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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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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. "Production"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "EE Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "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.


  4. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unneeded Drama"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly young work environment. Good bonuses

    Cons

    Feels like you're in HS all over with all the drama. Long hours, bad communication.

    Advice to Management

    Communication .


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good job depending on management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Team Member
    Current Employee - Production Team Member
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quarterly bonus, employee picnics at Michigan Adventure, Potlucks. There is advancement and job shadow opportunities, as long as your manager is okay with it.

    Cons

    If a manager you work for doesn't like you, they can prevent you from going anywhere.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A constant competition between coworkers for good standing with those in management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Production in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly Production in Zeeland, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent health insurance quarterly bonuses with a Christmas bonus based on sales and growth of the company.

    Cons

    Condemning management and unprofessional coworkers. There is never a perfect job but the level of high school maturity is outstanding.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your workers while still maintains realistic expectations for a bottom line.


  9. "Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter, out of college Job"

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    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company had very large bonuses averaging from 16-22% quarterly (taxed a ton as all bonuses are). Many different areas doing vastly different things and using different technology. There is a lot of different jobs you can move in to and advancing technology you can learn. However,......

    Cons

    Pay was and still is to my knowledge WELL below industry standard. Production Support Engineers start out around $40k a year, that's with a shift premium and working on an off shift. It's hard to get from an off shift to days. Do your research, you can easily make $15-20k a year more in this area. The jobs that are available too you are vast, however there is quite the sense of brother-hood and commaraderie that makes a lot of them difficult to obtain. They tend to lead you in the direction of where they need you, not what's best for you long term. A lot of demand, and poorly planned resources means you work a ton of overtime and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your entry-to-mid level engineers (or any employee in general) and focus on what they want to do long term and what their strengths are. Also, readdress your pay scale. This would be highly beneficial in retaining very qualified, driven individuals.


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