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BorgWarner Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, incentives, and benefits (in 14 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. "When it was Remy"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Anderson, IN
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many. A lot of good people worked there. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay. Terrible benefits. Poor leadership. Short timelines led to lots of late projects.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people a little better and hire enough to get things done on time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Set up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fletcher, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and hourly employees are great people

    Cons

    Middle and upper management is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent Manager

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Seneca . . . SMH"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation in the community. Good pay for the region.

    Cons

    Management is too production focused -- safety and quality are lost. The leadership team has been poorly selected and is unfit to manage a facility of this size and likely a facility of any size.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership and management skills can only be taught to a point. Providing management essentials training is not going to make someone a good leader. Some people are just good leaders and some are definitely not. You unfortunately have a bunch on the leadership team who are not and never will be. The employees certainly see this and to not address it and make adjustments is a further testament to the lack of leadership.

    STOP preaching safety and quality as a priority when they are clearly not. Just stop. Again, the employees see this and to continue doing it is yet another indicator of poor leadership. The employees are not naive so stop treating them that way with the constant lip service.


  4. "Eh.."

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Water Valley, MS
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Water Valley, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BorgWarner as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get the experience needed for school, your excel skills will get better

    Cons

    No one really cares how well you've done. Just do it and expect nothing. There is no motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are valuable.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Forget it"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't have much to say that's positive.

    Cons

    I have worked at BorgWarner for 5 years. I have been an exceedingly hard worker. Because of the management and the relationships they have with some of their workers the ones that work hard get a held to a different level of expectations. The harder you work the more they expect. It is a job that requires repetitive motion, then the penalize you when you get hurt. All in all I feel like I wasted 5 years of my life and all I got is serious injuries.


  6. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Overall good company to work, just not under the current IT leadership.

    Cons

    Director of IT Infrastructure doesn't really know what he's doing and he also gets pushed around by his employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the criminals who don't know what they're doing


  7. "Very few resources"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Dixon, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Dixon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rural location - if one likes such area

    Cons

    Poor work life balance; rural location - far from civilization

    Advice to Management

    Take care of people along with profit

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I have not had a lunch break in two years."

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    Former Employee - Quality in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Quality in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Seneca plant has comparable pay for the area and adequate overall benefits. The location has a good local reputation and can be a good neighbor to the community.

    Cons

    The current condition of the Seneca location is at best sad. The site is simply lacking. Seneca is lacking enough parking spaces, enough bathrooms, enough break areas and so on. The crowded and cluttered nature of the shop floor is down right dangerous. The passive nature of the leadership is disconcerting. The condition and age of much of the manufacturing equipment and instruments is shameful.

    Advice to Management

    Please save this once proud part of the local community.


  9. "Solid company but limited job growth potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellwood, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BorgWarner offers a competative salary and good benefits. Its location close to Chicago is a plus.
    BorgWarner is a mature company and continues to look for opportunities that fits well within their core business.

    Cons

    The work life balance is backwards. Since the recession, the work continues to pile on but it is hard to get help when you ask for it. The BorgWarner environment is still the old boys club mentality. It seems the same treatment amongst your peers is not always equal.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at communicating company and department issues to employees. Establish a program within each department to facilitate cross training and professional develolpment. Anything that can be done (even the little things) to show employees that you appreciate them would be great!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Insensitive to the needs of employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellwood, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits are comparable to other companies. Once you are "in" there are possibilities that might be explored but the proving process is long.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to like pro-active behaviors nor can they tolerate to hear bad news of any kind. They are extremely reactive to the latest problem and begin and end projects as the next problem arises. Most projects end up as window dressing to appease the customer with the latest complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Get pro-active and fix your systems. That will go a great deal further than knee-jerking to every little problem that pops up. Stay the course and allow projects to complete.


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