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GM Holden Reviews

Updated 13 May 2018
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  • low pay and minimal staff benefits (in 2 reviews)

  • Not too many engineering jobs left in Australia (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Culture and Interesting Work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern

    I have been working at GM Holden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are very nice and encouraging. Amazing culture with lots of social activities, gym onsite, ability to lease a car. The engineering work I did as an intern was interesting and challenging

    Cons

    Not too many engineering jobs left in Australia


  2. "Graduate program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GM Holden full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Not enough pathways for grads to continue on with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating positions for grads to aspire to within the company.

  3. "Good to work for overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and breaks I guess

    Cons

    Low pay and less career progression in aus


  4. "Good workplace but unfortunately lack of success is resulting in decreasing drive"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GM Holden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - flexible workplace
    - career progression
    - salary

    Cons

    - set in old ways
    - company is at a point of uncertainty
    - CEO constantly looks grumpy, I walked past him nearly every single day and not once did he say hi or acknowledge anyone that was not a senior manager.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO to improve the culture


  5. "Workplace review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GM Holden full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, good team to work with, flex time, social activities, international travel, driving future cars

    Cons

    Long distance to travel, after hours calls


  6. "good things come to an end"

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    Former Employee - Production Line Operator
    Former Employee - Production Line Operator

    I worked at GM Holden full-time

    Pros

    great job, great pay, great people

    Cons

    no cons come to mind


  7. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GM Holden full-time

    Pros

    - good management
    - staff parking on site for free

    Cons

    - low pay and minimal staff benefits

  8. "No care for employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aspley
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aspley
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GM Holden full-time

    Pros

    all they care about is there own profit

    Cons

    Underpaid, unrecognized unless you sell, no rewards and appreciation for staff

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people so that they will care for your customers


  9. "Lead Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GM Holden full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture. Employees empowered to make decisions at all levels. Great development opportunity. Reasonable compensation.

    Cons

    Australian operations is at mercy of poor decision making from US counterparts. Growth can be difficult.


  10. "Apprentice Maintenance Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Apprentice Maintenance Electrician in Elizabeth
    Former Employee - Apprentice Maintenance Electrician in Elizabeth

    I worked at GM Holden (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great People
    Loads of opportunity

    Cons

    Sad as the manufacturing Plant is closing


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