Typical large company: opportunities for some, less for others
Market Research Consultant (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – November 16, 2018
For those lucky enough to be on their fast track, there are a lot of opportunities to work in different areas of the company and learn. For others not as much - can stay in a dept for a very long time. Very political culture and stuck in their own ways of doing things.
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
Line Tech (Former Employee) – Warren, OH – November 10, 2018
A typical day we built 300 to 400 cars a day. I learned how to follow standardized work order. Management changed about every 6 months. For the most part we worked together and helped out where needed. The hardest part was learning different jobs.
Software Developer (Current Employee) – Roswell, GA – November 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.
General Motors is so large that the workplace culture varies between departments.If you like always changing organizational relations, this is the company for you. It's one of the best places for university graduates or those early in their careers. It can be a little stagnant for senior staff because these positions are filled and rarely available.
Technical Writer (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 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.
Trainee Engineer (Current Employee) – Edo. de México – October 23, 2018
I think that General Motors Mexico is a very good company to work and collaborate. Security is very important here and their job culture about that is amazing. Compensations are excellent but job work/life balance is not too excellent.
I highly recommend to work at General Motors Mexico.