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GKN Driveline North America Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Salary staff pay is good, and the bonus structure is nice (in 4 reviews)

  • Overtime is available, safe work environment and good people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Too Much Micro-management for sales due to down-turning economy in the market (in 2 reviews)

  • The only time there might be a con is when you have to go out on the shop floor as it is a typical machine (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, NC

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    GKN driveline is a good place to start and gain machinery experience.

    Cons

    Working 12hr shifts is tiring with 4 days rotation.


  2. "Sanford"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Facilitater in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Facilitater in Sanford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not much good except insurance. Vacation and holiday not two bad. Good locations in nc

    Cons

    Biggest downside in Sanford is corwin. Not to mention the heat in the building. Management can't be trusted and will stab you in the back

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old relics that have run the company in the ground


  3. "Most mismanaged company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Operations in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    4 x 4 schedule is okay. A few nice people to work with. Word count word count word count word count

    Cons

    Understaffed, forced to do a two person job alone at times. Company hires new people for positions we already have enough of and neglects other positions for months at a time. Lots of people standing around every night doing nothing. Safety hazards around electrical equipment the company refuses to repair.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to work in the positions that need help.


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    "Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Newton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New Facility. Equipment is brand new.

    Cons

    Management is sporadic, they have a hard time making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Need new management.


  6. "analsyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roxboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roxboro, NC

    Pros

    very good learning opportunityfor me

    Cons

    not much to explore very specific project not good

    Advice to Management

    more exposure


  7. "assembly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newton, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the place is amazing and exiting

    Cons

    not enough teamwork as a whole plant

    Advice to Management

    better commacation


  8. "Current Job"

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    Current Employee - Advance Machine Operator in Bowling Green, OH
    Current Employee - Advance Machine Operator in Bowling Green, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are good to work with.
    They are good in the way they tell you what they are going to do.

    Cons

    Communication there is lacking.
    Pay is not on course for the job you do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sanford, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GKN Driveline North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is simple and the pay is good for starting out. GKN is pro military which I find to be very respectable.

    Cons

    Management needs work, they don't offer raises other than yearly and are very reluctant to tell you about how much even though it is in tiers. Since there are no raises based on merit or performance, the laziest worker and the hardest worker both get the same amount just for sticking around for a year so the morale is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Be straightforward with employees and forthcoming about opportunities available.


  10. "My Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - FOR Machine Operator in Alamance, NC
    Current Employee - FOR Machine Operator in Alamance, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and plenty of overtime, as well as benefits. Plenty room for growth as employees and ability to climb the ladder.

    Cons

    Expect a lot of changing over, down time due to running out of forgings from PF, not enough workers in QA and material handling is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers in the QA department as well as material handlers.


  11. "Good work-life balance, slow pace of work"

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    Current Employee - Intern-Hourly in Roxboro, NC
    Current Employee - Intern-Hourly in Roxboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of scope for improvement, so you can go ahead and implement all the ideas that you always wanted to.

    Cons

    Benefits, personal growth, work culture


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