Visteon
3.1 of 5 88 reviews
www.visteon.com Van Buren Township, MI 5000+ Employees

Visteon Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.1 88 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

Visteon President & CEO Timothy D. Leuliette

Timothy D. Leuliette

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "good place to work good work life balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Very good work environment, Management is really great (I like Mr"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Greedy upper management, no investment outside of US, care only about Asia"
    in 5 reviews
  • "So tied to the automotive industry that you are susceptible to the ups and downs of the industry"
    in 3 reviews
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Great training

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFamily like work place for all.

ConsToo muck overtime and not enough time for family.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer (Former Employee)
Van Buren Township, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGenerally fair with salary and bonus.

ConsConstant cost cutting and job cutting.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work harder at employee moral

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Constant layoffs from 2001 through bankruptcy in 2009. Lost job along with thousands of other workers.

Designer (Former Employee)
Van Buren Township, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLiked working for multinational company. Very diverse. Given much responsibility without manager interference.

ConsConstant layoffs. Upper management received millions while the workers with many years were released.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Employees are expendable resources to be used up.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Plymouth, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI had several good years at Visteon, working in advanced engineering and the R&D areas. But those were closed along time ago.

ConsNo work-life balance. As a product design engineer, I was expected to work 7 days a week, 12 hours a day to meet impossible deadlines that I did not set or agree to. Management just cut and cut resources and expected people to work, for free, to make up the balance. As one of the good engineers, I left.

Advice to Senior ManagementNote to management. When I left, you had no clear plan. You treated your engineers like slaves. You paid too little. Demand too many hours. It was a great chance to see what not to do. I've heard it's gotten better, so hopefully someone has learned. But there's a good reason they went bankrupt and they have trouble hiring good engineers. Because we know better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Chaotic with auto industry ups and downs.

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Visteon full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood location for my commute. Very hard working peers and immediate management.

ConsThe chaos of auto industry, bankruptcy (brought on to some degree by bad corporate/product strategy and by super-sized exec bonuses) have meant lean times for non-execs at the company. ized exec bonuses) have meant lean times for non-execs at the company. The new CEO decision to decentralize is driving up costs and causing serious organizational disruption. The stock is at its highest and morale is low (even lower than during bankruptcy). The staff reductions and self-induced chaos (from decentralization) is pushing many to their limits and pushing many to leave. There is no work-life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecentralization might sound like good market analyst fodder, but in 2-3 years when the CEO has cashed out and moved on, the company will be shattered (along with the people). Outsourcing of IT during a time when you are decentralizing, buying/integrating a new unit and separating other units is an out$ourcing vendor's dream come true.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company seems to be on the rise since I left.

Product Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Van Buren Township, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI worked at Visteon for many years, and the company never really had a growth plan that worked during my tenure. Now, post-bankruptcy, the company is doing quite well, and they seem to have geared to their strengths.

ConsEmployees were left guessing many times what was really going on within the organization. Personal growth opportunities were not always very apparent on an individual level.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the nimble approach and providing great customer service to gain more customers. Treat suppliers with respect and as true partners.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Visteon was good while it lasted.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay and benefits. Good holidays and work schedule. I learned quite a bit while working here through my peers and training.

ConsVisteon was still driven by the relationship with Ford Motor Company. I started about two weeks after For cut ties with Visteon on 2000 and there was a manager there that expressed they would be bring them back on board. Managers and engineers did not move up the ladder in general. I was kept from interviewing for other internal jobs to keep me at my position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lead Chassis Engineer (Former Employee)
Dearborn, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood products but carrying to much debt

ConsSingle source, tied to much to Ford Motor need to diversify customer base.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-structure your debt, and diversify your customer base.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company gone bad

Engineer (Former Employee)
Van Buren Township, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people at the working level

ConsGreedy upper management, no investment outside of US, care only about Asia

Advice to Senior ManagementGlobal mean NA too.

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Too much Upper-'Management' and not enough focus on Staff employees actually executing work plans.

Purchasing Specialist (Former Employee)
Plymouth, MI

I worked at Visteon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAble to buy time off-if that makes any sense.

ConsUpper Management/Management in general always focused on the short-term, no long-term vision for success. Extremely long hours-weekends were expected to be worked-w/o compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate all of the 'Associate'-Directors, Senior Managers, and all the top-heavy, non-value-added talking heads and invest in your workforce at the Staff levels.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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