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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance culture should be consistent throughout the company (in 78 reviews)

  • long hours and can sometimes be stressful (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Embracing the new culture, heading in the right direction."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Release and Deployment Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Release and Deployment Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has all of the different types of IT jobs under one roof. What may take several different companies to obtain the various IT skills and experiences throughout the industry can be done right in house.

    Cons

    Not a lot of institutional knowledge was documented. Due to years of perform supplier dependencies. Processes and doctrine has consistently changed.

    Advice to Management

    Globalize more processes. Focus on creating technology and process Centers of Excellence. Create a standard knowledge management repository.


  2. "R&D Intern"

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits housng / events / competitive pay. Found a lot of the interns were very fun to hang with in and out of work.

    Cons

    Being such a large company can make getting certain things done tedious.


  3. "Great work place"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. Good work environment. Great new grad program.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, which made it hard to rapidly deploy.


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  5. "Good starter company"

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    Current Employee - BI/Data Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - BI/Data Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good workplace culture in Chandler location. Very good benefits and good compensation. Good starter company for new college grads.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities within certain positions, especially for new college hires. Slow to innovate and adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job organizing your new hires and match them better with their relative strengths.


  6. "Engineering Group Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Integrity continues to be a cornerstone for decisions and actions throughout a culture somewhat resistent to much of the changes leadership is encouraging.

    Cons

    Big Place, many small areas that can be great, mediocre, or ugly without much uniformity across the large number of operations.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and support the great people that work at GM.


  7. "Shipping department supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shipping Department Supervisor in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Shipping Department Supervisor in Linden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice workers, excellent hours and pay, had own office with 3 monitors. Caught ghosts(trucks with no paperwork) I made up the VIN numbers

    Cons

    Had lot of people trying to steal trucks called GHOSTS (trucks with no paperwork)


  8. "Great Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    PTO and Hoidays are amazing.

    Cons

    Currently there is not an option for 4 10s or 9 80s.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Work and Life Balance.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for advancement.


  10. "Great company as a whole. Fantastic benefits."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. 401k matching 8% matching. College reimbursements. Vacation is almost 4 weeks to start.

    Cons

    Politics is rampant in several verticals and career opportunities are limited. Nothing new in such a huge organization like GM.

    Advice to Management

    Adoption of Agile and OpEX is a great start, but the company needs to embrace it.


  11. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Parts and Services Consultant in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Parts and Services Consultant in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work, good money and benefits

    Cons

    Would need to review incentive reviews for employees in a time defined basis, at least 1 a year.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.


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