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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. BMW Salesman says its good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Maywood, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Maywood, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Best auto company to work for

    Cons

    long hours, commissions should be bigger

    Advice to Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I have been working at BMW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Germany 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 Management

    Don'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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Marketing and Sales associate.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Naperville, IL

    I worked at BMW full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products. Sales staff willing to share expertise.

    Cons

    Salary is poor and working environment is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader. Don't follow poor performance like your competitors.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good entry level pay, no opportunity to grow.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TOS/Forklift Driver in Greer, SC
    Current Employee - TOS/Forklift Driver in Greer, SC

    I have been working at BMW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Attendance issues are the only real way to get fired. They do a good job of catering the basic needs.

    Cons

    They can call a mandatory 1 hour of overtime everyday, and mandatory production days whenever they feel like it. If you're schedule isn't very flexible, there will not be much wiggle room. The shift hours are long, making going to school while working there almost impossible. Depending on which staffing agency you come in under, your chances of being hired on to BMW Staff are greatly affected. Those coming in on the logistics side, Tier One Solutions, have no opportunity to be hired on full-time. The various staffing agencies that partner with BMW also will not compete with one another for employees. That means, if you want to make a lateral move from one agency to another, you must first resign from your current position before the other agency will even acknowledge you for hire. For most people who aren't lucky enough to come in under the MAU title (best chance of getting hired on directly) there are only two options: Quit, or get fired.

    Advice to Management

    The management is alright...but they will not step up to bat for their hourly employes. Everyone generally agrees that how BMW recruits and hires full-time staff is very biased, nepotistic and even a bit racist. But nobody is willing to take a stand.


  6. Low Pay but Nice Co-Workers and Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I have been working at BMW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work Life balance, International colleagues, Fun product, reasonable Employee Car Lease program (includes Insurance coverage)

    Cons

    Low pay for branches outside Hilliard, Ohio headquarters. Geo pay is given to employees, but not enough to compensate for standard of living in Metro NY area. Opportunities for upward mobility mostly available in Ohio location - so relocation is a must.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay to allow NJ colleagues to purchase residences as easily as Ohio colleagues.


  7. Overall a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I worked at BMW

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated, passionate, nice and fun employees. Work is interesting and challenging. Nice facilities, location and offices. Beautiful campus. BMW products are outstanding! Great perks including a company car and option to lease an additional BMW!

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a good work-life balance with family and personal interests. Workload is often excessive, all consuming. Most "emergencies" are a result of poor senior management. For most employees office cubes are small and offer little privacy to get work done efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Address the workload crisis. The company was already very lean before US headcount was reduced so the existing employees were required to take up the "slack." But there was little slack. To most employees, senior management seems unconcerned. The situation is beginning to take its toll on a deteriorating relationship with dealers and potentially will adversely impact the brand.


  8. quality

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at BMW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good cars, high tech, good quality.

    Cons

    this is an internal brand.

    Advice to Management

    no


  9. no better place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMW full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great projects, great team, ambitious people all around. trying to bring the best to the world is a strong motivation.

    Cons

    even though the salary is not too bad from the industry standard, living expenses is quite high in the city which is a bit painful at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    most of the management are very motivated, knows very well on the mission and the goal. they respect your personal life too.


  10. Sales Network Development Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milano (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milano (Italy)

    I have been working at BMW full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Being a Sales Network Development Specialist you will have a close relationship with all the dealers of the Italian network. Therefore, you will be able to have a better understanding of the processes between BMW Italia and dealers.

    Cons

    To much operative. Your function is like a call center so you need to manage the daily flow of requests of dealers. It seems that your Master degree is not useful.


  11. Best Internship I have had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at BMW

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely friendly employees who do go out of the way to help interns understand the workings of a department and involve them into projects

    Cons

    Language Barrier since the internship was in Germany but colleagues ensured that interns understood their assignments thoroughly



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