BorgWarner

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BorgWarner Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
102 Reviews
4.0
102 Reviews
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James R. Verrier
6 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.  

    Great place to work, however a bit too slow to adapt to changes in the current business climate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BorgWarner

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. Management very laid-back and open to talk to. A lot of work available to do. Very stable and good future growth path.

    Cons

    Behind the times. IT and web infrastructure very outdated for today's industry. Whereas the company's products are cutting edge, software tools are in the stone age. Workplace is also very rooted in tradition and slow to adapt changes. Requires lots of politics to get high enough to inspire important changes. Very traditional workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in internal infrastructure upgrades. Bring about new tools and focus more on their value added benefit rather than cost. Elevate more young individuals into top level and leadership positions. Allow them to bring new thinking and further grow the company, don't stifle them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic group to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Launch Management in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Launch Management in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    laid back managers and a very inviting culture.

    Cons

    it seemed like there was a lot of turn over amongst mid level buyers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring back interns. why do you invest all that time and money in them if you are not going to hire them full time?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fletcher, NC

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Not very clear paths for growth and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - 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
  6.  

    A solid company with good benefits that rewards outstanding employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you put in your time and have the good ability you'll be rewarded with growth opportunities. The 401k match is the best I've ever heard of. Healthcare benefits are average.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue. The international supply and customer base can require long hours. Staffing is a concern as it is at most American firms. You get the feeling that the company could be so much more if we were more willing to invest in new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If BorgWarner wants to be a real technology leader, you need to invest more in product development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great internship

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

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

    Pros

    Support from the company was really good - housing provided, travel to and from site was paid for, and the access to management was fantastic. People are busy but really willing to make time and meet to hear you out. The training and initiation was also pretty thorough.

    Also, if you're starting your career there, it seems quite easy to move around and work on whatever interests you, which is a big plus if you don't want to get stuck doing one thing or if you aren't 100% sure what you want to work on. Management tends to be quite young, so there are certainly ways to move up quickly if you're willing to put in the time.

    Cons

    Communication between divisions, and even between product lines, could definitely be better. There's a lot of talk about each little group reinventing the wheel every time a problem comes up, but efforts to improve collaboration seem to be a little slow.

    The flip side of the easy-moving and youthful management mentioned above is that there was quite a lot of internal turnover during my time, which doesn't seem to be atypical. The company is growing quick and moving, internally, even quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus on speeding up growth is good, but make sure that the company can stand the pace without fragmenting too much!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fantastic work environment, and good/flexible hours. They put large amounts of research into all of the produce and it shows.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotions, and some degree of lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Global opportunities; Strong Management; Strong Technical Presence

    Cons

    Automotive culture; not for the faint hearted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience with real responsibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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