Fast paced, cluttered, and dangerous/loud environment to work in, but i barely get to work
typical day - non stop fast paced washing dishes, and silverware/cookwear in a hot, loud and smokey kitchen.
What I have learned - I have learned that you have to work for your money, a job must be well done if you want to get paid, how to wash dishes, and carry many at once,as well as how to correctly and efficiently multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Management - I dislike management due to the fact that they over hired for a seasonal job, which gives everybody very few shifts and even they help set the negative attitude in the workplace.
My co-workers - I get along with my co-workers,we work together in perfect harmony. It's a team effort to ensure we keep ahead and don't fall behind with the dishes. but some times my co-workers mainly the cooks, are trying to work too hard which involves accidents. I have almost been hit with a pizza pan straight out of the oven numerous times.
Hardest part of the job - Hardest part of the job is being safe. I'm not worried about me hurting myself, yet I am worried about co-workers being careless with hot/sharp objects hurting me by accident, or opening doors really fast and hitting me while I am carrying dishes
Most enjoyable part of the job - 3 things actually. 1. Is when the dishes stop piling up for like 5 minutes and you get a moments rest. 2. The free beverages, so i can constantly stay hydrated. And 3. When the kitchen shutsdown and I can go home!
ProsFree beverages, and odd times free food
ConsOn the schedule they only have the time you start at, and they won't give you breaks, so you don't know when you leave, or get to take a break if you are working for more than 6 hours, as well as it's a standing job so it becomes really painful on the back, and the floors are constantly wet and greasy. I do not feel safe at work
For me personally it was a great experience as a mechanical engineering intern. Typical day of work for the majority of my term was, check emails, start work that I had scheduled out for myself (ex. complete mesh fixes for hood (different programs), get certain part of project done, go to meeting, lunch, finish work I had planned, write down what needs to be done for tomorrow (personal thing I had started doing as a reminder) and then time to go home. Work life balance that was outlined by my manager was great, allowed us to manage our own time and trusted us to complete our work. The environment was constructed to allow individuals to grow in terms of technical ability and also showcase the different achievements or findings they came across to the local team. My coworkers were always helpful and mindful that I was still developing as a junior CAE, they literally never turned down my need of assistance whether it was for software or a structural assessment for a specific component or work order. Allowed us to see the physical side of the job (the actual plant where some of the parts were being made was across the street from us), we were shown this on the tour for interns. Overall the job encouraged growth, doing work you thought would benefit the company and the customer. Thought it was an amazing intern job. Also a bunch of extra curricular activities like team lunches/team building exercises, as well as larger scale activities like a summer barbecue for the centre or
ProsBasketball/foosball tournaments, team lunches, team building excersizes, lead your own project later on in the term
I thoroughly enjoyed developing my accounting, computer and supervisory skills with General Motors.
My typical day started with supervising all aspects of the customer/dealer payment procedures. From opening the mail, identifying cheques/cash payments and processing company deposits.
Afternoons were spent compiling reports for Head Office and upper management, processing invvoices for vendor payments, signing cheques, bank reconciliations, report approvals for the bookkeepers/data entry clerks. Any time an employee was unable to attend to their duties, the supervisors were either responsible for the reallocation of said duty or were expected to step in and provide the necessary coverage.
I worked in an office that grew to a size of 120 employees. For the most part of 24 years all was enjoyable. The majority of the staff were enthusiastic about their jobs and excited when they met or exceeded goals set out for them.
The hardest part of my job was completing and delivering negative employee reviews especially when said employee had a longer tenure with General Motors.
The most enjoyable aspect of my time with the Corporation was gaining the knowledge and expertise in other departments which provided me the ability to step in and assist in special assignments and backlog support. I enjoy a variety of duties and learning/teaching new skills.
Prosthe need to be aware (and the ability to accomplish) of the full company cyle from booking accounts, maintaining them both from a customer and dealer body perspective.
Conshaving the office closed down by the corporation when i was seven years away from retirement.
Every shift was a clusterf*ck, no long-term thinking, poor management
That place ran on having band-aids put on everything. Machinery would fall apart every shift and management was never concerned about fixing it properly. The whole mantra was just to keep the line running, and quality suffered because of that.
It didn't help that management in charge in Assembly was clueless and arrogant. They wouldn't listen to anyone or take any suggestions. They were aggressive and authoritarian, and just demanded that people follow their orders, even when it made no sense to anyone. Everything that happened in there was our fault, no matter what. Machines would break down, parts would come late to the line. Everything was our fault.
If I could describe this job as one thing, it would as a punching bag. That's all I was. I took the abuse from the people working on line who were frustrated by various things (often things that frustrated me too..) and then I'd take the abuse from my boss who would blame the Group Leader for everything, instead of doing his job and following up on the root cause.
We NEVER once received a compliment or a remark about how we did something well. Just constant griping about how we could have done better, even after great shifts where we all ran our tails off.
Work/life balance is non-existent. Be prepared to marry yourself to this job. 6 days/week, and often asking to come in for overtime, I literally saw these people more than my own family. Pay was good, but it has to be to entice people to work there if they ne
ConsManagement's stupidity, quick fixes that fall apart quickly, maintenance workers who don't care about anything.
1) a corrupted hiring process of the type "a friend brings a friend". The managers know each other for years since the time they worked together for a different company in a different country and push each other up. That results in utter incompetence in all management levels. They can't make a simple decision but instead waste time on meetings, transfer responsibilities, manipulate with the data to show a fake performance of their teams.
2) a poor software development culture. The code is written such a way that produces bugs in a long term perspective. No one cares that that would fire back in other teams or later in time. No one care to re-write the code again and again for each new car model.
3) There is no feeling of ownership, a common goal, thinking out-of-box. Developers and leads are mostly concentrated on the performance of their own team and miss the company goal.
4) The employees are distracted from work by spamming emails from the management, useless mandatory courses, celebrations of all imaginable holidays from around the world, endless talking and meetings, changed policies etc. In fact, the company does everything possible for employees to be less efficient and spend less time on the actual work.
5) No innovation. GM is an integrator of the solutions provided by vendors. If you want to develop an exciting technology, you are at the wrong address.
6) Salary and benefits are huge. But they do not correlate with the competence and performance of an avera
I worked at GM for just shy of 10 years and this place is something else. I was a young idealistic kid when I started out there; a real nose-to-the-grindstone type who would work his fingers to the bone if needed. After almost a year of giving this place the most effort any young worker could, a string of horrible Foreman's turned me from a workhorse into a professional obstacle in a war that would only ever finally end when I decided to leave.
If you want to have pretty significant mechanical abilities but then have an ECE with an English major micromanage every second of your day while knowing absolutely nothing about car manufacturing, this is the place for you.
Want to deal with a barrage of petty tyrants who will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat to protect their own authority? Sign up here. This place is so unbelievably toxic and frankly ridiculous that I'm surprised it wasn't a hit reality series or a sitcom.
The only thing, and I mean *only* thing that makes this place worthwhile will be your future coworkers. Your comisseration will create lasting friendships and the adversity of having an anthropologist try to tell you how to paint fenders properly will bind you in a very special solidarity with one another. I miss some of these people terribly, but that's about it. This is the worst place I have ever worked, and I've picked apples in the fall with frozen fingers in biting wind for minimum wage.
ConsLiterally everything other than your coworkers
We were Supplemental Work Employees (contractors) brought in by management and agreed to by the CAW for temporary work until the new contract was sign
I didn't mind the hard work. Mgmt was in the process of enlarging all the jobs and downsizing the work force. We (SWEs) were not warmly welcomed by the rank and file of the CAW because we were contractors and not employees. They thought we had no business having certain jobs; translation: every lousy job should have gone to us. I was put in the Paint Shop, which is a preferred destination of GM workers because they are considered the easy jobs. I was covering for a person on long-term disability, but that didn't matter to the people who worked there and they let me know in no uncertain terms that I was not welcome. They would get upset with me for working too hard. Their motto is 'save some for the next guy'. They were in the Paint Shop because they didn't want to work hard and they hated anyone trying to show them up. That's not what I was intending to do, but SWE's were expendable if they didn't bust their humps.
Working at General Motors on the management side can be very stressful and demanding at times. Not only are you responsible for monitoring and maintaining the productivity of your team but also the quality of the product leaving your area. There's a natural clash between management and union members, but this on-going struggle coupled with various personal issues many union members may be facing can create a difficult work environment. Finding a way to effectively lead each individual, as well as your entire team, can be tricky. When you're able to establish those working relationships and identify strategies to help everyone be successful, that's when you excel. The management team is great - very knowledgeable, helpful and reliable. Most would say the most rewarding aspects of the job would be watching the final products drive off the line, but I personally see more value in helping team members (union and salary) improve their overall body of work and better themselves both personally and professionally.
I worked steady days. We carried a pager so that when a call came in we would answer the page via computer. We would then check out what we needed for the job and get the necessary tools /equipment for the job.
I learned how to work with others, patience, safety.
Management was for the most part cooperative. If I didn't feel that the job wasn't safe I was free to voice that without consequences.
My co workers were the same. We worked together in an adult fashion. We would discuss the best wa tio handle the job and get it done.
The hardest part of the job was explaining to a production supervisor why we had to shut a machine down to do a certain job. We had to lock out al power to a machine for it to be safe to work on and production didn't like to do that.
We had freedom of the plant, so we were able to go to different areas on free time. We weren't tied down to a job and our supervisor didn't mind as long as we had our pagers with us.
To be fair, I worked in QC (a very good department) as a Student TPT on midnights and sometimes day shifts, but I thoroughly enjoyed working there the entire time I was able to before covid and the parts shortage hit.
I loved that we had paid breaks every two hours plus bathroom breaks. I found it fun to finally meet the people that my family members had worked with for years. If it were possible, I'd still be working here.
I found the jobs in QC fun because I was able to converse with co-workers while still focusing on my work. The fans help the workplace stay cool even in the hottest times of the day and you're permitted to wear shorts and shoes in this department. I was able to learn the jobs fairly quickly too!
Prospaid weekly, fans keep the workplace cool, paid breaks, bathroom breaks, I had great team leaders and group leaders, employee opinion surveys to help improve the workplace
I worked the afternoon/night shift at GM. This was one of the worst and most depressing jobs I have ever had.
The culture of General Motors is very similar to a prison environment. Management treats you like a child, and will make split-second, last-minute decisions that affect your time and your life without even consulting you. You could be told 20 minutes before it was time to clock out, that you would be staying another few hours. There was nothing you could do about this. (Most people working there also had children, so having no advance notice could really affect them).
The company would put out media announcements regarding layoffs BEFORE IT EVEN TOLD THE EMPLOYEES THEY WERE BEING LAID OFF. Imagine your family and friends knowing your job situation before YOU do. This happened often. They have absolutely no respect for their employees whatsoever.
Management spoke to us like we were children. Instead of consulting with us, giving constructive criticism, and working with us, they gave orders and yelled. When there was downtime, even if there was nothing at all to do, we were to scurry about to make it look like we were busy.
Everyone seemed to be afraid of certain people in management. And the "culture" was to just accept whatever GM dished out and "just be glad you have a job." I can't tell you how many times I heard someone say that. No matter how badly they mistreated us as employees, the majority of the people there just sucked it up and dealt with it. N
My Functions on daily basis were consisting of a routine of painted vehicle body checks looking for application issues ie: paint runs, bare areas (lack of paint), orange peel (texture), equipment failures effecting quality of the product. Automated robot enclosure inspections/observations looking for application abnormalities or failures to the process.
Monitoring operating data on all aspects of the cleanroom (spray booth) which includes the follow items ie: automated robot paint and air calibrations, performance outputs paint and air volumes to make sure equipment is achieving its set points. Spray booth conditions which includes temperature, humidity, and downdraft settings. Monitoring of oven temperatures looking operating for failures or issues which may impact on quality.
Adjusting of operating set points/machine parameters for continuous improvement or eliminating quality issues ie: paint flow, shaping air, turbine speed, flush cycle set up, accuflow operating system control set points, perform paint and air calibrations, machine cycle testing, performance/equipment buyoffs for maintenance repairs. I’m very acute at fault finding and problem solving with the equipment, also knowing extra knowledge of machine operating systems which can allow me to bypass or disable certain features to reduce impact of machine/quality related issues until a window of opportunity is available to repair the faulty equipment. Contacting the Paint mix on paint/solvent supply or paint
Empresa de grande porte em processo de reestruturação de filosofia de trabalho
O dia de trabalho:
Na área onde atuava, pela função que exercia e pelos grupos interdepartamentais que fazia parte como representante do meu departamento, um dia típico não seguia uma rotina constante, era uma série de reuniões, algumas previamente agendadas e outras convocadas de forma emergencial, e o atendimento às ocorrências inesperadas, sem esquecer do trabalho de planejamento e controle dos objetivos estabelecidos no plano de desdobramento de negócios da companhia.
O dia a dia basicamente era de levantar todas as ocorrências do turno anterior e avaliar se ficará alguma pendência para ser resolvida de forma emergencial, ler os e-mails, administrar o pessoal que fazia parte do time, coletar dados e preparar os relatórios gerenciais, participar das reuniões, atender as solicitações da produção, engenharias, segurança do trabalho, pessoal administrativo e empresas terceirizadas, preparar os relatórios para o pessoal do próximo turno.
O que foi aprendido:
A complexidade das atividades realizadas e do volume de trabalho requisitava uma melhor administração do tempo;
A gestão de um departamento alinhando esses objetivos aos da diretoria através do desdobramento do plano de negócios;
A planejar de forma coerente os recursos e atividades afim de atingir as metas estabelecidas;
Procedimentos e Normas que atendem a legislação em vigor;
A trabalhar em time e estabelecer relacionamentos e parcerias para atingir os objetivos;
A ter visão e pensamento estratégico para pl
ProsRestaurante na empresa, transporte, plano de saúde, plano odontológico, previdência privada, participação nos resultados, e outros benefícios de uma empresa desse porte.
As an assembler, you are required to be certified at many different assembly positions. At the Lordstown plant, you are required to assemble all of your parts within a 50-60 second window. Typically, you will help build more than 400 cars per shift. The work is sometimes tedious. Ergonomically, you are forced to use just certain parts of your body to assemble the vehicle. This causes a lot of the senior employees into worker compensation claims or FMLA circumstances. There was a lot of artificial stress placed on front-line supervisors from management above. It was not unusual to see foremen fired/removed from their positions, at will, because of conflicts with superiors or an inability to meet criteria or quotas that, more often than not, were not attainable. This pressure from above was sometimes displaced directly upon the workers who did the assembly work. Thus, most employees did not have a favorable impression about any of their superiors. The co-workers were excellent. Most are referred for employment by other family members. The plant was large enough that you didn't really have to worry about nepotism. There was a certain comradery because of the demands of the work. The hardest part of the job is getting a routine down so that you could accomplish your tasks within the 50-60 second time frame. During the summer months, you literally would sweat the weight off. Thus, there is this demand that you have to be somewhat physically fit to do the jobs. An
Most Union employees does NOT look out for each other
Majority of UAW workers and 95% of labor management are sneaking, behind your back when you are not around talking bad about you. Management always picks and plays who they like and dislike as far as treatment of their employees. You speak up on issues and tell the truth to them, they do not like the truth and you are a target with some hourly employees and all of management. Hard work and taking pride on your job by going well beyond your job duties at GM does not always get noticed or a certificate of award appreciation if you are not in the buddy system with management, union or other employees. Lazy workers by gender and race that squeak the loudest get taken care. Meaning they brown nose management get special treatment because management does not want the ***** breathing down their neck by discriminating against race and gender. Federal Government has a quota to meet on race and color of employees for employment, so they get a payment kickback for meeting requirements by the government. Hard work and going well beyond your job duties get you nowhere in promotion or you miss something or your job management wants to put you on notice and most of the time discipline you by throwing you out of work for a day, two days, week, two weeks, three weeks, thirty days and last termination. Management holds hard and good workers to higher standards because they expect almost perfection and when you make a mistake that is almost unacceptable. Average and lazy workers that come in to
Overall Company Score: Excellent. However... read on please
My overall experience was excellent. The disaster at GM that occurred last year when they did the 15% salaried layoffs, I learned later, just by my regular attendance at local gyms and reputable restaurant establishments at which I meet many new people every day who reside in the Shelby Twp. and surrounding areas, that these were performance layoffs. When I was at GM, I actually resigned from my new direct hire position after 8 months because my manager, who I had supported like a loyal employee and her new top promising DRE, decided both to overload me AND then after seeing a significant drop in my performance due to carrying 13 rather than 6 programs due to personnel leaving our group, then began to punish me and tell me I was getting a performance review to 'prevent me from being setup for failure.' Well, obviously that happened before I even agreed to take on the extra work without complaint and deciding to be an upstanding employee because I thought it was the right thing. She was NOT a professional manager. She had 20 years in at GM and I was hired into a direct role after being a contractor for only 1 yr and 8 months in our commodity's validation group. That's unheard of. My validation manager was a contract engineer for 5 years before being hired in direct (and not as a manager - he started at the bottom of the engineering chain also, and the DRE position at GM is the creme of the crop of the bottom of the engineering structure - validation engineers are looked
What else can you expect from a Motor Vehicle or any other manufacturing facility.
A typical day at GM was strenuous and sometimes stressful. I learned teamwork. No matter how hard things could get(union, line speed up, mandatory overtime) we had to learn to work and support each other. Even it meant walking out during union negotiations. I’m not saying everyone was the best of friends but when it came to our lively hoods we stuck together and fought together. The management could be someone they trained from the floor (your co-worker) with no management experience and not a people person. But the experience, training and pay they became your supervisor. Favoritisms to their friends. We did have some really good supervisors also. The hard part of the job. It is very physical and you stand on feet for 10-12 hours depending on line time. You know what time your shifts going to start but when your going home depends on the quota for the day. So just know you can’t walk off a production line. Work hours are between 8-12 hour shifts. I started out at 10.65 and after 10 years it was 25.00 dollars and hour. Then they announced the plant was closing. GM is not stable. To many plant closings. If you decide to work there, save your money. Have another means of income. Invest your money outside of GM. So when your plant closes you have other available income. What I like about GM great benefits and pay and comraderie regardless of what GM plant you came from. Wherever I go you have a GM family that is familiar with the struggle. And says hang in there I’ve been there
ConsUnstable company, Long hours, Stressful at times, Physical demands on your body especially for a woman.
• To ensure the line quality by checking the process through system.
• To identify the right process through lean manufacturing.
• Support disciplined problem solving approach on the shop floor for quality as well as test line issues through PFMEAs.To check the quality of product and process.
• To ensure torque quality as well as vehicle option as per build in General Assembly shop.
• Interact/communicate closely with supplier for improving quality tool/equipment to improve checking process.
• Develop and tracking of Business Plan Deployment boards at plant level with support of BPD board owner.
• Responsible for Press shop quality-To ensure surface quality through GSQE as well as checking fixture efficiency through CF.
• Responsible for Hemming quality-To ensure surface quality of Hemm closure as well as closure efficiency through gap, flush and thick.
• In-Process Inspection and Test. In-process inspection consists of evaluating the manufactured/welded product with the released design and the applicable GM Engineering Standards to identify, contain, and repair nonconforming product.
• The purpose of the in-process inspection is to periodically verify specific quality attributes and detect deficiencies prior to product leaving the weld shop.
• In-Process Inspection and Test (Resistance Spot Welds and Sheet Metal Projection Welds).
A deformation check of all spot welds (for all styles and all cells) is recommended to occur four times per s
Empresa Multinacional,democrática e liberal.Motivadora e incentivadora do crescimento pessoal e profissional.
O dia típico de trabalho inicia na General Motors com o aperto de mão entre os colaboradores e um breve resumo do turno anterior(overlap).Após interagir com o turno anterior e tomar conhecimento dos fatos relevantes realizamos uma conversação diária de segurança com toda a equipe passando a mensagem do dia relacionada à saúde e segurança no ambiente de trabalho.
Após a reunião cada profissional assume suas funções e o líder acompanha o desempenho de seu time através dos indicadores do GMS(Sistema Global de Manufatura).Como líder,participamos de diversas reuniões ao longo do dia relacionada aos mais variados assuntos de trabalho,mas sempre em um ambiente agradável e de cordialidade entre colegas das mais diversas áreas da empresa,onde se aprende as lições de convivência e as diversas técnicas que cada profissional traz como bagagem.
interagimos com pessoas dos quatro cantos do Brasil e do mundo que trabalham nas outras unidades da GM no mundo e isto enriquece muito o nosso conhecimento sobre todos os processos da indústria,documentações e as melhores práticas que estão sendo adotadas nos países mais avançados.No horário do café e do almoço nos reunimos à mesa do restaurante e temos ótimas conversas sobre trabalho,vida ,mundo,esportes,política,etc.
Nosso núcleo de trabalho possui gaúchos,paulistas,cariocas,mineiros,nordestinos e por isso a conversa é tão boa e saudável por troca de experiências e cultura.
Ao final do expediente fazemos uma reunião de fechamento onde avaliam
ProsOs inúmeros benefícios oferecidos, tais como o plano de saúde e a PLR.
If you are a new employee, I would have major concerns for future employment at GM
The pros of this job are the friendly employees, and the possibility of progressing past a temp status and getting hired on in the future as a full time employee. Most managers are pretty good and care. Working on the line is difficult. It is like working at a racetrack in the pits all day with a new car coming in every 58 seconds. You do the it every day all day long. If you don't complete your selected task in time an alarm will go off and the line may stop. Any time the line stops, it costs the company major money. As a temp, they will give you a new job station almost daily. This alleviates boredom, but makes it exceptionally difficult for you to get your task completed by the assigned time as you need to learn how to do the task. You then need to learn how to do the task in the fastest way possible. In the old days, I think that this would have been a fantastic 5 star job.
Under the current hiring system of using temps at a decreased pay rate and no job security, it is not a great job. The major problem is that as the company is switching to electrical vehicles (their current stated goal in 2021) then GM will be reducing the work force line by approximately 30% as electric vehicles only need 70% of the current workforce to assemble. That means that as a temp it may be very hard to ever get hired on as a full time employee (non temp status). Also, you have to work around 2 years as a full time temp to qualify for the desired full time line job. If a temp g
ConsFor line workers you are hired as a temp. There have been layoffs, and strikes. A temp has less pay, no job security, and it takes a long time to make it to full time employee. As a temp in 2021, any layoff more than 30 days will likely get you released. It did for me.
Questions and answers about General Motors
Why would you want to work at General Motors?
Asked May 5, 2017
You honestly probably don’t unless you want to be treated like bottom tier garbage. Forget your physical and mental health too. Everyone is on something to help the pain so they can handle the continuous work. Good money though if you can handle the bad conditions.
Answered Dec 30, 2019
I love to learn and aspire my thoughts through my job satisfaction so I prefer to share my journey with General Motors company . Im ready to share my hard work with this company.
Answered Jul 19, 2018
What is the company culture at General Motors?
Asked May 5, 2017
To be the best auto menufacting company in the world
Answered Feb 17, 2018
Displine to maintain its unique workinh culture with patience and endurance and leaning to learn acts for the better life
Answered Feb 4, 2018
Does General Motors require background check?
Asked Apr 2, 2017
Yes they do need to check back and do a work history check on the employee they are going to hire it would take about 24 hours
Answered Feb 17, 2018
Job experience,it easy to train employee if she/he have experience in wiring harness
Answered Dec 23, 2017
What is the dress code at General Motors?
Asked Jul 22, 2019
Answered Jun 8, 2022
Industrial safety gear
Answered Apr 3, 2022
How I do to increase my knowledge and experience in your company, to make up my name, and to increase my salaries,?! thank you
Asked Feb 4, 2018
Drop a resumes off over and over. AND apply online
Answered Mar 15, 2019
Making a name in GM is very difficult as there is a high turnover of management personnel
Many leave because of this problem
Everyone is just a number allowing for limited personal growth within the company
Salary is negotiated and therefore not able to increase