BMW Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
114 Reviews
3.9
114 Reviews
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BMW Chairman Management Board Norbert Reithofer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • working on premium products, great research equipment, work-life balance, friendly collegues (in 10 reviews)

  • great colleagues, great products (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very structured and the work/life balance should be redone totally (in 4 reviews)

  • Very big company with to many processes (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I WAS A reworker

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    Former Employee - Any  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Any in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at BMW full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the pay is very good

    Cons

    I enjoy all of the polices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always communicate clearly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Internship

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    Current Employee - Aftersales  in  Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Aftersales in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I have been working at BMW as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of exposure, and lots of new things to learn. Cool cars. Its a big name so that will open some doors in the future.

    Cons

    Low pay. Hard to get in. and most of the times to move around the company or to start you need to know someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the benefits of the workers. They need to feel like the company actually likes them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was an exciting position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMW as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The process of making things better.

    Cons

    Watching the robots do their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pretty cool intern program, depending on your department

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer Intern (Assembly)  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer Intern (Assembly) in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at BMW as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Real-world experience
    Great projects (in assembly at least)
    Most people are helpful
    Work around a cool product all day
    Manufacturing process is fast-paced compared to other industries like power generation

    Cons

    Typical corporate political issues
    Don't get to participate in lease program :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the interns more competitively - I was making 2/3 what I could have made at pretty much any other company in a technical/engineering intern position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Escondido, CA

    I worked at BMW part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Steady work; fair amount of employees, dealer felt not too big not too small

    Cons

    Too many young people, family owned dealer so it always felt like they where being cheep with reagrds to everything!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be cheep, give steady raises, even if mininal..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    VIP Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMW

    Pros

    Europe wide good travelling experience

    Cons

    24/7 availability no holidays plannable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more good to your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Bmw  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Bmw in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at BMW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    get to drive bmw m3

    Cons

    do not get paid enough, no overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Well, It is BMW

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    Former Employee - Client Advisor  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Roseville, CA

    I worked at BMW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    getting to drive the cars

    Cons

    long hours, pay is never consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's been okay.

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    Current Employee - Lot Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lot Staff in New York, NY

    I have been working at BMW part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I would start by saying I never intended on moving up at BMW, I started their while at school as lot attendant at a dealership just to make some money. They have been very flexible and for the most part, people respect the hard work I've done. They have offered to move me up before to a better position, but as it is not where I want to be, I haven't taken up those offers.

    Cons

    A little too much drama between gossiping employees and a couple of managerial changes later, I am lucky to be here still I guess.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Associate in Greer, SC

    I worked at BMW full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits nice coworkers

    Cons

    Terrible working conditions. Long hours and very physical work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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