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"Pays well, will make you want to smash your head into a wall."

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Current Employee - Call Center Business Owner in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Call Center Business Owner in Detroit, MI
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay relative to the position.

Great vacation package; I think new hires get 3 weeks plus week of Xmas

Good benefits: health care is pretty cheap, 4% 401k matching, annual profit-sharing.

Cons

If you have a brain, some of the inefficiencies will drive you crazy.

Promotions can be based on friendships/relationships more than merit and ability.

Advice to Management

Implement a mechanism for employees to submit suggestions. (The link for suggestions on the internal company home page is a dead link that leads to Page Not Found, which really sums it up.)

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Large companies move really sluggishly"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meet lots of people, get to see many different aspects of the manufacturing, industrial muscle, be a part of the critical economic fabric

    Cons

    Too many free loaders, folks stuck perpetually int he past, lots of arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Leave behind old world thinking, closed or NIH syndrome types, ultra conservative, misogynistic views


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work, career development zero"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work, top notch technical staff. Milford proving grounds is a one of a kind place. I've worked aerospace and the only similar places are Edwards AFB and Pax River.

    Cons

    Promotions not correlated to your work. Responsibility, performance, and skills don't seem to matter. Even when you are working in a position for which the title is above your current title, the company will not promote or recognize you. Poor talent identification process.

    Advice to Management

    Make the best product, period. Anything else will land the company back in bankruptcy.

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