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BorgWarner Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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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. "Not Friendly"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BorgWarner as an intern

    Pros

    Great company, does a lot for their employees.

    Cons

    Not a very friendly place to work. Nobody wants to be friends or work together.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Better than most for the area."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BorgWarner full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area when including overtime opportunity. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Advancement and pay solely based on time in not merit. Low accountability for employees. Show up and be on time is the only requirement to keep your job.


  5. 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.


  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. "Product Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BorgWarner as an intern

    Pros

    Good hours and lots of on the job freedom. Large amount of products depending on interest. I would consider for full time employment

    Cons

    Co-op pay rate definitely could have been better, especially considering how expensive the surrounding area is. Not very competitive when compared to other companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    It would have been helpful to have a better onboarding process. The first month or so could have much more productive with bettter processes.

  8. "Commodity Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, incentives, and benefits

    Cons

    Many levels of management - large company structure

    Advice to Management

    Listen closer to the people involved


  9. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pendleton, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pendleton, IN

    Pros

    Great people willing to support the team

    Cons

    Outdated systems requires effort to provide support.


  10. "Good company"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and you are never bored. Plenty to do, a lot of opportunities to take on new stuff.

    Cons

    Not always a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront


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