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Updated May 27, 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. "Java Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    -Great place for Junior developer to start since most teams have developers with 10+ years experience.
    -Cant complain about the benefits (100% match)

    Cons

    -Company has a lot of red tape whenever trying to use new technologies to solve issues.
    -Huge company so attention is hard to receive from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Give younger developers more challenges. Staying on one project for almost 3 years does not provide enough challenges.


  2. "Competitive benefits, good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Controls and Systems Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Electrical Controls and Systems Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Innovative mindset
    - Willingness to trust junior employees with large projects
    - Plenty of opportunities to tackle interesting problems and learn new skills.
    - Great people
    - Competitive compensation package

    Cons

    - Large bureaucracy often makes it difficult to acquire the necessary resources to meet deadlines.
    - Projects can be agonizingly slow moving when realistically they should take much less time.
    - Experienced some requirements creep.
    - Working in multiple time zones can mean many late nights and early mornings. The line between on and off the clock time can become blurred. Not uncommon in the industry, but still not ideal for maintaining a good balance.

    Advice to Management

    What GM has accomplished in their insourcing effort is absolutely commendable. Hopefully, over the next few years they can continue to remove some of the overly-bureaucratic and outdated internal mechanisms so that innovation can increase even more.

    Keep hiring great people and stay on the innovative track!


  3. "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401(k) matching is outstanding, health benefits are strong, and salary is above-average given the CoL

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility unless someone retires / is fired / etc


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  5. "Design Release Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work culture, new open space office, recongition

    Cons

    challenging, at times hard to balance work-life, often eating lunch at desk


  6. "GM Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No experience required, low expectations

    Cons

    Boring, too political, not competitive.


  7. "Design Release Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Designer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lighting Designer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, relaxed working environment, and nice facilities.

    Cons

    Only issue is trying to find parking some days.


  8. "Production worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Wentzville, MO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Wentzville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors part-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunity for retirement purposes

    Cons

    Part time employment not enough work hours


  9. "Throw money at all the problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great compensation and benefits for the area, low cost of living, insane job security

    Cons

    union regulations effect everybody, no real meaningful work, forced lateral movement constantly, all leadership came from the same contractors before the insourcing/bailout

    Advice to Management

    hire in new young talent and actually retain them, give them meaningful work, and get rid of all the dead weight. stop wasting money for no value added.


  10. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good and company believes in treating employees fairly.

    Cons

    Like any big corporation it has lot of different organizations and lacks clear structure. Assignments can be confusing at times which does not help job satisfaction levels.


  11. "Vacation is good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT 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

    around 15 days Holidays and 15 vacation days first year, 20 second Year. Work is pretty flexible. Tons of technologies to learn if you willing to spend time to learn.

    Cons

    Hired lots of Seniors which have lots of unrelated work experiences.


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