General Motors

Headquarters:Detroit, Michigan(USA)10,000+ Employees
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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"There are many females in high level executive roles, however it is still difficult to become a leader in this organization. We need to support each other."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"I would like to see more internal opportunities to lead. There are only so many leadership positions, and it seems that they are pre-reserved for select people who fit the political mold. I really just want the opportunity to be valued."
Position or Department
Financial Analyst, Finance
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"You're not going to be promoted unless you are the Ideal Worker - put in a lot of hours and get to know the right people."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Marketing Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"If you work at the Ren Cen flexibility does not exist unless you are lucky enough to work for an enlightened boss. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 40 Unpaid
"excellent maternity leave policy thanks to the union. Trouble is, if you take what is legally yours beyond FMLA, you are written off or mommy tracked. Even though it is legal for you to do so. "
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"If you are an engineer or at the Tech Center, they are far more flexible to a work-life balance than if you work at the Ren Cen. My marketing/finance female peers I started with out of grad school have all left GM due to an inflexible work environment. The engineering department is more forward thinking and has more supports for women. "
Anonymous Review Image
"GM is working hard to create equality. It is also struggling to get women to enter and stay in an automotive engineering environment. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
"6 weeks per child"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have had great opportunities working here for the past 5 years which included multiple promotions and a job change. The gap between men and women still exists although it’s getting better. Working hours are extremely flexible and I’ve been able to work remotely but it’s not on a set schedule. Coworkers with family have no problem adjusting schedules to met their children’s needs. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"No do not work here all women thing is for advertisement,for publicity and promoting nothing is really women empowering they put women so down ..very bad MI politics.Male dominated no women leader will stand up for you"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"treat equally,stop politics.evaluate on talent."
Position or Department
Software Engineer, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Women are in the minority. It can be very challenging to be taken seriously. You need to develop a strong network to feel like you have any 'street cred'."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Be fair in evaluations."
Position or Department
Software Developer, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"yes! they were very gender neutral and respected woman. great leave too"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Software Developer,
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Although there is a large gap between the number of men and woman at GM, I see women rising to various senior roles and feel very supported in my career. Mary Barra is a great role model."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Mechanical Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"A woman in my previous group was able to work flex time with a toddler and new baby at home (T-R) and was still a valued contributor. "
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Make sure you understand your worthiness for advancement is based predominantly on if you have a degree - not on your performance, value or contributions. Per a GM HRBP " the price of admission here is a degree - you won't go anywhere without it here""
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"consider women AND men into leadership roles who do not have a degree but do possess applicable years of work experience in lieu of. There are many professionals who value and honor education but for whatever reason did not obtain a degree. It should be about performance and not appearances or discriminating based on if someone has or doesn't have a degree. "
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"GM is a wonderful place to work as a female. I always feel empowered in my role and the decisions I make and have a wonderful community around me."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Sourcing Specialist, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"We have many diversity initiatives and many support groups for women in leadership and women in IT, we attend SWE every year and host events. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Many teams allow flexible schedules and especially in Michigan many teams are able to work from home on "Snow Days." We all value our work/life balance at GM. I know some orgs have more or less flexibility, but I've never felt like I *had* to work 10-12 hour days. But, sometimes I do, but on my terms. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"You have real growth opportunity here. The quality of your work is what matters, not your gender."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Company policy is good but not groundbreaking. As a company with a female CEO we should have groundbreaking maternity leave and we do not. The culture is generally great. I absolutely love my job and what I do. One must be aware however that it is still a male dominated field and without malice intent men get more pay and are more likely to be promoted. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There has to be something said about how amazing it is to work in the Auto Industry for a company who has an amazing Female CEO and Board of Directors that is 50% women! Mary Barra is truly an inspiration to work for, though she is not the only inspiring woman at this company. GM is making great strides at balancing the scales and getting more women into positions of leadership. This isn't just about promoting women for the sake of promoting women either.... it is about highlighting the amazing work women are doing and giving credit where credit is due. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"While this can vary by department and manager, each manager I have seen and the majority I have encountered truly values work-life balance and understands that life is a part of work. We have families and commitments outside of the workplace. I often seen managers allow flexible schedules to allow for dropping off or picking up their children. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Find a mentor. Engage in ERGs and GM Women. I find that there isn't a lot of guidance or understanding of women between 30-38 and mid career. Mostly because there doesn't seem to be a lot of women that I work with in this age group. They are mostly managers or new college grads. I think this is because GM has a fairly traditional career path with a heavy engineering focus. So there might not have been a lot of female engineers, that with the lack of jobs when I graduated from undergrad."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It greatly depends on the department and your manager."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Excellent place to work. CEO is incredible to work for."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Absolutely! I love my company culture and the wonderful environment with great growth opportunities. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Sourcing Specialist, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"With our CEO being Fortune's most powerful Woman, two years in a row, I'm proud to work for General Motors and work under a leader like Mary Barra."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Strategic Communications, Public Relations
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I would tell them to have a plan for their own development and share it early. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"There is flexibility at corporate but not so much in the call centers"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Do not work here! I was the only female in my DIVISION. Work-life balance doesn't exist (my manager used to have a spread-sheet where he kept track of who took time off and when). Maternity leave is too short (1 month paid). Compensation is also very low."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, Product
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"My department offers great work life balance. I have the flexibility to work from home and adjust my hours. This has been a great benefit for my family and allows me to be both a mother and have a career."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
7 Paid | 5 Unpaid
"7 weeks @ 50%"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Excellent flexibility to take care of family needs, 14 days PTO to begin with and 19 after the first year, lots of opportunities for training, growth, promotions and movement within the company"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
, Operations
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Leadership is aware and things are moving in the right direction"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Come prepared to be challenged daily intellectually on your abilities and professionalism. This is a review of GM Financial."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Currently there are departments that are more saturated the women than with men and vise versa in others. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Work schedule is flexible, and family time is valued. Women in leadership is rising more and more every year."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Engineer,
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Although I know the pay on some of the higher positions is still unequal, everything else is very fair for both men and women (in my experience)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"GM has great pay, great benefits, and generous holidays, but still there are shockingly few women at or above director level (at least in IT) and ZERO minority women that I have come across at that level for a company where the CEO is a butt-kicking woman."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing General Motors can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
IT Project Manager, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Very busy"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Assembly, pre trim
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This job is physically very demanding. On top of being injured many times, I was subjected to multiple cases of sexual harassment. This went on for 28 years in varying degrees. I was harassed by coworkers, and members of management. I takes several years to learn how to avoid this, and how to respond to this behavior."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Millwright, Maintenance
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Good pay, some good employees, terrible bosses!"
Anonymous Review Image
"Good"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Design release engineer, Powers and signal distribution
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Good opportunities for women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
General Supervisor, Material
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"good opportunity for women but not alot of women in my field. many men will challenge your abilities here"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked at various departments for 7+ years. Some groups are male dominated and very inexperienced in issues such as maternity leave simply from lack of encountering it. Others are very diverse with family friendly policies. I think you have to take control of your route through the company to take you to the groups that are of most advantage to you at your stage in life, and if you find yourself unable to do so (ex. request for dept. transfer is blocked by manager) then it's time to sharpen the resume for interviewing elsewhere. Don't get stranded. It's the sort of place where you can blink and have spent more than 5 years in a department."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Depends on the department, some are better than others. If you are in the "others", you need to leave or try to transfer ASAP"
Anonymous Review Image
"Ask for what you want. If you are a strong performer in a progressive group, they will bend over backward to keep you with long maternity leaves and flex time when you return but you are the one who has to present a win-win solution."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Be Aggresive"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Program Lead, Sales and Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"It's a dog eat dog world"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
senior supervisor, paint
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I'm in a technical management role, and I have found the environment very friendly to all. I have women reporting to me (a first for me in 7 years of technical leadership) as well as several female peers in management. Work life balance is probably the best I have ever seen, and I have worked at several other Fortune 500 companies."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It is very hard for a woman on the floor supervising, it is still a man's world and women are subpar. The treatment of women on the floor is horrible by the hourly and management."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Women are not necessarily good to other women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Depends on the leadership"
Anonymous Review Image
"Hard work and lots of hours expected in my department."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend General Motors to other women?
"Yes"