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Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Work/life balance could be better (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours some days, management can be frustrating (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Production Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great stepping stone to pay for college and to find a better Job.

    Cons

    If your considering a Production-Associate position at BMW in hopes of a better future- Don't. It's a dire-last resort that will leave its own unique mark on your physical body in which you will carry for the rest of your life. As you may have already known, BMW is contracted out through the temp. service MAU. You perform the exact same jobs as BMW associates, but with far, and I mean, far far less pay with the "Promise" to be hired by BMW. This service usually takes about 1.5-2 years. Once hired for a mere $0.30 raise, you will spend the next 5-Years "climbing the latter" if you will to reach top pay. I cannot stand the idea of a union, but damn. This isn't the same company that had everyone falling for it in the early 90s. Today's expectation of the company is to be lied too, manipulated, taken advantage of, more false hopes, social engineering, and my personal favorite- a rumor mill.

    You are worth so much more than to surrender 7-8 years of your life to a company that will never appreciate your work. You truly are. There are better jobs out there that will pay more and will leave you with your own life. A 2-year degree from Greenville Tech in nursing will make far more than this place in 7 Years. Think about that.

    Advice to Management

    Go to Hell.


  2. "Production Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Product Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High hourly wage with overtime optional and non optional no union

    Cons

    The way they still penalize you to cover up to 3 days off using your vacation time and not paying you for all 13 recognized holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about the growing discontentment and elisten to the issues like the above if you want to stay non union.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "ESA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ESA in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - ESA in Greer, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The Germans don't want to know if you can do something , they want to know when you will be finished.


  4. "Big Business, forget the workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMW full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, nice people, Fun place to work

    Cons

    No raises for production associates. No Pension plan either. no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to the advancement of people


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working area with friendly people. Great pay

    Cons

    If you dont have a car there is Know Jta bus stops close.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job and you wont have a problem.


  6. "Cic Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilliard, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BMW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I provide customer support for BMW Brazil -Financial Services by handling incoming calls, payment voucher requests, inquiries about leases, contracts, as well as financing account information.

    Cons

    No daycare for employees with kids

    Advice to Management

    Would be a great idea to have a daycare for the people that work over there


  7. "TERRIBLE place to work with terrible HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    HR department is terrible and unfair. They do not fully investigate issues. You better be a favorite of someone in HR or someone of upper management. Pay is okay but they make you work a terrible schedule. Benefits are great for your family but the strain on the individual working there makes it not worth it.

    Cons

    Terrible HR, Terrible management, trys to rip their own employees off any chance given.

  8. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMW (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent staffing, everyone is very friendly and my manager truly wants you to succeed daily. If you're willing to work than there's money to be made.. The best part you don't have to worry about favoritism!!

    Cons

    I really do not have anything bad to say..


  9. "Stable is the a nice way of putting it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Train Operator in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Train Operator in Greer, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Long team stable and clean environment. We do reviever half of what a BMW employees make in bonuses.

    Cons

    It in TOS you will never leave at make to same as long as your there. They are removing more and more of what makes working for BMW fulfilling.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the rules that german has provided you and treat people as people not bagde numbers


  10. "Decent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, plenty of overtime. 5-day long weekends every 3 weeks. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Takes too long for BMW to hire the MAU-temp workers. It shouldn't take someone 3,000-4,000 hours worth of work for BMW to hire them,.. and then wait another 5 years to receive the same pay as the dozen other people who do the exact. same. Job.

    Advice to Management

    When I was there, there was a problem with a machine that had everyone complaining. After over a month later and no change, I woke one morning to find that my shoulder was unusually strained/sore. When I brought it up to my section leader about my concerns, I was sent to see a medical professional who recommended me to stop doing the job/stretched until it returned to normal w/ a physical therapist. Unfortunately, I was confronted my a MAU rep for "breaking policy" and "not reporting it sooner & waiting" and was penalized for it. It couldn't be further from the truth. That outcome resonated resentment with everyone on that line. My advice to the Management would be to listen the employees. They're not just numbers on a spreadsheet. Do what needs to be done when there is a problem.


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