BMW of North America Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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3.4
64%
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BMW of North America President and CEO Bernhard Kuhnt (no image)
Bernhard Kuhnt
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lease program: had the chance to drive amazing cars(in 13 reviews)

  • "BMW of North America provides excellent work environment to summer interns(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "About 70% of all the people here are German(in 8 reviews)

  • "Converting to Full time is a bit of trouble(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Advisor 

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time

    Pros

    Cars cars cars cars cars

    Cons

    None Besides the lack of upward mobility

    BMW of North America2019-12-07
  2. "I hate that place for life"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector in Greer, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cafeteria, Gym, chance to meet lots of people

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

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    BMW of North America2020-05-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you're a German male then you'll have the best time of your life"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a job. That's all it is. If you care about advancement then go somewhere else.

    Cons

    No upward mobility whatsoever. Don't expect to become a manager unless youre a German male. They rather bring German expats for 3 years to lead the north American markets. Germans, who have NO clue how the North American customer thinks and what they expect. No diversity either. 80% are all Germans pretending they know what the American customer wants. Don't join this company expecting you'll become a manager some day. Been working here for 5+ years but still in the same position. Have had 2 managers in the last 5 years, both Germans. Pay is not that great. They package a lease program into your compensation making it look like you're getting paid well. Not worth it at all. Outdated systems and process. Unless you have a reputable degree, you'll have a hard time finding another job if you get stuck here for too long.

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    BMW of North America2020-02-20
  4. "Great Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    working with the latest and greatest technologies

    Cons

    no upward movement, if that is something you are looking for

    BMW of North America2019-12-19
  5. "Good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart, nice people, Work projects were interesting.

    Cons

    Pay is low for IT.

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    BMW of North America2019-11-19
  6. "awesome job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time

    Pros

    good job and awesome benfits

    Cons

    long hours lots of overtime

    BMW of North America2019-11-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "The only thing that matters in the bottom line"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Flexible work schedule. Great products.

    Cons

    Upper management is primarily German expats who are sent for 3-5 years as a proving ground to receive a promotion upon their return to Germany. Their knowledge of the needs of the North American market is extremely limited and their entire focus during their short stay is to maintain status quo. The only thing that matters (above the employees, the customer, and all else) is the bottom line.

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    BMW of North America2019-11-23
  8. "Decent place to work, but not for a career"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Greer, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good pay -Good health insurance -Basically free uniforms -Plenty of days off

    Cons

    -Management isn't the best -Nobody cares, but why should they? -It's not what you know, it's who you know

    BMW of North America2019-09-06
  9. "ConnectedDrive consultant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Knowledge of Telematics and automotive infotainment system.

    Cons

    Managers and leads are the definition of micromanagers. Way too much time spent of playing mind games against employees. Everything is about job security. Too much favoritism. You have people that are never in the office who are held at a pedestal while others working hard who never get recognized. Don't expect career growth. As soon as they realize you're good at what you do, they'll try everything to keep you in that corner. Avoid at all cost. Hence this is my last year here.

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    BMW of North America2019-09-06
  10. "It's alright"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good time off

    Cons

    Rigid hierarchy and slow career advancement

    BMW of North America2019-09-03
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