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Gentex (Michigan) Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. "automotive supplier making a profit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it is in west Michigan (great place to live)
    Since the company makes good money there is less concern over layoffs
    clean work place, good people, stock options for salaried folks.

    Cons

    automotive = long hours, high pressure
    for mechanical designers a mirror can get old. For electrical engineer may be more fun.

    Advice to Management

    none needed based on success so far.


  2. "Good people, good hours, and decent pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Clean environment, good management, great hours with good overtime, treated employees with respect

    Cons

    Worked through temp agency and took over a year to get hired in, sometimes management would screw up, co-workers could be sketchy at times

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more efficiently to employees, hire in temps faster, would probably help lower the turnover rate


  3. "Decent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a good clean work environment. Management actively requests input from employees and it seems like they really do care. Funding for good projects is usually not an issue.

    Cons

    Production is commonly understaffed and working Saturdays and Sundays has become somewhat acceptable/normal. I can appreciate the lean manufacturing model, but I think management has taken it to far in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Reward salary members with performance bonuses. There is little incentive to work at peak level when good performance is only rewarded with company profit sharing.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe and high job security

    Cons

    Too many uneducated people in 'engineering' roles


  6. Helpful (1)

    "You'll start off as a temp, and likely stay that way."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent, profit sharing if your actually hired on and not a temp. Air conditioning. You can listen to music all day if you want.

    Cons

    You will be hired in as a temp to start. They will tell you 3-4 months, which in reality is 6+ months.You receive no benefits during this time, and are not allowed to miss any days. You are also not included in the profit sharing until you hired in (if at all). I was brought in with 4 other temps, all of us were gone by 6 months. We were told they didn't know when they would be hiring anymore employees. Some of the employees on the later shift are pretty sketchy. You WILL work overtime. Expect to work 6-7 days a week.


  7. "Programming intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Programming Intern in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Software Programming Intern in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    My boss was particularly helpful and was always there to answer questions and ping ideas off of. Was left to manage my project on my own and was given the autonomy and resources necessary to do a good job.

    Cons

    I was kinda shoved in between two existing work places, so I had little personal space. The workload expected of me was pretty high for an intern, often involving code I had to learn on the spot.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a nice place to work, plenty of overtime and room for growth or promotion. It's clean and organized for the most part. It has one of the best cafeteria I've seen - primarily the East building.

    Cons

    As with all work places, there may be a few rotten apples who bring down morale for other employees in general. It doesn't pay nearly as well in the long run compared to other manufacturing plants; unless of course you are salaried.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and take no sides. Respect and listen to everyone.


  9. "Machine Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quarterly Bonuses, Good Management, Clean environment

    Cons

    No Overtime offered, can sometimes be boring


  10. "Quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company who treat their employees with respect. The employees seem to have an ownership mentality of the company

    Cons

    Gentex can be pretty slow in sharing information with employees. Overtime can be made mandatory at the last minute


  11. Helpful (2)

    "taken advantage of"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice facility, neat products, location and ?

    Cons

    Horrible compensation, managers, politics, will drain you, use and abuse


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