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Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is amazing (in 213 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 67 reviews)

Cons
  • What I will say to this is that work-life balance is what you make of it (in 85 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fantastic place to move the auto industry forward!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    You work on interesting problems that matter. A true cultural transformation is taking place at GM. Lots of exciting work related to EVs, autonomous, and analytics / data science. Fantastic work-life balance and great benefits. Bonus, health coverage, and 401k contributions are hard to beat when compared to other OEM's.

    I have learned a lot from senior staff members who have been around a long time, and also have younger co-workers who are eager to learn, contribute, and make an impact. Management is generally supportive of training, exposure opportunities, and find a good balance in order to stay engaged and not micro-manage.

    Cons

    Engagement with IT can be hit/miss depending on who you are working with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, march towards a common goal. We are all one GM and need to work together in cross-functional teams to win and achieve results.


  2. "ISC"

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    This is the work place of choice. All the members works as a team.

    Cons

    Sometimes you just need to give more time than the normal to your activities.

  3. "11.50"

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    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Meeting new friendly good people

    Cons

    People not helping out peers

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees


  4. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement. Good management and leaders.

    Cons

    There are no cons except sometimes have to put in lots of hours


  5. "Current Employer"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Group Manager HVAC Powertrain Cooling Validation in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Group Manager HVAC Powertrain Cooling Validation in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Pace, Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Somewhat limited for older (toward end of career employees)


  6. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great Starting Pay
    Great Benefits
    Nice Area

    Cons

    Lots of legacy code that needs updating, but management will work with you

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to give up on some of the software that is brought in and start it from scratch


  7. "I have been here for a while, and overall, it's great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning opportunity; you will learn for sure if you are willing.
    Benefits
    Mentorship
    Community involvement
    Variety of culture present
    Location is good; not too much traffic

    Cons

    Depends on the team you are in honestly. It could range from overtime, communications, expectations, the softwares, unity, and etc.

    Advice to Management

    I personally feel like there are more ways that the management could help the individual employees to success, but it's not utilized.

  8. "Good 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good wages, good benefits, great CEO

    Cons

    Very few people care about your career development


  9. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been working at GM for a little over 3 years now. I have had a great experience so far. I think we have a pretty good work-life balance and our vacation time and paid holidays are hard to beat. Health insurance is OK.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth for an Executive Assistant. I think some of the EA's that have been here for 40+ years need to retire.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  10. "There's never been a better time to be in auto"

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

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

    Pros

    Mary is the most incredible CEO. She's transforming the company and the culture is shifting tremendously.

    Cons

    Location. Michigan isn't the most outdoory state, but it also could be worse!


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