Gentex (Michigan)
3.7 of 5 40 reviews
www.gentex.com Zeeland, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
Gentex (Michigan) – Zeeland – “Manufacturing sites”

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3.7 40 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Gentex (Michigan) Chairman and CEO Fred T. Bauer

Fred T. Bauer

(36 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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love my work

Production Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for less than a year

Prosmanagement actively works to develop you in the company.

Conscommunication between all the moving parts in a medium size company.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Gentex - Huge growth potential

Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I worked at Gentex (Michigan) as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Cares about employees
- Based and operated out of the US
- Huge growth potential

Cons- Somewhat limited scope in terms of products

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great amount of respect for employees

Supplier Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe Gentex culture encourages respect for all employees. Most managers are unpretentious and try their best to be transparent. There is also a lot of opportunity to grow within the company.

ConsThe base salary isn't the highest, but Gentex has a profit sharing program that is extremely fair and can boost your annual income significantly.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick with the 4 pillars and Gentex will stay a great place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Atmopshere

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Zeeland, MI

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

ProsGreat people, work was a lot of fun.

ConsThe pay was a bit low even with bonuses and stock options.

Advice to Senior ManagementEven if someone starts entry level, if they move up after a few years give them a market review of their salary.

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Friendly work environment, great benefits, awesome products

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

ProsIt has a great working environment, all the staff are friendly and willing to help each other.
Company picnics, stocks, free pop....
The technology we were working on was competitive and made me excited to be working for the company.
Great location, best place to raise a family.
Work encourages good work/life balance.

ConsFlat environment. You've got about three levels to go up (manager, VP, CEO), so you really don't get much benefit until years down the line.
Automotive industry. Gentex is affected heavily by how other companies are doing in the auto market.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people, fun and challenging projects.

ConsNot much happening in Zeeland.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Highly technological company in a niche market with a focus on innovation.

Production Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

ProsThis place is an engineers playground. The company is so vertically integrated that as an engineer, you will have no problem finding something that suits your interest. The company has clear goals and vision and communicates well from management to employees. Everyone enjoys coming into work and there are a lot of young professionals within the company that are outgoing and enjoy happy hours and whatnot. Also, the location is absolutely beautiful in Western Mi, with something to always do. The company is also VERY big on promoting from within.

ConsMost new engineers will have to work an off shift for the first 6-12 months. However will be able to go pretty much anywhere they want within the company after that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A clean environment with friendly people.

Pse (Current Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for less than a year

ProsNumerous advancement opportunities with a extremely friendly staff.

ConsThe hours vary just like any other manufacture. This makes it hard to plan outings without using vacation time. This is typical of any auto manufacture.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits, excellent work enviornment.

Machine Operator (Current Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

Prosclean work enviornment, great benefits, awesome coworkers, managment is easy to talk to

Consnot as understanding when it comes to missing work for family emergencies

Advice to Senior Managementeveryone should start off with a clean slate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great performance-focused company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Zeeland, MI

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

ProsPeople are valued for their unique personalities, skill sets, strengths, and contributions. Everyone is encouraged to have an ownership mentality, an unpretentious management style, and be devoted to quality and innovation.

ConsThe current growth is beginning to cause some stress since customer demand for our product is requiring us to grow much faster than anticipated.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've laid a strong foundation, just keep building upon it, and thank you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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