Delphi - Product Development Engineer at Delphi E&S, Kokomo, IN | Glassdoor
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"Product Development Engineer at Delphi E&S, Kokomo, IN"

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Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Kokomo, IN
Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Kokomo, IN
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Engineering, manufacturing, & program management colleagues were excellent, competent, and respectful. We all tried to help each other as much as possible to protect our customers and keep programs on course.

Cons

Management was too bureaucratic (management by edict & directive). Company languished in bankruptcy far too long (4 years), then tried to emerge just as the automotive market tanked. Result: massive layoffs. Delphi never became completely independent of GM in 1999 because upper management came from GM and remained too closely tied to it. Also, Delphi inherited all the legacy and contractual commitments GM had with the United Auto Workers without sufficient funds to honor them.

Advice to Management

None. Nothing said here would change the way Delphi management operates.

Other Employee Reviews for Delphi

  1. "Delphi at a Low Point"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very technically capable people at the working level. Good mentorship. Work ethics and product focus is key to culture. Customer focus also good.

    Cons

    Downfall began with spinoff from GM. Captive supplier culture was incompatible with serious market forces in industry. Management was incapable of changing company operation to align with changes. Now the workforce is being forced to compensate for this failure. Future is very uncertain, but it is obvious current private ownership wants to liquidate to recover investment.

    Advice to Management

    There is no hope for the future. Can this be offered? Communications appear to be good, but lacks commitment to the future.


  2. "Struggling company lacking opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Kokomo, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International company with high-tech products and world-class engineering and manufacturing

    Cons

    As Delphi struggles financially, opportunities for advancement wane. Mid- and upper-management lack technical understanding of effective business processes and data structures.

    Advice to Management

    Get some talented pros to re-create your data management systems.

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