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General Motors Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
1,087 Reviews
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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.  

    Great environment, work with continues improvement either quality or safety.....

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Melbourne

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Best to learn and achiving your own goal.
    feeling proud to work at GM.

    Cons

    inspite of computer and internate facilities unnecessary paper usage i think its not an usage its a wastage. ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a perssonal contact with employee , listen thems issues and positively try to solve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly impressed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    General Motors is a great place to work. When writing reviews about such a large company, users need to understand that one person can have it very different than another. It all depends on your specific organization, manager, and etc. I hope to only include elements that apply to all GM employees. GM has a fair and transparent stance on many things including compensation and job opportunities. That impresses me. Salaried employees are given information on their current salary vs the market rate, what level they are, etc. The job opportunity awareness program gives employees a shot of the hundreds of jobs available any given day.

    Cons

    The IT organization is going the micro-management route with tickets, time monitoring, etc. Makes you feel like you are not trusted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fairly compensated for hard work.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Worklife balance, fair compensation, company car, and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Competitive with a complex corporate structure and a mixed history to overcome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore the brand and therefore the company, create a forward thinking corporate culture to attract top talent, be a company that is known for staying true to their convictions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    maintenance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    good pay, decent environment, and great coworkers

    Cons

    limited promotions, lack of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to workers and give them an opportunity to advance and show their worth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Loved the experience of a fast pace and high challenging company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment never a dull moment, constantly changing and dynamic, a lot of young employees that challenge and keep the motivation high.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is off more work than life, bureaucratic decision process (it's a large corporation not surprising) but still a lot of improvement area, traditional leadership style that can a times lower motivation instead of increasing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus more on training of employees, not only through experience but with specialized courses in order to improve knowledge of staff and update concepts ad trends of the industry and area of expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Tester in Roswell, GA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Tester in Roswell, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great set of people, willing to help and great fun working here. Coming in i was a bit nervous but this environment is simply amazing. Hope it continues to stay like that.

    Cons

    Hard to go up the ladder for people just out of college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it performance based for new college hires and make sure they get rewarded by sending them up a level. Even though my performance has been good there is no chance for me to go up for few more years and it is disappointing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Design Release Engineer

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    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Pontiac, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Pontiac, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, challenging work.

    Cons

    IT systems are outdated. Great internal turnover leads to poor responsibilities transition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease internal turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've only been here 2 months

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is a rebounding company

    Cons

    New functional group with undeveloped direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work with great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy going and cool place to work on great products.

    Cons

    A little too relaxed and disorganized maybe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on who is really serious about the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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