General Motors
3.3 of 5 775 reviews
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General Motors Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.3 775 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Mary Barra

(46 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Definitely improving work-life balance as well by allowing more work from home opportunities"
    in 35 reviews
  • "Solid pay and benefits, some good people who know their business"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Issues with work-life balance; company culture needs a lot of work"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Upper management lost their love for cars and what they mean for the consumer"
    in 17 reviews
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RA Coordinator (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at General Motors

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to check with employees about their career path rather than just assuming.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at GM is not for everybody, but it has its charm and many spend their entire career there for a reason.

Business Architect (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I worked at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- Flexible
- Good benefits
- Extremely large pool of opportunities
- Room for entrepreneurial spirit

Cons- Highly political
- Needs a cultural makeover
- It matters who you know, not what you know.
- Your contribution to what is made is only a tiny fraction of the whole thing
- Knowledge has converged into common opinion. It's difficult to be successful with alternatives

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage forward thinking attitudes and initiatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors

Prospay and benefits. coworkers, Days off

ConsUnion atmosphere, long hours, safety atmosphere

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Co-op Student; Electrical Engineering

Co-Op Student (Current Employee)
Lansing, MI (US)

I have been working at General Motors part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent pay for a student (plus paid housing), real responsibilities and opportunities, great opportunities for networking, professional environment, and a phenomenal learning experience.

ConsI have no complaints yet. I know that people holding other positions all have things to say about union injustices, et cetera, but in my position my experience has been all good.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell me how I'm doing! As a student, I could use more feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get your foot in the door, Good company and Great Opportunities!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Warren, MI (US)

I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for more than a year

ProsOffers many opportunities for change, good pay, and many benefits. Management is very helpful, and there are many great resources.

ConsMore opportunities for contract employees would be nice, other than that I am pleased.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore resources to assist contract employees wanting to make a move to "full" GM status.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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GM is awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

Prosthe management style is so refreshing, down to earth, respectful, and available if you need help. They leave you alone to do your work, trust their employees to do the job and reward them with freedom to do the job from anywhere.

Consthe change is constant, once you have the hang of what you are doing, it changes.

Advice to Senior Managementtake out the low level supervisors....making things worse

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A decent company, but....

Area Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

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

ProsStability, good benefits, adequate vacation time.

ConsNo upside in pay based on performance. If you exceed your targets, you should be compensated accordingly. Since this doesn't happen, it leads to a "just good enough" mentality day to day.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your Field employees and your Dealer Retail partners. Get out of Central Office and see what really happens at the Dealer/customer level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company but not working well

Senior Researcher (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

ProsIt was a great place for research and product development. It encourage cutting edge technology and was a great place for engineers. The R&D space had awesome talent focused on good science. The leaders were good as well.

ConsThe companies financials were not good. The operating model in India has not been working well. Some of the vehicles in India are not up to the mark, Post bankruptcy the company never seem to have recovered fully.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love the General Motors

Materials Supervisor (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent pay and hours are realistic

ConsIt's an early start job so you have to be able to wake up around 4:00- 5:00am

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, you're doing a fine job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Quality Assurance (Former Employee)
Doraville, GA (US)

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey pay well and have good benefits.

ConsA lot of over time

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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