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General Motors Corporation Reviews
Great if you find the right manager.
Business Systems Analyst in Austin:
Pros: I like how open GM is to new ideas about how to do things. They don't micromanage.
Cons: I had a previous manager that made me feel like I wasn't going to advance because I was a woman and once talked about having kids in the future.
Low end pay.
Software Engineer in Austin:
Pros: I love my team
Cons: I don't like the compensation and also new college grads have been getting shafted by bait and switch. They interview for software engineer and then get put on a team that is primarily data entry or some other low level data job.
Pros: Good place for technology and innovation.
Cons: Lack of recognition and mentoring for new employees.
Information Technology (IT) Architect:
GM is a good employer. The efforts of the unions has radiated across HR policy in general, with very good benefits. Health insurance options are not the best I've seen. I'd give those about 3 stars, but they're all there nowadays, so that's good (vision since 2018). Pension arrangements get 5 stars. It probably doesn't get better than this, unless you're a C-level executive. There are two GM portions of 401K contribution. The regular matching is done no matter what. An additional percentage is added from day one, but not released to you until you've been here several years, I think it's 3. GM reorganizes all the time. So try not to get used to your chair. That's a piece of advice you'll hear a lot here. I consider GM a "social corporation": it doesn't matter what you know, but whom you know. This organization thrives on "tribal knowledge", meaning that wise men sit around a camp fire (we use skype rather than smoke signals though) and discuss the matter, exchanging knowledge of intimate technical details. You won't find that wisdom in books or on the Intranet. This seems to work, but is a cultural model that you must be able to deal with. There are faster, more professional and definitely more efficient/effective ways to manage knowledge. GM is also very fragmented, split into many miniature silos or stovepipes. A side effect of this is variation in methods. Procedures, tools, the way business is done can all vary widely between silos. That makes it hard to predict what you
Manufacturing Engineer in Cairo:
Pros: Creative thinking
8th level management is usually not that great.
Business Analyst, IT in Warren:
Pros: The people that I work around are really good at what they do.
Cons: 8th level management just doesn’t get it. Some are really good and are there to work and make things happen. Others are just collecting fat checks
Software Developer at GM.
Software Developer in Detroit:
Pros: Generally positive environment
Cons: People living in fear of layoffs. Inefficiency.
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