Compare General Motors (GM) vs Ryder System BETA

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General Motors (GM)

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Employee Ratings

  • General Motors (GM) scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 8876 reviews)
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2108 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
General Motors (GM) Ceo Mary Barra
88%
88%Mary Barra
General Motors (GM) employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Ryder System Ceo Robert E. Sanchez
82%
82%Robert E. Sanchez
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
General Motors (GM) employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
General Motors (GM) employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Ryder System employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
63%

Salaries

General Motors (GM) has 7,786 more total submitted salaries than Ryder System.
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at General Motors (GM).
  • "Ryder" was the most mentioned Pro at Ryder System.
  • General Motors (GM) had 146 more reviews than Ryder System that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 610 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 389 reviews)
Pros
"Ryder"(in 119 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 100 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 219 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 185 reviews)
Cons
"Ryder"(in 110 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 73 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

Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great company to work for, the teams are very helpful and inclusive. I've worked here for 12 years, started at an entry-level position, and worked my way up the ladder. So many great growth... opportunities.

Cons

Compensation is not the best, and working hours can get out of control if you don't manage expectations.

Advice to Management

Analyze work loads, there's only enough hours in the day to complete everything.

Job Postings

Ryder System has 6,750 more recently posted open jobs than General Motors (GM).
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