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overview culture is fine, but some individual manager no good
Advanced Combustion Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Pontiac, MIFebruary 14, 2019
overview culture is fine, but some individual manager no good. You better following what your boss said even some of them are not make sense at all. Your boss will revenge you when the company in down turn.
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5.0
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very productuve place to work with
Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 13, 2019
Very good company to work with. Lot of responsibilities but fun to work with. Management support is there to help you. Work place culture is very good.
Hardest part is dealing bad suppliers.
Enjoyed working with cvery part in GM
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great pay and benefits if you aren't laid off
Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 12, 2019
The culture changes depending on department. Many of the offices have adopted the 'open environment' which everyone hates. Everyone is out for themselves, don't be naive.
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Great Company!
Data Center Engineering - GM IT Fellow (Current Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 12, 2019
GM is a great company to work for, however, there are some Executive leaders that do not embrace Diversity and prefer their culture over others. These leaders are embedded within the leadership team and have been for years. In my opinion, will prevent the company from reaching its full potential.

GM's Cultural objectives -- if followed -- would provide an environment where people of all cultures could achieve their potential.

-- Workplace of Choice
-- Inclusion
-- Work-Life Balance
-- Opportunity for advancement
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Great workplace with great people
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Milford, MIFebruary 12, 2019
it was a great place to work. I was there for 6 years and never had a single day that I didn't want to go to work. I learned many things about many different types of testing. the management was great! I never had a boss that I got along so well with and could come to with any questions or issues I had.
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Initially great, then bad
Engineer, Supervisor (Current Employee) –  OhioFebruary 12, 2019
Lots of buzz words and great ideas, but nobody truly follows them. Initially, everyone welcomes and works as a team. But once a manager colors you in a darker shade, the rest of the team follows suit, or else risk being ostracized. If you do not devote 20hrs of every day to the company, then the company will not do a single thing for you.
Pros
No perks, except for a GM car discount
Cons
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Workplace of choice
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIFebruary 11, 2019
GM stresses the importance of balancing work and personal like outside of work. Employees are encouraged to work from home as see fit and team events are planned each quarter.
Pros
Remote work days
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Never a dull moment and always a positive challenge.
Lead Seat DRE (Former Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 11, 2019
Management always supportive;
Safety and Family First Policies;
Collaboration between departments/co-workers highly encouraged;
Culture with high integrity and transparency;
Achievable goal setting and fair semi and annual performance reviews;
Learned a lot on the job and from management and co-workers;
Pros
No micro managing
Cons
Remodeling to eliminate cubicles
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Your Experience depends on Your Manager
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Roswell, GAFebruary 11, 2019
Your experience at General Motors depends a lot on your manager. Some managers do care about their reports and serve as good mentors to grow them, while some managers don't really care as much. If you happen to work for a manager in the first category, General Motors will offer a very rewarding career as there are lots of opportunities to grow and learn. However, if you have the latter, your experience will not be as rewarding.
Overall, I think the CEO is trying her best to create a culture of trust and respect, but she can't do it alone and it will take some time to break the good "old boys" network mentality.
Pros
Great Benefits and market rate compensation, Vacation days and lots of new technology
Cons
Lack of mentoring from some managers. Good old boys network is alive and well
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Seeking full time/contract Sr.Software Engineer position in the field of embedded systems.
Software Engineer/Software Architecture (Former Employee) –  Milford, MIFebruary 11, 2019
General Motors is very diverse in culture and the work environment is Great. It always feels to get up and go to work Never you have the feeling of not going to work. Management is great and very flexible.
Enjoyed every bit of the work and learnt a lot with various expertise. I wouldnt say hardest part of the job, you always find challenges to do at General Motors.
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4.0
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Good place to work for, with caution
Senior Architecture Engineer (Current Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 10, 2019
Work life balance is good along with benefits.
Team and work environment is not healthy. You see more "I/Me" attitude rather than "we" kind of attitude. This is not good for any team in any org.
Pros
work-life balance, benefits
Cons
Work environment, politics, lacking team feel
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Overall a decent employer - depends on the function / group
Program Administrator (Former Employee) –  Pontiac, MIFebruary 9, 2019
Competitive salary, decent benefits. "Open" office environment, which makes for a terrible working environment. Good opportunities for training. In my particular group, very good work/life balance.
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"New GM" is a PR Myth
Manager (Former Employee) –  MichiganFebruary 8, 2019
I worked for GM twice, but with 25 years between jobs. In spite of the transformational puffery about becoming a "technology company," the very same hide-bound, political infighting that was a hallmark of the company culture 30 years ago is alive and well.

Anyone above 8th level literally focuses exclusively on inspection of subordinates and slavish adherence to process. There is no collaboration whatsoever vertically among the levels, and it is a rarity for collaboration to occur across departments.

Cost reduction targets are contrived, and are more a function of executive testosterone than business imperatives. Individual departments are obsessed with preserving their existence and budgets to the exclusion of doing what is right for the business.
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IT Technician/Help Desk (Former Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 8, 2019
My co-workers that were part of IT Onsite / IT Live were a great team. We were one big family. They were dedicated, smart, and a fun group to work with.
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Mostly positive experience
Design & Release Engineer (Former Employee) –  Pontiac, MIFebruary 7, 2019
Coworkers and manager were helpful and friendly.
Workload was high for most of my time at GM.
Workplace culture was positive.
Dealing with engineering stacks was one of the more difficult aspects of the position.
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5.0
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company drive
On Call Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TXFebruary 7, 2019
driven to be the best at all cost. GM is truly world class when building SUV....... Lean, Group participation, and material flow is important to GM's success.
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good place to work
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Lubbock, TXFebruary 6, 2019
worked remotely. traveled 2 days a week. excellent training. hands off manager but not any guidance. Hardest part of job was not being able to quote price. Most enjoyable part of job was working with different industries.
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Good
Principle Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Warren, TXFebruary 6, 2019
I was part of a involuntary layoff, so that colors any review I might be able to give - but while I was employed, I was happy with the culture, people, and the products we worked on. It seemed that the company was interested keeping to its corporate mission statements and in the well-being of its employees.
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Great place to work
GM (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 5, 2019
Busy fast paced.
Great projects
Customer come first
Great coworkers
work politics
Great benefits
Got oppertunity to learn and grow my leadership skills
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Ok place to work.
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Warren, MIFebruary 5, 2019
Couple of meetings everyday. Could learn new tools. Flexible work environment. helpful colleagues. Hardest part is to get work moved to production. Several opportunity to enhance career.
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