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Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on May 11th, 2021
"GM has overall been a great place to work for the past 6 years. That being said, my view has been tainted in the last year though. Some of the HR policies that are in place around who can be promoted are out dated and need to be seriously reviewed if they want to retain their talent. I have been the lead on many projects, and 2 years ago I was told I was on track to be made an official lead. Throughout the year I checked in with my managers to get feedback and make sure that I was still on track when promotion time came around. I did not get the promotion... but was told definitely the next year I would get it. To compensate I was given a healthy pay bump. This past year, again I checked in with my managers throughout the year and was told I was on track. This year again I was again not promoted! I was even told that I was ranked in the top 2 of performers for my overall team of 60+. Eventually I did find out that the reason I was not promoted was not because of my performance but because of an outdated HR rule that says that in order to be promoted the person must fall on or above the mid-point of their current role's salary range. Because my salary was too low, despite at least 3 managers advocating on my behalf the promotion was turned down. I was very dissapointed... here is to hoping for next year... and hopefully HR re-evaluating their priorities."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Apr 29th, 2021
"I really recommend working for GM. It has very flexible working hours, and work-life balance is great. With Covid impacting everyone's life, there has been a lot of empathy and I strongly believe this is thanks to having women in leadership rolls (from the CEO, to VPs, Directors, Managers, etc). Parental/Family leave policies are very competitive, and I would like to share that the company supports "working and pumping moms", there are very nice pumping rooms in almost every building. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Apr 28th, 2021
"The company is changing, that's evident. But there are still pockets and groups that do things the "old way", where men are treated better than women and I feel like an outsider. But is is definitely moving in the right direction. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Feb 18th, 2021
"It's great to see a woman in the CEO position. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Dec 9th, 2020
"GM is an inclusive company, we have many females in leadership who understand the challenges that come with being female (parents and non-parents). There are some challenges with work/life balance but overall I have found leaders to always do their best to be empathetic and understanding. GM sometimes is thought of as an old school company, but it really is a technology and innovative company that is embracing a culture of inclusion and supporting those with bold ideas. Constantly seeking equity for all."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Jul 17th, 2020
"I am definitely a minority, but I love my boss and feel very supported and encouraged to grow in my career"
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Mar 7th, 2020
"This is a great place to work overall but there are still serious culture challenges. Stay positive and in tight communication with your manager to be successful. Their is a strange corp culture around promotions but you can make it happen if you drive your own career and use the resources available to you. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Jan 15th, 2020
"I love working here because of the gender and ethnic diversity. Also, we are flexible with respect job performance location. Working from home is encouraged when your tasks support it."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on Jul 3rd, 2019
"Be cautious, it is totally dependent on the team and where you work on whether they are 'women' friendly or not. I have had several incidents happen at work that I felt I had to report. After having working at many other companies, I feel this is the most biased company I have worked for. Including having to fight for promotions, leave roles due to poor supervisor behavior and getting promoted without pay increase. I feel that the Affinity groups and training for employees is great but, isn't followed up on the local level by leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors, United States on May 3rd, 2019
"Be cautious when considering the Chevrolet team, the leadership does not always value women employees "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Feb 28th, 2019
"It really depends on the team you are on, certain teams are extremely embracing, others still experience the old boys club mentality."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on May 8th, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Apr 20th, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Apr 19th, 2018
"GM is working hard to create equality. It is also struggling to get women to enter and stay in an automotive engineering environment. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Mar 8th, 2018
"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. "
"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'."
"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"
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Feb 27th, 2018
"yes! they were very gender neutral and respected woman. great leave too"
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Feb 22nd, 2018
"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."
"You have real growth opportunity here. The quality of your work is what matters, not your gender."
"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. "
"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."
"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""
"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. "
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Nov 15th, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Nov 9th, 2017
"Excellent place to work. CEO is incredible to work for."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Oct 26th, 2017
"Absolutely! I love my company culture and the wonderful environment with great growth opportunities. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Jul 23rd, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Mar 27th, 2017
"I would tell them to have a plan for their own development and share it early. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on Dec 4th, 2016
"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."
"Come prepared to be challenged daily intellectually on your abilities and professionalism. This is a review of GM Financial."
"Leadership is aware and things are moving in the right direction"
"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"
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of General Motors on May 10th, 2016
"Work schedule is flexible, and family time is valued. Women in leadership is rising more and more every year."
"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."
"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)."
"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."
"Good opportunities for women."
"good opportunity for women but not alot of women in my field. many men will challenge your abilities here"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It's a dog eat dog world"
"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."