GKN Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Nigel M. Stein
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  1. love working their some good people will help you at any time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Assembly in Tuskegee, AL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Assembly in Tuskegee, AL

    I worked at GKN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    pay is very good and you get a bonus

    Cons

    no time for nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Steve tally is the best


  2. Interesting stuff to work on

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GKN

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice offices, some branches are more fun than others, interesting stuff you work on

    Cons

    crappy environment, bad work to life balance, high stress environment for pretty much anyone working there from tech to senior leadership, a lot of turn over

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold down your team, pay attention to their needs


  3. General Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billings, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billings, OK

    I worked at GKN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Low Overhead cost easy to compete

    Cons

    Couldn't hold the tight tolerances

    Advice to Management

    Consult a product expert before purchasing a company.


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  5. Company was cheap, I would not be surprised if they went under

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Composite Engineer III in Augusta, KS
    Former Employee - Composite Engineer III in Augusta, KS

    I worked at GKN (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work for contractors and they pay well

    Cons

    Negative additude prevails in office and on the shop floor.

    Advice to Management

    Each empoie needs only one manager;. Any more than that leads to confusion.


  6. DON

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallassee, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallassee, AL

    I worked at GKN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    place is so screwed up you will learn what not to do

    Cons

    no accountability for techs, bad tools that management won't replace


  7. Learning

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Set Up Operator in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - CNC Set Up Operator in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at GKN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of hands on experience.

    Cons

    Instead of teaching on the job solutions the management punishes you for not having aptitude in you work area

    Advice to Management

    Show new staff you want things done a certain way instead of working as if they know already.


  8. Gained good experience, but wouldn't want to stay too long. Exciting company for the long term.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Small company feel
    - Wide product range
    - Growth company
    - Good training programs

    Cons

    - Fragmented structure
    - Lack of resource and support
    - Can be high stress
    - Employees not valued

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, more coherent approach needed


  9. Machinist what they use to call all around machinist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Machinist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at GKN full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good , health benefits are outstanding.
    Job best for a machinist looking for easy operated position with the pay of a "normal machinist"

    Cons

    The company has no drive or pride in work. From the top dog down to the lowest guy on the list, morale is terrible. Unorganized and a waist of good talent if you are a talented machinist and enjoy " typical machinist work" this is not the place for you. I was told I would be using bridgeports, lathes, grinders ect. Hired late 2014 and still have yet to use a tool from my toolbox. Was told they would supply me with all tools needed. They don't.

    Advice to Management

    Hire machinist to manage machinist not some guy with a business degree and maybe someone might know what they are doing. Upper management seem to think of machinist as just a warm body. Just a heads up to Gkn management. Machining is a skilled trade, so hiring skilled workers might be wise.


  10. Shady practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GKN

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, clean environment, generous gifting

    Cons

    Compliance...lack thereof, HR really lacking

    Advice to Management

    Clean up


  11. Good Place to Work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Hazelwood, MO
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Hazelwood, MO

    I have been working at GKN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Some of the best people in the industry work here on the shop floor.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to have their game together or they do not seem to care. They do not care about the workers at all.



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