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General Motors Overview

www.gm.com
Detroit, MI
10000+ employees
1908
Company - Public (GM)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
General Motors (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM) is a globally renowned mobility technology company with roots tracing back to 1908. Today, with 215,000+ employees spread across 396 facilities in more than 100 countries around the globe, GM offers exciting careers designing, engineering and ... Read more

Mission: Design, build and sell the world's best vehicles.

Company Updates

  • How our designers & engineers use virtual technology to modify vehicle features before implementing them in the real world.

    Manufacturing Cars with Virtual Reality

    Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, Sony Playstation VR, Google Daydream View. What are the first two words you think of when you see those funky-looking headsets? First, virtual reality. Second, gaming. What was science fiction once is now a reality not only in gaming, but also in automotive manufacturing.

  • Four things to do in your first 30 days on the job.

    Four Things To Do In Your First 30 Days On The Job

    The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. You probably won't have a heavy workload, but you'll need to deal with the uncertainty of not knowing what's expected of you. To start, get clarity on your role and set up one-on-one meetings with colleagues.

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General Motors – Why Work For Us?


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Your Career. Your Life.

The opportunities at GM have never been more exciting, as our willingness to leave tradition behind and make space for something new to emerge keeps us ahead of the curve.

A career with GM is your chance to impact a global industry, while facing challenges that stretch your creativity and sharpen your skills. You’ll gain valuable experience in a variety of roles, and reveal unexpected opportunities for advancement.

There are no limits on how far your potential could take you at GM—we’re always happy to support your growth and offer plenty of mentorship and training opportunities to help you achieve your goals. And you’ll enjoy comprehensive benefits to support you and your family along the way.

Visit http://careers.gm.com to discover if you’re Made For More—and made for GM.

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Together, as One.

At GM, every voice matters. The different perspectives our team members bring to the table build the foundation for our success. It’s crucial in gaining a better understanding of the world we serve and crafting the best products to exceed people’s expectations. That’s why cultivating a culture of inclusion has always been a priority at GM.

We embrace all ideas without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or disability status. And we’ve been recognized globally for our efforts, earning “Top Employers” awards in countries including Canada, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Also, we’ve been named one of the 2015 “Top Companies for Executive Women” in the U.S. and one of the best places to work for LGBT equality eight times since 2006 by the Human Rights Campaign. We’re proud participants in the Hiring Our Heroes initiative and currently employ thousands of military veterans.

GM offers a host of associate networks and connection groups to support our increasingly diverse workforce. These groups provide our employees the tools and resources they need to realize their full potential.

Come see our diversity in action.

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Career Tracks

GM brings together the best and brightest talent around the world to dream, design, and deliver an experience that’s never been done before. Whatever your area of expertise, GM offers careers that can push you beyond what you could imagine—whether in business enterprise, finance, manufacturing, human resources, technology, engineering or technical design. You play an integral role in redefining an industry.

Your unique perspectives can help us set a new standard and establish our vision for the future of global mobility.

Visit http://careers.gm.com to discover a lifetime of opportunities to grow and develop your skills.


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Our teams develop lean, efficient processes to bring our most inventive ideas to life. And in the process, we believe in acting responsibly in business, supporting initiatives that strengthen our communities and preserve the environment.

Our sustainability efforts have strongly positioned us in the areas of voluntary carbon reductions, clean energy patents, energy efficient manufacturing and solar technology. We believe in conserving resources and recycling materials whenever possible to reduce waste and pollutants. As an EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, GM is making a lasting impact on the preservation of a greener earth. And our commitment will transcend the here and now through our work with students, as we share our knowledge of sustainability with these future engineers, leaders and problem solvers

As we continue to push the boundaries of excellence, we’re looking for professionals who share our commitment to a better tomorrow. Bring your talent, passion and determination to General Motors, and join in our mission to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles to earn customers for life. 


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Speed of Innovation

From vehicle electrification and fuel cell technology to autonomous driving and mobile connectivity—GM strives to build the future of transportation today. We are the first to deliver an affordable, high-range electric car to the masses with the introduction of the 2017 Chevy Bolt. Since 2013, the team has been working to advance hydrogen fuel cell technology, with plans to open a factory and begin mass production of fuel cells by 2025.

And we’re ushering in the future of personal mobility, leveraging our recent investment in Lyft and acquisition of Sidecar to launch our car-sharing brand Maven. Maven, the expansion of our current “Let’s Drive NYC” pilot program in New York, provides on-demand transportation services worldwide. Customers can experience an unprecedented level of connectivity and personalization with our OnStar-enabled cars, including the ability to unlock, remote start, and even set heating/cooling preferences conveniently from their smartphone. Other digital services, such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio, and 4G LTE wireless, are available inside Maven cars as well.


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    "Embracing the new culture, heading in the right direction."

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    Current Employee - Release and Deployment Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Release and Deployment Coordinator in Detroit, MI
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    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has all of the different types of IT jobs under one roof. What may take several different companies to obtain the various IT skills and experiences throughout the industry can be done right in house.

    Cons

    Not a lot of institutional knowledge was documented. Due to years of perform supplier dependencies. Processes and doctrine has consistently changed.

    Advice to Management

    Globalize more processes. Focus on creating technology and process Centers of Excellence. Create a standard knowledge management repository.

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General Motors Interviews

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    Tech Lead/Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Atlanta, GA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    1 HR round first (30 mins), One technical Screening for an hour, 2 hours HireVU with Manager, and Director.
    The overall interview process went well. But the HR messed up with an offer letter from the initial discussions. Hence I have rejected the offer.

    So, the moral is : My time is wasted due to not saying a good range of salary in the initial stage even though I mentioned the exact number lower-end what I am looking for. It is not just about money, it is about the overall experience. If HR told me the range in the first, then I would not consider the job interviews.

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General Motors Awards & Accolades

  • RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF GREATER TORONTO'S TOP EMPLOYERS (2017), Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2017
  • 30 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • 2020 Women on Boards Winning "W" Company, 2020 Women on Boards, 2016
  • Top 50 STEM Workplaces, AISES Winds of Change Magazine, 2016
  • 2016 Canada's Greenest Employer, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2016
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