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Company only cares about stock prices and profit margins
Engine Dynamometer Technician (Current Employee) –  Pontiac, MINovember 21, 2018
No loyalty to employees. Management in the Engineering Dept operates on a fear and intimidation basis.
Promotions and raises are meted out on a system of favoritism and expressing concerns or even mild disagreement with Management/Leadership is a career disaster.

GM pays quite well, but the lack of loyalty, the environment of fear, constant cost cutting (even if a detriment to quality), and the absolute, unwavering dedication to profit over quality makes this a substandard place to work.
Pros
Working with amazing engineers, and testing advanced product
Cons
Ruling by fear & castigation, no reward for going 'above & beyond', quality is a secondary concern
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Great benefits and great job as a launching pad
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Roswell, GANovember 4, 2018
A typical day at work consists of many meetings, approximately between 2-4 meetings per day. Management and culture are good and provide helpful feedback. There are many events for team-building on a monthly basis and annual organization lunches along with weekly breakfast, daily lunches, and cultural events like Diwali, Christmas, New Year's, etc. The company provides benefits that are not matched at most other companies. The hardest part of the job is collaborating with outside teams. The most enjoyable part is the benefits, the breakfast, the lunches, the opportunity for breaks, ping-pong, and team-building opportunities.
Pros
Benefits, breakfast, lunches, team-building-events, etc
Cons
Collaboration with other teams
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The stress of working at GM
Operator Technician (Former Employee) –  Spring Hill, TNDecember 30, 2018
No matter how well you do in your position at GM you are never acknowledged. Managers will find a way to pin anything they can on you to get you fired and replace you with someone that makes half as much. Even though the plant has a Union, it doesnt stand up for its members and just takes extra money to let Management single out and target employees until they Quit, retire or are terminated. It is a terrible place to work and I would not recommend it to anyone.
Pros
Good pay and good benefits
Cons
Poor management, harrassment, retaliation, and discrimination are the key values of the place.
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Started out great and went downhill
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 14, 2018
GM started out strong with great benefits, supportive work environment, and pathways for career growth. Over the last few years they have been gradually taking these things away, and are now announcing big layoffs. This is a corporate culture that took a stab at being an IT company but ultimately decided to go back to what they are used to.
Pros:
Lots of holidays/vacation
401k matching
Cons:
Advancement rarely goes to qualified internal candidates
Judgemental culture (you better have a gm car)
Managers who don't want to be managers
Pros
lots of vacation
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Good company to work for, but too many managers and useless people
Middleware Messaging Specialist (Current Employee) –  Warren, MIOctober 4, 2018
In general motors there are too many managers. At one time, there were 4 people to ask me the status for a given job. There are less people to work and more people to ask the status. Managers are too arrogant and keep picking on you about everything. These people do not have any technical skills and are very proud of it. For a technical person, it is the end of the career and you will be slave or reporting to this technically illiterate managers. General motors need to fire these useless people in order to get competent.
Pros
good salary and benifits
Cons
dealing with too many managers and their office politics
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Hardwork cutthroat nonstop
Topcoat review (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIOctober 19, 2018
Could be a steppingstone for somebody going to college supplemental income temporarily there’s no more pension or benefits for new hires be careful don’t get injured on the job. Sedgwick is there insurance company for Worker’s Compensation,You better hope you never have to use it they pay some quack doctor to say there’s nothing wrong with you when you were totally disabled.They will chew you up and spit Are you out just a number.Not a place for A career anymore Pensions and benefits are gone.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Long hours and Destroys your body
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A great place to work!
Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 30, 2018
I love my job. There's not a ton of opportunity for advancement, but that's okay with me. I like the variety of work I get to do. Pace varies from slow days to busy weeks. Management is super good, as are my coworkers. Everyone gets along, with very little politics at the front line level. Collaborative, not cut-throat. Pay and benefits are the best I've ever had.
Pros
Too many great things to list.
Cons
Long commute from home.
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Good pay and benefits in a mostly young environment
Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 16, 2019
GM offers great benefits and competitive pay with room for growth in the company. They're willing to put you in a position to succeed and value work life balance. Large part of the employees are recent college graduates and the company pushes for innovation.
Pros
Benefits, location, pay, career growth
Cons
Cafeteria food
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Good compensation; extremely poor management
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Spring Hill, TNOctober 29, 2018
Upper management makes poor decisions to make them look good on paper but disregard company motives/policies. I thought this would only be true at the first plant I worked in but transferred and saw the same management. Backstabbing, lies, and personal feelings/perception rule decision making and employees raises and bonuses. My current plant blatantly disregards written HR policy to the point that it has effected raises and even had some employees fired.
Pros
Great compensation
Cons
Management
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Full Time Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZDecember 20, 2018
General Motors provides a great work environment and has a great working culture. The company encourages the employees to strive for more and also takes care of their employees very well. I have gained a lot of knowledge in my field by working at General Motors and have great relationships with the other employees. The company also provides great benefits and a great work life balance. It has provided me with a great experience.
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No security
ASSEMBLER (Current Employee) –  Wentzville, MOJanuary 16, 2019
I have been working for a year and a half as a temp for GM. The work is not for the weak of heart. It is very physical so age can play a factor for new hires. For assembly positions you will start as a temp with no promise of a permanent position. Most of the temps at my location have been a temp for 3yrs or longer. Buy lots of bandages and pain relivers because your gonna need them. You will get medical benefits after 90 days of employment but the benefit is watered down. The perms and management look down on you as if you were dirt. You will always get the worst jobs no perms want. And, you will be THE first out the door should they do any type of restructuring. GM is not the proud American company that they portray. They outsource about everything and care about no one. The union? Well, everybody likes a good joke. To sum it up, find a different source of income.
Pros
The money if you work 60 plus hrs a week.
Cons
To many to list.
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overall its a good company to work and learn
Senior Teradata DBA (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 8, 2019
GM IT has pretty balanced Work/Life culture. IT work culture is also very flexible. There is very good learning atmosphere specially for fresh graduates with many boot-camp options. Also, with most of the tools available for the Job, learning new and cutting edge technologies is always encouraged.
Pros
work/life balance, flexible timings, learning
Cons
career growth, very few team building events/outdoor activities
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Contract worker
Assistant Buyer (Former Employee) –  Grand Blanc, MIDecember 4, 2018
The "assistant buyer" title is very deceiving as we did not have the power to make any purchasing decisions. The role consists of getting suppliers to return a quote reflecting a price that has already been pre-negotiated by the production buyer. Lots of follow up since suppliers do not like to respond to quotes, and also lots of chasing correct contacts as suppliers have high turnover rates for their account managers. Contract workers are considered "part of the GM family," even though our pay was half of what direct employees receive, with little to no benefits. No job security or room for advancement, and our entire team was laid off with zero notice a month before Christmas. I was fortunate enough to have a good supervisor and co-workers, but that was the only up-side.
Cons
Job security, room for advancement
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Great Company For Learning The Ropes
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 14, 2018
General Motors IT centers are a great experience for those new to the software development field. While not immediately, new technologies and tools slowly work their way into the company, and as a college hire you're exposed to all the major practices in the field. College hires also receive a compounding raise of 2.5% every six months for the first three years. Because of the size of the company, bureaucracy is rampant and getting tools approved or even newer versions of tools can be a painstaking process. Testing and CI/CD lag behind more modern practices.

The company has a bit of an old 1980s, elitist, corporate culture feel where managers are given corporate cars all year long, but employees aren't even provided coffee. Again, good starting place, but once you have your professional bearings, the bureaucracy, and lack of continuing education opportunities may leave you wanting.
Pros
Great benefits, decent pay, supportive coworkers.
Cons
Bureaucracy, bland corporate culture, traditional hours
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Horrible place to work
Service Development Specialist (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLDecember 8, 2018
No advancement poor place to work.
Horrible management and very poor compensation.
would not recommend GM for anyone.
Workplace culture there is none.
Very little support for field personnel.
Management is poor and he did not know how to manage others.
Pros
None
Cons
All of it
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No One is thrilled
Bankruptcy Analyst (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TXNovember 27, 2018
You would expect that working for GM would be great it inst. It is just a job no one feels valued or appreciated there. Many people who have worked here for 10 plus years want to transfer and they cant. You are never told why you didn't get the other position either from what I am told. The pay is seriously under motivating. It is just a job where you do not feel like you do anything good and are valued. The pay is non existent when it comes to the amount of work you are asked to do. You get a bonus sometimes depending on your department. It inst a great bonus by any means for sure! If you need a job....just a job apply but a career no, because you will wait forever to get achance to move up to a supervisor or anotherdepartment
Pros
a jon
Cons
work and no good benefits
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Decent place to work
Senior Design Release Engineer (Former Employee) –  Warren, MIDecember 1, 2018
Days are somewhat planned out. Learning is always encouraged with classes. Management is closer to the product. Workplace culture has change and I'm no longer there to evaluate it. Hardest part of the job is visiting VAPs and continuing to get normal part of job done. See the fruits of my labor into production.
Pros
Having a competative job and compensation.
Cons
Really no breaks.
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Very good place to work.
Tool and Die Maker (Former Employee) –  Lordstown, OHOctober 26, 2018
My time at General Motors was the best time in my career.
I was the second female to go into the apprenticeship program for Tool and Die.
I was so grateful! It was my goal to exhibit excellence in my work performance so other women would follow.
I started on the production line. It was monotonous, but the work ethic was awesome.
I made lifelong friends there.
Pros
Great pay, great benefits, great location.
Cons
Long hours
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IT at General Motors
Performance Engineer, Austin Innovation Center (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 16, 2018
Great benefits you won't find many other places. Nearly impossible to advance in your career or even beyond a job you are moved into.

Management can be hit or miss. Many departments are working with a lot of COTS products so this can further annoy you if you are a developer looking to expand skills and knowledge.
Cons
Lack of professional advancement
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Hot, dirty foundry work but good honest work
Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  OhioNovember 19, 2018
Like any most factory work, weather was never a problem. Assembly work was fast, hard, boring. Good fellow workers. Lot of fun at times. Diversified culture. OVER 5,000 WORKERS! Some foremens were good and understanding. Others not so good. Staying safe was a personal goal. Foundries are dufficult places to work. Hardest part was going to work. Once there, it was easy. Having interactive fellowship and working together to accomplish something was really fulfilling. Hardest: lazy workers!
Pros
good pay, benefits, out of weather, cooperation among workers
Cons
hot, dirty, surroundings, new foremen thought he knew everything, knew little
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