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Positive Learning Experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at BMW of North America as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Great work environment. Always trying to create team mentality. Great culture to work for. Top of the line facilities in NJ (not sure of SC,CA) Good lease rate on vehicles

Cons

German HQ rarely recognizes US-specific engineering obstacles. Team mentality is never followed up. "Expense reports" seem to be thrown away. Good luck on test trips .. Reimbursement should happen but rarely does. Employees are rarely offered direct employment. Moving up is not the norm .. moving laterally into a different department with a similar position and pay.

Advice to Management

Open up internal positions to external employees who are working their tale off. Hold more team building events with the entire company .. not just department/building specific. Have less than three external contracting companies = Less competition, more money. Regulate external contracts to a certain extent. (i.e. pay, reimbursement, positions,benefits).

Other Employee Reviews for BMW of North America

  1. Good people, poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They are pretty open to your personal schedule and willing to work with any problems or time off you need. Quiet atmosphere and most positions are very independent.

    Cons

    Management doesn't value their employees, and feel if they seek outside they will find better people. Also there isn't much room for advancement, people at the bank are there to stay.

    Advice to Management

    I feel the management should seek value within their staff and help them qualify for other positions. If they show appreciation to their employees they will have more productive employees.


  2. Great place to work, if you get the opportunity take it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great work environment. I was working there over the summer as an intern. It is still quite corporate but they have a big emphasis on positive atmosphere. All the cubicles were changed to half height for example to promote better communication.

    Cons

    I left the internship wanting to work for the company. Most internships end with a job offer if the employee did a great job. BMW doesn't work that way. They give you a taste and then if you would like to come back you have two ways in which to get your foot in the door. You can either be the 1 of 2 applicants that are selected from 2,000 for the Management Associate Program which automatically makes you a BMWNA employee (benefits, employee lease program, etc). If you are not lucky enough there, you have the option to work for BMW through a consultant agency. BMW headquarters is comprised of 60% consultants. It is a good way to network but I was working with consultants who have been with BMW for 9 years and still have yet to make it onto BMW's payroll. As far as perks go as a consultant, you get $500 of the purchase of a new BMW, a little lackluster in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Open up entry level jobs at BMW that do not require an MBA.


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