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General Motors Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is amazing (in 207 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 63 reviews)

Cons
  • What I will say to this is that work-life balance is what you make of it (in 83 reviews)

  • long hours and can sometimes be stressful (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Actually last year was 2009 when the plant closed."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer and Die Maker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Trainer and Die Maker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay and benefits, education options if you could make that work with your shift and were willing to look for them.

    Cons

    noise, dirt and oil, heavy lifting often, told to expect maybe 5 years on 2nd shift. Never got enough seniority to get off 2nd even with nearly 20 years seniority.


  2. "TRACK - Supply Chain"

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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

    Pros

    Learning, Pay, Opportunity to choose path, opportunity for many careers

    Cons

    Political, Automotive is made for a certain kind of person, some old school thinking left

    Advice to Management

    Keep being progressive, focus on employee happiness while driving for bottom line results

  3. "Weak management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Money, ot, some good people

    Cons

    Mgt morons, can run a Dept but heads them up

    Advice to Management

    Don't let he run your business, value add suffers and car buying public pays price, dearly


  4. "Good Company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities if you take the time to look and connect

    Cons

    Not all managers are the same, office politics is real and have to be willing to play the game sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Losing someone who is passionate about the company due to poor direct leadership.


  5. "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Opportunities to make an impact

    Cons

    Old processes and old thinking for most employees and middle management

    Advice to Management

    Visit San Francisco. Go work for 1 hour in a startup. Practice empathy with your employees, customers, and competitors. We need a sense of urgency and will to take big risks.


  6. "Software Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of good mix of talent to work with on a daily basis.
    - Company on a growth trajectory.

    Cons

    - Organizational churn prevents any projects from completing successfully or with high quality
    - Management more concerned about managing up than caring about their employees or projects at every level
    - No bottom up review process. Managers do what they like to their teams till their boss moves them.
    - Old school management that values time spent in office more than productivity

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on ownership of apps to improve quality.
    - Career development and growth is non existent. Change it or you cant retain any good talent.
    - Train people managers how to manage a team.
    - Create permanent people managers.


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large variety of technologies and teams to join. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Teams are spread out so there can be a lot of phone a video conferences.

  8. "I love working for GM, such exciting energy at this company right now."

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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

    Discounts on cars are nice

    Cons

    Michigan isn't that great tbh

    Advice to Management

    Maybe move the engineering headquarters to a warm place?


  9. "TRACK Finance Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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

    Pros

    Fast network building, high profile roles

    Cons

    Success is too dependent on who you know rather than letting your work speak for itself

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you emphasize development of soft skills so your future leaders will know how to work effectively with others


  10. "Big Data Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Quality company with quality employees.

    Cons

    Leadership direction at times vague.


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