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"GM somehow cannot take the leap to be a great company."

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Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

GM still pays better than many companies around Detroit as well as nationally. If you are lucky to be in a good group, you get to do interesting work. For a Mechanical Engineer, cars are among the most interesting things to work on. Detroit suburbs are boring but have many good schools, affordable housing and the state of Michigan is home to good universities.

Cons

GM is a company to become a "one trick pony." Most employees end up doing the same stuff year after year. It is important to be placed in an important product development group. Otherwise, career can quickly become meaningless. There are many bad managers. Promotions are generally reserved for people involved in cost cutting. Detroit is not a fun city either.

Advice to Management

Employees need to be empowered and rewarded. It is important to get rid of old boys clubs within the companies.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Large OEM company struggling to work cohesively and efficiently"

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    Former Employee - Materials Technical Specialist in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Materials Technical Specialist in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work in areas of interest to you as an engineer
    Has profit sharing system and effective goals management system
    Good executive and senior management/leadership teams.
    Generally a work/life balance enjoying culture.

    Cons

    Product engineering and supplier relation management suffers due too many divided roles, e.g. Buyer, design release engineer, manufacturing engineer, materials engineer, and technical specialist. Less buyer involvement and too many engineers involved in technology and parts delivery.
    Low degree of diversity inclusiveness at the lowest ranks of engineering since communication between teams is a challenge.
    Very large and inefficient in management.
    Low opportunities to grow in engineering or management.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Is GM changing its work culture quick enough ?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering oriented company: technical inclined engineers should love to work there, since you get to do and try a lot of things.

    Cons

    A lot of people do not know how to work as a team.

    Advice to Management

    * Recruit the best people in the industry or outside, bring in great leaders and allow them to make changes to its work culture and attitudes.
    * More focus on the products by improving its quality and styling.

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