General Motors (GM) Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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3.6
67%
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General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra
Mary Barra
2,125 Ratings
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  • "work/life balance skews towards work(in 153 reviews)

  • "Occasionally has long hours depending on issues or upcoming design reviews(in 124 reviews)

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  1. "A good organization to work with"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Multi-level Opportunities for anyone within the organization

    Cons

    Communication across divisions were limited between work levels

  2. "Lots of Changes"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent people interesting work lots of changes

    Cons

    Being remote from US made it difficult to be heard

  3. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work at

    Cons

    Long hours at times due to projects

  4. "Great experience, lots of responsibility"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Dimensional Engineer in Ellesmere Port, England

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

    Pros

    Loads of experienced people to learn from

    Cons

    Some employees present a poor attitude and reluctant to help

  5. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great incentives for hard work - weekly vxr prize for nominated employees - employee events

    Cons

    - Politics in company - Low placement wage

  6. "Product Manager"

    3.0
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    • 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.

    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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  7. "Graduate IT Business Analyst"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time

    Pros

    Good level of responsibility given.

    Cons

    Not much room for progression

  8. "Great company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time

    Pros

    innovative, great environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    hours, flexibility, HR, lack of progression

  9. "EXCEL program"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time

    Pros

    really rewarding project to work on.

    Cons

    there will be overtime work sometimes

    General Motors (GM) Response

    February 13, 2018Social Media & Video

    We hope you enjoyed your internship experience. Thanks for the feedback.

  10. "Good placement programme"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and people Worked on global/regional projects

    Cons

    Future opportunities could be better

    General Motors (GM) Response

    February 12, 2018Social Media & Video

    Thank you for leaving us a review.

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