GKN Driveline North America Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Supply Chain Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Everyone is a close knit group and encourage team work. Alot of cross functional group work as well. Promote a high standard of safety and quality. They also do a lot for the community and encourage fundraisers and company involvement.

    Cons

    Little to no training offered. If you want to grow and learn in your career path you have to be self motivated. The tools are provided but it would have to be done in own free time. There are no classes provide that would require missing a work day.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of asssuming things are running smoothly, check-in with employees and that they are doing ok in their roles, and ask if they need help. I feel some employees try to take on a challenge, unaware that they need to ask for help so they can excel and grow.


  2. My Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FOR Machine Operator in Alamance, NC
    Current Employee - FOR Machine Operator in Alamance, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and plenty of overtime, as well as benefits. Plenty room for growth as employees and ability to climb the ladder.

    Cons

    Expect a lot of changing over, down time due to running out of forgings from PF, not enough workers in QA and material handling is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers in the QA department as well as material handlers.


  3. Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good automotive exposure with customers

    Cons

    Needs Systems development . Band aid approach towards problem solving.


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  5. On the upswing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, reasonable hours, build your own projects, define your own workload and responsibilities. New management is working in the right direction.

    Cons

    Antiquated systems and old school approach to solving problem

    Advice to Management

    Continue on current course. Invest in capital and in employees. Be open to new ideas even if they are different


  6. Good place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time

    Pros

    Lots of experienced people, great location, and large focus on Safety. Salary staff pay is good, and the bonus structure is nice.

    Cons

    Antiquated supply chain/ material handling systems, 401k and insurance are not as robust as companies half its size.

    Advice to Management

    Design better, continuously cramming more stuff into the same space is stressing the employees, the equipment, and the building. Damages are inevitable!


  7. Good company with above industry growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    With growth comes new projects and opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Conservative culture, could use more infrastructure to support growth and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in more internal IT systems to supoort company growth.


  8. Lead Facilitator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and apply lean practices. Significant opportunity to learn how to function in constantly changing environment that is very fast paced.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is not trustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the key players and value them instead of making scapegoats out of your best performers because you fear them.


  9. Good work-life balance, slow pace of work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern-Hourly in Roxboro, NC
    Current Employee - Intern-Hourly in Roxboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of scope for improvement, so you can go ahead and implement all the ideas that you always wanted to.

    Cons

    Benefits, personal growth, work culture


  10. Summer Intern Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Roxboro, NC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Roxboro, NC

    Pros

    Great place to work, great projects to work on, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Need a more structured training / rotational program.

    Advice to Management

    -


  11. Exhausting

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Roxboro, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Roxboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime is available, safe work environment and good people

    Cons

    Terrible communication between the office and plant floor, poor management, strict point system.

    Advice to Management

    Create a kiosk Web page for employees to share their ideas.



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