Gentex (Michigan)

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Highly technological company in a niche market with a focus on innovation.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI

I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

Pros

This place is an engineers playground. The company is so vertically integrated that as an engineer, you will have no problem finding something that suits your interest. The company has clear goals and vision and communicates well from management to employees. Everyone enjoys coming into work and there are a lot of young professionals within the company that are outgoing and enjoy happy hours and whatnot. Also, the location is absolutely beautiful in Western Mi, with something to always do. The company is also VERY big on promoting from within.

Cons

Most new engineers will have to work an off shift for the first 6-12 months. However will be able to go pretty much anywhere they want within the company after that.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Middle Career Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The old values and culture.
    Great bunch of employees.
    Being intrusted to perform your job duties with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Half of the mid/upper-managers are not qualified.
    Frequent management changes.
    Frequent structural changes.
    No longer living up to the purported values.
    Purging of competent people after 8+ years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the managers put into place due to politics and return to the core values that used to guide the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gentex is a fast-paced company with potential for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology is used throughout the company. Employees have the benefit of stock options so, in essence, the better you do your job and help others, the more you make - sort of working for yourself.

    Cons

    The company has gone through rough times due to the slowdown in the economy and downturn in auto sales. But still strives for excellence and places to expand and diversify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to regroup to a more cohesive group company-wide. The quick growth of the company has set aside this desirable attribute and it needs to come back to the forefront to make Gentex more proactive again, rather than reactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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