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General Motors Reviews

Updated September 21, 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. "IT Manager"

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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

    Great benefits, work life balance, good career path

    Cons

    Slow process changes, lots of approvals, tech stack no upto date


  2. "Time at GM"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of talent in IT. Lots of $$ in IT. Using Tech in diverse ways

    Cons

    Move from IT to non-IT not very easy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "GBS SSC"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Encourages to, and many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Drama & politics within micro depts


  4. "Plant Professional"

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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

    Great healthcare, Good retirement benefits for starting career out of college.

    Cons

    Depending on Location Management vs Union can get slightly out of hand, but some locations they work great together


  5. "Union employment at GM"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are almost

    Cons

    Poor management, union contract ignored any time it can be, poor union backing. Corporate standards are often ignored and safety of the employees is not number 1 priority as advertised.


  6. "GM Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wentzville, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wentzville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work 3rd shift

    Cons

    sometimes I need more hours

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key.


  7. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GM takes care of their employees. As long as I can continue to increase my knowledge, responsibilities, and my paycheck, I have no reason to work else where. I have a great manager and co-workers.

    Cons

    I travel quite a bit - can be tiresome.

  8. "American Made"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits for you and your family. Excellent career for those who only have a G.E.D or High School Diploma

    Cons

    Management does not value employees. They allow jobs to be severely overloaded and then get mad when people cannot properly or efficiently do the job. They have a just "ship it!" mentality which goes against everything GM stands for especially when it comes to building in quality!

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to listening to employees and stop blaming them when your decisions backfire on the company.


  9. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GM trains you and prepares you for your job. Great benefits and company culture.

    Cons

    Managers are usually based in Detroit so unless you work there, it can be difficult to give a good impression to them.


  10. "System Safety Engieer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very challenging position and everyday learning
    People you work with can be very nice and professional
    Pay is good
    Great benefits
    new phone every 18mo and laptop every 4yrs

    Cons

    With the recession and layoffs and lots of retirement, there is an age gap between 50+ and 25-30s.
    Growing and promotions dont come easy
    Males make over 80% of engineers and grow faster
    Although you could switch jobs every 2 yrs or so, managers can block you due to timing or any other reasons
    Lots of politics


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