Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Love/Hate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great amount of respect for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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.

  3. Great working environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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!

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Getting to know the real Gentex

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Zeeland, MI

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better.

  7. Helpful (2)

    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 (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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Love / Hate Relationship

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Practice what you preach.

  9. Helpful (4)

    No Company for Old Men

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Zeeland, MI

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

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    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.

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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.

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