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BorgWarner Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
97 Reviews
4.2
97 Reviews
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James R. Verrier
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full time employees seemed to have a good work life balance and could easily manage responsibilities in a timely manner (in 4 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, Promotes from within, Good benefits, Fair policies (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was not the best a large amount of time (in 4 reviews)

  • automotive industry is one of the first sectors to layoff in an economic downturn (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Old a dated company and manufacturing process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing changed too much. Life just ran the same way it always has.

    Cons

    Eventual the world changed and the company had to adapt quickly. Some it through the process others where left behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage to a future state.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fletcher, NC

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Not very clear paths for growth and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to be treated with respect, run away!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The Annual bonuses based on plant performance have been very generous over the last few years.

    Cons

    They absolutely do not care if employees are happy or not. HR is rude and won't even talk to employees (when they bother to come out of their offices). Don't bother to complain, you will be retaliated against, just take your beating and keep quiet. Too many layers of Management and very poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees would be more productive employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay Experience

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Engineer

    I worked at BorgWarner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool campus(Pool and Softball field) and the perks that came with the job were nice too.

    Cons

    Unorganized, and not challenging. spent a lot of time doing paperwork and testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    interns can be useful if management includes them in bigger projects and with better training on the product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Though beneficial and learning, a tough, belittled, non-employee friendly environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Water Valley, MS
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Water Valley, MS

    I worked at BorgWarner as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    HIgh volume, cutting edge, new applications. Lots of applicable knowledge and uses with the hardware and technology. Great learning experience and a decent ida of understanding how a large company expects huge demands.

    Cons

    Difficult environment to succeed/ focus in. Many pressures, weight, and blame directed in areas that were unnecessary which created a "belittled" feeling throughout individuals. Lack and delay of communication, and management somewhat disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To lighten up on the severity in which others are directed and to assist teams and individuals in carrying out certain tasks/ goals/ expectancies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Diverse and growing business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good management bonus structure-more forgiving of short-term (1/2 year) misses than many comparable programs
    -Variety of business lines with different cultures. If one is not a good fit, another may be.

    Cons

    -Often, playing politics and dancing around issues is rewarded with promotion, instead of making the tough decisions ("yes-men")
    -Usual up-and-down of the automotive industry, with sometimes excessive focus on the short-term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Borg Warner is a good company, but my position required a lot of grunt work

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Seneca, SC

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Clear, well-kept facility. My department was insightful, I learned a lot from them.

    Cons

    The opportunity for promotion seemed non existent. I had an okay job, but it would have stayed that way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees that do a really good job.

  9.  

    Spending time fixing other peoples problems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer Co-Op in Water Valley, MS
    Former Employee - Engineer Co-Op in Water Valley, MS

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Competitive pay.
    Flexible schedule, very fair with work/life balance.
    Excellent opportunities to choose a department or interest and further that interest.
    Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Command structure can be somewhat confusing.
    Unclear goals that change often.
    Outdated equipment and aging products make production and quality goals difficult to achieve.
    Poor front end planning means considerable "clean-up" work after the fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what your priorities are and really go after that instead of running around playing firefighter and I'd bet you get better results.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was manageable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Great location and lots of parking spaces.

    Cons

    Long Hours and old fashion policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is needed.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was good but now questionable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machinist in Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Machinist in Cortland, NY

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Pay is good for our area, centrally located, benfits are good. Safe place to work. The company is stable. When company has slow down they always brings all the employees back from lay off.

    Cons

    No paid Personal time, training is terrible, 10% rule on vacation, dirty work area's, poor communication on all. (Top management, Middle management, down to employee level), no hr department in cortland, no wellness-doctor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has no follow through. You start a commitee or project and it always goes no where. Stop wasting money on stupid things.(hr machine, stop light)

    No opinion of CEO

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