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BorgWarner Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
94 Reviews
4.1
94 Reviews
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James R. Verrier
4 Ratings

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.  

    If you want to be treated with respect, run away!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in Ash, NC
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in Ash, NC

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities; Strong Management; Strong Technical Presence

    Cons

    Automotive culture; not for the faint hearted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience with real responsibility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BorgWarner part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions with substantial responsibility

    Cons

    High pressure environment. I was not stressed very much, but much of management was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some entry-level employees will more direction that what I received, however it was perfect for me

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  5.  

    Best experience for me - not for everybody

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern/Co-op in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Intern/Co-op in Seneca, SC

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

    Pros

    In my department, I could not have had a better experience. I was given projects that a full-time engineer would take on - an unmatched level of responsibility for an intern at any company.
    7-3:30 shift gives you the afternoon.
    Every employee reaches out to offer help and wishes you luck at the end of your rotation
    Pay for an intern is good, not great.
    Every full-time employee feels as though they are well-paid

    Cons

    No structured intern/co-op program so each person has a different experience. Other interns had little to no responsibility and took almost nothing from their experience. It depends a lot on who your manager is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Focused on growth, excellence and investor return. I would work here again any day.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seneca, SC

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focused on the business and delivering results. They handle performance problems swiftly and fairly. Lots of opportunities for growth and travel. People are top notch and great to work with.

    Cons

    Automotive industry is fast paced and not for the weak. This is not a laid back place to work and you are at the mercy of production schedules and project planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work on delivering returns, manage what can at times be a political environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Place I've Worked At So Far!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Controls Engineer in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Electrical Controls Engineer in Seneca, SC

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The guys (Chuck and Mike) I work with in my division in the department I work for are so great! My boss is even awesome! I have never had a boss like Mark Faris.
    The pay is very generous for a electrical/controls engineer with 2.5 years of experience.
    The benefits package is very competitive as well....the best I've had so far.
    Bonus is guaranteed.
    I can go to any training classes I want to go to that will help me in my career.

    Cons

    I think there should be more structure in how people request work to be done with the electrical/controls side of projects. Just coming up and asking us to do some programming, etc should be eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no problem with the management, but I do think management should consider having a structured system for requesting controls work done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at BorgWarner part-time (less than an 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
  9.  

    Engineering at Borg Warner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Borg Warner is a company that continues to grow, providing good career opportunities. They have a number of talented engineers that make work interesting.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was not the best a large amount of time. Organization changes occurred often which disrupted work effectiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Okay Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Engineer

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

    Pros

    Cool campus(Pool and Softball field) and the perks that came with the job were nice too.

    Cons

    Unorganized, and not challenging. spent a lot of time doing paperwork and testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    interns can be useful if management includes them in bigger projects and with better training on the product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Would recommend to a friend

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

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Work to keep employees happy, does a lot for them outside of work.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company unless you are one of the few who move up very quick.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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