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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this company, especially the Kokomo division.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Treated like a number. When quarterly results aren't good, management cuts expenses by getting together to decide who they can fire next. Older workers and those that are on sick or pregnancy leave are especially targeted. Management hides this by getting the workers to sign legal releases to prevent them from suing before they will give them any severance money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your older workers humanely. They have invested much of their lives to help out your company, and now that they are near retirement, you are dumping them on the job market at an age when they will have a difficult time finding another job. You expect loyalty from your employees yet you are not being loyal to them.

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

    materials engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    international corporation with much people talent, great benefits, good pay, i worked with a nice group of people, great supervisor

    Cons

    no challenge, upper management changed often and only cared for short term goals, like "show me the money NOW", no long-term vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to look at the long term benefits for the company rather that the short-sighted, fast-fill-pockets for yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented People Interesting Products, and engaging problems to solve

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of smart people working in small teams. Everyone is always willing to contribute and listen to advice.

    Cons

    Not diversified enough to ride through the ups and downs in the auto industry. Managers expect an unrealistic amount of overtime at no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sacrifice of core competency during down turns effects the ability to execute when things turn around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 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 (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
  7. 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 (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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Some poor middle management. Long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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