General Motors Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
919 Reviews
3.5
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 46 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Exciting work with an emphasis on improving the customer experience.
    Great benefits (vacation, health care, holidays, etc...)
    Great people that care about you
    Lots of flexibility around working from home

    Cons

    At times the work load can be extremely heavy, but this is due to all the great things we having going on right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Wentzville, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Wentzville, MO (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved working in a manufacturing environment. The people work as team and there are consistent goals that are met. The salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    We had to work a lot of overtime, but were compensated well for the extra effort. The plant is very noisy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Technician

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    Former Employee - Wind Tunnel Technician  in  Warren, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Wind Tunnel Technician in Warren, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    fun job for the first 8 years

    Cons

    hard to advance in job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if someone wants to transfer do not stop them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Benefits, positive environment

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of travel opportunities if you are a manager; they fly around between offices constantly. Office environment is relaxed, casual and relatively low stress. Work-life balance is good. Benefits are good (except for vesting schedule in 401k).

    Cons

    Horrible 401k vesting; it shouldn't take 2 years just to get to keep 20% of the company match (which isn't exactly off the charts at 4%). Poor communication within and between teams. Some I.T. Managers who were hired as part of the insourcing initiative only care about hiring their friends, whether they are intelligent or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the vesting schedule for 401k so we don't feel like prisoners. Question decisions more so that bad senior managers can't waste hundreds of thousands of dollars paying java developers to develop applications with the same (or less) functionality as applications the company already licensed from HP and will not be portable if the company changes preferred vendors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GM Giant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Top technology, benefits, skill development

    Cons

    old school, lots of politics

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, boring city

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    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer  in  Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Warren, MI (US)

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, and benefits

    Cons

    Recalls affecting morale across all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pontiac, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture and career opportunities

    Cons

    Some process needs to get leaner for faster implementation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company, Great Products. Just have to be a self starter and willing to build some clientele.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Moab, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Moab, UT (US)

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and decent sales training. Lots of practice selling.

    Cons

    Most jobs are purely commission based. It can be hard to support a family without an assured income in tough economic conditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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