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Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Good support from organization"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Grand Blanc, MI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Grand Blanc, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone I interact with is always very supportive to help me out and work on cross functional projects.

    Cons

    Organization structure is still very hierarchical.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have more opportunities to advance within the company.


  2. "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. 20 vacation days after 2 years. Plenty of holiday time as well.

    Cons

    Large company, can be political and feel lost at sometimes.

  3. "Design Release Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Very large company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Lots of people with whine to network


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great union driven holidays. Very good vacation schedule (3 weeks right off the bat).

    Cons

    Must move geographically for promotions


  5. "Awesome place to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work at

    Cons

    Gets slow at times. Not much else.

    Advice to Management

    Be good and treat everyone fairly


  6. "Bright future, with lots of work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing!! The work is steady and plentiful, so you don't have to worry about layoffs. The future of the company is very bright!

    Cons

    50, 60+ hour weeks are not uncommon, especially if you are experienced.

    Advice to Management

    The recognition program is a joke. You used to be eligible for $500 periodic bonuses. Now we get $10. Seriously?


  7. "Overall a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A technical CEO who is willing to invest in future technology, not just maximizing stock return
    Good management, at least in the group I am under. Willing to listen to feedback and push to remove BS and lengthy process
    Technologies use for software development is current
    Annual bonus and raise when you work hard
    Get discount if you buy GM Vehicle
    There are organized team picnic each year

    Cons

    BS and lengthly processes currently exist
    Software approval to use is whitelist based. you have to go through lengthly BS approval process for open source framework or library that is entirely FREE to use.
    Every time software need to be deploy to production, team have to go through BS lengthly approval process.
    You can't have your own water boiler in the cube because BS

    Advice to Management

    Can we get donut each time we have a successful software release?

  8. "Quality Coordinator Engine Plant"

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    Former Employee - Quality Coordinator in Spring Hill, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Coordinator in Spring Hill, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GM makes great quality products. They have a great work environment with good employee benefits. The plant was located in a nice area with a good school system.

    Cons

    Local area was growing very fast and infrastructure is not keeping up. Tracking from plant to interstate was sometimes crowded.

    Advice to Management

    GM was a great place to learn and hone my manufacturing skills.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After 25 years as a automotive supplier and 4 different companies, I have been very impressed with the General Motors organization and very happy with my decision to join. While there are exceptions in every work-place and every situation, overall, this has been a great place to work and I plan to stay until I retire.
    The employees work hard and diligently.
    The company enables employees to be focused on their work without distractions.
    Like all organization, there are issues and short-comings, but the company acknowledges these and works to correct and improve upon these, whether it is process, product or people.
    There are plenty of opportunities for career growth, which is encouraged for those who wish to change.
    Leadership encourages work-place balance. Not only do they talk about, but they act upon it.
    I have been impressed by the level and consistency in the amount of respect and confidence that the employees have in Senior and Executive Leadership, to a level that I have not seen in any past experiences.
    Product Quality and Safety (product, customer, employee) are fore-front in all objectives, meetings and activities. The company recognizes that there are shortcomings, but are actively working to continually improve in all of these areas.

    Cons

    The new OPEN SPACE office environment still has a few bugs to work out. Like finding conference rooms.
    The Tech Center Complex has many buildings and employees moving between them. The current shuttle/bike/sidewalk system seems very short-sighted as a means from enabling people to go between buildings (which is a frequent occurrence for many)


  10. "Good to learn"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in India, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very good learning culture. Ability to work in different departments.

    Cons

    wide variety of customers and different profiles to be handled.

    Advice to Management

    could be a better place to learn ,grow and perform.


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