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"Change your styling and they will come"

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Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Ypsilanti, MI
Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Ypsilanti, MI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This is a huge company with a lot of opportunity. The salaries and benefits are competitive.

Cons

The union makes this a challenging environment. Job security doesn't exist but that no different than most companies.

Advice to Management

Manage during booms for the lean times.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hire Al Ries to Focus the branding efforts at GM."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They rarely fire people and provide excellent benefits. Good place to work if your old and would rather collect a check than retire.

    Cons

    Lack of motivation and passion shown by the majority of employees. Too many layers to go through. Slow.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization and allow all employees to provide 360 degree feedback. Focus on brands and brand building.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Family employment heritage lost due to poor executive managment."

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Die Maker/Trainer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Journeyman Die Maker/Trainer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits, even though those are going away. Some educational opportunities if your schedule allowed you to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    Constant threat of lay-offs, plant closings, and job loss. Continual mind games in regard to security. The fact that the general public has such a horrid view of hourly GM employees make it unpleasant to tell people you work there even if you're proud of the job you do.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees. Knowledge is power, true, but shared knowledge is even more power. Stop giving lip service, if you say it MEAN it and LIVE it yourselves. Respect your hourly employees enough to treat them the way you would wish to be treated.

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