GKN Driveline North America

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Good place to work

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Roxboro, NC
Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Roxboro, NC

I worked at GKN Driveline North America full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good company with established business processes, I was given plenty of opportunities to develop myself and show what I can do. Very good lean practices and committed to educating the whole workforce in lean. The working atmosphere was good and everyone always pulled together to get to the job done

Cons

As an organization it leaves buying machines and committing money too late in the process which makes it challenging to meet project timelines.
It also does not do a good job of attracting the best talent.
Senior management is sometimes indecisive and leaves decisions to the very last minute

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to some of the challenges of your people. Spend money earlier, it will help you be more successful. If you don't spend money, don't be surprised if it doesn't work as planned.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    GKN BGR could be so much more if those from corporate would allow it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, OH

    I worked at GKN Driveline North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company that tries to do the best for its employees. Promotions from within are now being done as they were not before. Mgmt seems to be more consistent.

    Cons

    Manager who turned company around left and it seems to be falling apart. Should pay those that are vial to organization not what a cart shows, same for all levels in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listens to what your people are telling you and reward them for this actions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Trash mixed with treasure

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mebane, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mebane, NC

    I worked at GKN Driveline North America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic exotic metal fabrication processes. Tight tolerance high volume manufacturing and assembly. Robotics and controls, material handling. An almost endless array of interesting and challenging technical processes and techniques. A sea of automation. No real problems with excessive meetings, bureaucracy, light on management.

    Cons

    There is no sales or order systems. The business appears to be run on excel spreadsheets via email. Horrific problems are ignored while minor problems are beaten to death. Islands of automation with no data generated or retained other than at the local level makes data driven decision making impossible. Primitive machinery from the 70's is flogged for output while new tooling investments stand idle. Light on talent and expertise. Primitive working conditions on the shop and in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using local heat exchangers to dump heat into the plant, and then using air conditioning to move the heat again. and again. The plant has grown organically with no thought to heat flow or material flow. Or parts flow. Just stuff in more and move things around. And it shows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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