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General Motors Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance culture should be consistent throughout the company (in 82 reviews)

  • long hours and can sometimes be stressful (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Lead Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lead Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Contractor - Lead Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Learning experience, good culture

    Cons

    Job s nature on contract and short term


  2. "Maint. Team Leader/ Machinist Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader Maint in Town of Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader Maint in Town of Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the versatility of responsibilities that I am to hold up.
    the People are driven on safety

    Cons

    Working in Maintenance as a Team Leader with skilled trades too few to complete the task.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more effective working experience maintenance personnel.

  3. "Learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hamtramck, MI
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hamtramck, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benifits.pays their workers well if you have been a long time worker. Plant is safety conscious, cares about overall welfare

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Management is terribly remained to handle real life situations that occur with employees. Most become cynical and begin to resent their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Gain people skills


  4. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    1)Salary
    2)Benifits
    3)Freedom to run my own business
    4) Hiring for the first time in years

    Cons

    Still have many silos in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Field troops


  5. "Senior Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good process's and procedures. My managers gave me the freedom to do as required and full support when required.

    Cons

    Large political and bureaucratical company.


  6. "Connected Telematics Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connected Telematic Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Connected Telematic Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good working environment, lots of cars to drive

    Cons

    sometimes difficult to communicate within a big organization

    Advice to Management

    career development


  7. "Working at General Motors"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer II (UGNX) in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Designer II (UGNX) in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GM has recently provided good bonuses, exceeding 20% of salary. Also encourages and pays for patent applications.

    Cons

    Relies too heavily on supplier design work, requiring in house staff to fix supplier work.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees show you how to be more efficient, then reward them.

  8. "Good Company Headed in the Right Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive pay. Lots of people all working towards the same goals.

    Good support from the management, even up to the director level, when discussing problems and solutions at work, or even just career opportunities.

    You can often park right next to the building you work in, so no long walks or waiting for shuttles in a lot of cases.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of bureaucracy and long processes in order to get things done (in some instances), but there is work being done to streamline more and more every day.

    Not a lot of young people in certain areas of the business, but it's getting better.

    No provided coffee isn't a big deal, but kind of a bummer especially in comparison to other companies that offer free drinks and snacks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The company is growing and adapting to market trends in IT, which is very promising for the future.


  9. "Software Developer"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to improve the business within for software developers. Since they in-sourced their IT there are many areas where you can be free to innovate and it's encouraged. Since automotive and manufacturing are complex, there is just about anything you could want to do at this company. It's almost a start up feel in the IT innovation centers outside of Detroit.

    Benefits are nice and the bonus can be rewarding especially if the company is doing well.

    Cons

    With how well the company does, it would be nice to see more benefits for cars and services. Or even company paid events of some sort.

    Advice to Management

    Show off car technology and recent successes to other employees to get them excited about the product. People can very much be in their own world. Learn to recognize and let go those who don't participate and do minimum work.


  10. "Systems Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great training opportunities. Good Pay and the ability to move cross functionally to gain experience in other fields of discipline.

    Cons

    Like all jobs the person that you work for can dictate a lot of your experiences and project work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to craft their own career path a little bit more.


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