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Current Employee - Manager  in  Warren, MI (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Warren, MI (US)

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Managment rewards talent, and fosters an environment that thrives on teamwork and relationship building. You do have to put in long hours on occassion, but this is a company with endless possibilities, including rotations outside of the States, several legal business entities the size of fortune 500 companies, and cross-functional experiences.

Cons

HR still has an old-school mentatility and often fights upward movement for employees that are "too inexperienced" (e.g. too young), and still pushes a seniority-based instead of talent-based retention model. Management fights the battle, and often wins, but still difficult to manage a business when you cannot make the decisions that need to be made on the personnel side.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pre-bankruptcy = good, post-bankruptcy = VERY dissatisfied

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    GM has some exceptionally bright people in its workforce.

    Cons

    GM's finance leadership and CEO are focused on stock prices and profitability and continue to show little interest in the core business. Because of this, GM continues to lose market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to balance all aspects of business and focus on more than just the bottom line. This did NOT work in the past and will NOT work going forward. The US taxpayers gave up a lot to keep GM afloat. Don't disappoint them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I thrived on Saturn... and then 2009? Gone...

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    o Opportunities and the belief that the better your performance... the greater your value to the company.
    o Great vehicles and awesome technology at a viable price-point for the majority of the U.S. population.
    o Resources and tools are available.
    o Training is a 'part of life' and is integrated into performance reviews.
    o Business metrics and expectations are clearly articulated.

    Cons

    o Number of employees - is massive. In the downturn of the economy - 2009 - 'cuts' were made along product lines and were not applied to performance reviews or business metrics.
    o

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk and value those who perform versus penalizing with forced early retirements when our 401Ks took a beating for believing and support the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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