Webasto Roof Systems Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Its an okay job

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    Former Employee - Machine Press Operator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Press Operator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webasto Roof Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overtime was the only thing I can say was worth it.

    Cons

    Management shows favoritism towards their own race.


  2. Labor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work quiet, clean, an great work hours.

    Cons

    It was to far out.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Management is Top-Heavy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean and safe facility. Takes safety seriously.

    Cons

    What has been said about cliques from other reviewers is absolutely true. When I worked there, you weren't part of the "In crowd" unless you went to the corner bar and Friday nights and socialized. In addition, the organization is so management heavy that relatively few people actually produce product. For each line of 15 or so actual workers producing product, you're matrix managed by line leaders, end of line inspectors, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, program managers, shared maintenance engineers, and shared controls engineers. Then in addition, you have advanced manufacturing and advanced quality engineers, the product design engineers themselves (which you rarely ever see on the assembly line itself), quality managers, plant program managers , maintenance managers, safety managers, etc. etc. etc. Some people are stepping all over each other looking for something to do or someone to yell at to justify their existence. The organization obviously grew top heavy when it was making money hand over fist. Daily and shift meetings abound, and some make a living on simply gathering information on problems that exist so that they can report out at the meetings, and instead of finding solutions. I've worked in many other organizations where I've performed the functions of at least 7 of the functions that this company hires specific individuals to specialize in. I've worn several hats at once and did just fine concurrently performing product engineering, manufacturing engineering, program management, maintenance, service, quality and sales, all while managing a staff of 30+ engineers. This company however breaks up all of these functions, and people get testy if you happen to step on what they perceive to be their territory. I've never seen such waste in my life, and for the life of me I can't figure out how they've survived.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up! You're not so precious that you can't extend yourself to pitch in and DO some of the work yourself. Don't live for meetings. There's a TON of waste and redundant operations in your management structure, and you're paying a heavy price for your inefficiencies. Come out of your glass house once in a while and talk to the people who actually make your products. You're very noticeably absent, and hated for it. Stress is ridiculous at Webasto. Break up the cliques, fire the alcoholics. Eliminate your manufacturing program managers. They serve no real purpose that can't be handled by your manufacturing and quality engineers. You don't need someone to just rant when a problem pops up, but is clueless as to how to fix it, and frankly the company is filled with individuals just like that on many levels. Periodically spot test your various managers to see if they know the very basics about what their product line is, how it functions, how it goes together, and the very minimum knowledge that you expect them to have in the position you're employing them in. You'll be shocked to find that many of your non-value-added managers serve no useful purpose and don't really know what their roles and responsibilities are. Do an ISO inspection to see where all other the hoards of information you gather goes and whether it's being effectively used to improve your products and processes.


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  5. Terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Rochester Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products and a sincere interest to satisfy customers

    Cons

    High stress and negative environment with tons of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Break up the internal politics and cliques and hire a positive executive leader


  6. Line worker

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    Current Employee - Line Worker in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere. It would be a great place to work based on the people. I like that there are several different races of people all working together.

    Cons

    Work over 50 hrs. Lack of communication from management. Do not treat employees with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people not machines. Learn to communicate in a timely manner.


  7. Senior Management Lacks Strategic Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester Hills, MI

    I worked at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits favorable. Great product even though it is an option on most vehicles. Great co-workers. HR very knowledgeable and desires to improve the company. Overall a pretty good company to work for.

    Cons

    Whenever senior management changes, so do the strategic direction. The company hires knowledgeable associates but does not let them use their knowledge and experience in ways that would help the company. Webasto does not have good processes in place. Very unprofessional orientation and recruiters.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Get rid of the lifers that are sucking the life and the $$ out of Webasto. Hire more people that are willing to work to make the company successful. More training. Take a look at the people that you trust to introduce new hires to the company. They act and dress very inappropriately.


  8. worst of the worst

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    Current Employee - Sunroof Manufacturing in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Sunroof Manufacturing in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros are the good people who work on my production line.

    Cons

    Constantly working 60 to 70 hours.No time to do anything you need to do.And then when you absolutely have to be off,they tell you tough luck and punish you.And this even includes doctor appointments.No doctors exceuses accepted period,for any reason.I had to get fmla just to go to a once per month one hour doctor appointment after slaving for them 60 to 80 hours per week.Nowhere to park,nowhere to eat lunch due to overcrowding.Very uncompetitive wages.Aldi employees make more to start.I have seen people pass out online and they give them water and push them around in a wheel chair and put them back to work.This was after a 30 day stretch of working 12 hour shifts and no day off.The parts suppliers supply low quality parts that break sometimes by just picking them up.And then they blame the employees for poor quality.They also break company policy for some employees,while punishing others for the same things.Totally unprofessional.Also if you do go to a doctor appointment or anywhere and come back to work after ten am,they count you as being absent for the entire day.even though you work 8 more hours til 6:30 pm.they have no shame

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and kindness and they will perform for you.your business in the Lexington Kentucky location is suffering miserably and will close soon unless you start making a profit.the only way you can turn it around is to change your attitude and treat your employees like human beings and not pack mules


  9. Good Money Annoying people

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Made good money got lots of hours can be hired on easily

    Cons

    Annoying people =P lots of hours can be a con or a pro sometimes you work 7 days a week was fired without a writeen warning or anything


  10. A typical Tier I automotive company that tries to squeeze blood from a rock.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Rochester, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Rochester, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provided multiple opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Unreasonable workload expectations and ineffective middle management made it extremely difficult accomplish goals.


  11. Hours were long but learned a lot in short period of time and enjoyed the teamwork.

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Webasto Roof Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the colleagues I worked with and they were very patient with you. They give you opportunity to grow in the company. The pay was okay if you didn't mind the long hours.

    Cons

    Couldn't have much of a life outside the job because of shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Inform temporary employees of their progress and extend more training to encourage them to become permanent employee. Give more training to Team leader.



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