General Motors Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
953 Reviews
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953 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 59 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 24 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company - huge change from the past

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    The new GM is getting more dynamic - the products are improving a lot and now you can feel proud about them! Going in the right direction.

    Cons

    Working hours are significantly high - still needing better systems to automate information processing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An enjoyable placement with hands on engineering and high level of responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Durability Engineer in Bedford, England
    Former Employee - Durability Engineer in Bedford, England

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Responsibility - Trusted to do a real job with real customers.
    Hands on engineering
    Overtime
    Testing next year's vehicles

    Cons

    Average Pay (although overtime opportunities are good)
    Site buildings are terrible
    Catering facilities awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Site officies require complete overhaul to enhance professionalism and attractiveness. Placement schemes are very good, and it is a friendly environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunity. Worked on actual project and was able to attend top level meetings at Corporate.

    Cons

    No cons experience was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Rotation Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Engineers rotate within company 3 times after graduation with bachelors degree. Great growth opportunity, especially after being in the internship program for two rotations

    Cons

    There are older systems that take some getting used to and some overlap with each other. Otherwise, this is a pretty great place to start working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you have internal connections, you may be able to attain employment with GM.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Hire Line Worker (Prior to Plant Closing) in Janesville, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Temporary Hire Line Worker (Prior to Plant Closing) in Janesville, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    The hourly rate of pay is excellent. It's a unionized company which "can be" a good thing for the hourly employees. They offer decent benefits and time off (during shut-down, which happens to be during the Christmas holiday through New Years).

    Cons

    Work is highly repetitive with little opportunity for advancement, once hired into your initial position. The robotic movements of one's on-the-job performance (long hours, day-in & day-out), can result in negative physical consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing job rotations (on the line) that allow one's muscles on "one job" to catch a break while assigning them to another job for ergonomic purposes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity and great people

    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, all the colleagues were very approachable
    Challenging work that allowed me to use my technical skills

    Cons

    More work, would often have nothing to do even after asking for more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    summer intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Compartment Integration Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Best working environment I have seen in my 18 years of overall working experince. Willing to mentor, share knowladge, help each other to achive end goal.

    Cons

    Need to negotiate smart before sign the offer. HR don't tell all you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to HR : They should offer most benefits in term of vacation, sign up bonus because when one finds out after accepting offer, they feel cheated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    All the good and the bad of a large corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Opportunities to grow in a big corporate environment.
    Management very understanding of your needs.

    Cons

    Work load varies widely from time to time.
    Leadership seemed confused at times.
    Not sure how the company will stand against competition in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    summer intern

    Current Employee - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI (US)

    I have been working 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.

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