General Motors
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Updated Apr 19, 2014
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88% Approve of the CEO

General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Mary Barra

(51 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Definitely improving work-life balance as well by allowing more work from home opportunities"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Solid pay and benefits, some good people who know their business"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Issues with work-life balance; company culture needs a lot of work"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Significance of work sometimes requires long hours"
    in 18 reviews
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Excellent in its category

Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsTransparency
Ethics&Values
Seasoned policies
Growth path
Rewards talent
Array of functions for internal job rotations
Earnest efforts in performance management and salaries marked to meet market trends every year

ConsIf one is not career minded, can still continue with no value addition to self or company
Apparently it has taken forever to fix canteen quality, indeed getting better
You cannot get to go abroad often,(thanks to every travel needs a very very valid justification) - travel not used as a motivational tool here, so each one has an opinion around this esp. with Indian way of looking at travels to make extra money

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat progress in the years, a little more to go in terms of policies that matter, on track though!
Would have had as many pros if this were a few years ago, but what retained me is there was always an honest effort to make things better.Can get back to the "dark ages" if the mgmt. loses track and vision.
Try getting even higher challenging work profiles, it is a good mix right now, but a little more complex work can add to more quality employees in the workplace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company but not working well

Senior Researcher (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

ProsIt was a great place for research and product development. It encourage cutting edge technology and was a great place for engineers. The R&D space had awesome talent focused on good science. The leaders were good as well.

ConsThe companies financials were not good. The operating model in India has not been working well. Some of the vehicles in India are not up to the mark, Post bankruptcy the company never seem to have recovered fully.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty Good so far

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros1. One of the best company if your enthusiastic to learn which is vast in this org.
2. Flexible working hours depends on the team again.

Cons1. Very less onsite opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots to learn - ocean of knowledge. High focus on ethics and values.

Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 8 years

Pros- Ethics & Values
- Opportunities for job rotation
- Technical knowledge availability
- Decent work culture, interaction with the globe
- Decent pay

Cons- Too many people from a certain state (and they recruit more from that state!)
- Senior management very rigid in their thoughts
- Politics as you grow higher

Advice to Senior ManagementInteract more with people rather than just getting information from direct reports.

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Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

ProsGood company, good working culture, excellent opportunity to learn automotive domain knowledge

Consslow progress of work, slow growth, some politics at high level. lackluster sell make it tough to survive day by day, not much onsite opportunity

Advice to Senior Managementstart focusing on work, care for employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors

Prosnice wrk in the company

Consmore work in the company

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up

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It's good experience

Finance Executive (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for more than 3 years

Prosworking environment peoples are good...

ConsNothing like that its depends on the situations

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to think about others

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Researcher (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good work culture. People were technically brilliant

ConsFound that some teams lack direction

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good working environment

Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsWorking Environment and the work-life balance.

ConsCompensation and benefits comparatively less.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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R&D (Former Employee)
Pune

I worked at General Motors as an intern for less than a year

Prosit has a Good name and the functionality is good. The Salary is also fine . Candidate gets to know good expirience.

ConsLess accessibility .poor management. No human resource activities. The atmosphere towork is very backward and dissatisfactory

Advice to Senior Managementorganise the workforce well. Increase the pay . Get more HR people. Hire more people from private colleges. And assign more team jobs, do not restrict to one domain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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