General Motors

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Have to work for it

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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 (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  

    Stll as screwed up after bankruptcy

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI (US)

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vehicle discount
    Vehicle development can be interesting

    Cons

    Vehicle discount must be GM
    No raises for several years even though reviewed performance is high
    Promotion not based on merit
    Spend 20 min finding a parking spot at primary engineering center
    Age discrimination rampant
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership does not play the role of leaders (e.g., clearing roadblocks, strategic planning)
    Leaders slow to make decisions, waiting for data for every decision so they are not criticized
    Negative recent product reviews due to poor leadership (check out CUE review in Consumer Reports)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 (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
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