General Motors Corporation: Employment, Jobs, Career & Work

"The World's Largest Automaker"

Chairman & CEO: G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.
Headquartered In: Detroit, MI
Company Website: www.gm.com
Stock Symbol: GM
Employees Worldwide: 327,000
Corporate Brands:                  Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet,                                                 GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden,                                                 HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac,                                                 Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall                                                 & OnStar

Careers & Jobs:

Working for General Motors Corporation

General Motors Corporation encourages their automotive professionals to explore the unimagined and to breakaway from the mainstream. The career possibilities here are endless for those with skills, talent and ambition. Career Paths here include:

Communications - Reaches out to both internal and external audiences internationally about the company's people, products, activities and all other information pertaining to the company.

Design Center - Responsible for exterior & interior design and quality, body-on-frame architecture design, unibody architecture design, advanced vehicle design and vehicle architecture. These employees have degrees in creative fields such as Sculpture or Cermics, Fine Arts, Transportation Design or Industrial Design.

Engineering (Product Development) - Executes product and process designs in accordance with VDP requirements, establishes specifications and standards related to products and establishes and conducts proper product testing.

Finance - Global finance consists of the Finance Role, located in Detroit and the Treasurer's Office Role based in New York City. The Finance Role consists of Finance Operation, Audit, Controller, Tax and GMAC, while the Treasurer's Office Role which focuses on MBA's.

Human Resources / Labor Relations - The challenges here include creating processes to successfully manage and integrate change, and working with exciting new programs like the companys online eCompensation, eLearning and Employee Portal, as well as their International initiatives.

Information Systems & Services (IT) - Works with departments across General Motors to provide advanced technology including phone connections and internet to offices and plants, as well as software to support databases. Managers here plan, coordinate & direct research among other duties.

Purchasing & Supply Chain - Among other things, this department controls the logistics of millions of parts and systems needed to create the GM cars and trucks and develops an in-depth knowledge base for advance purchasing, commodities, supplier development and order management.

Quality - Creates quality control systems, develops innovative solutions and maintains balance between product control and process control to achieve quality.

The career paths listed above are only a partial list of the opportunities available at General Motors. For the complete listing, along with full information on each, visit the "Career Tracks" page in the careers section of the General Motors website.

Compensation & Benefits

General Motors provides employees with one of the best, most comprehensive benefits programs available including healthcare, life & disability insurance, a savings-stock purchase program, product discounts, holidays and vacation time and a work/life program.

The company also offers flex-time, job-sharing, dual career considerations for couples both working at GM and telecommuting where a job assignment might allow working from home or another location connected by email, internet or fax.

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