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"Rearranging the deck chairs"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Product Manager in Detroit, MI
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you love cars or trucks and everything in between, it doesn't get any better. GM's Design and Engineering are top notch in the industry when management let's them loose. GM's pay and benefits are generous - principally because management has to keep the salaried folks on par with the UAW folks. Most people at GM have never worked anywhere else in their career, not do they have the desire to work anywhere else.

Cons

Promotions are 100% based on who you know - 0% based on performance (at least within VSSM). This is an extremely political company, which is the princpal reason that it doesn't perform well in the marketplace. The not-invented-here symdrome is also fairly prevalent.

Advice to Management

Do some serious house cleaning within the Exec ranks before the company implodes. Try zero-base assessments of the Directors and above.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (1)

    "GM, good economy equals good stable company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management does treat you well.

    Cons

    Many employees approaching retirement create a more conservative atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    They are very kind but they need to listen to employees regardless of work experience, instead of discounting newer employees.


  2. "Do not do too good of a job or you will be stuck."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love of the Automotive Industry

    Cons

    Lack of promotions
    Lack of communication
    Lack of feedback
    Competence in job function results being stuck there

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to move to where their skill sets and interests lay

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