Gentex (Michigan) - Best place to work in West Michigan | Glassdoor
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"Best place to work in West Michigan"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Zeeland, MI
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Zeeland, MI
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great technical challenges. Real world product development

Cons

Suffers sometimes from the ups and downs of the automotive environment.

Advice to Management

Create a better means for monitoring performance of your leaders

Other Employee Reviews for Gentex (Michigan)

  1. Helpful (2)

    "There are many reasons to work at Gentex...but pay is not one of them."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities
    Up to date technology and computer systems
    Overall a comfortable environment

    Cons

    Mechanical engineering takes a back seat to other disciplines like software and electrical, because the mechanical side of the product is not the core IP. This results in a significantly lower base salary. In general, salary is low compared to equivalent companies, and Gentex tries to make up for that with profit sharing but doesn't quite get there. The ME work I found quite boring, and I saw my job turning into a CAD designer.
    Lastly, I wonder about the legality of the interview questions. An example, "Do you feel you had a normal childhood". Hmmmm.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "For workaholics only."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Operator - Glass in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Operator - Glass in Zeeland, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Clean work environment.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are terrible. Pays for check-ups and prescriptions, everything else is for you to cover.
    Didn't find out about weekend shift until Friday Night.
    Management was distant.
    Management showed obvious Favoritism.
    Gender-bias is very clear
    Not understanding of needing to take days off when important.
    "Trial" period is for 6+ months
    Management seems a bit incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so disconnected. You have sections of your company working a solid 40 with half days on Fridays, and a different section working 70+ hours a week and weekend shifts.

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