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"Great Company, Questionable Future"

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Current Employee - Designing Engineer in Warren, MI
Current Employee - Designing Engineer in Warren, MI
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people that work for GM are generally capable, respectful, and congenial. It is a great place to work if you are looking for a nice and welcoming work environment. People are always willing to help one another on projects or with questions. The managers also genuinely care about their employees and want them to be happy and successful as much as possible. There is also a great technical education program for those who are interested. It is possible to complete advanced degrees and improve one's skills conveniently and at very little cost. Finally, the working hours can be very flexible for those who have special circumstances or when unexpected events arise.

Cons

In general, GM is not a well run company with many obvious areas for improvement that senior management seemingly chooses to ignore. Additionally, there are very few opportunities for advancement even for talented employees. The reason for this is that as the company has gotten smaller it has also gotten very top heavy. There are a large number of managers and senior executives with seemingly little responsibility. Many of these managers have few employees that they supervise and their responsibilities are only slightly greater than those of the employees they supervise. As a result, it is difficult for younger employees to be promoted to leadership positions because there are already too many managers and not enough employees.

Advice to Management

GM should get out of the business of fighting fires and get into the business of having a real vision and strategy for the future.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. "General Motors is a survivor!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's challenging being the under dog but you learn what you are made of and what your capable of doing. Once you have the GM experience it will open many other doors in your future. Don't kid yourself though, for all the problems GM has had they have some of the brightest and most talented people in the world. That would include both inside and outside the automotive industry.

    Cons

    Trying to live down the legacy of the years of sub par cars. Trying to make it through a tremendous automotive shake out where the playing field has not always been level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! I am totally impressed with the present upper management direction and dedication to making GM the worlds best automotive company.


  2. "You can do it, keep on going and don't give up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for (in spite of current financial problems). Good pay and benefits, excellent support with essential work equipment and excellent work environment. Neat and clean environment, very attuned to safety of employes. I would have a difficult time thinking of something negative to say about working for General Motors. They are an excellent company to work for and even though they have a huge number of employees, I always felt very close to my group. They were very cooperative and worked well as a team.

    Cons

    Current financial problems make for considerable state of discomfort and concern about future of the company. Newer employees will not receive as generous of benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Move more quickly to get new products to market. Be more in tune with what customers want.

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