General Motors (GM) Benefits FAQ

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The most popular benefits at General Motors (GM) include Health Insurance, 401K Plan and Employee Discount. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at General Motors (GM) listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at General Motors (GM).

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August 16, 2020

What is paid time off like at General Motors (GM)?

Pros

Good benefits Good time off (3 weeks starting PTO with an additional week after 2 years, unlimited sick days, and good amount of holidays)

Cons

Extremely limited opportunities to transfer to different roles (as software developer title covers actual developers, business analysts, and software QA) without managers going to bat for you Relocation contract (10k penalty if you leave the company before 2 years) Managerial secrecy (some managers hide what role you will be doing until you actually start, leading you to get placed into a role you didn't accept but are stuck in due to the aforementioned 2 year relocation contract) Low pay for new college hires (degree dependent)

Advice to Management

Be honest with what role employees will be doing starting off. Additionally, guarantee them the opportunity to transfer to a different role near the 1 year mark if they want to move instead of filling those roles with new hires then saying there isn't any room for transfers.

Good time off (3 weeks starting PTO with an additional week after 2 years, unlimited sick days, and good amount of holidays)

August 16, 2020

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January 4, 2019

Does General Motors (GM) offer relocation assistance?

Pros

You quickly accumulate vacation days and have liberal holidays. For salaried employees there's no real cap on personal days. Generous relocation packages.

Cons

There is no stability. There company is very volatile and will cut positions and teams without any notice. In two years and two months of employment I with through 2 job role eliminations. Very much still an old school butts in desk culture where you're not judged by what you do and have people hovering over wanting to know why you're not in your desk even if you're working in the same building working in a conference room for extended periods.

Advice to Management

Adjust your culture for the younger work force. Evolve the culture to reward work with the realization that the Monday-Friday 8-5 in the office work environment has been proven to not be effective. Jobs come with levels that limit people to achieving success based off of past accomplishment as applying for positions your qualified for but may be more than one level above your current position is extremely difficult and relies on who you know not what you've done.

Generous relocation packages.

January 4, 2019

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September 25, 2020

Does General Motors (GM) offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great benefits - medical, vision, dental, 401k, PTO, paid holidays, and flexibility in schedule depending on the job. Vehicle Engineering TRACK program enables you to experience different areas of the company without committing to a single department/position for 2 years.

Cons

Overall, not a great environment to work in. Vehicle Engineering TRACK program has changed so rotations are only ~6 months which does not allow you to be part of any meaningful projects. Depending on the group you are in, you are treated more like a student/intern but as an entry-level recent college graduate, you are required to do the 2-year program first. Expectation from upper management to work around the clock, even though they say they are all about work-life balance. If you want to perform well, you have to work at least 50-60 hours per week. Plus, managers move around every 2-3 years so there is very little consistency or support for the people on the bottom. Also, many people become managers who significantly lack leadership / communication / people skills. There is minimal diversity in the company, despite all the publicity that GM is diverse. Don't expect a warm welcome if you are a POC or LGBT+, especially if you work with/in manufacturing. Promotions seem to be related to who you know, not how much good quality work you do. Similarly, if you are a slacker, you can get by for years without being fired. During my few years there, I have experienced layoffs and UAW strikes, and told by multiple old-timers that this is typical and expected every few years.

Advice to Management

Lift up the people doing the brunt of the work. Keep managers in roles longer to improve efficiency at all levels of the organization. Require managers to take leadership / communication training and be evaluated more regularly and consistently. Put more action behind your words.

medical, vision, dental, 401k, PTO, paid holidays, and flexibility in schedule depending on the job.

September 25, 2020

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November 23, 2020

Does General Motors (GM) have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pay Great benefits Paid holidays

Cons

Long hiring process No pension 6 day work weeks

Advice to Management

Offer better incentives to good workers

No pension

November 23, 2020

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July 7, 2019

Does General Motors (GM) offer family leave?

Pros

GM does a good job of taking care of their employees. Generous maternity leave, pay raises, and annual bonus.

Cons

Monotonous work. Way too many people in IT which leaves you to manage one tiny area whereas you could have greater breadth of responsibilities at another company. Also, way too many meetings that don't add value. Seems like managers are cherry picked from a select bunch that really don't have the experience to oversee people

Advice to Management

Focus less on meetings and more on getting actual work done. Encourage knowledge sharing amongst team members.

Generous maternity leave, pay raises, and annual bonus.

July 7, 2019

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