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Delphi Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
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Delphi President, CEO, COO, and Director Rodney O'Neal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance , learning depending upon the project you land up (in 35 reviews)

  • Very structured and highly organized work environment (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company was pretty unstable during the chapter 11 (in 13 reviews)

  • Unlike mobile industry, automotive industry pace is slow (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Save the drama for your mama

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Warren, OH

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Okay pay, steady work, vacation pay, retirement savings plan

    Cons

    No time for life or family. No sick days no breaks. No benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some employees chose to work hard. I think the hard working ones deserve breaks. The ones who are fat and lazy and claim they have worked there for so many years while other people are trying to keep the company in business, get rid of the bums. If Delphi press operators could make and earn rate to take a break , I bet you would get more parts. After so long of busting my chops and seeing who only cares about getting paid and their seniority, I could only take so much. And all the drama that comes with it is not worth the headache. Delphi needs to get rid of the seniority levels and treat everyone equal cause it has gotten to high seniority's fat heads they don't have to work. Employees there get mad if you make more parts than others cause then they have to work. I have dealt with employees being mad at me for blowing them out of the water and supervisors letting it all go. GET RID OF YOUR UNIONS.

  2.  

    Life abroad a sinking Titanic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has huge potential with a huge diverse portfolio. It's global, therefore engineering can work in one time zone, and immediate scaling or production could occur continuously...but the system is flawed as communication is there lacking within all divisions. (Lots of reworks)
    Initially many decades ago, it was a great organization under GM, with a nice sweet compensation package. That all ended in 1999, when Delphi spun off...a small leak in a lovely ship, then a few hits into boulders (chapter11, emergence form, to be owned by those Delphi was in debt to).
    Heard recently that the organization is really working hard to get gen Ys in, enough to have initial pay will be at or more than market. (Historically, salary then is stagnant, and benefits are dwindling.)

    Cons

    Like most large companies, it's purely financially driven with short term realizations, and no commitment to in house capital improvement projects (blgs. were once state of the art, in its times like 1960s or 80s and has barely shown much change/technological improvements) or it's dedicated staffs of seniority of 15+ years. Matter of fact there is a large gap in age demographics due to the collapse of the pension programs; older staff linger much longer hanging on to status quo ( oh just awaiting the moment of when their "time" will come), and the younger generation either have jumped ship, or just novices trying to use Delphi as a stepping stone to bounce off of.

    There also is barely a HR organization, and with many managers left into their current position due to others that left via attrition(or outright laid off), there is in very rare cases career development (none locally, but maybe there is hope within other Delphi organizations). No support for training.

    Poor work-life balance without being penalized.

    Delphi is continually under reorganization mode, and recently has seen a large exponential growth in V.P.s , making it a very top heavy organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impossible to change their perspectives...they are equally like robots, "do" as dictated; oh unless they overpay a consultant to tell them exactly what their staff has been telling all along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Delphi is a shell of its old self

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. The products are technically challenging. The potential for world class products (like in the past) is still present.

    Cons

    The management and work level is really bad. There is a month to month mentality with respect to budgets and this negatively impacts staffing, material purchases, equipment purchases, etc. If the revenue/income is bad for this month, cut some heads, delay some material purchases. How this impacts the next month, quarter, or development program is not considered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff and spend money based on multi-year development cycles of products. If we expect to make money in 2017 for products developed in 2015, spend it in 2015. Do not wait until 2017 or it will be too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of Upheaval!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    The company provided significant opportunities to grow and diversify job positions when the auto economy was strong.

    Cons

    As the overall economy weakened and specifically the automotive market fell off - There were significant downsizing and reductions in workforce - requiring the remaining team members to pick up those responsibilities in addition to their previous assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a vision, become a part of the team, and lead them to where the company needs to go. Many hands make light work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Once a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Programmer in Warren, OH

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

    Pros

    Once had a family feel to working there

    Cons

    Taken over by a capital investment group and only interested in bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    haha upper management is the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not So Good Now

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Respectable pay and benefits. Can be interesting work.

    Cons

    Delphi is no longer customer focused. Instead, its sole focus seems to be on Wall Street with lots of smoke and mirrors so the purse strings are very tight. Very concerned about not having anything really new in the pipeline. The organization has lost a lot of brilliant people over the past few years who no longer wanted to be part of a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer and new technologies - not just Wall Street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lost Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There was an ideal time for this company to move forward. Some great people to work with and great products. Restructuring brought core business into focus.

    Cons

    Company has lost momentum because management team is too focused on margins and personal benefits. Employees are the greatest asset, but the average employee is overlooked and overworked and underpaid. There are too many folks in top management and too many layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of looking at your peers, look at those folks who work for you. Morale is low and folks are getting fed up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Used to be a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High caliber talent employed - great relationships

    Cons

    Downsizing musical chairs in progress at some sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the future plans - we're grown-ups, we can take it. Weasel words don't build trust, a commodity you will need to succeed.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Winter is coming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delphi (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity and ability to interface with global workforce

    Cons

    Lack of strategic leadership and vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your long term goals and not just quarterly results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    One decade with this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to start and learn.

    Cons

    The pay is low and the work grows as your knowledge. Be ready to put in 60hr weeks and get paid for 40 hrs. Kokomo is a small town, unless you are in Detroit area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no path or incentive to go into management. Some of the leaders I interacted with were dishonest (not truthful). As I have moved around to other companies I have seen a few in leadership positions. After interfacing for a while I see things don't change. Is it worth it to me to de dishonest to get ahead? Obviously not, I am still and individual contributor but have been in mid management positions when I got my Masters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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