General Motors - Pre-bankruptcy = good, post-bankruptcy = VERY dissatisfied | Glassdoor
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"Pre-bankruptcy = good, post-bankruptcy = VERY dissatisfied"

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Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

GM has some exceptionally bright people in its workforce.

Cons

GM's finance leadership and CEO are focused on stock prices and profitability and continue to show little interest in the core business. Because of this, GM continues to lose market share.

Advice to Management

Need to balance all aspects of business and focus on more than just the bottom line. This did NOT work in the past and will NOT work going forward. The US taxpayers gave up a lot to keep GM afloat. Don't disappoint them.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I thrived on Saturn... and then 2009? Gone..."

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    o Opportunities and the belief that the better your performance... the greater your value to the company.
    o Great vehicles and awesome technology at a viable price-point for the majority of the U.S. population.
    o Resources and tools are available.
    o Training is a 'part of life' and is integrated into performance reviews.
    o Business metrics and expectations are clearly articulated.

    Cons

    o Number of employees - is massive. In the downturn of the economy - 2009 - 'cuts' were made along product lines and were not applied to performance reviews or business metrics.
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    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and value those who perform versus penalizing with forced early retirements when our 401Ks took a beating for believing and support the company.


  2. "Have to work for it"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managment rewards talent, and fosters an environment that thrives on teamwork and relationship building. You do have to put in long hours on occassion, but this is a company with endless possibilities, including rotations outside of the States, several legal business entities the size of fortune 500 companies, and cross-functional experiences.

    Cons

    HR still has an old-school mentatility and often fights upward movement for employees that are "too inexperienced" (e.g. too young), and still pushes a seniority-based instead of talent-based retention model. Management fights the battle, and often wins, but still difficult to manage a business when you cannot make the decisions that need to be made on the personnel side.

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