Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Gentex (Michigan) Chairman and CEO Fred T. Bauer
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Pros
  • awesome people, awesome work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Good quarterly profit-sharing bonuses, pleasant co-workers, supportive atmosphere (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • A lower base pay with the remaining compensation made up through a stock option plan and quarterly profit sharing as a benefits model is dated (in 5 reviews)

  • This results in a significantly lower base salary (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great benefits, excellent work enviornment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    clean work enviornment, great benefits, awesome coworkers, managment is easy to talk to

    Cons

    not as understanding when it comes to missing work for family emergencies

    Advice to Management

    everyone should start off with a clean slate


  2. Great performance-focused company

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

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are valued for their unique personalities, skill sets, strengths, and contributions. Everyone is encouraged to have an ownership mentality, an unpretentious management style, and be devoted to quality and innovation.

    Cons

    The current growth is beginning to cause some stress since customer demand for our product is requiring us to grow much faster than anticipated.

    Advice to Management

    You've laid a strong foundation, just keep building upon it, and thank you.


  3. A clean environment with friendly people.

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work


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  5. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

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

    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.


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Not much happening in Zeeland.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Friendly work environment, great benefits, awesome products

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

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great Atmopshere

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, work was a lot of fun.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great amount of respect for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Zeeland, MI

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

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

    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 Management

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


  10. love my work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    management actively works to develop you in the company.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  11. Great company with very fun and exciting work environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Hardware Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Hardware Project Engineer

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

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

    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.



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