When looking at jobs you need to for the most part ignore what companies say the title is, and when advertising GM programs you really want to look at what it really is. Honestly, knowing more of what people are doing after school vs what companies say and what they post positions as.
Thanks for this advise, i will keep this in mind when i am in Bschool.
GM is a rare beast, there are lots of corporate jobs but if you want to advance to having P&L responsibility in a few years like a true GM position that is relatively rare. Lots of companies call their MBA hirers GM programs and will rotate you through marketing, finance, strategy, etc.
You mean to say this is good or bad, i mean generally companies rotate to find where you best fit and all that time is it grunt work, or any meaningful work at all?
As for career advancement, thats something best researched on an industry or even individual company basis. In a manufacturing company a lot of times GM is on par if not higher than director. Where I work for example the GMs typically run manufacturing plants and for the most part they are closer to the top of the org chart. Very few of the directors are at that level.
I get what you say because as an engineer, i experienced this, in small industries the GM runs the whole show, from supply chain to product packing.
Similarly, Pay tends to be realtive based on the company.
Thanks for the time.
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