Hayes Lemmerz Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for back in early 2000's

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ferndale, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ferndale, MI

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with an amazing and talented group of people. Many are still there, including the now CEO, Fred Bently, his admin, HR folks, Sales people, etc. Life lasting relationships were built during my time there. Lots of fun but hard work. Great company values back then and the culture was cream of the crop.

    Cons

    I didn't have any....except for my drive in to work.

    Advice to Management

    Longevity means a lot to prospective employees. Keep it up.


  2. Operations Manager

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

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay structure, good people

    Cons

    too many plant shutdowns and need to focus more on US operations

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Back in the day...

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

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz

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

    Pros

    The overall morale of the worldwide U.S. company was positive. People were encouraged to reach out and connect with co-workers in other departments.

    Cons

    When economic times changed the U.S. culture to a Brazilian based corporation, people started looking over their shoulders again and becoming territorial. It was sad to watch.


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  5. director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Manufacturing in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Director of Manufacturing in Saint George, UT

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and make a difference

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the business direction


  6. Good if you like over time.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hayes Lemmerz

    Pros

    Decent insurance, benefits, and pay. Especially for the area.

    Cons

    They will work you everyday for weeks on end. Three 8hr shifts and shift selection is based on seniority so you will be working afternoons and nights for a very long time.

    Advice to Management

    If you were to take a little better care of your employees then maybe moral would come up and maybe production with it. When there is no home/family time it can cause people to become very biter. Everyone deserves a little time off and two days a month just doesn't cut it.


  7. Gratitude

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

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and benefits, as long as making life long friends. A great opportunity to learn manufacturing and production.

    Cons

    Somtimes too much "corporate" intervention. Change in corporate management often trickled down and was not in the company's best interest.

    Advice to Management

    Better trickle down communication


  8. Company that is in a financially tough position in a tough market place.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is very relaxed.

    Cons

    The company is struggling financially.

    Advice to Management

    Greater need to battle the Chinese competition.


  9. A company that have you as a third party contracted and treats you like a employee, for sure is a best in class company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Internal Audit Consultant in Guarulhos (Brazil)
    Former Contractor - Internal Audit Consultant in Guarulhos (Brazil)

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relationship with coleagues and supervisor, makes you feel comfortable when providing work feedback one to each other. Balanced staff between young and experienced employee assures feets in ground and inovation in the work, as well as the chance to have culture interchange by participating in other countries activities, to enhance personal relationship capacity.

    Cons

    All the staff has to be trained to be prepared for continuing effectiveness enhancement to work towards cost reduction. Due to the pressure form major suppliers and custommers, the company still has to find more effectiveness in changing the products at a fair value. That's when the company needs culture enhancement and improve leadership.

    Advice to Management

    The new company is still in troubled waters to have all the different management culture and employees realtioship at the same page. However, basic values should not be abandomned


  10. Challenging, good experience, lots of hours

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

    I worked at Hayes Lemmerz

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, lots of good employees, HR group was well managed. Employees are encouraged and expected to implement ideas for improvement etc. Pay was very competitive with excellent benefits and bonuses (might have changed since then)

    Cons

    A very challenging financial environment, expect to work insane amount of hours at any level. Burnout tends to impact employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Get a clean business model and focus on areas that are profitable while dumping capital intensive ventures that operate poorly


  11. Overall, great place to work. Good opportunites for staff development and growth opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Hayes Lemmerz

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very competent leadership team and director level executives. Good work environment with support for flexible work arrangements. Ability to work with top management. Opportunities for international travel. Excellent developmental opportunities. Ability to contribute and make a difference. Highly competitive salary package and bonus plan.

    Cons

    Automotive industry is stressed and very competitive. Big pressure on reducing costs including layoffs and history of salary and benefit reductions - although still better than the industry overall. As staffing is reduced, hours worked get longer. U.S. operations becoming more administrative with most of the production being overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employees and do not abandon the Topgrading approach. Do not cut back on travel for midlevel staff. Face to face meetings are essential. Refocus on employee development plans.



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