Technician (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 5 May 2017
I loved working for GM the only, being home everyday was big binus for me having come from construction. The biggest downfall is how your paid, Flat rate used to be a fair system but it has become very one sided and favors for the dealership and GM only. There are very few perks to being flat rate anymore as vehicles become more complicated and advanced. Not paying people just because a customer brought a vehicle in and the only problem was a blown fuse is not fair to the tech. It still takes time to bring in a vehicle and look at it but GM does not pay for it nor will the dealer if it's warranty.
Superviseur de production (Former Employee) – Sainte-Thérèse, QC – 28 April 2017
if you can get hired its a good place to work they reconize fast if you have talent. alot of courses are offered , they also have advantages like dental blue cross medical, health and safety oriented company
Line Worker (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 8 April 2017
GM was the best place, I had an amazing team leader, great union reps from day one and I was proud and happy of the work I did there. The work place offers an excellent cafeteria, and a great working area, clean and well kept, parts are always there, line moves at a reasonable pace. GM spends a lot of money on ergonomics and the lines pace, work is reasonable and you go home happy.
Really nice wages and benefits, this is a great place. Lay offs are too common but if you can fight through them than its home free.
Group Leader (Production Supervisor) (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 20 March 2017
The people you will work there are great on the front lines. The employees are fantastic as are most of the management staff. The biggest problem is the constant 7 days a week work week. While the pay is great everything else suffers and not many willing participants to come and assist you and take some OT for you.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 8 March 2017
Great place to work if you are willing to learn, kept very busy as you would build almost a car a minute at some jobs. Went from job to job mostly and enjoyed that as I am a quick learner and would allow me to meet more people. At the time we (new hires) were not considered as good as older employees and were treated differently. I do believe this has changed now though, was expected to learn fast and quick in a environment were that was needed. Learned a lot about vehicles,tools, and products. This job was very hard on your body though and eventually needed to find somewhere that would not do such to my body. Was also giving very short breaks compared to the time you were working, receiving a bathroom break was also frustrating.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 8 February 2017
my typical day at work i loved it the salary was good but i was only a full time part time till night ended at gm my normal day was cleaning my set up up station and worked repetitively always doing the same thing to each car
General Labourer/Utility Repairman (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 7 February 2017
- 8 hr shift - sometimes overtime, repetitive work - learnt something new all the time as I changed jobs with GM on the line frequently -management was always doing their best for the employee - sometimes their hands were tied, however mostly really great. - I got along with pretty much everyone, I enjoy people -the hardest part of the job was frequent changes to the positions, however mostly ending back where they started -the most enjoyable part of the job was my co-workers and building quality products for the consumer.
wage and being apart of building vehicles for the community