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General Motors Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
978 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 59 reviews)

  • Wide variety of career possibilities, excellent pay and benefits, fun products (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 24 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    it was a big client and learnt new things about manufacturing plants

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineerc in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineerc in Chennai

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

    Pros

    As said it was a big client had huge programs and code. so had an opportunity to work in some complex code and learn a few things.

    Cons

    the thing of it being a big client was a disadvantage as well as very little enhancements were being developed

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fruitful with various different assignments across the globe, shaped my automotive career very well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, employee-focused culture, easy to get noticed by management if you are hard-working and come up with creative solutions to problems, very good exposure to different functions across the globe if you have the aptitude and show the right attitude.

    Cons

    not very fast paced, hierarchical organizational structure, many times reactive rather than proactive, need to be good at marketing yourself to sell ideas to the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better screening during hiring, should encourage employees to look at the big picture and come up with long-term strategic solutions - this would also make the organization more than proactive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Slowly progressive company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    No much work pressure. Like any other company one gets an opportunity to learn new things. No micro management. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    No much salary. No promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand each employees constraints at a regular intervals. Compensation not upto mark, needs normalization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Its great experience to work with GM.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical challenge, good work-life balance, a lot of learning, nice leadership

    Cons

    can't think at this moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Embedded Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Lot of Politics

    Cons

    Package is not good as compared to other industries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    How is GM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is company where exposure is good. SInce I am working in India, and Indian car company are way behind than North American cos, thats why I am saying this. It may not be true for Europe and NA.

    Cons

    Progress is very slow. No carrier path for engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce carrier path for engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    constant learning possible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, excellent personal development oppurtunities

    Cons

    companies performance , global leaders understand of our India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more risk taking is needed

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Greatest Research Lab

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I had 8 years of service when I was laid off. The company provided an opportunity to do fundamental research which no other company could afford to. There were experts in the company who were revered world-wide. It was a workplace of great standard, unlimited freedom, terrific facilities and invaluable colleagues.

    Cons

    We could not last in the face of ever increasing competition. I wish we had sold more cars in India to sustain ourselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The closure of India Science Lab is a great loss to GM which the company will not realize now. What more could be expected from a management alien to Automotive Industry?

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great Company to work a true MNC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Pune
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Pune

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, lot of learning, good and experienced leaders to guide

    Cons

    Littile old style with process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent in its category

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Transparency
    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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Great 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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