Pontiac Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Pontiac was a car brand owned, made, and sold by General Motors. Introduced as a companion make for GM's more expensive line of Oakland automobiles, Pontiac overtook Oakland in popularity and supplanted its parent brand entirely by 1933.
A former employee said this in a review: "Pontiac was a very bad company, the worst working environment, they were not demanding according to the salary".
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative says"Lots of mandated overtime, no direction guidance, an Extremely high turnover rate. Take it from me, you don't wanna work here."
Current Employee - Telecommunication Specialist says"The health care and retirement packages for people are insane! You can accrue PTO days your entire time at Pontiac. Then get a check when you retire with payment for all of them. Saw many $100K checks for retiring people for PTO time alone."
says"Lack of advancement opportunities due to delayed retirements, heavily unionized."
Sales & Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) says"I thought by selling 3 different brands I'd make money. There was to muhc favoritism and not enough people coming through the door. I am very disappointed on how management handled everything. Working with nice customersNot enough customers, Too much favoritism only 1 person gets all the deals"
Mechanical Assembler (Current Employee) says"They will throw you on a job an expect u to get it in 24 to 48 hrs. They have no trainers or good team guilds to help an management does not support you when u have questions or ideas. The worst place to work."
Production Worker (Current Employee) says"It’s a very divided hostile work environment management is out to get you it’s like a battle between uaw and non uaw aka all of management there’s a lot of rough people there most workers are lazy as can be as a temp your the dirt under everyone’s feet there employees make 32 cap some 33 as leads there lazy as heck and are to good for anything and love to complain constantly but make 32 a hourGm discount only for new vehicles 2 years or olderHostile environment"
Team Member (Former Employee) says"This is a once great company that has been tainted on every level by corrupt labor leaders and greed. As a new "temporary" employee you will be told from the beginning that you will never be a full time employee of General Motors. You can consistently work much harder than your "seniority" peers for literally half the wage, show up everyday on time and still be laid off with little notice due to dirty closed-door union deals. It's a sad day when company managers are a more reliable employee liaison then the employees appointed labor representative(s). As the world transitions towards electric vehicles casting facilities such as SMCO become a thing of the past. This review was written to serve as a warning to potential employees; don't waste your life or your future with a dying dream and a failing company!healthcareunequality, corruption and lack of job stability"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"They barely give you any training, have no concern for your safety but if you hurt yourself they will find every way under the sun to blame you. Union is useless. You’re underpaid and overworked all while not even being treated like a humanNothingEverything"
Operador de Produção (Former Employee) says"Empresa onde a única coisa que não prevalece é a méritocracia. Nunca vi um lugar com tantas atividades inúteis, apenas para preenchimento de indicadores que muitas vezes são falsos, apenas para apresentação para os gerentes. Gerentes sem capacidade de gerenciar, líderes sem capacidade de liderar, indicações de cargos atrás de indicações, política sexista onde igualdade de gênero não existe (mulheres estão sendo privilegiadas descaradamente seguindo a política da CEO). Muitos bons talentos estão indo embora por não se sujeitarem à situações ridículas de "puxasaquismo" e por terem amor próprio mesmo."
Release Engineer (Former Employee) says"If you have a high IQ. If you are the best and the brightest. I'd pass and move on from a GM job offer. General Motors is only interested in its own internal politics. Cronyism and nepotism are what matters, NOT IQ, talent or work ethic. I don't work for GM anymore. Actually, I have NEVER "worked" for GM because I was STUCK as a contractor. I graduated with HONORS in Mechanical Eng. and GM destroyed my early career. Endless contract job! I wasn't from the industry, and didn't realize that there was NO chance of being hired after accepting a contract job. This is a scarlet letter. This is NOT A FOOT IN THE DOOR! No paid time off, no bonus, no raise, forced holiday time without pay, terrible benefits, the list of terrible is endless. Here's a story- My first job out of college is in flint as a contract engineer for GM. I didn't realize I would not get paid for Christmas break. It was such a surprise!!! In my work cloths, looking like a 16 cheerleader, I had to go downtown FLINT and stand in the unemployment line, IN PERSON. I mean. . . . I was surrounded by really scary people! I remember thinking, "HEY! Didn't I just get 110% on the Fourier transform test? Didn't I just graduate with honors in Mechanical Eng?" Look, I'll hang with anyone, I am not a snoot. Seriously, this was an eye opening moment of understanding that I was NOT perceived as the best and the brightest. A few months later, 2 engineers were dragged out of a Cadillac and bludgeoned to death a block away."
Truck Driver (Current Employee) says"If you want to work for a company that will work you 7 days a week 10-12 hours a day with little to no time off or even understanding that you have a life outside of work then this is the place for you. GM cares only about what you can produce, you are not seen as a human to them but a statistic."
Technician III (Former Employee) says"The more you know the less hours you flag because you are always doing diagnostics under warranty for advanced drive ability and electrical problems. Hard watching people doing simple jobs make more money then you because they have high hours from easy tasks."
IT Developer/Requirements Analyst (Former Employee) says"During my tenure, it was a rough time but I learned a great deal while there. I think there are structural and fundamental enhancements opportunities that GM could implement and possible have since I was there."
Production Worker (Current Employee) says"You will pour your blood sweat and tears into a company that will never value you as an equal. You’ll be breaking your body down day by day and not receive full benefits or pay. Do not quit your full time job for GM, because You will never be hired on permanently. We are currently working 7 days a week ..... mandatory for the next 4 years without any raises as a temp. Not worth the stress and trouble if you ask me. Oh..... & expect unexpected layoffs.None as a temporary employeeYou are nothing more than “the help”"
Operador de Produção I (Former Employee) says"Muito bom no começo depois vai ficando difícil Trabalho intensoPprNenhum"
Team leader (Current Employee) says"Do not apply! Stay away! High turnover! Very hostile atmosphere among union workers! Lots of drama and fake stories made against people! Union does nothing! Management is ran backwards! People are very miserable to work with! Very negative! If you’re someone that has a head on your shoulders and are ambitious to start a career somewhere, do not work here! This job isn’t for smart,positive minded people. . Even though everything is seniority base, people still try to Screw you. I also watch people jam Machines on Purpose to gain A free break.. get my point?!"
Auto Assembler/Team Leader (Former Employee) says"General Motors the company is far different than working with Unifor which is owned & operated by the Local 81/Freemasons. The union has zero respect for new comers, and they will try to shoot their own guys. If you are lucky enough to be targeted by union you will experience threats that regarded your home, family, and whatever else those goons can use to scare you. The union targets hard working young people, and anyone who knows what is really going on in there knows that young women will be harassed by the men regardless of how good they look."
Laborer (Current Employee) says"They treat temporary workers like slaves. There are temporary workers who have been there 3 to 5 years... With no paid vacation, no sick days, no vision or dental insurance.NoneNo benefits. No guaranteed work hours... Maximum of 32 hours a week."
Assembly line worker (Former Employee) says"Terrible company with terrible work atmosphere run but a bunch of ignorant clowns. I would never recommend anyone buying there product and certainly wouldn't recommend anyone to work there. Once upon a time sure but it's a toilet company with grabage work."
Lift Truck Operator (Former Employee) says"Wouldnt recommend this company to anyone anymore .You are walking on egg shells at work every day and it is high stressfull . Lots of other and better places to work . No job securuty any more"
WAREHOUSE WORKER (Current Employee) says"They aint that grand of company to work for anymore they find every way to cut pay to there employess like right know they bring you in as a temp any when you get close to get permit employment they will let you go saying that you aint needed anymore and the union lets them get away with it"
Production Worker/Machine Operator (Current Employee) says"Would never recommend this place to anyone. They do not want to hire new people and use there temps til the end. The people that already work there may act like your friend but when it comes to money they don’t care about the temps that work right next to them. It’s all about what they get from the company while they lie to your face."
Purchasing (Former Employee) says"No employee value, especially as you age. Discrimination against disabilities. Human Resources and Leaders do not support employees being discriminated against. Workload is piled on these employees."
SHORT, JENN says"Our weekly trip was not flagged as "multi trips" and our staff and students were stranded at the venue until departure. Other students slated to attend did not get partake in the event. The driver dropped off and said another driver would be returning to get the students. We have never had any issues before as all trips were confirmed November through March. When I called, I received news that "we have been short staffed and we apologize" The prior week we had a similar issue where a driver wasn't available at the time we were previously confirmed for but gave us a different range of time. This prevented some students to miss their opportunity for their event. Again, told that "we are short staffed" Both incidences we of short notice and created some sadness in the same students missing out 2 weeks in a row."
Oakdale Academy says"Driver arrived on time, transported the students efficiently and safely."