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Times are tough but the future holds promise

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Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Lockport, NY
Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Lockport, NY

I have been working at Delphi

Pros

The pay is fair and the remaining benefits (ie. vacation) is excellent. There is a high level of opportunity for mobility within the organization and diversification of talent and learning is encouraged. There is an abundance of opportunity for training outside of job description.

Cons

The economics of working in the automotive sector create a never ending sense of insecurity. The corporation has been in bankruptcy proceeding for over three years which has placed restraints on local spending. As a result, the facilities are not well maintained and certainly not what a new hire would expect when entering the corporate world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not forget the value of your employees

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  1. Delphi in Need of a New Oracle

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Lockport, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Lockport, NY

    I have been working at Delphi

    Pros

    If it ever exits bankruptcy, Delphi should see growth. It has an established infrastructure and manufacturing base that should provide an advantage relative to other auto part suppliers. There is a long, established history of quality products. There is a diverse product base within automotive and for non-automotive customers, US and internationally. There is core of good people remaining, but time will tell how effective they will allowed to be. Several US and overseas operations. Reasonable compensation and benefits, but it is unclear of the future of present benefit levels. Probably an ideal scenario for a strong individual to come in, lead, and make a difference.

    Cons

    it is in bankruptcy and being kept on "life-support" mode. It was run into the ground by Harvard MBA types with more ability to "bully and intimidate" than to lead. There is an over-reliance on creating business cases using manufacturing sites in Mexico, China, etc. In many of these scenarios, even if the labor were free, the logistics to support such remote locations is a drain on local staff. At present, the company is in a survival mode, and the mood is heavy and desperate. There is core of good people remaining, but it is not clear if the leadership will force them out as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility for cleaning up the tangled mess left by the GM legacy. Admit your mistakes, make changes, and cease distracting employees with slogan-of-month quality poster contests. Clear out the nested red tape and phony quality & info systems. Learn to lead and be honest & open in doing so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Just on view

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

    I have been working at Delphi

    Pros

    The lower level working people want to do their best, but can't seem to rally around a common cause. Most of the managers are pretty flexible in work hours. There are lots of holidays (may be ending soon) and management has tried to be employee conscious. Unlike some companies, they didn't just make employees take a paycut, they found an alternative solution that isn't great, but is pretty good.

    They try to stay on the cutting edge of technology, but that is becoming harder as the economy is changing. Still, the people I work with are good at what they do. The area is fairly inexpensive and the surrounding community is great for families with children.

    Cons

    In a shrinking pond, the in-fighting for survival is taking it's toll. Falling revenue, falling moral, a drowning man will grab anything to stay afloat. From my perspective, they still have a good old boy network atmosphere. So the older employees have benefitted from the current stucture and can't afford to leave and the younger ones see that they will never get the same perks and are jumping ship. We are slowly getting older inside the company and that is not good. It will be very difficult to get highly technical people to move to Indiana once Delphi starts to recover. That may cause a very slow death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems more concerned about saving their jobs than saving the company. Make the hard choices and get on with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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