GM, you know all the pros and cons. As its branch in Asia Pacific, its the backbone for GM global. I mean more than 50% of sales and incomes for GM are all from Asia Pacific. Since the purchasing amount are huge in the region, the workload are huge if you work in Global Purchasing and Supplier Chain Dept. as I did. If you're ambitious and full of energy to sail out in automobile industry, this company is good for you to gather all the experience you need for next step.
For my first job, I just worked as a design engineer,which means I will keep all day sit in front of the computer and use softwares to make 3-D drawings.At this time, I worked in a japanese company systems. My second job, however, is working for an american company. At that time, I worked for american system, which makes me spent 3 days a week on office and 2 days on factory.I enjoy the american system because I think we can't separate design and manufacture.
responsible for ACDelco auto part sales in southern China. Develop business plan and set up sales strategies, and plan/launch sales promotion and product trainning to customers.
Green field project to assist in the startup of Shanghai GM operations in China. It was a great opportunity to build the Aftersales orginization from the ground up appling learnings from GM North America footprint and modifing it to fit into the chinese culture and working process.
Great opportunity to build a ground up aftersales organization.
Having to balance life in a foreign country.
I had experience in assembly plants, painting workshop, solid waste stations and other plants that relevant with the environmental issues on auto bile production. I look for each plant to see how the equipment conducted. In addition, I was also assisted with other colleagues for preparation of the conference about the environment assessment on a new product line.
My typical work was a Electric Control Engineering, responsible for the electric diagram checking, security checking, selecting the electric components, reading and checking the ladder diagram, drawing the electric diagram, communicating with the equipment suppliers about our technique requirement about the electric component, diagram, and so on. I have a very technique oriented manager who is also a engineer. The hardest part of the job was to code and bug-free ladder diagram. The most enjoyable part of the job was I learnt so my new things from my job, both in technique and relationship with co-workers.
friendly colleagues, healthy company culture, generous salary
too stable, less challenge
I went to GM dealership because I realized sometimes getting in a good university or having a good transcript isn't good enough. I am an engineering majoring in automotive engineering.Before I started my master's degree,I should at least touch the actual vehicle,know every parts of the vehicle,and diagnosis it if there is any problems.It is the hardest job I ever had, because every we have at least 10 cars to fix, from the basic maintenance to serious damage repair. And that time was July to August, there is no air conditioning in the workshop,so tired and exhausted every day,but i still think it's valuable.
Got to know basic measuring parameters and ergonomics issues for general assembly line in automotive industry.Built up the BEC database and designed the user interface and implemented the search, benchmarking and calculation functions.The hardest part was to build up the database with no experience in Excel/Macro and learned to program in a short period of time.
free lunch, free bus
long distance from home to company