Delphi Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
333 Reviews

3.2
333 Reviews
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Delphi President, CEO, COO, and Director Rodney O'Neal
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174 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance , learning depending upon the project you land up (in 32 reviews)

  • Good work environment, no pressure, good for new ideas and experiment, work standards on par with global standards (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Company was pretty unstable during the chapter 11 (in 12 reviews)

  • In the rapidly-changing automotive industry, if you are not working on key products, it is easy to be redundant (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Severe "Brain Drain" Has Crippled Former Technology Powerhouse

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer  in  Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Some of the most brilliant engineers I've ever worked with until the company was taken over by the hedge fund owners. A technology leader that has fallen due to the exodus of the many of the most talented.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, forced retirements, continual salary and benefit cuts, terminated pension plan employees in their 40's and 50's with huge losses to make up in the short time remaining before retirement. Horrible Morale due to employees being viewed as disposable liabilities. Systematically bleeding US locations to death while moving the work offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your attitude toward your workforce. Morale will not improve until they see that you have a plan to grow the company and value the contributions of a talented workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding for many years, but disappointing after emerging from bankruptcy.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Challenging front end technology development. Workforce still in place is very experienced and been reduced to only the high performers of 10 years ago when the corporation was larger.

    Cons

    Continual short term focus on financials and bleeding very experienced talent. Has great challenges in today's marketplace to win new business two grow. Due to continual downsizing, potential for career growth is stagnant or reversed at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employment at Delphi in Kokomo IN

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Kokomo, IN

    I worked at Delphi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary was great and people were wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Delphi's human assets were once regarded by management as the biggest competitive advantage that the company possessed but, since the bankruptcy and the emphasis on the bottom line employes seem to be regarded as a liability. Many talented people crucial to the success of the company have been released. It seems that management is mortgaging the future in favor of immediate bottom line results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management focus should be more on long range success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company doing well in spite of management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Working for a major automotive supplier.

    Cons

    No longer USA based. Based in Europe. Outsourcing of US salaried jobs to Eurasia. R&D is virtually gone. Rely on suppliers R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great technical people, adequate tech leadership, marginal strategic vision.

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    Former Employee - PowerTrain Software Engineer  in  Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - PowerTrain Software Engineer in Kokomo, IN

    I worked at Delphi as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The engineers are by and large bright and hardworking. I worked in Powertrain Software and the engineers understand both real time embedded programming, and automotive engine and transmission operation in detail. If you are a motor head and a programmer you might really enjoy this job. A word of warning... testing automotive software is more of a job than writing it.

    Cons

    Management skills varied from super competent to somewhat competent. It's unclear what the requirements are to be a manager, but it was not always being a good engineer. A couple guys I thought must have been frat guys, they waved their hands and said buzzwords, but when you tried to explain a technical issue their eyes glazed over. Regardless, there are some really sharp managers there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good for retirement life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Delphi

    Pros

    you get lots of free time

    Cons

    there is no good challenging work

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity if you are willing to work very hard

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Delphi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Some poor middle management. Long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very welcoming culture that will give you all the opportunities possible during an internship.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Delphi as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, people are willing to invest in you.

    Cons

    Generational gaps are evident across the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Product Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Delphi as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people. Good atmosphere. Jobs got done but there was no room for growth and programs to fluorish

    Cons

    Bad salary. Bad food. Bad Mood. Bad Place. I don't know why I'm writing this because I shouldn't have to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systemically unethical.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delphi full-time

    Pros

    Loving home for people of mediocre education with poor grammar.

    Cons

    Systemically unethical. Very top-down, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having already been bankrupt, time to clean up your integrity issues with management and handling of subordinates. Inadequate oversight down the chain. Instead of part of the solution HR is also part of the problem.

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