GKN Reviews

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Nigel M. Stein
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  • Mostly great people and good pay with growth potential

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at GKN as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
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    Pros

    Everyone was always friendly and willing to help each other. All of my coworkers had their own stories and wanted to contribute to the company's mission. The pay was decent and there were many benefits to working there. Most of the senior managers were amazing at being leaders instead of "bosses." Overall, it was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    HR will try to nickle and dime you - but that's their job. Not all, but a few of the key decision makers in senior management legitimately looked down on the manufacturing employees. The stated cultural values were superb, but lacking in practice.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of emphasizing the hierarchy and division between manufacturing and management, it really is important to realize that there would not be any parts to sell without the manufacturing employees and facility maintainers. Practice what you preach.


GKN Interviews

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at GKN in December 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process to 5 weeks. 1 week to set up interview and almost 4 to find out how you did. Information returned was minimal. I had to ask my contacts within the company as to the outcome. The hired an internal candidate for the position approx. 2 weeks before my interview, this leads me to believe my interview time was schedules to make the internal hire legitimized.

    Interview Questions

    • A panel discussion, I was asked to interview last minute and at 6PM in the evening. Extreme technical questions asked about friction welding and e-beam.   1 Answer

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Website www.gkn.com
Headquarters Redditch, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1759
Type Company - Public (GKNLY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Those who know a vehicle's inner workings may know GKN's components. The manufacturer's divisions are structured according to markets served: Driveline, Aerospace, and Land Systems. Core products are driveshafts, propshafts, torque management, and chassis components for light vehicles and trucks; airframe and engine structures for aircraft; axles, wheels, and tractor attachments for agricultural, construction, and other off-highway vehicles. Part of Driveline, Powder Metallurgy makes sintered components and metal powders used in engine, transmission, body, and chassis... More

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