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General Motors Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
982 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 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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    • 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
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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 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.  

    GM is great. A great company to start your career.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Everything is great about GM. Simply great.

    Cons

    Far from home. I wish they had an innovation lab closer to my home state.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place to work, the best team to be on!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Started working for GM 6 months ago as a Java Software developer and was assigned to a team responsible for “moving” applications from outside vendors to GM (Data Center Transfomration). It is VERY challenging environment. The team I am working on is absolutely the best. I perform various tasks such as: web development, quality control, writing technical documentation, and talking to customers to access their needs. At GM you are expected to learn fast and remain flexible. My manager frequently checks on my progress and cares about my professional development. I feel that I am successful, as the first application I worked on was deployed and I feel that I am making a difference. My manager is always available for assistance and is encouraging me every step of the way.

    Cons

    If you expect to be placed in a team where you will perform the same task day after day, GM may not be the best place for you.
    The building is old and has some leaks form the roof when it rains.
    Sometimes we are expect to work on the weekends when we deploy applications. You don't have to go to the office and can work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is taking the company in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    People are friendly , and if you are lucky you will have a good manager to guide you .

    Cons

    No real training process for interns. just thrown into projects without knowing what they are getting into

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was employed under many aspects of the industry.

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    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, as well as work conditions was very good.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about with this employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow retires to return to the work force in a different manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company for job security

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Job security
    Opportunities to contribute
    Good Salary
    Annual bonus and profit sharing

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to grow
    It takes many years to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk
    Pursue Tech accumen

  11.  

    Lots of opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Many different job types to migrate to
    Decent pay and benefits
    Great people to work with
    Travel opportunities
    Good training

    Cons

    Managerial silos
    Big, bureaucratic nightmare at times
    Some locations are not very desireable to work at
    The culture is less about teamwork than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from individual contributors for future directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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