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Great place to work

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

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great people, fun and challenging projects.

Cons

Not much happening in Zeeland.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not the same company it was a few years ago ...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to work independently with unlimited potential for promotion. When you first start at Gentex, they preach the "Foundations" which are different than ideals practiced in typical corporate America and a breath of fresh air. Five years ago, the company adhered to these ideologies and it was a very fast-paced, inventive, healthy work environment.

    Cons

    Over the past few years, the organizational structure has been a moving target with no clear structure or growth for those in management. Hardworking, intelligent people are leaving or being forced out the door due to politics. The company has lost sight of the "Foundations" and has turned into a typical corporate America company. The problem is that when the "Foundations" were adhered to, there was little need for policy and/or procedures. Now that those ideologies are gone, the company operates in an almost chaotic atmosphere and is managed by fear and intimidation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fred started a good company based on good values and it worked. Get back to the "Foundations" and stop the political back-stabbing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Middle Career Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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