Socrates is a Web-based program for General Motors’ employees. Employees utilize the application to stay updated about changes and updates inside the company. Employees must register to utilize Socrates at GMID.GM.com using their unique General Motors identity numbers and dates of birth.
General Motors employees use Socrates to handle health insurance coverage and vacation time. They can also track personal progress on projects or the overall progress of initiatives. Other information on the website includes the company’s protocol and safety regulations. The website uses various different security methods to keep personal employee information secure.
In 2015, General Motors has about 212,000 employees that speak more than 50 languages and work in 23 different time zones. The corporation has 396 locations on six continents and 21,000 dealerships in more than 120 countries. Employees build new marketing tactics, engineer new manufacturing plants and design new vehicles, among other jobs.
General Motors headquarters is located in Detroit, Michigan. The company’s brands include Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac. In 2009, the corporation went through a Chapter 11 reorganization and halted production of Saturn, Hummer and Pontiac automobiles. Over $51 billion in taxpayer money has gone towards bailing out General Motors, and $39 billion has been returned, as of June 2015. General Motors’ stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.