Great place to work, safety was our number one priority
MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Ingersoll, ON – 8 September 2017
Typical day would include the previous week setting up the schedule for man power and production for the following week. I personally managed a group of 30+ employee but there were multiple department each with their own agenda collaborating together. Team work was very important and dailiy communication was neccesary for shift work to continue running smoothly.
One month placement position, Group Leader (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 23 August 2017
General motors was only a 1 month college placement. Very fast pace and i had to work with about 20 unionized workers. I gained experience of recording workers performance, making sure stations were maintained, taking samples of car doors to see if they meet the standards. I loved being with GM because it the experience of my field.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Ingersoll, ON – 24 July 2017
Show up to your startup meeting. Go to your specified team put on your music and go to work. Learned basics of how a vehicle is assembled from the welding department all the way to the end quality product. Workplace was fast paced with little downtime or room for error. Hardest part of the job was the pressure of being a new employee and trying to work through the stress and keep up with the target times. Enjoyed being able to wear headphones with whatever music I preferred.
Warehouse Attendant (Former Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 19 July 2017
the work was good and easy, the people were amazing but the management is by far the worst ive ever seen. no one was on the same page and all had different agenda's and was just an outright circus. what made the job were the people you work with that also had enough with management. if i were offered an oppertunity to work there again in the same position i would not. they lied to the government about my employment and the ending of my employment and can not be trusted as an employer.
Full Stack Java Developer (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 4 July 2017
we work in a agile environment where we normally have our scrum standup meetings early in the morning where we used to update what have done the previous day and we are going to do the following day and later on move on to scheduled meetings if had any and move on to programming. It is a very passionate place to work with filled with passionate people and integration between the pods where they used to discuss about the requirements they had .
Production Worker at the GM Manufacturing (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 27 June 2017
Anyone working on the line at General motors will let you know that it is not a place you want to stay for long. It's manual labour and corporate is constantly fighting the union to cut your pay, benefits, and pension. General Motors has a long way to go if it ever wants to provide job security and a work-life balance to its blue collar workers.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Cami Assembly – 21 June 2017
If you can stand working in a factory 6 days a week, building one vehicle every minute, and put up with the drama of highschool on occasion than this job might be for you. You feel like a number more than a valued employee, being in a union working harder than the next person gets you no where the only thing of value to move you ahead in a place like this is time. So again I stress you need to be able to park your self in a low seniority terrible job for the first 5-10 years than you'll slowly get better jobs that are better on your joints and body that will probably be starting to break down already so is a welcome change.
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.