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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2019

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Gentex (Michigan) CEO Steve Downing
Steve Downing
26 Ratings
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  • "As long as the company is doing really well then profit sharing bonuses can help to alleviate this to some extent(in 7 reviews)

  • "On the lower end with the base salary(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great First Internship"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of internship events People help you connect with others very easily Laid back atmosphere while being focused Most of the employees are very friendly Pay is standard

    Cons

    Finding projects to do can sometimes be difficult General system of how things work can be hard to understand at first

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-05-28
  2. "Great Internship Experience at Gentex"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun activities Good pay Very chill work environment Ability to do whatever work you want

    Cons

    Not many cons that I can think of. Truly a good place to work.

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-08-07
  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people adapt to change well.

    Cons

    Communication can be challenging like all corporate environments.

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-08-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad but not the best"

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    Former Employee - Team Member Support in Zeeland, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management development classes facilities events (company picnic) Chances to help improve ones area

    Cons

    Pay Communication Lack of Movement Don’t put money into fixing equipment Do 3rd shift support

    Advice to Management

    Support your third shift teams. You employ hundreds of people on third but can’t be bothered with giving them the proper maintenance or HR support. Also keep up to date with the machines that make your products. Several of the machines I worked with were falling apart but no one seemed to care. Another tip would be to pay the staff more. Bonuses aren’t enough: they simply equal out the pay discrepancy and since they...

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    Gentex (Michigan)2019-08-10
  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - TMS 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Bonuses are great and management is very understanding.

    Cons

    Only two very short breaks totaling 30 minutes together

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-07-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Politics"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many great people work for Gentex.

    Cons

    Politics is rampant, gossip is everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    promotions should be merit based and not a popularity contest.

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-06-12
  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) for less than a year

    Pros

    Really friendly and looks after employees

    Cons

    Not much, I guess it can be loud in places

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-06-11
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Pretty good company to work for, but plenty room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been there for almost 20 years, so weigh that into the pros and cons. Overall, I'm satisfied enough. -Clean facilities -Air conditioning -Free coffee and soda -Ok retirement and stock sharing plans -Nice wellness center, although parking has been a major, seemingly unaddressed issue for several years now. -Management is decent depending on where you are in the plants -Bonuses are nice, but always met...

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    Cons

    Last minute unforeseen mandatory work demands on weekends, lacking communication depending on team, giving false information to employees and then back-tracking later. Barely legal short break times that don't include walk time, and bosses sometimes stand outside the break room timing their team. Makes for a very robotic/inhumane feel to the place. There is rarely or never a performance score given over 2.7 out of...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to have more uniformity among the supervisors, team leaders, and other higher-ups. Their seems to be an unmanageable inconsistency in that area. Communication is up and down between group leaders and their teams, but communication alone isn't what is needed, it's transparency in the things that the employees actually value. Most notably- being treated decent (longer break times?), time, money, and the...

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    Gentex (Michigan)2019-06-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place, Needs to value its employees a bit more"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, always has new challenges.

    Cons

    The lack of value they seem to place on employees is disappointing. The joke of the company is to leave and come back and you will get a promotion and pay increase. Seeing as that has been a pretty common theme in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rehiring people at a higher pay rate and appreciate those that are still here and loyal.

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-06-05
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was more competitive

    Gentex (Michigan)2019-05-17
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