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General Motors CEO Mary Barra
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  1. Featured Review

    "Walking the Work Culture Walk"

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    Current Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    GM has cultivated a work culture of openness, collaboration and innovation. GM's mission of zero emissions, zero congestion, and zero crashes is front and center. It is rewarding to work at a company that prioritizes creating a positive work culture and follows through on its commitments both internal and external.

    Cons

    GM has established a long term focus. To deliver the mobility products and services of the future GM has been investing a lot of resources into expanding its workforce and technical expertise. New hires are expected to play an active part in defining their role within the organization, and are given opportunities to influence the direction of their work and the organization as a whole. Not everyone is suited for this...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees.

    General Motors2018-06-14

    General Motors Response

    June 18, 2018Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to GM and appreciate the feedback!

  2. "Amazing Work Place Culture"

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, young and enthusiastic team, great benefits, and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any!

    General Motors2019-04-01

    General Motors Response

    April 10, 2019Talent Social Lead

    We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying your time at GM! :)

  3. "Business Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Business Analyst in Oshawa, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good wages and benefits Working close to home.

      Cons

      Mass layoff due to restructuring.

      Advice to Management

      Review your employees before arbitrarily laying everyone off.

      General Motors2019-04-23
    • "Controls Systems Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Markham, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Amazing corporate environment in Canada. The team is young, smart, and talented. Work life balance is promoted well and unless a big deadline nears, hours are relatively flexible.

      Cons

      Traditional company and hard to make big changes. There’s a lot going on and you need extensive buy in to make big changes. Rat race to obtain management positions is slowly negatively impacting the corporate culture.

      General Motors2019-04-06

      General Motors Response

      April 10, 2019Talent Social Lead

      Thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your time at GM and appreciate your contributions.

    • "Nice location."

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      Current Employee - Software Developer in Oshawa, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great hq building. Did not have to go in to Toronto. Great gym on site. Great team mates

      Cons

      Made us in house from hp and then let us all go 6 years later. IT is run in silos and one hand often doesn't know what the other is doing. Short sighted strategy with respect to software platforms. Try to implement standardization which with older applications doesn't make sense.

      General Motors2019-02-10

      General Motors Response

      March 18, 2019Talent Social Lead

      Thanks for sharing your feedback and for everything that you do.

    • Helpful (4)

      "Limited Opportunities for Growth"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous in Oshawa, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Decent benefits and short commute if you live outside Toronto

      Cons

      Limited opportunity for growth, both in learning experiences and salary/promotions. Small and biased HRM committee decides future of all employees of the company, usually based on opinions and personal agendas, not on merit

      Advice to Management

      Dismantle HRM committee. Define objective and quantitative reasons for raises and promotions. CAP performance evaluations are subjective, meaningless and never truly used to define merit for a promotion. CDPT career planning tool is rarely if ever discussed with employees, then cited as a reason why an employee wasn’t considered for a role since it wasn’t “on their CDPT”.

      General Motors2019-01-11

      General Motors Response

      January 14, 2019Social Media Strategist

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We read all reviews and take them seriously.

    • "Associate Software DEveloper"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        positive working environment, coworkers are nice and smart

        Cons

        not i can think of

        General Motors2018-12-14

        General Motors Response

        December 19, 2018Social Media Strategist

        Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

      • "Skilled Trades"

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        Current Employee - Multi - Skilled Tradesperson - Certified in Toronto, ON
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Great Pay and Good Work Experiences

        Cons

        Terrible at being open, transparent and lack of Honesty in Upper Management

        Advice to Management

        People matter. Your costumers are the people who buy your products not Shareholders. Your employees are people too.

        General Motors2018-12-05

        General Motors Response

        January 3, 2019Social Media Strategist

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We read all of our reviews and take them seriously. We appreciate everything that you do. Thank you for your contributions to GM over the last 10+ years.

      • "Enjoyable job and compensated well"

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        Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Toronto, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Lots of freedom in carrying out tasks and with project work. The work is always interesting and days go by quickly with lots to do. Many learning opportunities if willing to find them or create them for yourself. Compensation is great!

        Cons

        Purchasing parts/material not as straightforward as it should be and often becomes the hold-up in executing work. Future of the plant is always unknown and many external factors play into this. Work/life balance can be a challenge at times.

        Advice to Management

        Encourage a better work/life balance and provide support to make it happen

        General Motors2018-12-01

        General Motors Response

        December 4, 2018Social Media Strategist

        Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate everything that you do for GM and thank you for your contributions!

      • "Work environment"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON

        I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Good working environment Lots of opportunities to grow

        Cons

        Nothing I could think of!

        Advice to Management

        Nothing

        General Motors2018-11-24

        General Motors Response

        November 26, 2018Social Media Strategist

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

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