General Motors (GM) Employee Reviews about "pay and benefits"
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- "Benefits are good and fair" (in 988 reviews)
- "Good Pay and the ability to move cross functionally to gain experience in other fields of discipline." (in 668 reviews)
- "good work life balance and remote" (in 597 reviews)
- "The people you work with are great and have helped me grow so much since I started here." (in 480 reviews)
- "Good salary if you have the right skill at the right time...ie..when they really need you" (in 235 reviews)
- "Poor career management and management of the business" (in 318 reviews)
- "Managers can be good or bad." (in 165 reviews)
- "The hours are long and there can be alot of travel if you are managing a global program." (in 144 reviews)
- "There are to many layoffs" (in 121 reviews)
- "Money isn't exactly market Company is very wishy washy with changes Workers are not very well respected by senior leadership" (in 116 reviews)
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- 4.026 May 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Flexible work schedule. Great training opportunities. Good Pay and the ability to move cross functionally to gain experience in other fields of discipline.
Like all jobs the person that you work for can dictate a lot of your experiences and project work.General Motors (GM) Response6y
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- 3.09 Oct 2019Health and Safety ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsDetroit, MI
Benefits; - 401k 3% match, - High quality health insurance coverage for as little as $25 a month + HSA - Vacation days start at 15 for new hires, 1 year service 18, 5 years service 20 - maxing at 30 days. -Holidays; MLK, Day after Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Floating Holiday between Election Day and veterans day) Thanksgiving + friday after. Last week of December - Day after New Years (roughly 9-13 days) off. - Several opportunities for growth / to climb the corporate ladder - Yearly profit sharing + previous year performance Bonus - Salaries are competitive and are often far above the median and what other companies pay for the same position. - The benefits are what keeps people, even if the job is killing them
- Each year the first 2 weeks of July is shutdown period. plants shut down and vacation days are mandatory to be used during shutdowns if the business warrants. You often don’t find out if you will be working or not the week or two leading up to shut down period, each year is different. - Old company and old employees make progressing into the new age difficult and slow. The culture had changed little, if at all before Mary Barra came in. The workplace culture is significantly behind most other companies but has shown signs of slow improvement in some areas under Mary’s leadership. - The outdated culture is typically shown in management styles, leadership styles, employee behaviors, and decision making. - Discrimination is a real thing, most of the company including executive leadership, and most higher up leadership roles in the company are run and led by white males. When women or minorities get promoted into such roles, whispers of “they only got that position because they’re XYZ” start to happen. They will put people into positions that are not as qualified as other candidates based on the diversity of the teams current headcount. 70:30 ratio of men and women employees. Women make up the majority of the HR functions (previously known as secretary positions/type of work) of the company. - Salaried politics are worse than UAW politics-- and both are the absolute worst part of working here. Nothing gets done efficiently. You are not trusted to make decisions on your own unless XYZKISG have all approved it. - Do not disclose if you have an invisible illness disability unless it is absolutely necessary, make sure to document everything going forward once you have disclosed. ADA, disability and FMLA regulations are not always followed or enforced, and it can (in my case it did) hurt or end your career. - There is little to no training for new hires, employees, and newly appointed leadership roles. It’s sink or swim, and good luck finding a life vest. - Make sure you fit the mold. Dress conservative. Women- hair and make up done. Make GM your life, so you can get 2 months of work done in 2 weeks with no resources. aka put 12-14 hour days in and than go home and work until bed. -Terrible work life balance. Many obligatory events throughout the year outside of work hours. - In operations/plants there are 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift - you do not get to pick which one you work on or for how long - If you are a attractive, highly motivated, type A personality, Extroverted, or can pick up on corporate politics - you will excel and do well.2
- 4.02 Aug 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Pay is good but not worth the amount of work you have to put in.
No work life balance and no care for employees workload
- 3.013 Feb 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The pay is very good and the people you work with are enjoyable as well. If you can find the right job, there are some really interesting engineering projects and opportunities...
If you don't find the right job for you, you'll more than likely experience what I have. The job moves too slow for you and is not challenging enough. The company is so large, it is like trying to steer the Titanic when things need to change or new projects and work come along.2
- 5.023 Mar 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great place to work with plenty of opportunity across the country and the pay great also. I plan to retire from GM.
I can't really think of a con. I love the company that I work for. Profit sharing has been really good over the years even after the bankruptcy. No complaints.
- 2.011 Jun 2009Senior Project EngineerCurrent EmployeeWarren, MI
Good product discount. Interesting technology to work on. Some opportunity to try different jobs and locations. Pay is generally good compared to tier one suppliers and competitive compared to other large industrial manufacturing companies. If you are VERY motivated to work extremely long hours and basically do anything it takes, advancement to high levels of management is possible. Company is extremely committed to diversity.
Culture is hidebound. Too many managers are interested only in their own careers and not in the development of subordinates. Upper management is divorced from the product and from the line level employees. There has been a stranglehold on job movement for the last 5 years -- lateral moves used to be common, now they are nearly impossible to achieve. Upward mobility is negligibly available -- many high level jobs have been demoted or re-leveled.
- 5.012 Jan 2023Functional Safety EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMilford, MI
GM excels in the work/family culture. Many of the benefits are targeted towards young families and helping them out with time off and with expenses that involve around growing your family. Pay is fairly competitive and bonuses have been good so far I have been with the company.
Location can be an issue for some people as it stays cold for half the year.1
- 2.020 Apr 2016AssemblerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHazelwood, MO
Eventual union job with benefits after a long and difficult probationary status with low pay and zero benefits
Job assignments are just arbitrary. Very little evaluation on physical ability or aptitude. If you can't do what is assigned to you, you are fired. Frequent mandatory overtime without advance notice. Work/Life Balance is not important to this company.
- 3.01 Nov 2015Group LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTonawanda, NY
Decent pay for the area but still behind the curve as compared to Ford and Chrysler.
Group Leaders probably have the most difficult job in the company. Daily work life is spent sandwiched between upper management and the UAW; you get unbelievable amounts of stress from both ends. There are a lot of cliques: If you don't align yourself with one of them, you basically end up getting overlooked for promotion and other opportunities, but what company doesn't have some level of high school shenanigans? The person who is the outsider, that is to say, someone who removes themselves from the daily drama, is considered as not being a team player.3
- 2.08 Mar 2009InternFormer EmployeePontiac, MI
General Motors is a large manufacturing company and employs thousands of people. Thus, there is lots of opportunity to grow and learn the different facets of manufacturing if that is what you want to do. They have awesome buildings and loyal people who have helped this company function for 100 years. They pay a good salary and have one of the best total overall compensation packages anywhere. They have lots of experienced people who are proud of what they do and where they work and you can almost always find someone to relate to and there is a good sense of camraderie at the company.
Because general motors is so big and old, that is part of its success but also part of its failure. It has to manage a large number of people and models all over the world and it seems like it is doing a bad job of this. Because it has been around a long time, its employees are proud of what they do and where they work. This is good but is also bad because new ideas from fresh employees are discouraged and thus the fresh employees lose their creativity and the fresh ideas are non existent and thus the company continues to build the same products over and over and do not adapt to the changing consumer.