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Current Employee - Manager in Warren, MI (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Warren, MI (US)

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

Pros

Managment rewards talent, and fosters an environment that thrives on teamwork and relationship building. You do have to put in long hours on occassion, but this is a company with endless possibilities, including rotations outside of the States, several legal business entities the size of fortune 500 companies, and cross-functional experiences.

Cons

HR still has an old-school mentatility and often fights upward movement for employees that are "too inexperienced" (e.g. too young), and still pushes a seniority-based instead of talent-based retention model. Management fights the battle, and often wins, but still difficult to manage a business when you cannot make the decisions that need to be made on the personnel side.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Pre-bankruptcy = good, post-bankruptcy = VERY dissatisfied

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    GM has some exceptionally bright people in its workforce.

    Cons

    GM's finance leadership and CEO are focused on stock prices and profitability and continue to show little interest in the core business. Because of this, GM continues to lose market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to balance all aspects of business and focus on more than just the bottom line. This did NOT work in the past and will NOT work going forward. The US taxpayers gave up a lot to keep GM afloat. Don't disappoint them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Leadership inconsistencies

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits, some good people who know their business. Some of those people are trying to turn the company around, but it is a big challenge in light of the entrenched bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Bizarre leadership focus too often; inconsistent and frankly too low performance expectations. There are too many mindless bureaucrats within the organization that plod along, working to avoid any responsibility. Too often, it seems like the main objective is to avoid making any decision that might mean responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many times "team" is used as a cover for lack of individual responsibility and accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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