BorgWarner Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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BorgWarner President and CEO James R. Verrier
James R. Verrier
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Pros
  • There is a strong emphasis on maintaining a good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • good people, good benefits, good products (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. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Pros

    The work culture is amazing. The people are great. I really liked that they were into health and fitness and tried to incorporate that into the work place.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to say. I had a very great experience while working here and wouldn't change a thing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. The management is very friendly and always willing to go out of their way to help in any way they can.


  2. Good company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BorgWarner

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

    Pros

    Provides excellent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a difficult work / life balance depending on location and department.


  3. IT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Overall good company to work, just not under the current IT leadership.

    Cons

    Director of IT Infrastructure doesn't really know what he's doing and he also gets pushed around by his employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the criminals who don't know what they're doing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly, clean, naturally-lit workplace. New gym and addition is being added. Have zero complaints. Have been learning a lot.

    Cons

    There are very few young people. The only people who are young are interns, seems like most are upper 30s and older.


  6. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time

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

    Pros

    Company produces great products when leading into new automotive markets. Great benefits, health improvement programs, free gym memberships, occasional catered appreciation lunches, etc. The company really strives for creating a great working atmosphere that stems from high level management initiatives and implemented via the HR departments.

    Cons

    Pay is largely based on what department you work for; there is no company standard for pay within the same job title. Difference in pay can be almost 50% for the same job regardless of experience. Upper management is great, they try hard to keep employee moral up. However, middle management is terrible and riddled with micromanagement. Lower level employees have no creative expression as everything is dictated. Your boss will likely squash any ideas you have. Because of this, all new products are based on competitors being the lead innovators and BW following suit with mediocre reversed engineered afterthoughts.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more innovation and trust in the ability of your employees, after all that’s why hired them right? Scrap the middle management and bring in new fresh managers. Just because an employee makes a good engineer does not mean they will make a good manager. Management is a personality trait, not something you can teach via seminars. Equalize the pay structure, too much deviation between same titles. Lead the competition, not the other way around.


  7. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits - above industry standard

    Cons

    Resources were minimal which results in long hours.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Compensation Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BorgWarner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Was a really place to work. The people are great and building is very nice. Lots of free food.

    Cons

    For interns it is a common complaint that there is not much for you to do. But they still want you there 30ish hours a week.


  9. enjoyed working there

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

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Good teamwork

    Cons

    Declining business due to automotive


  10. Helpful (1)

    Growing pains...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at BorgWarner

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

    Pros

    Good facilities and products. Good reputation in the industry and company is growing.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Understaffed in some areas (like IT). Management and workers pulled in many directions. Could be better organized if there were more hands to help. Salaries need to keep pace to retain talented people.

    Advice to Management

    Staff up!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Don't Know what to think?

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Hourly wage is good if you get hired on. Good safety record. I loved my job when I was there.

    Cons

    Never got hired on after being laid off 3 times. Supervisor are not doing there job corporate tells them what to do. They lie straight to your face. I was a very loyal worker with an excellent work record but got replaced by a lower wage employee. You have to know the right person if you don't they get rid of you. If they personally don't like you bye bye!!!!! They waste a lot of money on so called business lunches. Not as good as you think looks good from a media stand point but politics run the place. Arden,NC

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Temp service you abuse it and lose very valuable employees. Managers and supervisors there abuse their power and the money.



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