I haven’t been at GM for a long time but almost everyone tells me to learn what I can and start looking for another company. I’ve tried, but I can’t say I’ve expanded my skillset much. I’m no longer learning in my current role. I’m still excited about the work I’m doing, but it frustrates me that I cannot develop further. I feel stuck.
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Looking at the products, they don't hire real engineers anywhere in the company.
I was a GM employee from 2015-2018 and at best, mine stagnated. Leadership was more focused on the day-to-day, and that's best accomplished by keeping people doing the same things they are already doing. Growing and developing talent for that next role wasn't even an afterthought. No wonder my team had so much turnover.
I really improved my resume writing skills.
Software engineers are not real engineers anyway.
A lot of the software jobs involve maintaining old poorly written code. I don't learn anything from it, except what not to do.
That’s going to depend on your role but I’ve learned and experience a lot of growth since joining GM in 2018.
Yes the DRE job is intense and sometimes the work/life balance is not there but am learning a lot and will eventually use these skills to find a job elsewhere that pays more.