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General Motors Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
1,005 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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    Project manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    well organized company. Nice working enviroment. Good job opportunities. Respectful and team oriented. solid process and continues improving concepts. Focus on problem solving

    Cons

    Eventually, the size of the organisation does not contribute to agility. Excess of process and control creates bureocracy. Too many meetings!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Supply chain inventory analyst

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst and Supply Chain in Luton, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst and Supply Chain in Luton, East of England, England

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Encouraged to seek additional responsibilities.
    Felt supported and others willing to help
    High flexibility with time and hours

    Cons

    Negative attitude of some members of the company, particularly in the office. If you hate your job, why stay?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to engage with all employees as they know the daily problems to try and create a positive culture and motivated workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company - huge change from the past

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

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    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
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Engineering projects impact several million people, personally on a daily basis. Full reign to try new things. Limitless opportunities. Decent benefits. Hands on fun.

    Cons

    As old as the company is I would have assumed there might be several really good processes in place for menial tasks in order to spend time on things that matter. Not so - but this can turn into easy opportunities to contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep new hires highly engaged. More hands on/car interactions to see the big picture. Need to get competitive products in front of all to see the truth on where we stand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    work environment, things to know about the vehicle, professional

    Cons

    getting full time, no respect to contract employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Controls Engineering Intern, Manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    GM really knows how to impress its interns, letting them borrow any production car they want, and taking them on tours of testing facilities, design studios and to sporting events in the Detroit area throughout the summer months. Compensation is higher than its competitors, and working in manufacturing gives the added benefit of earning overtime. Apart from this, GM presents a great working environment, with some of the smartest group of engineers and assembly workers you will ever meet. You will at times learn more from a stamp-press operator, who has been doing that job their entire life, than you would from school. Yes, GM is still reeling from the bad press of the auto-bailout, but after working there for a few months, you will realize that this company is much more than just a punching bag for political pundits, and is genuinely a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is the work-place shock of working in a unionized environment and seeing the hourly-salary divide at times. Hours in manufacturing can also be difficult, as standard work hours are from 5AM - 3PM, and you may be asked to come in as early as midnight at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales, Marketing and Aftersales

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Excellent, personal development, training and growth opportunities across the globe

    Cons

    Ability to handle ambiguity, changes in strategic direction, unclear management direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply and upkeep consistent medium to long term strategies, and communicate direction to the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It a School of Talents and a pool of experience

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    Current Employee - Facilities Supervisor in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Facilities Supervisor in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    The Learning in GM is remarkable, we used to learn faster and sometimes the hard way but it gain us a lot of experience, Basic Salaries are OK, training and Candid Feedback from all the employees are remarkable

    Cons

    The Worst Challenge is the vague Job description for each level that increase the work Load in most of the areas compared to other organizations. Also there Work Environment is really Stressful with no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Planning and Apply Strategic Organization with a detailed Job Description with minimal diviation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GM will ALWAYS be MY Car Company!

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Milford, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Milford, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career Advancement was supported and encouraged. Education & Training was a part of GM Work Life.

    Cons

    Working with Hourly UNION workers were difficult due to union mentality. Also, too many layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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