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Enjoyable working environment
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON2 May 2018
I was granted the opportunity to be a part of the first Summer Student Internship program at GM. I was assigned to a supervisor that I worked well with all summer long. I was introduced to an exciting, different work environment that I had never had before. Over the course of my work term, I met with other student interns and had only heard amazing things at the company.
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Competitive and focused on growth
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON1 May 2018
Workplace culture varies among business units, mainly as a result of different management styles. This can greatly impact the hardest and most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
Vacation time, Extra Holidays
Cons
Work/Life Balance
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Fun workplace with good team members
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON26 April 2018
Every day was something new to do and it was challenging which I enjoyed. Help was always around when needed. Fast paced environment with many things to work on.
Pros
Flex time.
Cons
Long hours.
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Great Experiance
(TPT) OPERATOR - CONSOLIDATED LINE (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON22 April 2018
Only worked on the line, but everyone in there made you feel like part of the community of the factory. Had a great four years there during school and will stay as one of my favorite jobs.
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Good salaries and benefits.
Millwright (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON17 April 2018
Stable work environment. Management provided equipment training and support to complete required work assignments. Most employees, management and hourly are easy to get along with.
Pros
Excellent benefit package.
Cons
No complaints
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Full time
Die Setter, Inspector, , Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON9 April 2018
Started there when I got out of high school and work my 30 yrs. there did lots of jobs in there and learned a lot of new jobs there it was a good place to work
Pros
good
Cons
no
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Fun workplace with high employee morale
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON9 April 2018
While the work was very tough and management can sometimes be tough to deal with when things go wrong, overall it is a pretty positive work environment. If you are a hard worker you will do well. Workers stick together and there is a very high amount of teamwork that goes on. Everyone helps each other out and stands united. The people are what make the job so amazing. If you want a job that comes with a work family this is a great place to work.
Pros
Good pay, good benefits, can be fun when you work with the right people
Cons
physically demanding, repetitive, fast-paced
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OK for a Shift Work company
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON3 April 2018
GM has a great initiative for helping students by giving them part time, full time or summer jobs. Not the most exciting job, but with the help of fun employees it makes for a fun place to work
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Heavy on Management
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON30 March 2018
Most days we work very hard, often against what seems to be right, as Management doesn't share their objectives and reasons for many decisions. Feedback is not always welcome on ways to improve
Pros
good hours
Cons
hard on the body and mind
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work life balance not good
Industrial Electrician (Current Employee) –  Ingersoll, ON25 March 2018
have to work every Saturday
starting at 2 weeks vacation and you cant always get vacation in summer.
benefits are ok but not good
future is not certain
Pros
money
Cons
mandatory saturdays
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intense and uncertain
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 March 2018
the environment was intense, though the pay was good but you are not sure what happens the next day, no matter the effort you put in the job...i think the management reserves the job mostly for their family members
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too much old school union.
Group leader (Former Employee) –  St Cathrines, ON22 March 2018
Union has a choke hold on the company. sleeping on the job is not a big deal mind set is too much paperwork to challenge someone if caught sleeping at work.
Pros
good pay
Cons
Unhappy enviroment to work
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Union driven and safe
Assembler/ Line worker - body shop (Former Employee) –  Oshawa ON10 March 2018
You are just a number, but the benefits and pay far outweigh the need to be "special". Expectations are clearly defined with no grey area.
Union is onsite at all times and work environment is safe, even with the massive machinery and running lines. Team leads are great and pay is excellent. The work is very hard, for beginners, and labour intensive. Great co-workers for the most part!
Pros
salary and benefits
Cons
hours & heavy lifting
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Mostly cons.
Business Analyst and Brand Engagement Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON9 March 2018
Great people to work with.
Benefits are at 6 months and aren't the best but better than nothing.
Dental at 1 year.
Low pay, no raises.
Assigned other job duties even when you don't want them.
Assigned overtime (you sign something when you're hired to allow this). No over time or time and a half pay here, so you can't go past 44 hours.
2 emergency paid sick days a year.
Again, great people to work with.
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Great company to build a career with
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON26 February 2018
I started here right after University as an application developer. THe pre-req was to work in operations for a couple of years which was a real experience. I then started cobol and assembler development responsible for 100's of GM applications
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Great Place to Work
Manager Global Logistics Engineering & Solutions (Current Employee) –  Warren, MI26 February 2018
This is great place to work, with opportunity & Amazing learning. The management team is very encouraging to think creativity & Out of box thinking. The strategy and progress the company is showed in the last 4 years, is a great success story
Pros
Exposure
Cons
Admistrative slowness
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Dull Robot-ish work enviroment
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON20 February 2018
7 years was long enough

the pay was decent when i started, and every time i returned got progressively worse. no one is happy at work, although safety is a big thing there so ill give them that
Pros
paid 20 minute lunch
Cons
everything else
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was a great place to work and learn new skills
Production worker (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON9 February 2018
General motors gave me the opportunity to take and complete a millwright apprenticeship. I was grateful to be employed for 36 plus yrs.worked with some very talented people.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
shift work
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Fun place to work
(Linux System Admin) & Strategic planner (Current Employee) –  Talegaon, India2 February 2018
General Motors is really a nice company to work in India.

Working culture is very good and always helpful.
As I am working in a global team of General Motors, all team members are ready to help and support in any situation or condition.

They always take care of their employee, as per my experience, no matter in what corner of world the employee is, he or she are been taken care.

Typical day at work is when you have surprised drill and you need to be a part of it in the middle of your work.

I have learned to work in any stress full condition.

Management at GM is always helpful.

The workplace culture is always helpful and it is a perfect place as workplace of choice.

The hardest part of job is that to wake up in the middle of night and work on issues occurred.

The enjoyable part of the job is you always get support from your team members.
Pros
Free lunches, medical
Cons
never heard of any
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a place you hope to work for your whole life.
engineers (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON2 February 2018
open, agile working environment, perfect work and life balance. it is not a home but feel like GM is a home where you can work for your whole life. it is not possible but hope so.

you can get opportunities to grow both technical expertise and software skill. It continue to be challenging daily to daily work. and you need to work hard to get high performance.

however management is a little not detail focus. the hard working employee and low performers, both don't get what they deserve.
Pros
perfect work and life balance
Cons
management need to improve
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