Socrates is a Web-based program for General Motors' employees. Employees use the program to stay informed about changes and updates within the company. Employees must register to use Socrates at GMID.GM.com using their unique General Motors identification numbers and dates of birth.
General Motors employees use Socrates to manage health insurance benefits and vacation time. They can also track their progress on projects or the overall progress of projects. Other information on the website includes the company's protocol and safety standards. The website uses several different security measures to keep personal employee information secure.
In 2015, General Motors has over 212,000 employees that speak more than 50 languages and work in 23 different time zones. The company has 396 facilities on six continents and 21,000 dealerships in more than 120 countries. Employees create new marketing strategies, 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 company went through a Chapter 11 reorganization and ceased production of Saturn, Hummer and Pontiac vehicles. Over $51 billion in taxpayer money has gone towards bailing out General Motors, and $39 billion has been recovered, as of June 2015. General Motors' stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.