BMW Manufacturing Corporation

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Updated April 17, 2015
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BMW Manufacturing Corporation President Josef Kerscher
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Pros
  • Great company lease program, allows an opportunity to enjoy the products at a greatly reduced rate (in 7 reviews)

  • As an intern, there were a lot of good benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • As an outsider looking in I would have to say I will not be returning or ever willing to work full time for BMW because of what I experienced there (in 3 reviews)

  • Since many manager positions are slated as German only, these are 3 year contract positions, so a lack of consistency (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company with abundant potential and growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer

    I worked at BMW Manufacturing Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with exciting things happening on a daily base; managers very helpful; great benefits package; lots of room available to grow and develop.

    Cons

    It's a big company, need a strong self-starter mindset.

  2. Production: Rough job, fast paced, you're a number 90% of the time...

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    Former Employee - Door Line Production in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Door Line Production in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at BMW Manufacturing Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is not bad (although if it was less they would have an even higher turn-over rate. Job is steady, and very predictable. You know what you're going into every day. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Usually over quarter mile walk to and from your job location. Long hours. Unforgiving for physical issues, personal problems, and absentees. Very physically demanding, expect surgery if you stick around long enough. Certain jobs (in particular where I was placed) can be unforgiving for mistakes so the blame game starts up usually a few times per day. Short breaks (30 min lunch, 2 15 min water breaks), that's over the course of a 10 hour day. Benefits are a joke until you are hired on full time to BMW (for those that go through MAU). Pecking order for who does what is ridiculous, offline will stand around talking and sweeping floors most of the day (until a screw needs straightening out) while on-line work their tails off to keep up with the pace. Required overtime is now in place, so you can forget the usual days off (at least you get time and a half pay)

    Advice to Management

    You have a clear message that your on-line workers are important, but when worse comes to worse they turn into yet another number that becomes disposable. This falls all the way from on-line clean up crews to top management.

  3. My time at BMW has been a great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greer, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greer, SC

    I have been working at BMW Manufacturing Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, room for growth and learning experience

    Cons

    Unscheduled overtime, mandatory work days, long hours, unfair treatment

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to employees about the jobs they perform on a daily basis and pay attention to employee grievances

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  5. IT/Operations Management Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I worked at BMW Manufacturing Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, very nice colleagues, could come in and out whenever as long as you were around 40 hours

    Cons

    work load varied, student programs was unorganized with uniforms and housing

  6. German and American Arrogance at it's best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMW Manufacturing Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for BMW direct hired only, are the benefits, like the Lease Car Program.
    Driving a great car for almost no cost!! Great !!
    But if you are hired by a 3rd party, you get only 50% of the great benefits and 10% of the yearly bonus.
    But getting a direct contract is a dream "not come true".

    Cons

    Finding a parking spot every time, my night- or day- shift began.

  7. Fast-paced work environment with motivated co-workers.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at BMW Manufacturing Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's really fast-paced and I like that the manufacturing floor is very organized and open. For manufacturing it feels clean . As an intern, there was good HR support for making sure we were getting a good learning experience and there was housing provided.

    Cons

    There is somewhat a glass ceiling if you are not german or male. I would not consider working here full time.

  8. Information Technology Review

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager

    I have been working at BMW Manufacturing Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    HR is out of touch with today's salary ranges and job functions outside of manufacturing (e.g. IT).

    Advice to Management

    Update job functions and titles.

  9. Thumbs Up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMW Manufacturing Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people. Great pay.

    Cons

    Long hours. Sometimes a lack of communication between departments.

  10. Great experience, just not right for me

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    Former Intern - Production Associate in Greer, SC
    Former Intern - Production Associate in Greer, SC

    I worked at BMW Manufacturing Corporation as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working there as a Co-Op with SCC. Good hours I chose based on school, amazing pay, great co-ops in the other schools to work with and study with when we had a spare minute. The managers/supervisors over the Scholar program were/are top notch, and they're considerate for the days you may want/need off, whether it be for studying for finals or just a day to relax after a long, hard week at school.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is iffy, especially when classes can be both morning and evening, and fitting in a day to work is sometimes hard. Supervisors, while good at finding people who enjoyed our help in their bands/groups, frowned upon us doing homework, even if it was the only time we had and we had no work that the section leaders could find for us. A few section leaders in Assembly (A shift specifically) were I guess worried about co-ops taking the jobs later on, and would speak down to and refuse us our off-line schedules, even if it was something we needed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the section leaders, etc, treat the student/part-time work a little better. We can't learn if we're being placed on the roster for the shift.

  11. Great developmental internship

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    Former Intern - Logistics/Supply Chain Planning Department in Greer, SC
    Former Intern - Logistics/Supply Chain Planning Department in Greer, SC

    I worked at BMW Manufacturing Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experiences, projects, exposure, and benefits.

    Cons

    Strict busy culture that required long days, hours, and weeks as an intern.

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