General Motors Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
943 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 58 reviews)

  • Wide variety of career possibilities, excellent pay and benefits, fun products (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 23 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

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    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    summer intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in GM, you can get a lot of support. If you want to make something out, you can live very well. If you want live a comfortable life, this is also a good place for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it looks like nobody care what you are doing. You are just a small nail, the company can run very smoothly without you. You may not exist in some people's eyes especially when you are working in the r@d.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A very good place to work. Nice place to learn new things.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible time to work
    Great environment

    Cons

    Contract bad. Lot of payoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Pros

    great atmosphere, very business casual dress code, easy to move around within the company, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    some people who worked there longer might stress the old values of the automotive industry versus the innovative new ways that IT centers work

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    challenging work, get to use my creativity, great coworkers, good work-life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    stressful at times, big company bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put decisive leader in middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An exciting time to be at GM!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots being done to increase company culture and the new direction in products is awesome. Lots of opportunities for young engineers. High level of responsibility and mobility. The benefits, including trying out different GM cars, is neat. The salary is great and everyone that I worked with was a pleasure. Teamwork was imbedded in everything.

    Cons

    The midwest is quite a con unless you are from the midwest. Much of the company is fighting to free itself from some old structuring that creates a lot of red tape and forces operation as silos. This means that communicating across departments is often a lot less than it can or should be. There is a need to establish itself as a more diversified company that is aimed at a larger range of buyers and that holds environmental issues at a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos, they make more work and decrease synergy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    work- life balance horrible. no consistency

    Recommends
  9.  

    Making a Comeback?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Warren, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Global company and even if you work in Detroit, your experience will go beyond the U.S. The focus currently is to evolve from the old GM and start growing into a new, more resourceful and employee encouraged company.

    Cons

    While they're trying to retool their image, they're also chasing after China as all the big 3 are now doing. Problem with that is, focus and priority too much into pleasing and drawing that market that you forget about your biggest base market here in the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving lip service to saying that you encourage transparency, and actually show us by your actions that you support the lower level employees concerns.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Hamtramck, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Hamtramck, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was always challenging and learning

    Cons

    To many levels and red tape to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Huge company, little opportunity

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good employe benefit and woking environment,

    Cons

    Everything follow the book, slow growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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