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Updated October 9, 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 6 reviews)

  • The pay was a bit low even with bonuses and stock options (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Holland, MI
    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -they give you real projects that help the company and trust that you can bring something new to the table
    -great hands on experience
    -fantastic opportunities to network

    Cons

    -depending what area you work, you may have to work weekends or during some holidays (although it was optional for interns)


  2. "Information Technology Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with great values. Better work / life balance.

    Cons

    Conservative pay with deferred bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engineer.

  3. "Team Member Support"

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the leadership is great, professional growth and continuing education are highly encouraged. They'll even pay for two classes a semester in any major they can promote - and they'll promote and pay for IT, business management, marketing, manufacturing, etc.

    Cons

    Gentex doesn't pay as well as they probably could.


  4. "Good but a lot of politics"

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    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.


  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


  6. "EE Intern"

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    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


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative culture, ability to move to different areas within the company, opportunities to learn new skills, take classes, etc. Tries to maintain a small-company feel even as it grows. Stock options and quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than competitors, and talented engineers often leave and make 15-20% more elsewhere (although this can potentially be offset by bonuses and stock options). When salaries do increase for new hires because they can't get people to accept offers, new hires with no experience end up making as much or more than people with much more experience.

  8. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Final Assembly in Grand Haven, MI
    Former Employee - Final Assembly in Grand Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, quiet, and pretty easy work.

    Cons

    The employees on the assembly line receive only a 10-minute break halfway through the day, and then a 20-minute break an hour before the end of the day. Scheduling time off is nearly impossible for newer employees too.

    Advice to Management

    Loyal employees should not have to wait 6 months to reapply.


  9. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Big Bad Auditor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Big Bad Auditor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome profit sharing program, great health insurance, team-centered atmosphere, focus on innovation and quality. Team leaders were very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Bullying that got out of hand.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  10. "Pretty great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Biannual pay raises and quarterly profit sharing bonuses in the 20% range (as long as I've been here)

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility if you don't have a degree


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