Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

GM IT

I agree all the fault is on management. Managers need the ability to get rid of people. Hire fast, fire fast. We fired one person on our team a few years ago... Took 6 months of painful documentation.

Hiring to meet a metric still goes on. GM IT is still hiring new college grads. Quantity over quality. The money is better spent on the college grads hired several years back, that senior developers have been painstakingly training. Those high quality level 6 are paid much below market level. This silly hiring directive is coming from above.

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It's a cluster at every level, across every department, across all functionality.

The answer best stated by one of the most knowledgeable and skillful representations of GM, is that at GM, we are much more lucky than we are skillful. It's a wonder that our vehicles even run.

Take that however you might like.

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-2lnp

Am also a level 5 new college grad in my team am the only one who knows how to program

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-1ikp

GM North American cost of labor per hour: $78

Toyota North American cost of labor per hour: $48

More to come.

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-1pki

@1hge bootcamps and coding/whiteboard interviews should not be mutually exclusive. In fact it would be better to have both. New college hires, regardless of whether they are STEM or not, should show some proficiency in the field they studied. Technical questions need to be asked to everyone in a interview(new college hires and experienced hires). Every successful top tech company has this requirement.

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-1hnq

I think it is ok to hire anyone with a stem degree. most it job today are not that hard and dont need a CS degree ( dont get me wrong, I think it is needed for some program), as long as he/she got a stem degree and willing to learn, it is ok. But hiring someone at level 7 or 8 with only star style question is horrible strategy. I dont understand white board may not be the best either, but come on, for senior position, some tech challenge are needed since GM dose not provide boot camp for them and their salary are not below market

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-1hge

I completely agree, you can’t single out the college grads. There are level 7 & 8’s that literally don’t know how to write code. I even asked one of them what their interview was, and guess what? It was a STAR interview only.

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-1oae

I am level 5 CS new college hire and I was helping a level 7 person learn basic linux commands and debug basic java code that she didn't write. I also refactored awfully designed code by a bunch of level 6-7 people. Seems like there are problems everywhere not just new college hires.

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Post ID: @X5XvjTl-jvc

some level 5,6 are training and helping the level 8 people when get half of the total pay.

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