General Motors (GM) vs IBM BETA

See how working at General Motors (GM) vs. IBM 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 General Motors (GM) vs. IBM. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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General Motors (GM)

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IBM

Employee Ratings

  • General Motors (GM) scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • IBM scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 8849 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 83901 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
4.1
IBM employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than General Motors (GM) employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
General Motors (GM) Ceo Mary Barra
88%
88%Mary Barra
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
90%
90%Arvind Krishna
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
IBM employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than General Motors (GM) employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
71%

Salaries

IBM has 62,999 more total submitted salaries than General Motors (GM).
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Developer1032 Salaries
$85,475/yr
Project Manager75 Salaries
$106,522/yr
Systems Engineer74 Salaries
$102,390/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer2634 Salaries
$121,344/yr
Project Manager1086 Salaries
$116,795/yr
IT Specialist1030 Salaries
$98,842/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at General Motors (GM).
  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at General Motors (GM).
  • "Salary hike" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 610 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 389 reviews)
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 3443 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2985 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 219 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 185 reviews)
Cons
"Salary hike"(in 1505 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 1040 reviews)
Featured Review
"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

Former Employee - Software Internship

I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

Pros

Enjoyable Coworkers, Okay Pay, Meaningful Work

Cons

Okay pay, long hours, crunch times

Job Postings

IBM has 9,435 more recently posted open jobs than General Motors (GM).