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Updated March 25, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is something you need to be proactive about" (in 113 reviews)

  • "Many people work long hours to get the work done; there is a lot of work to do, and not enough people to do it in some areas" (in 91 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GM is an excellent company to work from. The benefits are great and leaership is transparent and honest

    Cons

    The automotive industry has it's ups and downs

    General Motors Response

    Feb 15, 2019 – Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback and we appreciate the effort you put in for us on a daily basis.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work for but as any corporation has its process challenges"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, shutdown weeks twice a year add up to additional time off options. Opportunities to work with various teams in many aspects of the automotive sector.

    Cons

    Slow moving, with poor adoption of methodologies like Agile and Scrum. Depending on vertical, will experience wasteful processes and tight release processes that aim to minimize risk but don't maximise push to market value.

    Advice to Management

    Work across verticals so that IT teams are not facepalming because their business is not educated in software development methodologies, and doesn't care to adopt to Scrum processes. Most business folks at GM are all waterfall based and rigd, very difficult to work to have the adopt agile practices.

  3. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer
    Current Employee - Applications Developer

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

    Pros

    Managers can be flexible and allow work from home days

    Cons

    No work from home official plan

    Advice to Management

    Have an official work from home plan


  4. "Excellent company to work for, excellent perks, dynamic leadership, global presence."

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    Current Employee - Manager Failure Mode & Effects Analysis in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Manager Failure Mode & Effects Analysis in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading the auto industry through a transformation to electrification and autonomous vehicles.

    Cons

    Significant uncertainty around periods of restructuring.


  5. "Excellent Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Safety Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, training opportunities, diversity and varied experiences

    Cons

    Ever fluctuating staffing as headcount is determined by vehicle sales.


  6. "Highly recommend for college grads"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, rarely worked more than 40 hours a week
    Great retirement benefits, well above average contribution and matching
    Amazing health insurance
    Management is competent and relaxed

    Cons

    You need to be extremely well connected if you want to have a chance at getting promoted. It's not too hard to get in, but very hard to move up since they prefer to hire someone new as opposed to promoting someone when there is a job opening.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more people internally


  7. "Great Company & 1st / 2nd Level Managers"

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    Former Employee - Launch in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Launch in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great managers and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Short-sighted vision for working from home

    Advice to Management

    Move decision making back to Warren from Austin. Because of creating the IT domain in Austin, a lot of IT people in Warren were forgotten about and let go when over hiring in Austin impacted the bottom line

  8. "None"

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

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

    Pros

    Good and professional work Environment

    Cons

    Very limited career growth opportunities


  9. "Best place I've ever work at"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Roanoke, IN
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Roanoke, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great wages benefits, people are great to work with

    Cons

    Sometime long hours, before the holidays


  10. "GM Release Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Always working on improving the automotive landscape through innovation and safety focus. Many great managers capable of and looking to develop subordinates. Terrific benefits and compensation. Casual work environment with challenging issues.

    Cons

    Lots of tiers of management and oversight. Lateral movement of upper management leaves little room for advancement and watered down base of expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have a focus on creating BOTH well rounded vehicle level engineers as well as focused commodity experts. There seems to be little career direction one way or another.