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"Great momentum, lots of opportunities."

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Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI
Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Company is currently going through great times, future looks good.

Cons

Auto industry is no longer solid as it used to be

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (9)

    "No perks, not even coffee!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9-5 work culture, 3 weeks vacation plus 16 holidays, car discount, level 8 (sr leads, managers) and above get a new company car every 6 months

    Cons

    Mediocre health benefits, no perks, no coffee, lots of red tape, bureaucracy blocks the simplest requests (getting a VM in a lab can take months!). Many mangers are from AMD, Dell and HP and seem to leave nothing but destruction in their wake.

    What this means is that your manager, or even your director, cannot approve the simplest requests or really authorize any kind of expense no matter how small. Forget about bringing in lunch for the team at crunch time unless you want to pay for it out of your own pocket. Need devices for mobile dev? Good luck with that!

    Advice to Management

    Cut the red tape. Provide managers and directors more budgetary discretion. Policy of waiting 12 to 8+ months to qualify for a raise is ridiculous. The lack of free coffee is like a dead canary in a coal mine! I don't even drink coffee! Behavioral only interviews is a recipe for an organization full of fast talking dimwits.


  2. "Great Company , respect and proud of it's products and itself. Very well organized."

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    Former Contractor - Mainframe Developer/Support in Warren, MI
    Former Contractor - Mainframe Developer/Support in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'd worked on some GM assignments, was amazed how employees and contractors were dedicated to it. I would love to learn leadership from GM, as well as to contribute to it's further success.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard me to meat deadlines, but managers are helpful, and will always either with advise or by finding that area specialist. Some overtime might required , and schedule is almost always tight.

    Advice to Management

    The managers at GM are always concerned about Company values and reputation. Sometimes it can be a little bit more stressful, but understandable.

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