BMW
3.7 of 5 112 reviews
www.bmwgroup.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

BMW Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.7 112 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

BMW Chairman Management Board Norbert Reithofer

Norbert Reithofer

(57 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "working on premium products, great research equipment, work-life balance, friendly collegues"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Very good company with great products and a nice working environment"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very structured and the work/life balance should be redone totally"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Externals are quite limited in the decision making"
    in 3 reviews
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    Associate (Former Employee)
    Greer, SC

    ProsGreat pay and benefits nice coworkers

    ConsTerrible working conditions. Long hours and very physical work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    Prosgreat company great cars. I spent most of my time there really contributing alot to and learning about the process of production of cars

    Consno down sides. The faculty is great. The managment actually cars about the quality of your work. Great work environment.

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

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    Production Specialist (Current Employee)
    Greer, SC

    ProsGood benefits, best employer in the area.

    ConsLarge corporate environment, easy to be lost in the shuffle if you aren't a political animal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your management team not just your recent collage grad new hires.

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

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    needs to care about others time

    Production Manager (Former Employee)
    Greer, SC

    Prosthe pay was great as well as the insurance.. and it was also nice getting raises

    ConsI put in almost 5 years as a contractor and never got hired on and right after coming back from being on workman's comp I got fired.. So do not take workman's comp if you want to keep your job..

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more consideration into another time, if you feel that the person is qualified enough to still be working at the company for 5 years then they should be qualified to become a permanent BMW ASSOCIATE

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    German culture domination; Nice brand but no career

    Logistics Intern (Former Employee)
    Greer, SC

    ProsGreat brand, awesome car, and nice work-life balance

    ConsGerman culture pervades everywhere. Very harsh and top down culture; If you're not German, forget about working here. I worked in Spartanburg, SC and that might possibly be the worst town to live in in the USA; Pay is not competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more diversity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are great to work with
    Lots of Diversity
    You can learn a Ton about the products
    substantial pay

    Consnot much room for improvement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Group Account Director (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsSmart, nimble company always innovating for market leadership
    Strong leadership across the board
    Free cars to drive!

    ConsFrequently have to relocate to advance

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    Sales (Current Employee)
    Maywood, NJ

    ProsBest auto company to work for

    Conslong hours, commissions should be bigger

    Advice to Senior Managementhave us work shorter shifts, and bigger shares of the profits on these expensive cars because we are the ones selling them

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

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    Acceptable employer, but get tighter w/ compensation and benefits.

    Field Manager (Current Employee)
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    ProsCar benefit and decent bonus. Still some decent upper management personnel (although in the minority).

    ConsGermany taking more and more control and squeezing for more profit. Advancement opportunities also becoming harder to come by. Continually ask employees to produce more and more while reducing the resources (headcount and budget) to support growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire your friends or family. If you ask for honest opinions, don't penalize those who give it to you.
    Remember your employees are people....not assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing and Sales associate.

    Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
    Naperville, IL

    ProsGreat products. Sales staff willing to share expertise.

    ConsSalary is poor and working environment is stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a leader. Don't follow poor performance like your competitors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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