Bendix
3.5 of 5 12 reviews
www.bendix.com Elyria, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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3.5 12 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Bendix President and CEO Joe McAleese

Joe McAleese

(11 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good people but questionable management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bendix

ProsSalary, benefits, vacation. Usually lots of good people

ConsLack of upward mobility. Prepare to stay in your current position for 5-10 years even if your a top performer

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication with KB

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Typical corporation but good to work for

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Elyria, OH

I have been working at Bendix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBendix is a large company with a small company feel. Eighty percent of the people are very nice and enjoyable to work with. Salary and benefits seem to be competitive.

ConsBendix is divided into COC's (centers of competence). Each CoC is like a separate business. And each CoC has its own engineers. This makes knowledge transfer amongst the engineering community difficult. Also, the manufacturing locations don't report directly to the CoC leaders which often makes prioritization of projects difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is so much engineering experience at Bendix. However, due to the organizational structure the experienced engineers don't share their knowledge across CoC's. There needs to be more of an engineering community (or at least the sense of one).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Controls Engineer (Current Employee)
Elyria, OH

I have been working at Bendix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFree Gym inside building
Company promotes healthy living
Interesting assignments
Very good work/life balance

ConsNot much opportunity for vertical career moves
HR will not negotiate well, which results in talented engineers leaving the company

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more transparent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They give you the freedom you need to excel

Mechatronics Engineer (Former Employee)
Elyria, OH

I worked at Bendix as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe department I was in provided me with projects that allowed me to broaden my engineering experience

ConsNot an easy place to work if you don't have a car.

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

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Loved it until the plant shut down

Machining Supervisor (Former Employee)
Frankfort, KY

I worked at Bendix

ProsWas compensated for time very well. Worked there 14 years. Made alot of friends while working there. Money was great

ConsPlant shut down and found out that we were lied to about a new plant being built. Management knew 6 monthes prior that plant was shutting down and didn't tell the workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementWatch out for who you put in place to oversee your factories. They just might shut you down. Communication is key in a production environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Leading engineering employer in area

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Elyria, OH

I have been working at Bendix

ProsThe Management is supportive and reasonable.
Compensation is very competitive.
Workforce is diverse, intelligent, and amiable.
Position is exciting and multi-dimensional.
Senior management was incredibly transparent when economic downturn forced cut backs.

ConsOEMs are not rigorous in their development.

Advice to Senior Management-

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mostly satisfactory

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bendix

ProsPay was pretty good.
Most individuals I worked with were professional and helpful.

Location was also convenient.

Company encouraged learning.

ConsEconomic downturn resulted in some cut benefits, layoffs, and overall plunge in morale. Corporate atmosphere could sometimes be suffocating. Leadership sometimes has unrealistic expectations.

Advice to Senior Management-

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I learned a lot about how large industrial companies work and I value this experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bendix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery systematic in product development.
Talented people to work with.
Lot of security.
Good health benefits.

ConsToo bureaucratic for me. I would rather work in small innovative companies.
The paperwork was huge for some products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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There were a lot of different types of work making it possible to gain a lot of different experience.

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bendix full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat team to work with. The people are chosen as self-motivated and inovative so they are good to learn from.

ConsFairly heavy control of process. Often made it less than agile. A lot of hierarchy that made it difficult to make decisions. Overwhelming quantity of process documents which are rarely seen by engineers.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on the administrative areas to get higher overall efficiency. These are considered less important but are vital to prevent bottlenecks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Regionally competitive employer for some fields, going through cultural growing pains

Technical Manager (Not Exact Title) (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bendix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe workforce is generally very friendly, helpful, and culturally diverse.
The Company is a leader in its markets and is well-positioned for long-term success.

ConsParent company politics are a factor in most companies, but at this company there are still daily growing pains related to communicating and working together with the European parent company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Elyria operating unit's goals cannot rely on a purely regional workforce, and a purely regional workforce

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

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