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Best place to work in West Michigan

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Zeeland, MI
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Zeeland, MI

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

Pros

Great technical challenges. Real world product development

Cons

Suffers sometimes from the ups and downs of the automotive environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a better means for monitoring performance of your leaders

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Other Reviews for Gentex (Michigan)

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are many reasons to work at Gentex...but pay is not one of them.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    Nice facilities
    Up to date technology and computer systems
    Overall a comfortable environment

    Cons

    Mechanical engineering takes a back seat to other disciplines like software and electrical, because the mechanical side of the product is not the core IP. This results in a significantly lower base salary. In general, salary is low compared to equivalent companies, and Gentex tries to make up for that with profit sharing but doesn't quite get there. The ME work I found quite boring, and I saw my job turning into a CAD designer.
    Lastly, I wonder about the legality of the interview questions. An example, "Do you feel you had a normal childhood". Hmmmm.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    For workaholics only.

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    Former Employee - Operator - Glass  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Operator - Glass in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Clean work environment.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are terrible. Pays for check-ups and prescriptions, everything else is for you to cover.
    Didn't find out about weekend shift until Friday Night.
    Management was distant.
    Management showed obvious Favoritism.
    Gender-bias is very clear
    Not understanding of needing to take days off when important.
    "Trial" period is for 6+ months
    Management seems a bit incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so disconnected. You have sections of your company working a solid 40 with half days on Fridays, and a different section working 70+ hours a week and weekend shifts.

    Disapproves of CEO
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