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BorgWarner Reviews in Ithaca, NY

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
15 Reviews
4.2
15 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full time employees seemed to have a good work life balance and could easily manage responsibilities in a timely manner (in 4 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, Promotes from within, Good benefits, Fair policies (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was not the best a large amount of time (in 4 reviews)

  • automotive industry is one of the first sectors to layoff in an economic downturn (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineering Co-op in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineering Co-op in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, I was well trained by my superiors and it was an overall excellent experience. Would highly recommend.

    Cons

    Very few cons, some paperwork made parts of my job mundane, but otherwise it was very fast paced and an upbeat environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The atmosphere there was very professional and the people were great to work with.

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    Current Employee - Product Engineering Intern in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Intern in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Easy going but hard working atmosphere, people treated each other with great respect, as a co-op I gained valuable knowledge and experience in product development

    Cons

    For a co-op the work flow was a little inconsistent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great co-op experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots to learn, friendly people.

    Cons

    Sometimes monotonous work was required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Co-op program needs more organization. It would be great to have an assigned mentor. I was lucky enough to find an engineer who kind of unofficially did this, but I know many other co-ops felt they lacked guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good company to work for

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    Current Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Ithaca, NY
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at BorgWarner as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company invested in interns. We traveled to three different site which was pretty awesome.

    Cons

    All the plant locations were not very fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you want to be treated with respect, run away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The Annual bonuses based on plant performance have been very generous over the last few years.

    Cons

    They absolutely do not care if employees are happy or not. HR is rude and won't even talk to employees (when they bother to come out of their offices). Don't bother to complain, you will be retaliated against, just take your beating and keep quiet. Too many layers of Management and very poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees would be more productive employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good experience

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at BorgWarner part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay compared to area locations for same job. Really nice staff / co- workers. HR was quite responsive

    Cons

    Hireling of head guard was rushed and did not consider how that person would be as a manager. Turned out to be a disaster and the process was slow moving from HR. They were quite respectful of workers complaints however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who have worked in lower positions at this company rather than bringing in someone new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Co-op in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Co-op in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great time interning in Borgwarner Morse TEC as a manufacturing engineer. My supervisor cares about my career growth and the entire engineering team is like a family. I had some awesome projects also.

    Cons

    Union culture is hard to get used to. There is a challenge to see changes on the floor.

    Recommends
  9.  

    An excellent semester of constructive experience.

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    Former Intern - VCT Manufacturing Co-op in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - VCT Manufacturing Co-op in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees. Phenomenal communication. Well managed.

    Cons

    The environment isn't for everyone. If you don't have a sense of humor, or if you have a short fuse, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent pay for the work

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    Former Employee - Gear Sprocket Processor in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Gear Sprocket Processor in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you dont have a college degree this is one of the few places you can make a living wage

    Cons

    automotive industry is one of the first sectors to layoff in an economic downturn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and generous 401K contributions

    Cons

    As with any large employer, you can get lost in the crowd if you don't keep promoting yourself and your achievements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has tried recently to get more imput from employees through small group surveys/discussions, but there is still a ways to go. While their opinions are being heard, employees still seem to feel like their opinion doesn't really make any difference. They feel they aren't seeing any real change as a result of the meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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