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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. "Team Member Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with a lot of positivity and good culture

    Cons

    Can take a while to move up.


  2. "They practice none of what they preach"

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

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

    Pros

    Work is mindless, easy. Can listen to headphones to prevent dying of boredom.

    Cons

    Support staff mostly sits in the office watching youtube all day. Rules enforced inconsistently. They will get you to perform work above your pay grade by promising promotions, then after a year or so will say you're "unqualified" for an official promotion to the job you've already been doing, but will ask you to continue doing it at your current pay because you're doing a great job. I've literally heard support staff say they only want the job because it makes them feel like they're better than line workers. About 15% of your pay is tied to company performance, but you'll have to watch in frustration as management wastes money by having 2-3 people perform the job that could be done by one person, and support spending 5-6 hours a day playing on phones or in the office. Safety is non existent. I watched someone vandalize my car in the parking lot, but they said I had no proof, so nothing happened. I've been hit in the face with broken glass several times because of co-workers throwing or punching glass for some reason. The whole place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    The company philosophy is great, you just have to follow it. If you're not willing to enforce your own policies consistently, get rid of them. You're just begging for a discrimination lawsuit by allowing some people to break rules while disciplining others for the same acts.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Process Technician"

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    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.


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Quick Review"

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    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


  8. "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


  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. "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


  11. "EE Intern"

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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


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