General Motors (GM) Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra
Mary Barra
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Pros
  • "People work life balance promote Talent fun managers(in 462 reviews)

  • "Allow Flexible schedule; Interesting projects; Good Pay(in 290 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be better(in 170 reviews)

  • "Long hours at times due to projects(in 142 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work with

      30 Jan 2017 - Consultant in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      understand work/life balance yet strive for high expectations

      Cons

      Very busy company so often lots of different jobs to do

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Product Manager

      28 Mar 2019 - Product Manager 
      Recommend
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      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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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good experiences

      15 Mar 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Nice work-life balance and employee care

      Cons

      slow promotion and tough competition

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company to start your career with

      20 Jan 2021 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      - competitive pay, with great bonus and semi annual 4.4% raise structure for new college hires - great benefits - good work/life balance - wide variety of IT tracks to enter into

      Cons

      - Locked into position for first year as a NCH - No additional percentage raises for performance outside on top of the 4.4%

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome work-life balance

      19 Jan 2021 - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
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      Pros

      Work life balance is amazing, great innovative thinkers, lots of opportunity for career growth. A lot of holidays

      Cons

      A lot of refactoring regarding legacy code. Cross team communication issues (a lot of factions in the company due to the sheer size). Less than average pay

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice if you want a life of which you could see the end

      11 Jan 2021 - Control Design Engineer in Milford, MI
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      Pros

      Probably the best work-life balance. Sometimes you work less than 30 hours every week.

      Cons

      Too slow! Too many meetings. 20% people doing the 80% work.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work. Great work-life balance. Lots of possible connections and good professionals.

      13 Jan 2021 - Energy Efficiency Engineer in São Caetano do Sul
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      Pros

      Work-life balance Salary above automotive manufacturing average Benefits are good for every level Facilities are great

      Cons

      +40 years old average Hard to innovate Too much bureaucracy

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Tons of opportunity

      27 Nov 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Above great benefits, great work life balance, family feel, tons of opportunity within the company to move. 8% match on 401k.

      Cons

      Hard to see results quickly because teams are massive but it’s good for working on skills to work cross functionally and in a convincing or persuasive way.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!! Big eV push

      9 Jan 2021 - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
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      Pros

      People work life balance promote Talent fun managers

      Cons

      Sometimes late hours Battery world got too many people

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Work Life Balance

      11 Jan 2021 - Senior Programmer in Markham, ON
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      Pros

      Great Work Life Balance. No pressure management

      Cons

      low pay, but no stress. no much career growth

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