General Motors Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
949 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 58 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 23 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company - huge change from the past

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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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    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    summer intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    All the good and the bad of a large corporation

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    • 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
  7.  

    summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Pros

    great atmosphere, very business casual dress code, easy to move around within the company, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    some people who worked there longer might stress the old values of the automotive industry versus the innovative new ways that IT centers work

    Recommends
  8.  

    Hard work, but it paid well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at General Motors (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    $$$, benefits, friendly staff, that's about it.

    Cons

    Ignorant coworkers, long hours, only one day off per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring practices.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    challenging work, get to use my creativity, great coworkers, good work-life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    stressful at times, big company bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put decisive leader in middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very good place to work. Nice place to learn new things.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible time to work
    Great environment

    Cons

    Contract bad. Lot of payoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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