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Excellent 9-5, not remotely challenging
Big Data Integration Developer (Current Employee) –  Roswell, GAApril 5, 2016
Pros:
Work-life balance is generally excellent: easy 9-5.
Great benefits, plenty of time off.

Cons:
Archaic technology. Your skills will deteriorate here.
Poor buildings.
Management does not focus on individual development at all.
Rigid promotion process.
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Great people, Great place to work
Welder/Assembler/Fork Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Swartz Creek, MIMarch 31, 2016
I was fortunate enough to work at 8 GM facilities throughout a 35 year career. My co-workers were great, and would always help when you were learning a new job. Management and hourly employees had their differences, but at the end of the day, we usually worked things out.
Pros
great pay and benefits
Cons
none
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Good place for some, but not for everyone
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Warren, OH 44481March 25, 2016
You will work from 40 to 48 hours (5 to 6, 8-hour days) per week depending on the demand and what shift you are on. The management turnover rate seemed pretty high, but they responded well to issues in my experience. Your experience will depend highly on the location of your job and the people around you. For the most part co-workers are nice and helpful, but there are plenty of rotten apples at a place like that as well.
Pros
Yearly bonus for full-time employees, union, benefits
Cons
short breaks, gossiping, long work-weeks
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Great benefits and room for advancement
Industrial Engineer (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOFebruary 26, 2016
GM has a diversified work force with market leading standardized work and a brilliant management staff. The pay is top notch and there is always room for advancement, if so desired. Procedures are strict and there is some friction between the union and the management.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Short breaks albeit paid
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Productive - traditional manufacturing environment
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Wentzville, MOMarch 31, 2016
Poor Job work/life balance - average about one weekend off a month with some days that equal over 12 hours. Typical manufacturing environment, all emphasis is put on running production. You almost have sell your soul for a vacation. The most enjoyable part of this is the money. GM does compensate you very well but money only goes so far when you never see your family.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Too many hours - one weekend off a month
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A good start
Regional Vehicle Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Danbury, CTJanuary 27, 2016
GM is a great company to work for,however the division in which i work there is very little opportunity for advancement in pay and position.

Recent budget cuts has caused employees with tenure to not have been adequately compensated for their dedicated effort and support

The working environment is acceptable and the people who work there are personable and easy to communicate with.

The hardest part of the job is multi tasking when high priority events unfold. Some of these are very last minute and you must scramble at times to secure vehicles plating etc.
Pros
8-5 MF
Cons
compensation, benefits, advancement
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Dishonest, no ethics
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Milford, MIDecember 26, 2015
Management are Monday morning quarterbacks and have no clue.
They force you to watch integrity videos and can you say "Ignition Switch". That's just the tip of the iceberg. Don't bother ever going to Powertrain HR, they are just as bad. Still a good ole boys club. Be a YES man and you'll be OK, but underpaid. Left and got 20% more in salary and better retirement immediately. Several people I worked with left and received the same deal. GM thinks they own you and are the greatest. What made GM great is gone. The new management and engineering ideas will begin to show.
Pros
Was a good company, HR is ruining it.
Cons
No accountability for Powertrain management. Mine did not show up for years and HR did not care!!
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Job was strictly repetitive in nature and not enjoyable.
Assemblyman (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIMarch 7, 2016
Working on the assembly line installing instrument panels was repetitive and not enjoyable. My intention when I went to GM was to get hired into skill trades but in-spite of qualifications and passing required examinations, I never got that opportunity.
Pros
Compensation and benefits were adequate.
Cons
Advancement opportunities were limited.
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Lack of Advancement
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJanuary 5, 2016
Lack of Advancement
Poor Management
In-House IT culture not yet developed.
Poor work-life balance.
Difficult to get team members to work together.
Pros
Thriving auto industry
Cons
IT organization not yet developed
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A company with long history
Global Supply Chain Risk Management Analyst (Current Employee) –  Warren, MIJanuary 13, 2016
Hesitant for change and innovation, poor talent acquisition - smart people may advance or leave the company; a lot of people who are underqualified play politics and make simple things more difficult to accomplish than necessary. Departments work in silos.
Pros
Great benefit; fame of the organization
Cons
Poor Management; Not a good place to work for in IT
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Overall great company
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 1, 2016
Love the company and the opportunities that are available. However, management within my team is not the best, and has made the experience not as great or effective. Wonderful benefits and perks.
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Too Much work and no overtime
architect (Former Employee) –  warrenSeptember 9, 2015
GM has its pros and cons. It hires as an employee and gives good benefits. The compensation is above average. The bad part is the management is corrupt and outsourced many things to ireland. IF you are in IT, you will report to Irish managers. They work only eight hours due to their countries laws, but will make you work nearly 16-20 hours a day including weekends without any overtime. The American employees are discriminated. All promotion, education and goodies are given to Irish employees. The American worker will be working and saluting the irish boss just to be replaced once the irish learn your job.
Pros
good compensation and benifits. Great technology
Cons
Irish management treats american workers as second class citizen
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Limited opportunity and narrow focus
Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIMarch 3, 2016
Poor communication between management and staff. Not willing to entertain transfer to suitable position. Required training insufficient and not timely. Lack of direction and training. Salary/Benefits (average).
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Great company bad implementation
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIMarch 11, 2016
Best job I've ever had, room for advancement is limited. Management is not what it should be, at least out of my department. Overall the company is amazing, they care about the employees.
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Demanding Work Environment
General Motors Employee (Current Employee) –  Warren, MINovember 23, 2015
The automotive environment is competitive and demanding. The hardest part of my job is balancing the information demands of my many customers. Typical day is 8-10 hours, I eat at my desk because workload is so demanding. Daily meetings, because were global you will be on the phone at night. Great co-workers.
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Compensation
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Work/Life Balance
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good
Hyperion Admin/Developer (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIMarch 21, 2016
General Motors developed a global application that was built to enable managerial reporting of budget, actual, forecast and variance explanations by brand and country of sale. This application had one consistent, common format to support product data analysis, transfer pricing, and tax decisions and support for legal issues. The work included development and administration of planning and budgeting application using Hyperion Essbase, Financial Data Quality Management, Hyperion Business Rules, Calculation Scripts, and Hyperion Planning.
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Productive good company to work for
Quality Inspector / Production Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Doraville, GAFebruary 18, 2016
Excellent growing company with many advancements and opportunities. Enjoy working with people , it was a team concept facility, where each team rotated jobs every hour.
Pros
good wages and benifits
Cons
short breaks
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Career-challenging and productive. Provided opportunity for personal growth
Shift Leader (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXAugust 30, 2016
Recognition of achievements for individuals and Groups..
Plant and Department Goals and targets clearly defined.
Learned to set expectations and lead Teams.
Supported an environment to foster positive relationships for both management and employee.
Re alignment as needed and working and planning with others to overcome any Safety, Production or Quality issues that may impact the daily schedule.
Enjoyed the daily interactions with the workforce(whether resolving conflict or observing the joy and sense of accomplishments).
Pros
Opportunities for personal growth and advancement.
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Laid back atmosphere and friendly people make it an enjoyable workspace.
Manufacturing QA Software Analyst (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 9, 2016
GM-IT is a huge operation in Austin, Texas. In saying that everyone is very friendly and happy to help new hires. Work distribution varies greatly by team. Some employees or new hires have it easy with little workloads, while others feel continually swamped. Benefits could not be better, which include healthcare 401k matching, and large discounts on GM vehicles. If you have an interest in working for an IT division of a large company GM-IT would be great place to start.
Pros
Benefits, facilities, friendly atmosphere
Cons
Little room for vertical movement for new hires as many higher ups are between 30-50 years old.
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• Build full vehicle models in Nastran and morph model to meet design requirement s.
CAE Engineer (Current Employee) –  Warren, MIJune 20, 2016
• Morphing full vehicle systems including BIW and sub-systems to meet new program requirement s.
• Evaluate and analyze new designs for the program to meet target requirements.
• Modify proposed designs to improve structural performance.
• Worked on integrating models to meet new structural requirements.
• Worked on morphing existing vehicle designs to reflect changes proposed.
• Build full vehicle models in Nastran and morph model to meet design requirement s.
• Built and set up Crash FE Models from CAD data in HYPERMESH, ANSA, and PRIMER.
• Converted models from LS-DYNA to OPTISTRUCT/ NASTRAN for structural analysis.
• Checked models runability for DYNA and NASTRAN simulation.
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