GM won't say it (for legal reasons) but many of these layoffs are designed to rid themselves of hundreds/thousands of older workers and their salaries. With those departures GM is going to lose extensive auto industry/business knowledge and... read more
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I just wonder what criteria they're using to pick who goes and who stays?
Do we have any idea how many have been laid off so far? Just to know how many more are left to go.
What irks me the most about the layoffs is the timing in which it happened, right before Thanksgiving the announcements started coming in about plant closures and salaried layoffs. What a way to start the holidays! Like they couldn’t announce it... read more
its crazy GM is actually hiring NCH's during a mass layoff, which to me indicates they will be cutting mostly senior people and continue to hire cheap NCH's for a fraction of the cost of high level seniors. Test the market and brace yourself, always... read more
Reposted: Like or dislike, it contains more intellectual information that MOST will ever know. Doing it on purpose yes, but not for the reasons you’ve stated. It’s been in the works for a very long time. These actions are just part of the overall... read more
I want to be clear this was not told to me but I've been putting it all together and feel very confident about this. It seems to me that the layoffs will begin February 4th and will go for 2-3 days. I am in Detroit...this may vary by location. We had... read more
I wonder why GM doesn't have another round of voluntary departures? Why did they limit earlier participation to those with > 12 years? I am > 50 y.o. , a level 7, and have been in GMIT about 6 years, and would be happy to volunteer for leaving -- Why... read more
Gonna be starting in Austin, TX next month for the NCG program and am wondering what to expect since it seems like a lot of guys/gals in the same program are on here talking. How is the daily life, is WFH frowned upon, and are you required to work... read more
Old article but pretty accurate. https://jalopnik.com/ex-employees-say-working-for-gm-is-either-incredible-or-1593882621
Of course, I am familiar with the announced numbers of cuts and plant closures but something tells me that this will go beyond those announced numbers and that the final count of cut workers will be bigger. What do you think the numbers will be in... read more
Anyone who knows their way around the block at GM understands that the technical side of this company--many of those housed at Pontiac or WTC--is comprised of 2 groups of employees: Those who "DO" and those who "TALK" about what others do. Those who... read more
In my experience the only time a company appreciates you is while the profits are rolling in and the job market is good. If the company's income declines or the job market is bad they all treat you like this. It's a tough lesson but being loyal to... read more
I am confident that I will make it thru these cuts. If I do, and I get those 4 years that I need, I will be dropping this company like a sl-tty girlfriend who I just caught scr-wing the entire football team.
The ruthlessness of corporate America is very clear to me, but when publicly elected political official shows that much disinterest in the matter of layoffs at GM that is just a new level of hubris. The newly elected Michigan governor promised to do... read more
First, I am a GM employee and have been for the past 6 years. Prior to that I supported GM the previous 13 years. I have worked hard to get where I'm at in life, and I worked hard to become a GM employee, and I was proud to become a GM employee... read more
Just wondering, if anybody who was previously laid off by General Motors had refused severance and decided to sue the company instead? And if they did, how did it end?
Of course they are expecting good quarterly and yearly results. Why wouldn’t they? They overworked and underpaid the workers all year and then cut cost massively. What’s gonna prevent them to do the same thing next year.Tted workers,he bad news is... read more
Once they walk you out, you'r not allowed to come back. you have to tell your co-worker/manager to get your stuff in your cube for you. I had somebody last year who was let go due to performance review and not allowed to take your belongings by... read more
Please bring out the layoff news and stop making us worry by keeping postponing! Everybody here not showing any productivity and wasting their time doing nothing including managers since beginning of this year!!! You have been bragging about it since... read more
Can you post your experience and what kind of offers you are getting? It'd be nice to know what sort of salary to aim/negotiate for after this
When employees with multiple years of services with GM or any damn company think they deserve special treatment out of loyalty from new employees or from company itself - it’s so innocently cute! These are perfect (stupid) employees untill it’s time... read more
Since GM love to scare & torture us about layoff, please post sh--ty reviews on Glassdoor.com so the newcomer should be hesitating to come to GM. I wonder how and why GM got the work rating of 3.7 out of 5 as best place to work? and that stupid Barra... read more
Heard that HR and GM legal are still working out the details and it wont happen next week
I feel for the people that got hit by this wave of layoffs, but even the ones that survived have an excellent opportunity to see the manner in which the company is doing this and act. As they don’t care about these people they won't care about you... read more
Stay calm. Do whatever we need to do
I honestly hope I get cut. If I don't get cut, I will leave anyway. The only reason any company can treat their employees this way is because wevallowvthem to. It's not much different than an abusive spouse. I've been with GM 19 years and have gone... read more
For posting updates, news, hopefully credible rumors, etc. Just asking if we all can show that we are human and show compassion when posting. Karma has a weird way of finding its way back to you so let’s try to be civil if we can. Also, if you do... read more
This contract employee (on work visa) was hired last year. She figured out a way to manipulate the system. She’s sleeping around with the managers/ directors. Not even putting in 8 hours of work taking two hour lunches and still getting paid for her... read more
Once you get laid off, your 2019 vacation days are worthless. Therefore, if your management tells you that you must be in the office the week of February 4th, you might just as well take 9 or 10 days of vacation between now and then (MLK Day will... read more
Trying to put all the rumors, predictions, and other tidbits together. From what I gathered, this week is definitely not the layoffs week? And the next one is the most likely candidate?
Are they prolonging these layoffs and letting us live with the stress and anxiety brought on by not knowing what's going on in hopes that some of us are going to break under pressure and leave on our own? Not having to pay severance to people who... read more
So what preparations are you all making for the inevitable if it happens to you? Have you emptied out your desks/cubes (5S'ed everything)? Any spending habit changes? Update resumes? Looking online for jobs yet? Etc Etc
stayed holed up in her ivory tower until the bloodbath was over, or greeted you at the exit with a handshake? Or would neither matter? What might offend you otherwise? I wouldn't want the handshake.
Truthfully don't worry. You're surrounded by dozens upon dozens of tech companies. Opportunities are endless. Don't think GM is your final stop.
I'm curious to know how everyones workload is. I haven't had anything to do this year besides mandatory training. No new projects have been allocated, manager said requirements are still being hashed out. Thinking I'll be on the chopping block next... read more