Socrates is a web-based training platform for GM employees. Employees utilise the application to be updated about company changes and upgrades. To use Socrates, employees must first register at GMID.GM.com with their unique General Motors identity numbers and birth dates.
Socrates is used by General Motors employees to manage their health insurance coverage and vacation time. They can also keep track of their own or the overall progress of initiatives. The company’s protocol and safety requirements are also available on the website. To keep personal employee information safe, the website employs a variety of security procedures.
General Motors employed about 212,000 people in 2015, speaking over 50 languages and working in 23 different time zones. There are 396 locations on six continents and 21,000 dealerships in over 120 countries. Employees, among other things, develop new marketing tactics, engineer new manufacturing plants, and design new automobiles.
The headquarters of General Motors are in Detroit, Michigan. Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac are among the company’s brands. The firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, and manufacture of Saturn, Hummer, and Pontiac automobiles was halted. As of June 2015, approximately $51 billion in taxpayer money had been spent on bailing out GM, with $39 billion returned. The New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange both trade General Motors stock.