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General Motors Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, lots of advancement opportunities, plenty of challenging things to work on" (in 294 reviews)

  • "Pay and benefits they care about their employees" (in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is something you need to be proactive about" (in 112 reviews)

  • "Long Hours, Difficult Commute if not local" (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Company"

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    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


  2. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Can't beat the pay and the benefits

    Cons

    Sounds like layoffs are coming soon

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very lenient with time (not strictly 9-5)

    Cons

    Not much room to advance


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Parma, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Parma, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay, 17 holidays plus generous vacation

    Cons

    typical corporate struggles, political decision making and promotions at times


  5. "Good starter job"

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Easy Interview, work isn't too demanding, lots of vacation time/holidays, good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, layoffs due to over hiring, work isn't very rewarding as you hardly ever are shown the finished product of what you work on


  6. "Good experience, but ultimately not for me"

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    Former Employee - Design Release Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Design Release Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great corporate benefits, salary, opportunity for growth, and culture. I really enjoyed the people I worked with and the opportunities I was given. I learned a lot in a short time.

    Cons

    It's near impossible to navigate the corporate structure to get the right signatures. The size of the company leads to a difficult bureaucracy to navigate.


  7. "Positive experience"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people working there if you are a young person starting carrier then this is the place to go, you will have great people around you to learn from. Annual bonus is usually very generous.

    Cons

    If you care about flexibility and latest grates tech this is not a company for you as it's even problematic to use open source tech. Most development is related to legacy applications. Benefits are very average.

  8. "Great American success story"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director
    Former Employee - Regional Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible senior leadership. Best product ever.

    Cons

    Could use a deeper appreciation of dealer body.

    Advice to Management

    How about a Jeep Wrangler competitor off the Colorado! Minimum 100,000 units annually. Good luck.


  9. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Electrician in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits inside work.

    Cons

    New hires take a while to get to full benefits

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you would like to be treated.


  10. "Great Company - Lots of Change as the Transportation Industry Shifts"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Strong Leadership Teams
    Opportunity for Growth
    Competitive Salaries

    Cons

    Large Corporate Setting - there is a drive to keep everyone at a fairly equal compensation regardless of the projects, extra responsibilities taken on.