BMW Reviews

Updated April 21, 2014
Updated April 21, 2014
114 Reviews

3.9
114 Reviews
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BMW Chairman Management Board Norbert Reithofer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • working on premium products, great research equipment, work-life balance, friendly collegues (in 10 reviews)

  • great colleagues, great products (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very structured and the work/life balance should be redone totally (in 4 reviews)

  • Very big company with to many processes (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    VIP Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMW

    Pros

    Europe wide good travelling experience

    Cons

    24/7 availability no holidays plannable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more good to your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    charge person number illegal

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    Former Employee - Production Worker  in  Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Greer, SC

    I worked at BMW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have no good things to say about this company but my friends are only ones who know the truth.

    Cons

    I am a white female in her twenties, an US citizen and I vote. Bmw and Mau have been hiding an identity fraud for over a year. This might be the first a Bmw supervisor and Mau Hr were allowed to but it happen switch my perfect good work record and identity number inside the Bmw plant without my knowledge or signature and replaced it with false number and work record. In this time after the switch they harassed and told awful lies about me. This went on for two months till they built enough lies; than they walked me out the door. In this time period I reported a problem of my number to an offline and Mau Hr was informed of my mistreatment. It was like they laughed in my face and nothing was done or looked into. My Identity is very badly messed up at this time and it can take a few years to set back my rightful identity. Bmw or Mau have never tried to make this right or find out who or where my identity went inside the Bmw plant. All my other bosses and team workers on both shifts knew I was hard working despite an injury I had gotten never missed a day with this. I was respectful, honest, and helped others in and out of work station and worked beyond my required job. I learned very quickly and I always made sure my job was done right. Why this Bmw supervisor and Mau Hr decided to do this I have no idea. I don’t wish this on anybody and with my identity so messed up, and my good work record destroyed, it is hard to obtain a job until my identity is restored. If it happened to a Bmw boss or Mau they would have had someone arrested. Why haven’t they came forward and made this right, they have all kinds of proof Bmw and Mau. One other thing when this switch happened I was hired and fired the same day and I was working my job and didn’t even know this. It didn’t show up till after I was walked out and got last paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to worker because may be tell you the truth about who they are?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing and Sales associate.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Naperville, IL

    I worked at BMW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products. Sales staff willing to share expertise.

    Cons

    Salary is poor and working environment is stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader. Don't follow poor performance like your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Working at BMW

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I worked at BMW full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on big projects.

    Cons

    Very British environment and close relationships between colleagues, hostile towards foreigners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dissolve some of the close relationships between colleagues so as to encourage more professionalism. Encourage closer collaboration between departments. Ensure proper training for new employees and focus on integrating them better into the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intership - boring exploitation

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    Former Employee - Market Research  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Market Research in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at BMW as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good name, may open doors to some other companies

    Cons

    - very boring
    - arrogant colleagues
    - salary way too low

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with great brands but poor corporate culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at BMW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Profitable company with innovative products and good employee benefits. Job rotation is promoted.

    Cons

    Politics, mobbing, selfish employees, poor internal processes, poor management culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve company culture, values and teamwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Unpleasant

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    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager  in  Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at BMW

    Pros

    Big Group
    BMW GROUP BRNADS
    National Sole Importer
    Market Exposure
    Good payment

    Cons

    Unpleasnat environment
    Unorganized structure
    Politics
    Unclear path
    Lack of development
    No training
    High job turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Xenophobia rife in BMW

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at BMW

    Pros

    The brand name always attracts attention and has a certain level of prestige to it.

    Cons

    The colleagues in BMW are not very helpful and expect one to come begging them for information or knowledge. Even when you do so, they often retort with a simple "I have no time". Many people in BMW do not like to deal with anyone who doesn't speak German which is strange considering that they are an MNC. There is also a glass ceiling for anyone who isn't German to rise through the ranks. They mostly promote Germans only for even middle management positions even though better qualified people are around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more multi-national culture in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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