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Bendix Reviews

Updated June 10, 2017
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  • The culture is being eroded by process overload and a seemingly combative attitude of the parent company towards the Bendix division (in 4 reviews)

  • Company is a monopoly and has poor customer service (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Material Co-op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Co-op in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Material Co-op in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraging environment and nice teamwork.

    Cons

    location is not that attractive.


  2. "line leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

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

    Pros

    Became a team leader and supervisors are great to work with.

    Cons

    Older hands on deck are set in their ways

  3. "Great company and Awesome Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remanufactured Shoe Technician in Huntington, IN
    Current Employee - Remanufactured Shoe Technician in Huntington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Great benefits, Company picnics, Paid holidays off and Christmas party. I really have no cons to this job.

    Cons

    My only con is I wish I had found this job 20 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "A good company experiencing a changing corporate culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Product Development in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bendix full-time

    Pros

    The culture among peer groups is more collaborative and less dog-eat-dog than many places. The products are successful and market leaders in many cases. Social groups seem to develop easily, and the workforce is surprisingly diverse when compared to the local and regional demographic. A great choice for North East Ohio loyalists that can commute easily, or those with visa status seeking a job in IT or Engineering.

    Cons

    The culture is being eroded by process overload and a seemingly combative attitude of the parent company towards the Bendix division. Unless it is a record year with record truck build, management characterizes it as a tough year, with the usual belt-tightening messaging and actions. The metrics used to manage the business are often unrealistic, with the predictable outcome being that results are often 'disappointing'. The products are often mature commodities and the interesting development and decisions are generally made overseas. Not the best choice for someone trying to secure the most interesting and profitable position on a regional or national scale. Turnover is quite high.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the amount of mandatory time spent tying up employees with internal processes and functions that have nothing to do with products or customers. When headcount is low and turnover is high, productivity and stress-relief can be improved by dialing back the central function processes that are non value added.


  5. "Service Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Huntington, IN
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Huntington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bendix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the pay but also very clean.

    Cons

    Management isn't terrible but not the greatest either. Decisions are confusing to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to be out on the floor to talk and watch the employees to see the good job they performing.


  6. "Hight fluctuation rate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the high manufacturing paying job.

    Cons

    High business volume fluctuation, promoting cut down shift shut down and mandatory day off.

    Advice to Management

    business should run more consistently.


  7. "Lead Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a great company, it supports employee growth and encourages new talents.

    Cons

    Very few sites to transfer to a new location, and decreasing in career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Apply OD fundaments in all the processes

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great People in a Tough Spot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Elyria, OH
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Coworkers generally are very friendly and helpful
    -Good culture at the employee level
    -Interesting and unique engineering challenges
    -Medium size organization with reasonable opportunities to grows

    Cons

    -Upper management seems out of touch with stress and demands at the lower levels of the organization
    -Working relationship with parent company is full of communications issues that cause frustrating road blocks

    Advice to Management

    -Put more effort into addressing staffing challenges that drive stress levels up on remaining employees
    -Refocus on addressing North American problems with solutions developed for our market instead of just repurposing products from Europe


  9. "Lower Tier"

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    Current Employee - Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have very good co workers. The work isn't very hard.

    Cons

    You often dont get what you need to do the job. Your area management is not very good. No one wants advice how to make things better. The biusness is operated under the lean concept which mean you do several jobs with less wothout fair wages.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making the company not your pockets fatter.


  10. "Supply chain analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bendix (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very nice and easy to work with.
    Don't do overtime a lot.

    Cons

    Working hours are not very flexible.
    We don't have end of year bonus.

    Advice to Management

    More open minded


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