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General Motors Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is amazing (in 207 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 63 reviews)

Cons
  • What I will say to this is that work-life balance is what you make of it (in 83 reviews)

  • long hours and can sometimes be stressful (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Supplier Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay/Benefits. Work life balance. Company growing and changing to attract millennials. Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Politics, Corporate questionable ethics and money driven decisions. Living in Detroit


  2. "Retired"

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    Former Employee - Retured Supervisor At GM in North Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Retured Supervisor At GM in North Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexability and team leadership involvement to be able to solve a specific solution. There is always a solution to every problem my friend.

    Cons

    Never had any cons with GM great to work for and advancement is fact

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving employees options to put in suggestions on how we as a company can make our line for faster thus pushing out our quotas as needed. Of course safety being first

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Arquitecture Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Electrical Arquitecture Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job,good salary and great benefits,tons of opportunities to grow in your career , good learning experience ,dynamic and intercultural environment,

    Cons

    Minimum training for new hire.still too burocrátic,,overall GM is working progress in process improvements, increase quality,reliability, and durability for all their products.


  4. "Hiring Freeze Stupidity"

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

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

    Pros

    Great wages and benefits there

    Cons

    Retirees are not replaced due to hiring freeze, and there aren't enough people to do their work

    Advice to Management

    prior to letting someone retire, sit with them to see what they do before allowing a hiring freeze to interfere


  5. "Assembly line worker"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lake Orion, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lake Orion, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay and easy work

    Cons

    repetitive work but its an assembly line


  6. "Incredible Company with Long-term Growth Potential"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working at General Motors for almost two years now, and I have enjoyed every second of it! I started at GM straight out of college, and got offered a salary that was significantly more generous than other companies that I interviewed at. The corporate culture is incredible, and I was very impressed by their diversity initiatives and philanthropic ventures. This, in conjunction with the fact that General Motors has wisely expanded their business reach to become a "mobility company", made the decision to work here a no-brainer. The medical benefits are excellent, and I have been leveraging their generous tuition assistance to obtain my MBA. The atomsphere is lively and inclusive, and I have been very impressed by how engaged and approachable the Executive Leadership team is. I also feel as though there is potential for long-term growth opportunities, as there are constantly opportunities for professional development and internal movement.

    Cons

    Parking at the RenCen isn't ideal; however that is quite marginal (plus it's free and in a secure structure, so I guess I can't really complain).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee development as a retention tool. Additionally, making a conscious effort to break down silos between functions would allow employees to have a more holistic view of company operations.


  7. "Global Opportunities / exciting assignments"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting, passionate company with great cross functional job opportunities; I moved six times with them in four different functions; you will never ever be bored

    Cons

    An awful lot of mediocrity in the middle layers; volume trumps content; can be political but that's every company; overall though a great company that will surprise you (my previous employer said I would be a little fish in a big pond, but that is the opposite of how I've felt over the majority of my career)

  8. "Its ok, but your experience really depends on the team you are assigned to"

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

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

    Pros

    My management has been great, they are always willing to listen and help if you need it.
    Director is always pushing for better and greater things, this is a good challenge for my organization

    Cons

    Seems to me like we are overstaffed and some resources are not used as they should be.
    Some of the projects are not challenging enough.
    Some of the management in other teams is not as open as it is in my case.


  9. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Shuttle Driver in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Shuttle Driver in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and environment are great for the most part, there is always a couple of individuals that live for drama they create, but there is not much of that at General motors.

    Cons

    The pay is not as expected, I mean it's a large Corp. and lack of communication really causes more issues than it should.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, and benefits,

    Cons

    The biggest cons are layoffs, and having to start off as a temp for almost 3 years.


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