General Motors
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General Motors Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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88% Approve of the CEO

General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Mary Barra

(51 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Definitely improving work-life balance as well by allowing more work from home opportunities"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Solid pay and benefits, some good people who know their business"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Issues with work-life balance; company culture needs a lot of work"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Significance of work sometimes requires long hours"
    in 18 reviews
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Great company - huge change from the past

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsWorking hours are significantly high - still needing better systems to automate information processing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Durability Engineer (Former Employee)
Bedford, England

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

ProsResponsibility - Trusted to do a real job with real customers.
Hands on engineering
Overtime
Testing next year's vehicles

ConsAverage Pay (although overtime opportunities are good)
Site buildings are terrible
Catering facilities awful

Advice to Senior ManagementSite officies require complete overhaul to enhance professionalism and attractiveness. Placement schemes are very good, and it is a friendly environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExperience of assembly processes and motivating team members

ConsNot being able to use my experience

Advice to Senior ManagementMy insight on manufacturing is a plus , and should be used to its fullest potential

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced.Can be too fast. There is a precarious balance between a mature product and a fast to market one.

Design Sculptor (Current Employee)
Warren, MI (US)

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

ProsCreativity, great people, and challenging work. Good benefits, compensation, and it can be fun at times.

ConsBehind the times technologically, and a dismal work environment. Old facility, barren grounds, can make it feel like an abandoned campus.

Advice to Senior ManagementCertain environments stifle creativity, others promote it...its nothing new, hire a consultant.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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learned many aspects of automotive industry. tow motor team leader, inspection and classes in team leadership.

Team Leader (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

Prosgreat place to work, the people were great. the training was top notch.

Consdriving 140 miles away was difficult, but enjoyed the work. plant closed in 2009 !

Advice to Senior Managementthe benefits of working for this company are second to none. my personal growth as a person was so much bettered by the training i received !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience

Product Development Engineer (Current Employee)
São Caetano do Sul (Brazil)

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompany offers many resources for employees and has a large team of specialists accessible common click

ConsCompany takes too long in the taking of strategic decisions, is part of the company culture run out of topics in interminable discussions

Advice to Senior ManagementNo comments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working at GM is not for everybody, but it has its charm and many spend their entire career there for a reason.

Business Architect (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I worked at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- Flexible
- Good benefits
- Extremely large pool of opportunities
- Room for entrepreneurial spirit

Cons- Highly political
- Needs a cultural makeover
- It matters who you know, not what you know.
- Your contribution to what is made is only a tiny fraction of the whole thing
- Knowledge has converged into common opinion. It's difficult to be successful with alternatives

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage forward thinking attitudes and initiatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent in its category

Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsTransparency
Ethics&Values
Seasoned policies
Growth path
Rewards talent
Array of functions for internal job rotations
Earnest efforts in performance management and salaries marked to meet market trends every year

ConsIf one is not career minded, can still continue with no value addition to self or company
Apparently it has taken forever to fix canteen quality, indeed getting better
You cannot get to go abroad often,(thanks to every travel needs a very very valid justification) - travel not used as a motivational tool here, so each one has an opinion around this esp. with Indian way of looking at travels to make extra money

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat progress in the years, a little more to go in terms of policies that matter, on track though!
Would have had as many pros if this were a few years ago, but what retained me is there was always an honest effort to make things better.Can get back to the "dark ages" if the mgmt. loses track and vision.
Try getting even higher challenging work profiles, it is a good mix right now, but a little more complex work can add to more quality employees in the workplace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Co-op Student; Electrical Engineering

Co-Op Student (Current Employee)
Lansing, MI (US)

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

ProsExcellent pay for a student (plus paid housing), real responsibilities and opportunities, great opportunities for networking, professional environment, and a phenomenal learning experience.

ConsI have no complaints yet. I know that people holding other positions all have things to say about union injustices, et cetera, but in my position my experience has been all good.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell me how I'm doing! As a student, I could use more feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors

Prospay and benefits. coworkers, Days off

ConsUnion atmosphere, long hours, safety atmosphere

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