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  1.  

    Very few resources

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Dixon, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Dixon, IL

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rural location - if one likes such area

    Cons

    Poor work life balance; rural location - far from civilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of people along with profit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Benefits - Mediocore at best

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits - second to none (medical/dental/vision/disability etc)

    Cons

    heavy work loads, long hours, do more with less and less and less, no clear guidance if you are not in the same physical location as the direct supervisor; was let go due to elimination of position and screwed royally after nearly two decades of loyal service, out of most of a severance!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees for what they are - promote from within

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I have not had a lunch break in two years.

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    Former Employee - Quality in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Quality in Seneca, SC

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Seneca plant has comparable pay for the area and adequate overall benefits. The location has a good local reputation and can be a good neighbor to the community.

    Cons

    The current condition of the Seneca location is at best sad. The site is simply lacking. Seneca is lacking enough parking spaces, enough bathrooms, enough break areas and so on. The crowded and cluttered nature of the shop floor is down right dangerous. The passive nature of the leadership is disconcerting. The condition and age of much of the manufacturing equipment and instruments is shameful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please save this once proud part of the local community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Insensitive to the needs of employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellwood, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellwood, IL

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    The benefits are comparable to other companies. Once you are "in" there are possibilities that might be explored but the proving process is long.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to like pro-active behaviors nor can they tolerate to hear bad news of any kind. They are extremely reactive to the latest problem and begin and end projects as the next problem arises. Most projects end up as window dressing to appease the customer with the latest complaint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get pro-active and fix your systems. That will go a great deal further than knee-jerking to every little problem that pops up. Stay the course and allow projects to complete.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Decent Place to Work if You're in a Technical Function

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    Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Relatively stable employment - even low performers are retained for long periods of time.
    Compensation package is average to better than average. If you are eligible for stock options, the stock has done very well in recent years.

    Cons

    Function w/in which I operated (HR) was neglected. HR Leadership lacked dynamism, global perspective. Businesses operated very independently and it was difficult to consolidate information at the HQ level (which was required for SEC reporting, for example). HRIS technology was almost completely lacking - much of the information was kept in disparate Access/Excel files and fraught with errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Entrepreneurial approach to running the businesses seems to be working well, but there needs to be more consolidation of the back-end data sharing/administration. Opportunities to improve reporting accuracy, enhance productivity, and take out cost by doing so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its' all about the bottom line, not the people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good
    Smart, innovative people
    leading technology in the auto industry

    Cons

    upper management disconnected from subordinates, don't really know what is going on in the company. Also, many employees globally do not feel like BW cares about them as a person, which I find to be very true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees and even people outside the company (BW customers) feel that the number one priority is to make sure you hit your numbers, so the CEO can get his bonus before he retires. If numbers are short, they will just lay people off, which is why they call the CEO "the axe".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Drivetrain Systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Company focus is on profits

    Cons

    to much politics and only focusing on current product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new product developement and management to exicute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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