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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.  

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

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than a 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 a 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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  5.  

    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 a 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly impressed

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    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
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Melbourne (Australia)

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    Great Environment

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    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

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