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General Motors Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance takes a toll sometimes (in 73 reviews)

  • Long hours customers would often become upset if the problem wasn't fixed the first time andbrepairabwerebkimd of slow on technicians part (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Would recommend"

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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

    Pros

    Good pay, workplace of choice, management seems solid.

    Cons

    Jobs can be slow sometimes, lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the red tape


  2. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, awesome initiatives, interesting work.

    Cons

    Large company so there is some red tape to cut through on every task.


  3. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Interesting work, large organization

    Cons

    Hard to standout in the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Better Work life balance.


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  5. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity as many managers are retiring

    Cons

    Requires 3 - 5 years to advance to 8th level if not part of Track Program or Manager High Potential List

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what is necessary to ensure long term profitability


  6. "College Hire - Operations Engineer"

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Their IT sector transformed immensely. GM seems to have taken past mistakes and downturns seriously and put effort in 2011 to transform the company. They insourced 90% of IT within these past 5 years, growing IT employee count from 2000 in 2011 to 12000 now, which is AMAZING

    With that, there's a sense of stability and positivity the company is going in right direction.

    Flexibility, work life balance is really good (so far at least), two vehicle discounts (unlike other auto companies who give just one), and pretty relaxing environment...very nice buildings and campus

    Last but not least, the technology is very new...they even give new laptops, and are in the process of upgrading to Windows 10.

    One of the most amazing things I've seen in my life are the data centers hosting the servers...magnificent architecture!

    Lastly, the hierarchy for the company is pretty short, which is really good. It feels like you're just 2 steps away from the CEO

    Cons

    A bit slow towards the beginning...but thts typical of every company really...you don't just dive in to the work first day, gotta go through training and wat not


  7. "Good all around company man"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Its fun, Theyre nice, Its cool

    Cons

    Its hard, long hours, mean people


  8. "Great company to work for"

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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

    Pros

    multiple departments to work in, constantly bringing the latest technology in

    Cons

    new ideas accepted very slowly


  9. "Great!"

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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

    Flexible, somewhat reasonable, room for growth

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to complete task always working overtime or bringing work home.

    Advice to Management

    More structure.


  10. "General Motors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mentoring opportunities, all work is structured, measured, and rewarded. Some very outstanding engineering and operations folks to learn from.

    Cons

    Some employees have become lackadaisical and expect everything to go well due to others hard work. Opportunities for young talent can be slow due to loss of market share.

    Advice to Management

    Sales and Marketing has let the other functions down a bit. Other competitors have been successful taking some business from GM even though GM was best positioned to win the battle


  11. "Sr Cognos Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cognos Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Cognos Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working condition, great benefits

    Cons

    hired so many people who does not do anything



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