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Updated 11 Nov 2019

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3.4
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General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra
Mary Barra
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  1. "EXCEL program"

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    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)2018-01-22
  2. "Good People very US centric"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, Pay and benefits very good

    Cons

    work life balance poor when working with USA

    General Motors (GM)2019-07-31
  3. "Product Manager"

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    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
  4. "Graduate IT Business Analyst"

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    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

    General Motors (GM)2019-03-06
  5. "Great company"

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    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

    General Motors (GM)2018-06-19
  6. "Good placement programme"

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    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)2017-11-21
  7. "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great oppurtunity to learn, get familiar with the process of launching a new car regarding design, build and sell.

    Cons

    Long working hours, high pressure to meet launch deadlines

    General Motors (GM)2017-04-30
  8. "The robots place, treaded like a number."

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    Customer Advisor Consultant in Luton, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company, good values, multilingual place, flexible workplace, many short brakes, normal working hours.

    Cons

    Low salary, HR very very poor

    General Motors (GM)2017-03-27
  9. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    technical acknowledge, parts, logistic and people

    Cons

    managment, usefull process, benefits, schedule

    General Motors (GM)2017-02-27
  10. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    understand work/life balance yet strive for high expectations

    Cons

    Very busy company so often lots of different jobs to do

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    General Motors (GM)2017-01-30
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