Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
49 Reviews

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  1.  

    Gentex - Huge growth potential

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    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
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    Beautiful facilities, very talented people, management is very accessible, communication with employees is better than most companies this size

    Cons

    Some of the processes and procedures are unusual for a publicly traded company but come from the company's roots as a family owned company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love/Hate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The compensation / salary / quarterly profit sharing bonuses / benefits / stock options were excellent.

    Cons

    The cronyism and clique mentality, physical/weight/gender discrimination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the gossip-mongers, rumor-mill enthusiasts, and head-game/politics players.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great amount of respect for employees

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    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.  

    Great working environment!

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    Former Employee - Production Team Member  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful temperature control and facility. Great team of workers and our health amd safety are really important to the company!

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I enjoyed working there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting to know the real Gentex

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are an hourly employee the company is good, quarterly profit sharing bonuses and full medical insurance.

    Cons

    Company boasts they are a family oriented team, this is no longer the case! Been letting long time salary employees go to hire younger, cheaper, and less experienced ones in with the wording of 'Job Elimination' even though it has not been. Gentex started building and expanding way to fast in hopes the child act ruling would move forward on time, this did not happen and is still being postponed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gentex is no longer the 'great' company to work for with employees being respected, acknowledged, and advanced due to hard work, dedication, and knowledge of product. Bring back those days and stop taking advantage of your workers leaving them in fear all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and working environment, and quarterly bonuses are excellent.

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmopshere

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love / Hate Relationship

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ultra clean workplace, on-site fitness facility, profit sharing bonus equal across entire company, stock options.

    Cons

    Management preaches open communication and that all voices are respected and valued, but the reality is that you are not valued. Recent restructuring has proved that the management does not value loyalty and good workers - it values cheaper workers and people that follow blindly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Company for Old Men

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free pop.
    Company Picnics.
    Nice facility.
    Nice worker bees.

    Cons

    Low pay and your job evaporates if you make a base of $80k and are between 45 - 55.
    Poor upper management, they completely missed the European slow down and the futility of banking on the KTSA.
    Politics, politics, politics. Most managers have their jobs due to exaggerated accomplishments and always saying Yes.
    No future products in the pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the managers that rolled in with the fogg as they have turned the company into a fear driven, rump smooching, below average company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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