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"Working at GM is not for everybody, but it has its charm and many spend their entire career there for a reason."

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Former Contractor - Business Architect in Detroit, MI
Former Contractor - Business Architect in Detroit, MI
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Flexible
- Good benefits
- Extremely large pool of opportunities
- Room for entrepreneurial spirit

Cons

- Highly political
- Needs a cultural makeover
- It matters who you know, not what you know.
- Your contribution to what is made is only a tiny fraction of the whole thing
- Knowledge has converged into common opinion. It's difficult to be successful with alternatives

Advice to Management

Encourage forward thinking attitudes and initiatives.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Co-op Student; Electrical Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay for a student (plus paid housing), real responsibilities and opportunities, great opportunities for networking, professional environment, and a phenomenal learning experience.

    Cons

    I have no complaints yet. I know that people holding other positions all have things to say about union injustices, et cetera, but in my position my experience has been all good.

    Advice to Management

    Tell me how I'm doing! As a student, I could use more feedback.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I don't know how they stay in business. They are like the banks, too big to fail."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make some adequate products, sometimes get it right. Some good job and advancement opportunities. Lots of different areas and people to get involved with. Good paycheck.

    Cons

    Engineering, accounting, manufacturing, testing, development, validation, etc., processes and procedures are inadequate, incomplete, disjointed, ignored, non-existent, out-dated, not communicated adequately,...
    Poor sense of community, comraderie, commitment to company and co-workers, indifference from management, lack of trust and confidence going both ways.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of this matrix management style that it took 14 years to stumble into, nobody knows who owes what assignment, hand-offs are dropped, much shuffling, much information and time is lost, many errors are made on changing assumptions and talent.

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