Gentex (Michigan)

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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
51 Reviews
3.7
51 Reviews
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Gentex (Michigan) Chairman and CEO Fred T. Bauer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I found the work environment to be very social and fun (in 9 reviews)

  • Profit sharing is one of the highest around with bonuses sometimes exceeding 20% per quarter (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The base salary isn't the highest, but Gentex has a profit sharing program that is extremely fair and can boost your annual income significantly (in 5 reviews)

  • The only downside is that the base salary is generally lower than the market average for most positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with very fun and exciting work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Hardware Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Hardware Project Engineer

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture at Gentex is very laidback. People are very willing to help one another without having to really hassle anyone. The opportunity for professional growth and career advancement are very good. This is a very family oriented and supportive company. Quarterly profit sharing bonuses can be pretty significant if the company is doing well.

    Cons

    The only downside is that the base salary is generally lower than the market average for most positions. Quarterly bonuses help to bridge this gap but they are not guaranteed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    love my work

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

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    management actively works to develop you in the company.

    Cons

    communication between all the moving parts in a medium size company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Gentex - Huge growth potential

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

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Cares about employees
    - Based and operated out of the US
    - Huge growth potential

    Cons

    - Somewhat limited scope in terms of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great amount of respect for employees

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

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

    Pros

    The Gentex culture encourages respect for all employees. Most managers are unpretentious and try their best to be transparent. There is also a lot of opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    The base salary isn't the highest, but Gentex has a profit sharing program that is extremely fair and can boost your annual income significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the 4 pillars and Gentex will stay a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmopshere

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, work was a lot of fun.

    Cons

    The pay was a bit low even with bonuses and stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if someone starts entry level, if they move up after a few years give them a market review of their salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly work environment, great benefits, awesome products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    It has a great working environment, all the staff are friendly and willing to help each other.
    Company picnics, stocks, free pop....
    The technology we were working on was competitive and made me excited to be working for the company.
    Great location, best place to raise a family.
    Work encourages good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Flat environment. You've got about three levels to go up (manager, VP, CEO), so you really don't get much benefit until years down the line.
    Automotive industry. Gentex is affected heavily by how other companies are doing in the auto market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, fun and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Not much happening in Zeeland.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    A clean environment with friendly people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pse  in  Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Pse in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Numerous advancement opportunities with a extremely friendly staff.

    Cons

    The hours vary just like any other manufacture. This makes it hard to plan outings without using vacation time. This is typical of any auto manufacture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very satisfying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    Great profit sharing and bonus plan, beautiful facility, friendly co-workers, interesting work, company respects employees. Opportunities to attend conferences, further education, move into other areas within the company.

    Cons

    Winter in the mid-west, but if you have to live and work in Michigan, this is a nice place to be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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