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A good company with lots of engineering talent, trying to do the right thing but sometimes gets in its own way

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Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)
Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- If you are an engineer developing future products, your work will literally affect thousands if not millions of vehicles, which can give you a sense of accomplishment / satisfaction.
- If you are an engineer and you work somewhat hard and show that you are be capable and proactive (self starter), you can move up the pay scale quickly. And you will get the support you need to in order to make the changes you envision.
- The company is very flexible in helping you deal with life events that come up.
- In my time there I have not observed anything "evil" about the company - they are in it for the long haul, they want to do the right thing and not cut corners just because customers might not notice. GM seems to have a strong corporate conscience, even if it means we have to sacrifice profits in the short term.
- The work culture is overall good - the managers are trained to resolve disputes and to conduct themselves fairly. They care about your career, prod you to try to define where you want to go, then they help you to get there.

Cons

- The weather in Michigan isn't for everyone.
- It often feels like there are many "silos" within GM, and engineering work / findings are not shared readily and transparently among the engineering teams. Frequently redundant work is done simply because team B wasn't aware that team A had already done that work. Information is not organized, shared, and made searchable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Join the 21st century by bringing IT up to par: rather than silo'ing information off and only granting access to folks on a case by case, need to know basis, open up access and allow all the engineers to share a lot more of their information with each other - it will accelerate product development.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    New products are very competitive and well positioned in the market. Pricing is very good and incentives are attractive to younger buyers on a budget. New pick ups should do well in an improving market.

    Cons

    Slow growth, needs to conquer more affluent customers who are willing to pay more for their cars and trucks. There are some areas in the portfolio that need to be filled in order to maximize market share and revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not shy from facing problems, admit mistakes and do not repeat them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work research and not manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Company leasing cars to employees and discounts

    Cons

    You will never work under 50 hours per week. Too many production workers who don't care about their job, will fight change at every corner, and start conflict.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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