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3.7 114 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

BMW Chairman Management Board Norbert Reithofer

Norbert Reithofer

(57 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Well, It is BMW

    Client Advisor (Former Employee) Roseville, CA

    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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    Associate (Former Employee) Greer, SC

    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

    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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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    Jr. Sales Exec

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    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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    Bad experiences with BMW

    Fastlane Intern (Former Employee) M√ľnichham (Germany)

    ProsBMW is a very large company which has the best image in the industry. This is what makes them really picky about choosing the right kind of people. However, when you got chosen, they offer you a 40h/week job for extraordinary pay. Any more work you do yourself is not required, wished for and doesn't bring you any fast to mid-term advantages.

    ConsBMW as a typical german company asks 150x the question of responsibility. Who is responsibly for this, who was responsible for that. Why did it not work and what could possibly done to make you not make this mistake again. That it possibly wasnt even your mistake is mostly not discussed.

    Advice to Senior Managementcompletely change personal management. Less static, more people-orientated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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