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Updated September 19, 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 66 reviews)

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

  • long hours, old school thought process (in 75 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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!


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and a great community to work with.

    Cons

    Definitely has some big company pains (Waiting for people to do things, restrictions on technologies, etc.)

    Lack of accountability makes people slack off a lot or push their work to someone else with that "not my job" mentality.

    Get moved around a lot based on higher ups, your voice is small here most of the time.

    Experience is completely team based.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for what you are pushing for. The programs implemented in the last year is taking the IT department in the right direction.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good compensation, but not worth the 'work horse' like treatment. Incredibly overworked. Very Corporate."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay and lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Overworks employees. Little room for upward promotion. HR was not very understanding of wanting to be rotated to another role because of health issues somewhat caused by the current role.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers lack interpersonal skills to be effective managers.


  6. "Good benefits, but.."

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, company car

    Cons

    They move you a lot don't get comfortable in a city. Too much of a political environment. No understanding of living a life, work is all that matters.


  7. "Spare Parts Buyer/ Preventative Maintenance Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Skilled Trades Machine Repair Team Leader in Spring Hill, TN
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades Machine Repair Team Leader in Spring Hill, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Shift preference. Vacation Days. Team oriented.

    Cons

    Possible lay offs in downturns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your knowledgeable Managers in the areas where they can be utilized the best. Keep rotating them and you get a lot of waste and mis-management.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Additive Manufacture Technician in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Additive Manufacture Technician in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    General Motors is in a massive change of culture. Equal playing field for all.

    Cons

    Some people do not like the new "open office' areas that are being implemented around the corporation

    Advice to Management

    Continue making customers and employees as happy as possible. The rest will take care of itself.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Goood company to work for

    Cons

    not many cons if you ask me


  10. "Senior Packaging Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting people that are will to help for the good of the company. Products are great.

    Cons

    Very large and kind of get lost in the crowd and work long hours as manager.


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