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"Stll as screwed up after bankruptcy"

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Vehicle discount
Vehicle development can be interesting

Cons

Vehicle discount must be GM
No raises for several years even though reviewed performance is high
Promotion not based on merit
Spend 20 min finding a parking spot at primary engineering center
Age discrimination rampant
Long hours

Advice to Management

Leadership does not play the role of leaders (e.g., clearing roadblocks, strategic planning)
Leaders slow to make decisions, waiting for data for every decision so they are not criticized
Negative recent product reviews due to poor leadership (check out CUE review in Consumer Reports)

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (3)

    "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.

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