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Gentex (Michigan) Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Sep 20, 2019

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Gentex (Michigan) CEO Steve Downing
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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. "Move up easily. If you apply yourself."

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    Current Employee - Team Member Support 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Clean work environment. Quaterly Bonuses. Biannual raises.

    Cons

    Working in a factory isn't for everybody

    Advice to Management

    Have more consequences for employees that repeatedly fail expectations.

    Gentex (Michigan)2018-03-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, if your willing to work."

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    Current Employee - Production in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work environment is great. Bonus’s are great Pay is great for the type of work. Clean every where besides state street. Nasty building to work at.

    Cons

    No advancements with out a college degree. Lack of communication to at times from management and engineers about the lines and areas. They like to hire fresh grads for group leaders and production support engineers That have no idea how to do their jobs. They only have one thing on their minds and that’s to move up, they can care less about the job only where it’s going to take them.

    Advice to Management

    Check in on you areas and not just the group leaders. Open up some other positions for people without degrees. You end up losing great workers because they can’t advance anywhere. Not all jobs should require a degree and not all degrees are great hires. Learn more from the lines and team leaders. A lot of problems can be solved if you would talk to the people working the area 8hrs a day 5 days a week. They know the... problems and have great ideas to help improve the jobs. Take the effort to show them they are valued.

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    Gentex (Michigan)2018-03-09
  3. "Production Maintenance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Production Maintenance Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great pay and benefits. Quarterly Bonuses

    Cons

    Lots of hours. A pro in my book but some people may not want to work 60+ hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great leadership

    Gentex (Michigan)2018-02-26
  4. "EE Intern"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan)

    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

    Gentex (Michigan)2016-11-02
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Unneeded Drama"

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     in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    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 .

    Gentex (Michigan)2016-10-06
  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

    Pros

    Friendly anc clean work environment

    Cons

    Production work is mundane at times

    Gentex (Michigan)2016-09-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Production Team Member"

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

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

    Pros

    - Gentex helps with tuition if you're going to college(up to $5400 a year) - Quarterly bonuses - Clean work environment - Decent Gym - The opportunity to move up and promoted within the company - Great benefits

    Cons

    Certain buildings will work 7 days a week. It's nice if you are looking for overtime, but for those who'd like to balance out work and play, you might be out of luck.

    Advice to Management

    Be more down to earth and listen to what your team has to say. Consider their feedback and be more friendly.

    Gentex (Michigan)2016-04-23
  8. "Decent Company"

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    Manufacturing Process Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    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.

    Gentex (Michigan)2015-09-27
  9. "Group Leader"

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    Production Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex (Michigan)

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Managers respect their core group thier delivers the measurables.

    Cons

    Base salary is not comparable at all. Long hours of work sometimes make you think of going back to hourly position or the position that will pay overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay and make the supervisors work at least respectable hours or put a system in place to compensate them for working hard for your company.

    Gentex (Michigan)2015-08-17
  10. "Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex (Michigan) full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Base wages are below the market norm

    Advice to Management

    Alot of stuff goes on behind the scenes that is not good in a workplace

    Gentex (Michigan)2015-05-14
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