Great Company For Learning The Ropes
Software Developer (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – August 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.
Great benefits, decent pay, supportive coworkers.
Bureaucracy, bland corporate culture, traditional hours