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Updated June 19, 2017
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BorgWarner President and CEO James R. Verrier
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Pros
  • Good pay, nice new lunch room I guess there was not a lot of cons (in 15 reviews)

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

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

  • Some departments are understaffed, and long hours and high stress result (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "BORG CAREER"

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    Former Employee - Heat Treater in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Heat Treater in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CLAM BAKE that is all

    Cons

    negativity is a major issue

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Employees and continue to be fair.


  2. "ASSEMBLY LINE WORKER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BorgWarner full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, nice new lunch room I guess there was not a lot of cons

    Cons

    The Women there bullied me, treated me unfair they mad me cry and get mad so they" suspended" me also they bullied my friend and suspended her too for no reason. I know I'm not getting my job back

  3. "Hierarchical and Slow Moving Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good technologies to work on.

    Cons

    BorgWarner as a company and the leadership as much as they state they're innovative, fast moving, etc, in reality they don't do anything innovative. Every single project I have been part of is a result of customer pushing the requirements. There is so much potential to create new and innovative solutions but none of the leadership seems to be as interested as they're in the finances of the projects. Now I understand any company has to make money and importance of financials. I think the company is lacking in many fronts - innovation, attracting top talent, etc.

    On a personal level, I have had a lot of satisfaction for the first couple of years or so and then when I want to move to other roles. I took training and worked hard to get the certifications. Neither my manager nor HR is really interested in advancing me to the next level. Now anyone may be critical of me and say that there is something lacking in me, but I have checked all the boxes and writing this review after one year of facing issues after issues. Leadership doesn't seem to exist in the truest sense. I have asked repeatedly for feedback and mentoring and heard back nothing. Very hard to learn unless you move to another division or go to a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be very complacent with current projects and focused on financials. Recognizing top talent and mentoring to those willing to learn and grow.


  4. "Electronics Technician"

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    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


  5. "Times are changing"

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    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.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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