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Group Lead/ Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, KSOctober 19, 2017
Management offers great pay, but the lack of job security makes it hard to plan for your future. Great opportunity for advancement. Industry is based on sales, so one bad quarter can mean you are jobless.
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Very structured.
Executive Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 18, 2017
When I consulted for General Motors they were still one of the top organizations in the world. I was mentoring their project managers in Asia on their new methodology (SDP-21).
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GM went bankrupt
Director (Former Employee) –  VariousOctober 18, 2017
Stressful, cut throat organization with home boy attitude. Integrity of managers was questionable with dancers, excessive drinking and spending for Executives, stealing (misuse of expense reports). Way to get ahead was make friends as opposed to doing a good job. Witnessed many incompetent people progress to level where eventually terminated for incompetence. I was fortunate to leave when did before bankruptcy/HARP. Had many co-workers inquire about moving with me... go figure.
Pros
Good pay, benefits
Cons
paycheck is where they send it (relocation expected), always had to watch back and play political game
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Valuable Experience
Director, Global Forecasting and Market Analysis (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 18, 2017
Due to the global environment, employees in global positions often had to be available from 6am - 10 pm - which is probably the most difficult part of the job.

I learned a lot about dealing with people from other cultures, cross-functional work, project management, and process improvement initiatives.

The benefits package is competitive.
Pros
Company Car, Holiday Time off
Cons
Around the clock emails and meetings
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great job
General Assembly (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYOctober 17, 2017
it was fast paced but a great place to work. had great team leads very hard workers. good quality and great supervisors.i liked it cause u could listen music
Pros
good breaks and ha d alife with fam
Cons
bad cafteria
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A very work friendly environment with highly motivated employees
Team Technician (Former Employee) –  Pontiac, MIOctober 17, 2017
Working at General Motors was very educational. It is a typically stress free environment with many opportunities to grow within the company. Employees meet at the beginning of every shift to get information on whats expected from each group by the end of the shift. There is a open door policy for all employees to discuss any issues or suggestions that one may have.
Pros
3 day non paid vacation for temporary employees
Cons
no set date for temps to become permenant.
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great company
Manager, Production (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIOctober 17, 2017
Great company to work for, very fast pace. Great people to work with even though it is a UAW supported workforce. Great compensation but work life balance needs worked on.
Pros
great company
Cons
relocating jobs out of the country
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Highly Involved Fast Paced Workplace
Compartment Manufacturing Engineering (Current Employee) –  Warren, MIOctober 17, 2017
General Motors is a great company to work for if cars are your passion. The management and HR work directly with you to find the right place for your and their needs. Being a global company just expect to work early in the morning or late at night to complete tasks.
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Good Pay
CAR BUILDER/ASSEMBLY (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, KSOctober 17, 2017
Good job, fast paced, excellent hours, benefits, awesome people to work with. The jobs are not hard. Parking is good, Air conditioned place. I like the atmosphere. Great pay!
Pros
Pay
Cons
no Job security
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Assembly line worker
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Flint, MIOctober 17, 2017
On the assembly line i was taking the check links off the doors and putting new ones in
When i was in the paint shop i was getting the dirt and sanding the craters and things off the truck
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Beautiful place to work except for management
Material Handler/Hi-lo Driver (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 17, 2017
I enjoyed working there, aside from dealing with the unfairness throughout the department perpetuated by management. If it were not for the imbalance, I would have enjoyed staying employed by the company.
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Mediocre at best
Assembly Team Member (Current Employee) –  Flint, MIOctober 16, 2017
The work can be very strenuous,
management is alright, some are good some are bad, some are horrendous.
The pay and benefits are good, but that's about it.
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Fun and exciting environment to work.
Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Toledo, OHOctober 16, 2017
Fun and exciting environment to work. Lots of room for growth and development. Great pay and benefits. Many opportunities for other positions across the company.
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Fast-paced and a workout.
TEAM LEADER (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSOctober 16, 2017
GM is a great job if you are hard working. It is very fast-paced and can be hard on the body. Working there on the line is like going to the gym for 8 hours a day.
Pros
Free healthcare
Cons
Stressful on the body
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Productive and fun
Transportation Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXOctober 15, 2017
GM was a great place to work. Unfortunately, there was a massive layoff and with my tenure, I was one of two who were let go. I learned about transportation in my job.
Pros
Great place to learn the business
Cons
Was laid off and re-hired 3 times
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A very process intensive culture
Application Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 15, 2017
A typical work day involved several meetings, some technical disccusiions, some process improvement sessions and lot of application infrastructure update tracking. It was very interesting and challenging industry. The management was very process an metric driven. It started as a very appreciative and growth opportunity but slowly has become pretty stagnant and very non flexible environment. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with my team and people management and coaching.
Pros
Company Car, Excellent benefits
Cons
Some old fashioned senior management
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Productive and fun place to work.
Customer Service Representative II (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 14, 2017
Learned and gained communication skills management and employees treat you like family.
Work culture was a plus employees always came prepared to work.
Pros
Great people and potlucks
Cons
Short breaks
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Productive workplace with plenty of opportunities to advance
Application Engineer (Current Employee) –  Pontiac, MIOctober 13, 2017
As an engineer, it is entirely satisfying to put engineering principles to work. GM has fostered a new culture of transparent management, increased opportunity to advance, as well as a bright well-thought out future.
I am simply keeping my options open, with respect to seeing what opportunities exist outside of GM. I am young enough to be very ambitious in trying new things, including possible relocation to parts all over the world.
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be prepared that this job isn't for the light hearted
Injection Mold Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Bedford, INOctober 12, 2017
You will be exposed to mind games from management & the UAW. As woman you will always have to defend your abilities to do any job. This work isn't for everyone & will tear your body up.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Your health will suffer
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Rewarding if you can push through the layoffs
Machinist Operator (Former Employee) –  Spring Hill, TNOctober 12, 2017
Nice place..good pay.good benefits has lots of nice people. Dont really k ow the outcome cause of laypffs and work shortage.that can just happen overnight.union not strong very lack luster
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