Delphi

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Delphi Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
353 Reviews
3.3
353 Reviews
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Delphi President, CEO, COO, and Director Rodney O'Neal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance , learning depending upon the project you land up (in 35 reviews)

  • Very structured and highly organized work environment (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company was pretty unstable during the chapter 11 (in 13 reviews)

  • Unlike mobile industry, automotive industry pace is slow (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Life abroad a sinking Titanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has huge potential with a huge diverse portfolio. It's global, therefore engineering can work in one time zone, and immediate scaling or production could occur continuously...but the system is flawed as communication is there lacking within all divisions. (Lots of reworks)
    Initially many decades ago, it was a great organization under GM, with a nice sweet compensation package. That all ended in 1999, when Delphi spun off...a small leak in a lovely ship, then a few hits into boulders (chapter11, emergence form, to be owned by those Delphi was in debt to).
    Heard recently that the organization is really working hard to get gen Ys in, enough to have initial pay will be at or more than market. (Historically, salary then is stagnant, and benefits are dwindling.)

    Cons

    Like most large companies, it's purely financially driven with short term realizations, and no commitment to in house capital improvement projects (blgs. were once state of the art, in its times like 1960s or 80s and has barely shown much change/technological improvements) or it's dedicated staffs of seniority of 15+ years. Matter of fact there is a large gap in age demographics due to the collapse of the pension programs; older staff linger much longer hanging on to status quo ( oh just awaiting the moment of when their "time" will come), and the younger generation either have jumped ship, or just novices trying to use Delphi as a stepping stone to bounce off of.

    There also is barely a HR organization, and with many managers left into their current position due to others that left via attrition(or outright laid off), there is in very rare cases career development (none locally, but maybe there is hope within other Delphi organizations). No support for training.

    Poor work-life balance without being penalized.

    Delphi is continually under reorganization mode, and recently has seen a large exponential growth in V.P.s , making it a very top heavy organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impossible to change their perspectives...they are equally like robots, "do" as dictated; oh unless they overpay a consultant to tell them exactly what their staff has been telling all along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Delphi is a shell of its old self

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    The people are great. The products are technically challenging. The potential for world class products (like in the past) is still present.

    Cons

    The management and work level is really bad. There is a month to month mentality with respect to budgets and this negatively impacts staffing, material purchases, equipment purchases, etc. If the revenue/income is bad for this month, cut some heads, delay some material purchases. How this impacts the next month, quarter, or development program is not considered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff and spend money based on multi-year development cycles of products. If we expect to make money in 2017 for products developed in 2015, spend it in 2015. Do not wait until 2017 or it will be too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Finance Intern

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

    I worked at Delphi

    Pros

    Great work environment. Salary was good and the internship program is top of the line. Great exposure to senior level management

    Cons

    The company is a little unorganized from business unit to business unit. Overall, there are not many negatives about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employment @ Delphi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall great career with great people to work with. Great travel opportunities with personal development as a plus.

    Cons

    Loss of focus on institutional excellence, under utilization of engineering resources, detached management to name a few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take a strong look at your upper & middle management for their real commitment to the organizational long term viability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work-life balance but little room for advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Delphi has very good work-life balance. Family always comes first and getting time off for emergencies or to take care of loved ones is no problem. Rarely did I work over 40 hours per week. Other employees were friendly. Very structured and highly organized work environment.

    Cons

    Delphi went through a brutal restructuring that left morale extremely low. When revenue was off, Temporary Layoff was required. There was little room for advancement. Constantly tight budgets meant raises were few and far between, and were very small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks to turn around sales and share the wealth with employees to improve morale. Reduce bureaucracy and encourage more creativity. Invest more in marketing to strengthen the brand and improve sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Over all impression

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

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

    Pros

    Good technology company, quality is important, has good people

    Cons

    Is becoming overly financially focused and not as much focused on developing people. Because of this it is getting harder to satisfy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less every man for himself and more team execution focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    coop program at delphi

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Kokomo, IN

    I have been working at Delphi part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Delphi are wonderful to work with, and there are always some very exciting innovations taking place.

    Cons

    Lacking in management. The work is slow in comparison to tech companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Summer internship at Delphi (Auburn Hills Campus)

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

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

    Pros

    Delphi assigns high priority and must-ship features to the interns. The intern program, although new, is strong and improving every year. Delphi is positioned to be successful in the future and the internship program they have reflects their desire to search for the best candidates.

    Cons

    Management is lacking, although they did just finish a reorg so there will be a few years of ramp up before the company will regain it's full productivity. The work is slow in comparison to tech companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had a recent reorg, no comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    stressful

    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Saginaw, MI

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects. Interesting portfolio. Most employees are easy to work with. Room for growth. A wide variety of training available. Will pay for classes towards a degree if related to job description.

    Cons

    office culture. Not a good home/work balance. Low moral. "Them and us" attitude between salary and hourly employees. Constant pressure to cut costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees with families are an asset not a liability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have had a very fulfilling experience at Delphi.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kokomo, IN

    I have been working at Delphi as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Delphi are wonderful to work with, and there are always some very exciting innovations taking place. Delphi provides benefits to all its full-time employees and provides training to keep employees up-to-date on safety and new technology. Many employees have families and healthy work-life balances. Also, it is a global company, so there are plenty of opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    As a younger member of the professional community, I would like to see a more aesthetically pleasing work environment. The company provides suitable work equipment, but the cubicle walls look a bit outdated; it's basically just your average office, so a nice change to stand out would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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