BENTELER Group Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worked as a temp and had a good working relationship (worked two different times)

    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at BENTELER Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked in HR and was able to complete tasks without training - let me just take over and do what needed to be done for them

    Cons

    The two different times I worked there - the whole HR department had changed. No one was the same

  2.  

    Very difficult place to work for......

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

    I worked at BENTELER Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wages and benefits are attractive, however that is because turnover has been so high that salaries have had to been upgraded in order to keep people.

    Cons

    it is a matrix organization that results in departments being pitted against each other - plant managers do not report to the head of someone in the US but rather report to a group executive in South Africa. Company has not grown organically (in spite of the strong auto industry sales in the US) but rather gains have been made only by reductions, expense slashing and restructuring - it is not growing based on new business - quality problems with production mishaps are due to the lack of investment in new equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embark on a capital expense program that will upgrade plant equipment. eliminate the constant infighting between departments

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

    Could be great facility.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Goshen, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, was better before double-time on Sundays and holidays was revoked. Still good benefits. Some very talented skilled tradesmen.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Chaotic, cathartic atmosphere precludes any orderly development of planning or individual growth. Politically driven culture. Failure to address the real issues thwarting smooth production, and adoption of "flavor of the day" fixes without quantifying successful results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will offer none since it has not been heeded in the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company with high management turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN

    I worked at BENTELER Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to makes difference at all levels within the organization.

    Cons

    Corporation structure is not in harmony with plant reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Materials Management/Logistics Contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Management/Logistics Contractor  in  Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Materials Management/Logistics Contractor in Goshen, IN

    I worked at BENTELER Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Automotive industry experience, great benefits

    Cons

    Needed consistent leadership, Lacked direction and future goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work. good people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BENTELER Group part-time

    Pros

    managed well and structured for success

    Cons

    can be disorganized at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete Incompetence From The Top

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at BENTELER Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and somewhat decent pay.

    Cons

    Management in both NAO and Germany must be smoking crack.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't like to work there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    On day or more you get motivated when you see your pay check

    Cons

    To much risk taking on projects, to many projects to launch the same time , they just forget your personal development plan, give you bad reviews without talking to you (annual reviews), a habit to hire people from outside what don't have the history of the projects and plans,very little promotion internally - I think the culture is horrible / only a....kissers get promoted not performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice , they act as they know everything - so they should it figure out themselve -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Family owned company, less interference with share holders. Management makes long term decisions

    Cons

    German company, not yet become global

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include inputs from other regions besides Germany.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible. They keep incompetent individuals in positions instead of firing them. What a joke!

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at BENTELER Group

    Pros

    Company is shut down for the Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    No direct leadership. Hire individuals that are NOT qualified for that specific position. Are afraid to remove (fire) those individuals that suck. Management does not listen to the employees about issues that are going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire individuals that are incompetent instead of ignoring the obvious. Listen to the complaints of the employees as they are your greatest asset - providing THEY are competent. One of the worst companies that I have worked at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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