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General Motors Reviews

Updated 15 January, 2018
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  • What I will say to this is that work-life balance is what you make of it (in 89 reviews)

  • May require long hours on the job (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Trades"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in St. Catharines, ON
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in St. Catharines, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No long term planning always reactionary not forward looking when it comes to Maintenance management.
    No Skilled Trades hiring since 1990.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense and treat people with respect not arrogance.
    Lead by example. Treat others as you would like them to treat you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of pay good.

    Cons

    Management is very very disorganized.


  3. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, friendly hourly and consistent hours/work-life balance

    Cons

    No money, high pressure to succeed, a lot of contracted supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Need to put more money into process and give support to new innovative ideas.


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  5. "CCA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Oshawa, ON
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Oshawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large Corporation with a lot of potential for upward movement. Size of company results in opportunities in various departments and many experiences.

    Cons

    Company is very slow moving and process driven to a fault. A lot of red tape, and disrupting the norm is very difficult to do. There is potential to move and gain experience within the company, however management is reluctant to invest in training and career progression- too short term sighted

    Advice to Management

    Too focused on metrics that prohibit long term growth. Teams are focused on immediate wins that are not sustainable. Too many processes that end up costing more time to complete a simple task.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company undergoing major changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ingersoll, ON
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ingersoll, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology utilization in the products. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours and no weekend due to extra demand.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better work life balance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing work-life balance

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to move up

    General Motors Response

    9 Jan, 2018 – Social Media & Video

    Thanks for the feedback. We're happy to hear you've been able to maintain a positive work/life balance.


  8. "IT Canada"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Software Developer in Oshawa, ON
    Current Employee - IT Software Developer in Oshawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work an multiple projects.
    Exciting place to work.
    Yearly profit sharing.

    Cons

    At times you get hung up due to bureaucracy.
    Numerous levels of approval required.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexibility in salary bumps / promotions.

    General Motors Response

    9 Jan, 2018 – Social Media & Video

    Thank you for your years of dedication and service to GM. We appreciate your feedback.


  9. "Assembly Line Worker"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oshawa, ON
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oshawa, ON

    Pros

    -Work with some good people
    -The pay is good
    -Follow a particular work schedule and routine
    -The work is pretty straight forward

    Cons

    -You can never tell when you'll be laid off or there's no work (unsteady)
    -Swing shift may not be for everyone (two weeks mornings then two weeks afternoons)
    -The facilities are not well ventilated (very stuffy at times)
    -Monotonous work, can seem to get too repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers and try to understand their issues. Try to be a bit more flexible and accommodating.

    General Motors Response

    9 Jan, 2018 – Social Media & Video

    Thank you for detailing your experience. We appreciate the feedback about nature of your work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Gm ingersol"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ingersoll, ON
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ingersoll, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and lots of overtime opportunities if you like that.

    Cons

    Old school forcing management. Vindictive. Expectations are that you must work all overtime very poor work life balance and they don't seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Change your ways and deal with people professionally


  11. "Warehouse Logistics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in London, ON
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of work hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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