BMW of North America

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BMW of North America Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company. Great products. Great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Specialist in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Specialist in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership. Great benefits. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Still too bureaucratic. Not as quick in decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractors only

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - External Contractor - Specialist in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - External Contractor - Specialist in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I have been working at BMW of North America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I am paid very well. I like my team and the project I am working on. I have a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    I am an external contractor. I would probably accept significantly less pay in order to be an internal employee. It's as if you are a second class citizen and you're treated differently. Money is far from everything, and they pay contractors significantly more to make up for the lack of benefits. However, it leads to a feeling of dissatisfaction and disloyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop only hiring external contractors. 60% of the workforce or something like that is external.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyable Enviroment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I worked at BMW of North America as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed working at BMW. The offices and location in Woodcliff Lake are beautiful All the people I worked with were wonderful. The work was interesting and enjoyable. Also, the cafeteria, is amazing!!

    Cons

    The only con is that they tend to hire more consultants and "temporary" employees. There was one person with whom I worked that had been a "temporary" employee for almost 20 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people as opposed to temporary employees/consultaants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best enviroment so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I have been working at BMW of North America

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, competent management, culture

    Cons

    Distance, too far from the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shuttle bus for New Yorkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I was a great company to work for up until I got outsourced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Utility II in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Utility II in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers very quick to teach you the ropes.

    Cons

    Not knowing if your going to work for BMW.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications is a big factor here. Too much lack of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Marketing Communications Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I worked at BMW of North America as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Passionate employees
    - Great products
    - Environmentally conscious organisation
    - Growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Some bureaucracy due to size
    - Most things need pre-approval from Germany HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give interns more opportunities to sit in on meetings and learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working at BMW on the whole, but they treat their contingent staff poorly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    I worked at BMW of North America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with. Most of the employees are friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    Senior management is not aware of employee dissatisfaction. Some managers are transferred into roles they have no experience in. That happens quite often in their HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your contingent staff. Ask what they are responsible for in their current roles. You will find that some full time managers delegate much of their responsibility to their contingent staff who are powerless and have no recourse when dealing with a disrespectful or incompetent boss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great job... while it lasted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Nazareth, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Nazareth, PA

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great management.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't value their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very, very, very corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accessory Specialist in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Accessory Specialist in Hackensack, NJ

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Brand prestige, and usually well educated coworkers. There was a lot of room for growth if you were willing to move to the correct markets/cities.

    Cons

    Very, very corporate environment. The quality of the product was not being maintained and so we were dealing with higher operating costs and business costs which stressed people out, and conversely they pushed that stress down the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen your tie just a tiny bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company! Very Uptight Managers

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

    I have been working at BMW of North America as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with amazing benefits. good people!

    Cons

    Management is very uptight. Smile in your face and stab you in the back. The ones that have been there for a few years have no respect for temporary workes who make up the majority of the company. In addtion, termporary workers are rarely offered perm jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have consideration and respect your contingent workers. They work harder than your full time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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