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"Excellent Company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Warren, MI
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Warren, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The environment is very dynamic and versitile. The engineer interfaces with almost every aspect of the company especially when placed on project early on in the pre-development phase. Quite a bit of knowledge can be gained from peers with several years experience.

Cons

One of the cons is that you may not necessarily be a part of the design activity. You have to manage the project as a whole as well as manage suppliers.

Advice to Management

Empower the DRE

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent career opportunities up until bankrupcy - Caution if considering GM given pressures to reduce in future."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move through various units for a rich career experience. GM enables movement between technical and management opportunities and across units, if supported by your management and with good performance ratings. GM also offers a number of locations for their various units and often. From an empowerment perspective, the more distant from Central Office a unit is, the more decision makers are empoowered. If you managed to have good ratings and a good perceived "personal brand", overseas opportunities will become available to you and GM does a good job helping employess and their families to make that transition. The overseas GM units are very interesting and offer a very rich work culture and experience.

    Cons

    Empowerment has been replaced with more central decision making and micro-management. Decisions that could be made at lower levels with cross-functional teams has been elevated, thus making decision making slower and more detached from the work. The outcome of the elevated decisions, however, are borne by the lower levels - - successes credited to upper leaders, failures relegated to mid-lower leaders. Relative to promotional opportunities, a candidates "personal brand" and recallable performance are considered. If you don't have a champion to help provide feedback during those HR discussions, you may fair worse in being considered for future promotional opportunties.

    Advice to Management

    Performance along won't preserve your high ranking amongst your colleagues. Its important to work perception with higher management although there is limited mechanisms in place to influence your perceived " personal brand". There needs to be a more formal assessment of employee's potential to perform, desired competentcy match for future opportunties and consideration of actual performance during a relevant time period to create a fair and equitable environment. Dispelling the belief that "who you know" is now more important that performance is important for GM to retain or attract high potential employees.


  2. "B"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Team Member in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work with the greatest people in the world!

    Cons

    Management sometimes makes some really bad decisions and dont always listen to the workers who actually do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Should put more stock in what the team members have to say!!

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