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General Motors Financial Analyst Reviews

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Pros
  • The work-life balance is amazing (in 218 reviews)

  • Regardless of what anyone says, the pay and benefits are great for salaried individuals (take it from someone who just relocated to the east coast) (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • What I will say to this is that work-life balance is what you make of it (in 87 reviews)

  • May require long hours on the job (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst - Product Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong management support (mentors, advisors, etc.)
    - Many employee engagement groups/advocacy groups (LBGT, African-American, etc.)
    - Many different jobs within one functional area (Engineering, Finance, etc.)
    - Good benefits and competitive pay for the area
    - Networking is required to be successful, so meeting people is easy when you work with many different people

    Cons

    - Large organization can have bureaucracy and be slow moving
    - Networking is required to be successful with some job roles, can be difficult for some
    - GM is acronym laden, and acronyms can be different between functional areas (Engineering, Finance, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue the human capital investments you're making in employees
    Continue exploration in new technologies, it makes GM seem a fresh company, not a century old dinosaur


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Beware: positions advertised as seniors are only hired as analysts which lower pay rate and bonus payout
    No hope for advancement. Unclear and undefined promotion process. Not seeing room for advancement.

    Managers treat analysts like little kids

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying before people walk in door.

  3. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity as many managers are retiring

    Cons

    Requires 3 - 5 years to advance to 8th level if not part of Track Program or Manager High Potential List

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what is necessary to ensure long term profitability


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits, lots of opportunities to experience and enhance skills. Fast learning, challenging.

    Cons

    Huge company, youu have to work on your network if you want to continue growing.


  5. "Still plagued with old ways of thinking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. There are a lot of smart people at the company which helps challenge and stretch you.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great. Legacy culture is counterproductive. Middle management is very shortsighted.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you promote. People leave managers not companies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Ability to work from home a couple times a month. Decent work hours. Decent retirement benefits

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move around. Mediocre health benefits.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "New GM and New management is more efficient"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the organization
    Friendly working environment
    Good learning curve for juniors
    Quality of work is high

    Cons

    Work scope could be very narrow if you only stay in one role
    Many layers of levels and reporting

  8. "ERM - Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were smart and energetic

    Cons

    Management gave lip service with no action

    Advice to Management

    Do what you promise.


  9. "Professional and friendly working environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company. People are friendly and professional.

    Cons

    As a big company, there are too many processes and bureaucracy sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Make the organization flatter.


  10. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Lots of competent people, good hours, projects tend to be engaging good place to work for the most part.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel that my work was not being noticed by superiors and did not like the rotational programs