BMW
3.7 of 5 100 reviews
www.bmwgroup.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

BMW Reviews

Updated Dec 19, 2013
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3.7 100 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

BMW Chairman Management Board Norbert Reithofer

Norbert Reithofer

(49 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Well, It is BMW

Client Advisor (Former Employee)
Roseville, CA

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

Prosgetting to drive the cars

Conslong hours, pay is never consistent

Advice to Senior Managementtrain your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Greer, SC

I worked at BMW full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay and benefits nice coworkers

ConsTerrible working conditions. Long hours and very physical work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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German culture domination; Nice brand but no career

Logistics Intern (Former Employee)
Greer, SC

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

ProsGreat brand, awesome car, and nice work-life balance

ConsGerman culture pervades everywhere. Very harsh and top down culture; If you're not German, forget about working here. I worked in Spartanburg, SC and that might possibly be the worst town to live in in the USA; Pay is not competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more diversity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good entry level pay, no opportunity to grow.

TOS/Forklift Driver (Current Employee)
Greer, SC

I have been working at BMW

ProsGood pay. Good benefits. Attendance issues are the only real way to get fired. They do a good job of catering the basic needs.

ConsThey can call a mandatory 1 hour of overtime everyday, and mandatory production days whenever they feel like it. If you're schedule isn't very flexible, there will not be much wiggle room. The shift hours are long, making going to school while working there almost impossible. Depending on which staffing agency you come in under, your chances of being hired on to BMW Staff are greatly affected. Those coming in on the logistics side, Tier One Solutions, have no opportunity to be hired on full-time. The various staffing agencies that partner with BMW also will not compete with one another for employees. That means, if you want to make a lateral move from one agency to another, you must first resign from your current position before the other agency will even acknowledge you for hire. For most people who aren't lucky enough to come in under the MAU title (best chance of getting hired on directly) there are only two options: Quit, or get fired.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is alright...but they will not step up to bat for their hourly employes. Everyone generally agrees that how BMW recruits and hires full-time staff is very biased, nepotistic and even a bit racist. But nobody is willing to take a stand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointing place to work at

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Munich (Germany)

I have been working at BMW part-time for more than a year

ProsSecure job, Multinational company, Many perks, Good work-life balance

ConsMainly meetings which are of no value for anyone; Rather stupid colleagues

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A traditional German industry company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsSalary, Global, Big, diversified, good to learn and grow

Consbig, atmosphere, spirit, unpersonal, no long term satisfaction

Advice to Senior ManagementMoney does not equal arrogance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Need better staff and better salary

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsNice Workplace. Good senior management

ConsWorking staff is very political.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Luxury brand, cheap place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BMW

Prosgreat job for high school kids/ while in college

Consmanagement is saving money on everything they can, so equipment is as cheap as it gets and very frustrating to work with

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend a little more money on equipment and employees and you will get much more in return in every day operations

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at BMW

ProsVery nice company to work in the sense the name bmw looks good on your resume / CV. Nice work area.

ConsNo guidance given to juniors from the senior members of the workforce. Office politics seem to matter more than the job at hand. Not a friendly working environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more of an initiative to new workers and try and make them feel part of the team. Be more clear on work duties and that of what is expected from a new employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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unsatisfaction

Engineer (Current Employee)
Engineer, BC (Canada)

I have been working at BMW

Proslack of job,bad economic situation

Consfossilisation,unrespect,headache,no enjoy of life,no life

Advice to Senior Managementu r not qualified

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