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General Motors Warren Reviews

Updated August 22, 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. "data scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the coworker are very nice, the working environment is good. the pay is reasonable

    Cons

    as contractor, you are not treated as GM employee. They can kick you out any day without any previous notice. I am not allowed to use all my skills in the job which are required in the job description including coding language and toolbox, and I am forced to use one fixed toolbox which felt like repeating feeding data, no technical skill needed after 3 months. Do exactly what the boss want, can have objection.

    Advice to Management

    as a boss, you care about the manage part if you don't know the skills. If you know the skill, don't let your employ repeat the exact step you did, give them some space to develop and apply new skills. otherwise their brain will be retarded if stay in the position long enough.


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    "CAE Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous time off (Holidays) nice benefit package. High performers are rewarded and promoted and put on good projects. GM will sponsor permanent residency for motivated employees. I only spend 40 hrs a week and not expected to be answering emails at all hours of the day. Very good work/life balance. Don't forget that GM employee discount on cars.

    Cons

    Still remnants of the "good old days". Senior employees that show up very early to avoid work and leave early. GM will not fire them outright, but they still take up space and the spot of a person who would gladly show up and work.

    Because of the size of GM you really have to work hard to stand out. Otherwise you're lost in the hustle and bustle of daily operations.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the dead weight off. They are wasting company money and put in fresh blood.

  3. "Validation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    They throw you in to sink or swim


  4. "I love it"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects. An iconic company. GM is America. Children dream of working for GM. Awesome cars and trucks. I just love it. Most days at least.

    Cons

    Some leaders have no engineering experience. They don't understand their jobs. Some plants act first and then ask for a deviation.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that GM is part of American history. Keep up with caring for validation and accountability and driving a solution to problems and keep moving towards safety.


  5. "Entry Level Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    General Motors was a great place to go right out of college! I accepted a position as a software developer and ended up working in Computer Aided Engineering applications within the GPD area.Flexible hours, reasonable expectations, and a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Slow moving and old feeling! Not a bad thing, but its also not a place filled with passion or excitement! This is both a pro and a con depending on the person I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    From my little window into the company, everything was pretty great! Keep hiring college students!


  6. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice working Environment and Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    People working inefficiently, the process always takes so long

    Advice to Management

    Hiring more talented people


  7. "Program Manager"

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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.

  8. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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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


  9. "Great!"

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    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. "Great Experience but Not For All"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Design Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Vehicle Design Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    A huge company that has great benefits. The work was interesting most of the time.

    Cons

    Being a designer can get to be troublesome as it requires the individual to be on Unigraphics all day. Lots of communication problems, perhaps because of the size of the company.


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