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"Gentex is a fast-paced company with potential for growth"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Cutting edge technology is used throughout the company. Employees have the benefit of stock options so, in essence, the better you do your job and help others, the more you make - sort of working for yourself.

Cons

The company has gone through rough times due to the slowdown in the economy and downturn in auto sales. But still strives for excellence and places to expand and diversify.

Advice to Management

Work to regroup to a more cohesive group company-wide. The quick growth of the company has set aside this desirable attribute and it needs to come back to the forefront to make Gentex more proactive again, rather than reactive.

Other Employee Reviews for Gentex (Michigan)

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A good place to start and learn, which allowed me to move on to a bigger and better job"

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    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free soft drinks; new, modern, and clean facilities; innovative technology and products; quarterly bonuses; most of the people are friendly and nice. Gentex provides great training for new engineers: TWI, TPS, TPS Workshop, Leadership Launch Pad, DiSC Workplace Profile, etc.

    Cons

    Worked 55-60+ hours each week for a $40,000 salary, due to the company's overly lean mentality in which they are over focused on cost cutting and are always lacking in obtaining appropriate capital/equipment and staffing to meet customer demand. Many of my operators made more per year than I did since I didn't get paid overtime. Salary is based too heavily on stocks and quarterly bonuses. Work demand was too heavy for the amount they are willing to compensate. High turnover due to "burn out" (typically working 9 to 10 hour days and at least two weekends a month for the same $40,000 salary). Management often micro-manages, and there is a lack of communication from the top down (a lot of gossip and rumors) and suffers from the "in crowd" plague.

    Advice to Management

    React more proactively to growth and acquire the appropriate equipment and staffing; be more open in communication; reduce the workload of production engineers; give better compensation.


  2. "Great place to work if you can afford it"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    awesome people, awesome work environment

    Cons

    pay is lower than equivalent jobs

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to support staff is a must. The current influx of inexperienced PSE's being promoted to GL's is troublesome. If they couldn't trace a cord back to the wall what makes them qualified to manage?

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