General Motors Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 60 reviews)

  • Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. Sr. Controls Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Oshawa, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Oshawa, ON

    I worked at General Motors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fact paced, challenging, good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Red tape, union woes, resistance to change

    Advice to Management

    Rotate management around so that people are not too entrenched and willing to change

  2. overall it is good experience , learned a lot of electrical things from the plant

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    Former Employee - Production Control in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Production Control in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    paying is good and really enjoy working with lots of people

    Cons

    lots of overtime and sometimes have to do shift work

    Advice to Management

    office culture can not more private if it is possible

  3. It is great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are great and wonderful benefit.
    You can enjoy your job the most in there

    Cons

    Too big company and everything is not done as you want.
    So many procedures..

    Advice to Management

    Was great.

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  5. Great opportunity and great people

    Former Intern - Finance Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Former Intern - Finance Analyst in Oshawa, ON

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, all the colleagues were very approachable
    Challenging work that allowed me to use my technical skills

    Cons

    More work, would often have nothing to do even after asking for more

  6. Interesting work

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    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in St. Catharines, ON
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in St. Catharines, ON

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Exposure to manufacturing, lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Everyone is busy, may be hard to find guidance.

  7. On the way back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment, fast paced, people that are passionate about the product

    Cons

    Lack of career path planning.

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    Design Release Engineer

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    Current Contractor - Senior Design Engineer in Oshawa, ON
    Current Contractor - Senior Design Engineer in Oshawa, ON

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible , quality people , quality learning experiences

    Cons

    Large company , slow to move on new initiatives

  9. Pretty standard cog in a wheel role

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    Former Intern - Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Former Intern - Analyst in Oshawa, ON

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

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

    Pros

    Company brand name.
    Fairly set hours for decent pay.

    Cons

    Typical big company environment...very hierarchical.

  10. Good Projects with lots of overtime

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    Current Intern - Intern in Ingersoll, ON
    Current Intern - Intern in Ingersoll, ON

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Overtime
    - Good engineering projects
    - Tons of project management experience

    Cons

    - Have to deal with very slow and stupid union workers
    - A lot of politics
    - High workload
    - Very stressful production driven environment

    Advice to Management

    Management in some departments are great and other quite poor

  11. Engineering coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great working conditions

    Cons

    GM don't hire full time

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring new full time employees

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