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Updated April 24, 2017
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BorgWarner President and CEO James R. Verrier
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Pros
  • Good pay, incentives, and benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, smart - passionate - committed (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance - there is NO balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Resources were minimal which results in long hours (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Great culture. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Timelines and work may be stressful, but this is expected.


  2. "Electronics Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Dixon, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Dixon, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    promotions are far & few between, besides yearly increases, raises are difficult to obtain


  3. "Times are changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BorgWarner (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Freedom to manage own schedule

    Cons

    Getting more political with more micromanagement from upper levels

    Advice to Management

    Trust your veteran employees that have helped build your business and make sure to manage your team equally.


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  5. "Great company and even better boss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The President of my division was the most amazing person I've ever worked for and will probably ever work for again. The team I supported was made up of some great men and I couldn't have asked for a better experience

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning here - BorgWarner was a great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Remember it's the workers that keep things going - not just the people sitting behind a big desk in Detroit. The little man matters.


  6. "Machine Operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bellwood, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bellwood, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay, simple work, Plenty overtime

    Cons

    Management, disarray in what needs to be accomplished, improper training


  7. "Good benefits, poor internal development and marginal culture"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (health insurance, gym subsidy, onsite workout facilities, charitable matching, and 401k matching). Management is hit and miss, but some of the VPs and Presidents are truly excellent.

    Cons

    Limited development opportunities, aging workforce, lack of technology adoption, and a massive internal cultural divide. Much of the company's leadership has been sourced from major OEMs like GM and Ford and that definitely shows in the culture. Conflict between middle management sourced from GM and middle management sourced from other, more dynamic companies is common. Work life balance can be improved, not uncommon to have 6:30 AM meetings or 10 PM meetings, but that is just the nature of the industry. Pay and PTO could be vastly improved. There is no real discernible effort to retain or develop young talent, which may actually be the biggest con.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent. There have been repeated comments that we are trying to compete with Tesla, Apple, and Amazon for young employees, but the pay and growth opportunities lag severely. Management should reflect on the company's direction and address the culture clash between the old school auto industry half of the company and the more dynamic technology focused side of the company.


  8. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Water Valley, MS
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Water Valley, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay,hours,people, overtime pay, lunchroom, great workmanship with employees

    Cons

    overloaded with work, use temps for over two years without hiring


  9. "Decent spot"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Anderson, IN
    Current Employee - Technician in Anderson, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses are good. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Nothing around for lunch. So that's less than desirable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Design and lead manufacturing process for new products and equipment quotation review for bidding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Korea, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Korea, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get broad experience from global network. Regularly benchmarking each location and share knowledge friendly. It has exclusive technology in auto transmission clutch, so job is stable.

    Cons

    Electric car is developed, but borgwarner's main area is auto transmission. Therefore, depending on the trend of power train type, its business become risky.


  11. "Anticipating good results."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Pendleton, IN
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Pendleton, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time

    Pros

    Focused management with a plan.

    Cons

    None as of yet.



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