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BENTELER Group Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Better then average pay, good benefits" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Good pay and advancement activities in house" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance doesn’t exist" (in 5 reviews)

  • "High turnover, but besides that nothing terrible" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The people r nice and they care. Good pay and benefits. Lots of people have moved up in the company.

    Cons

    Lots of shift schedules. Some rotate.

    Advice to Management

    Things are a lot better! Continue to listen to your people and fix shift schedules.


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance doesn’t exist. Management just not in touch with reality of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and get with current times. Policies such as dress code revision in Auburn Hills with no notice is hardly employer of choice.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time

    Pros

    Overtime is good if allowed

    Cons

    Management structure is just horrible


  4. "Very Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galesburg, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galesburg, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good for the hourly positions.

    Cons

    No communication from management. 70+ people were let go in May of 2018 and within a month, HR was recruiting for local temp agencies. The turnover is ridiculously high and managers have little to do with the hourly employees. It is a very "Us vs. Them" mentality coming from the salaried staff. HR is very unapproachable and the upholding of policies is very inconsistent. Quality is non existent and quality issues are not addressed. The only concern is the numbers. Quantity is the only thing anyone is worried about there. We constantly ship bad parts and never follow up on defects and failures.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of management and start over with younger people and more professional people. Get rid of the gossip mongers and trouble starters in the office and then follow up with the lazy and ineffective salary staff that is left.


  5. "Pretty ok spot"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, decent wages, not a bad location for Shreveport

    Cons

    Micromanaging...not all, but certainly in some areas


  6. "This place is sinking fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BENTELER Group full-time

    Pros

    I can’t think of any.

    Cons

    Poor upper management who doesn’t listen to feedback.
    Extremely high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and value your employees.


  7. "Constant change with no result"

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

    Pros

    The pay was as to be expected

    Cons

    Management was not consistent nor held people accountable

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable

  8. "Supervisor"

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

    I have been working at BENTELER Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Diverse company with strong upper management

    Cons

    work life balance does not exist


  9. "Salary Corporate HQ"

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    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BENTELER Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of co-workers and the dress code is very flexible.

    Cons

    If you're not a certain grade you are overlooked at bonus time, regardless of how hard you work. Very disappointing to stay motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Include all of your employees at bonus time because you are losing some really valuable workers.


  10. "overhead crane operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BENTELER Group full-time

    Pros

    if your under 55 and know somebody who works there already you may have a shot

    Cons

    interviewer was in bar fight and wouldnt hire me

    Advice to Management

    next time a person gets high scores on all your test and is qualified from working other steel plants, question your 2nd interviewers as to why the person wasnt hired