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"pretty bad career opportunity"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

work is fun, lots of freedom. perks are decent. job is stable. living standard is good.

Cons

no personal growth. promotions are based on people you know. your manager decides your fate.

Advice to Management

people see these remarks. it has an impact on overall company's future.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Helpful (9)

    "GM Innovation Center in Austin is an exciting place to work, but the company still has many issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on everything related to cars is very rewarding, and they go out of their way to make you feel connected to the business, including bringing almost all their vehicles to the site for an all-day test drive (including several stingrays). The office is very nice and the building has almost 1500 people now, many of whom are extremely bright and energetic.

    Cons

    There were many lies told when joining and the salary is well below normal Austin salaries. Benefits are OK but don't make up the difference. No free coffee? They realize this is Austin, right? The three innovation centers in Phoenix, Atlanta, and Austin have a lot of energy and desire to improve the business, but in the end you fight on a daily basis with people in Detroit who really don't care if the business gets any better as long as they have a job right now.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who are helping innovate and fire those that don't give a crap about the company. GM feels like working for the government, where it takes tons of paperwork and many years to fire bad employees. Move as much management to Austin (or Phoenix or Atlanta) as possible, where they aren't as jaded and aren't as focused on securing their next promotion. Also, stop hiring so many college kids! You are going to spend a ton of time and money getting them up to speed and they will quickly take "GM" on their resume to go get paid a normal salary somewhere else in Austin.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very abusive atmosphere, and threatening with regards to individual careers."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company, many different, departments and functional areas.

    Cons

    No accountability. Many production facilities use questionable techniques for desired results.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities for new positions, and or promotions should be given to those who meet objectives. General Motors goes above and beyond to promote minority employees, even when they are poor performers.

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