General Motors (GM) Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra
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  • "People work life balance promote Talent fun managers(in 462 reviews)

  • "Allow Flexible schedule; Interesting projects; Good Pay(in 290 reviews)

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  • "Work life balance can be better(in 170 reviews)

  • "Long hours at times due to projects(in 142 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for!

      Nov 30, 2020 - Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
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      Pros

      Wonderful benefits such as healthcare, 401k match, good PTO, extensive paid holidays, annual bonus and merit increase. A great company to work for

      Cons

      Some groups don’t have as much work life balance. Not many “fun perks”, ex. Offices don’t have free coffee, there is no holiday party, no funds for office events

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company to start your career with

      Jan 20, 2021 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      - competitive pay, with great bonus and semi annual 4.4% raise structure for new college hires - great benefits - good work/life balance - wide variety of IT tracks to enter into

      Cons

      - Locked into position for first year as a NCH - No additional percentage raises for performance outside on top of the 4.4%

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome work-life balance

      Jan 19, 2021 - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
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      Pros

      Work life balance is amazing, great innovative thinkers, lots of opportunity for career growth. A lot of holidays

      Cons

      A lot of refactoring regarding legacy code. Cross team communication issues (a lot of factions in the company due to the sheer size). Less than average pay

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice if you want a life of which you could see the end

      Jan 11, 2021 - Control Design Engineer in Milford, MI
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      Pros

      Probably the best work-life balance. Sometimes you work less than 30 hours every week.

      Cons

      Too slow! Too many meetings. 20% people doing the 80% work.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Tons of opportunity

      Nov 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Above great benefits, great work life balance, family feel, tons of opportunity within the company to move. 8% match on 401k.

      Cons

      Hard to see results quickly because teams are massive but it’s good for working on skills to work cross functionally and in a convincing or persuasive way.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!! Big eV push

      Jan 9, 2021 - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
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      Pros

      People work life balance promote Talent fun managers

      Cons

      Sometimes late hours Battery world got too many people

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    7. 5.0
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      Jan 17, 2021 - Beginner in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Good place to work for

      Cons

      Work life balance can be better

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      This isn't your Father's GM! But he wishes he could work here too.

      Nov 20, 2020 - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Chandler, AZ
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      Pros

      The Benchmark of the Automotive Industry! Leading the EV Revolution. Great work-life balance. Good vacation and holiday arrangement. One of the best IT functions in the industry. Commitment to employee inclusion, diversity, and safety. Mary Barra as CEO!

      Cons

      Non-Detroit employees seem disadvantaged. As a large corporation, there is some bureaucracy and politicking.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great People but Difficult To Progress

      Sep 14, 2020 - Senior Front End Developer in Chandler, AZ
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      Pros

      Awesome co-workers and loved the location. The projects were fairly interesting for a while and tended to learn most everything you need to succeed in the first couple years then it was difficult to progress. I found it a very great office for work life balance. You are encouraged to take time off when you need it. Plenty of holidays and vacation. Low expectation of long hours. In the first couple years we had some tough deadlines but as we managed expectations that almost never happened.

      Cons

      All upper management is in Austin so it is difficult to get noticed as most promotions would happen in Austin. Managers and Directors would rarely visit the Chandler office.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place for a corporate job

      Dec 18, 2020 - Financial Analyst 
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule and caters to entry level employees well, good work life balance (at least at the lower levels)

      Cons

      Not great at training or development or moving around to a new team

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