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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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Gentex (Michigan) Chairman and CEO Fred T. Bauer
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Pros
  • Great work environment, really team oriented place (in 18 reviews)

  • Quarterly profit sharing bonuses can be pretty significant if the company is doing well (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Base salary is far lower that competitive companies, they make up for it with quarterly bonuses (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours of work sometimes make you think of going back to hourly position or the position that will pay overtime (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Process Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth and advancement if you have the right criteria they are looking for. Company supports family obligations and is very understanding. Great atmosphere around everywhere you go.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to a lot of places. Bonuses make up a lot though.


  2. "Good but a lot of politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing but is slowing down

    Cons

    base pay is below market average. Using bonus' and stock to "offset" that but the stock has been worthless for years.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of stock options and give out raises across the board.


  3. "Quick Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great leadership and company

    Cons

    Could do a bit better in giving weekends


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  5. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome Culture. Willing to go above and beyond to please employees

    Cons

    Lower pay than market value


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    "Production Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee and drinks, lots of overtime for hourly employees

    Cons

    lots of overtime for salary employees, no redundancy for vacations or employees leaving

    Advice to Management

    More cross training for different jjobs


  7. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work. Clean place. Free drinks good bonus good pay. Wish I didnt leave

    Cons

    The breakroom was a long walk. Takes a not to get hired in. No bathroom time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everyhring you do..no complaints anout the manager


  8. "EE Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, really team oriented place

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication between product development and manufacturing

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "overtime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    Forced to work Saturdays and sometimes Sundays.


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stock Options and bonuses
    CEO is an engineer and loves technology
    Friendly company
    Low cost of living

    Cons

    A bit lower salaries that are made up by the stock and bonuses.


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

    Pros

    Friendly anc clean work environment

    Cons

    Production work is mundane at times



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