Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

Forget about promotion and leave?

How hard did you work to get the promotion here?
I worked very hard, I tried to be as engaged as possible, I love my job and I hoped to get promoted. That hasn't happened yet. I’ve heard from some people that it’s best to forget about promotion and go to another company because hard work and adding value isn’t the key factor here.

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Post ID: @OP+1bCNe0ND

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Promotions at GM don’t consider the effort or work you put it. They are based on perception and what others think you do.

If you are not a firefighter or someone who shows off in big meetings with “leaders”, you won’t get noticed.

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Post ID: @Oqua+1bCNe0ND

They want you to leave so they don't get any more bad press for layoffs.

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Post ID: @wfkm+1bCNe0ND

"So much for that hard work I put in!"

Sums up my career at General Motors. What's the point.

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Post ID: @vwvr+1bCNe0ND

I did 4 years contract, then went direct. Then a year and a half later after going direct I received my first promotion. Then a year and a half after that I was let go in the big 2019 layoff. So much for that hard work I put in!

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Post ID: @rvhk+1bCNe0ND

An outside vendor who works with many large orgs rated GM the most political organization they ever worked with.

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Post ID: @4yiz+1bCNe0ND

I left GM before the big layoff. I left a toxic leader that GM wasn’t doing anything about. I’ve been promoted twice at my new organization in two years. My new org values hard work and innovation. Best decision I’ve ever made. My new salary exceeds my previous GM package including my GM company car. Look outside the Big 3 and you’ll be surprised what other companies will pay and how much they value people over your current broken and toxic leadership. It doesn’t hurt to shop yourself.

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Post ID: @4lmt+1bCNe0ND

Sadly optics and perception are the main drivers for promotions. I came from a different industry and joined GM 3 years ago and I am shocked to see all this BS.

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Post ID: @2fvy+1bCNe0ND

That ties to my experience as well.

If you are not part of the "in club", based on whatever criteria determined by your leadership, it will be very difficult to advance. I did what was expected of me, hit my goals, met my deadlines, proactively took on additional responsibilities, earned a Master's Degree and an industry certification.

Nope, not good enough. Yeah, I received token raises to my below-average salary but anything more wasn't happening. There was always some meager justification; an uncommunicated goal not fully met, some shifting priority not completely accounted for. Direct questions were waved off or met with generic replies: "raises were low all around, but you received a good bonus so why are you complaining?"

Meanwhile, I watched others with less experience and worse results start behind me and pass me by. My attempts at internal transfer were denied, without so much as an opportunity for a phone interview. I wonder why that was?

I bailed ahead of the mass layoffs and am much happier in my new situation. A given organization is not for anyone and I firmly believe that General Motors was not, is not, and never will be, for me.

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