General Motors (GM) - Product Manager | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. "Product Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and want to help. Many are passionate about what they do. You work on building real products that have an impact in your customer's lives. It's a changing and exciting field to be in right now. The company is trying to do the right thing, think about climate, electrification, urban mobility, innovate. Unfortunately, the way the organization is built/run makes it so that big changes or... innovations is extremely hard. Huge organization so can move around and do a lot of different things and hold a different roles. That said, moving up is a challenge as there are lots of people at lower levels and not a lot of opportunities for upwards mobility.

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    Cons

    Work life balance is culturally expected but not always respected. Your direct supervisor may or may not support it and most experience it differently depending on the team they are on (like most jobs). Lack of accountability in the form of email creep and people bringing in others to answer questions or confirm answers they should/could answer themselves. Most workers view this as being helpful, and it can be as... it's a big organization to try and navigate. Hard to find answers to questions, there is a constant handoffs (hot potato) with major or strategic topics. In long run, this kind of attitude/behavior promotes a culture that lacks accountability and empowerment where nobody is willing to give you or stick by their answer and all decisions end up going back up to the top/leadership. Often times the organization just feels too big. Lack of coordination and feeling of disparate goals across verticals (engineering v. design v. finance v. manufacturing). Decisions made are often overturned after little time and without analysing them and deeming them as unsuccessful or collecting lessons learned to apply to the next strategy. Constant pendulum.

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    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and allow them to take ownership. Try strategies and give them time to succeed or fail. Study failures and apply those lessons before just trying a new thing. The results will be more engaged, happy and responsible workers, who take pride in their work and in the company they serve.

    General Motors (GM)2019-03-28
  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent principles and ethics Meritocracy based Cultural behaviors Current Vision and changes that we have gone through to support the same

    Cons

    Could be daunting sometimes given the scale of operations but that’s changing

    General Motors (GM)2019-12-04
  2. "Manager where I provided end to end IT Service Delivery"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Great team, work/ life was outstanding

    Cons

    The pay was lower than competitors

    General Motors (GM)2019-12-06

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