Gentex (Michigan)

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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
52 Reviews
3.8
52 Reviews
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Gentex (Michigan) Chairman and CEO Fred T. Bauer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I found the work environment to be very social and fun (in 9 reviews)

  • Profit sharing is one of the highest around with bonuses sometimes exceeding 20% per quarter (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The base salary isn't the highest, but Gentex has a profit sharing program that is extremely fair and can boost your annual income significantly (in 5 reviews)

  • The only downside is that the base salary is generally lower than the market average for most positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

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

    Pros

    Good quarterly profit-sharing bonuses, pleasant co-workers, supportive atmosphere. Its a good place to gain experience in that people tend to be cooperative rather than competitive in the workplace. Gentex also supports the concept of family first.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is losing sight of the little guys. It's become a cut-throat power struggle at the upper level instead of the cooperation necessary to move the company forward with new products. Need to broaden product lines to remove dependency on the automotive market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for young engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place for young engineers to start, great core values, opportunities for growth, quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Engineers can put in long hours during busy seasons- depending on the department 50-60 hour workweeks are not uncommon. No overtime pay for production engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI

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

    Pros

    Great amenities and environment and a lot of good people to work with. Overall it is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    The pay here is not the best. As long as the company is doing really well then profit sharing bonuses can help to alleviate this to some extent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers are driven to meet customer expectations for quality and delivery. People are treated like humans that have valuable input top the organization.

    Cons

    I am don't believe there are fundamental issue with the organization, but more issues with a few people. This is going to happen anywhere that people are involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineering Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    lots of flexibility in hours worked as well as what your responsibilities or can be. it is up to you to go out and find a project to work on

    Cons

    pay isn't very significant and there aren't a ton of "intern" related events throughout the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great. strong relationships and lots of advice given to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    Beautiful facilities, very talented people, management is very accessible, communication with employees is better than most companies this size

    Cons

    Some of the processes and procedures are unusual for a publicly traded company but come from the company's roots as a family owned company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love/Hate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

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

    Pros

    The compensation / salary / quarterly profit sharing bonuses / benefits / stock options were excellent.

    Cons

    The cronyism and clique mentality, physical/weight/gender discrimination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the gossip-mongers, rumor-mill enthusiasts, and head-game/politics players.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great working environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful temperature control and facility. Great team of workers and our health amd safety are really important to the company!

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I enjoyed working there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and working environment, and quarterly bonuses are excellent.

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gentex is a fast-paced company with potential for growth

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology is used throughout the company. Employees have the benefit of stock options so, in essence, the better you do your job and help others, the more you make - sort of working for yourself.

    Cons

    The company has gone through rough times due to the slowdown in the economy and downturn in auto sales. But still strives for excellence and places to expand and diversify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to regroup to a more cohesive group company-wide. The quick growth of the company has set aside this desirable attribute and it needs to come back to the forefront to make Gentex more proactive again, rather than reactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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