General Motors Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
900 Reviews

3.5
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 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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    • 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 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.  

    Very satisfied with the Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I  in  White Marsh, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I in White Marsh, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with the company

    Cons

    Hours can be challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Good work experience and personal growth

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very fruitful with various different assignments across the globe, shaped my automotive career very well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, employee-focused culture, easy to get noticed by management if you are hard-working and come up with creative solutions to problems, very good exposure to different functions across the globe if you have the aptitude and show the right attitude.

    Cons

    not very fast paced, hierarchical organizational structure, many times reactive rather than proactive, need to be good at marketing yourself to sell ideas to the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better screening during hiring, should encourage employees to look at the big picture and come up with long-term strategic solutions - this would also make the organization more than proactive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its great experience to work with GM.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Technical challenge, good work-life balance, a lot of learning, nice leadership

    Cons

    can't think at this moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional

    The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance can be challenging

    Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more career opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Learned so much during my first year.

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Within IT, large opportunities to grow and learn technology in the area you are interested in. Great employees to work with, large amount of training (1-2 months) offered to everyone, great atmosphere, excellent place for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is pretty bad. There are many initiatives within the company and some individuals are overworked & way too many organization changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If managers have teams/employees around the globe/nationwide, make sure to look over their workload and offer assistance. Communication is important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start with, not enough room to grow.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    A lot of talented people, you can learn from the guys around.

    Cons

    Meetings every day, actions items, emails fly around, typical big company.

  11.  

    Design Cars and Trucks

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    Former Employee - Creative Designer  in  Warren, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Warren, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Various Design Opportunities for each brand.

    Cons

    Excellent work-life balance, not overloaded but taking off sharp at 5pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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