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General Motors Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
1,007 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 60 reviews)

  • Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 25 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RA Coordinator in Sydney
    Former Employee - RA Coordinator in Sydney

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Work/life blaance
    sustainable company
    large product range
    good team work
    good managerial skills

    Cons

    HR failed to evaluate what my goals were and failed to provide the right kind of support in reaching it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to check with employees about their career path rather than just assuming.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good teamwork, nice managers, company gave everyone equal chance

    Cons

    Nothing to talk about yet. Everything is good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Engineering projects impact several million people, personally on a daily basis. Full reign to try new things. Limitless opportunities. Decent benefits. Hands on fun.

    Cons

    As old as the company is I would have assumed there might be several really good processes in place for menial tasks in order to spend time on things that matter. Not so - but this can turn into easy opportunities to contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep new hires highly engaged. More hands on/car interactions to see the big picture. Need to get competitive products in front of all to see the truth on where we stand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    work environment, things to know about the vehicle, professional

    Cons

    getting full time, no respect to contract employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Controls Engineering Intern, Manufacturing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    GM really knows how to impress its interns, letting them borrow any production car they want, and taking them on tours of testing facilities, design studios and to sporting events in the Detroit area throughout the summer months. Compensation is higher than its competitors, and working in manufacturing gives the added benefit of earning overtime. Apart from this, GM presents a great working environment, with some of the smartest group of engineers and assembly workers you will ever meet. You will at times learn more from a stamp-press operator, who has been doing that job their entire life, than you would from school. Yes, GM is still reeling from the bad press of the auto-bailout, but after working there for a few months, you will realize that this company is much more than just a punching bag for political pundits, and is genuinely a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is the work-place shock of working in a unionized environment and seeing the hourly-salary divide at times. Hours in manufacturing can also be difficult, as standard work hours are from 5AM - 3PM, and you may be asked to come in as early as midnight at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales, Marketing and Aftersales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Excellent, personal development, training and growth opportunities across the globe

    Cons

    Ability to handle ambiguity, changes in strategic direction, unclear management direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply and upkeep consistent medium to long term strategies, and communicate direction to the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It a School of Talents and a pool of experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Supervisor in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Facilities Supervisor in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    The Learning in GM is remarkable, we used to learn faster and sometimes the hard way but it gain us a lot of experience, Basic Salaries are OK, training and Candid Feedback from all the employees are remarkable

    Cons

    The Worst Challenge is the vague Job description for each level that increase the work Load in most of the areas compared to other organizations. Also there Work Environment is really Stressful with no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Planning and Apply Strategic Organization with a detailed Job Description with minimal diviation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    GM will ALWAYS be MY Car Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Milford, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Milford, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Career Advancement was supported and encouraged. Education & Training was a part of GM Work Life.

    Cons

    Working with Hourly UNION workers were difficult due to union mentality. Also, too many layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GM is great. A great company to start your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything is great about GM. Simply great.

    Cons

    Far from home. I wish they had an innovation lab closer to my home state.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great cars, a lot of good work to do.

    Cons

    Slow progression in carreer, in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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