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Gentex Optics Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work; typical challeneges of of high volume 24/7 manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dudley, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dudley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary; company is owned by Fortune 500 company Essilor which is very profitable; good working environment and work/home balance; flexible schedule (for salaried employees); commitment to factory automation to keep jobs in high labor cost MA. Good opportunities for professional development through 3rd party training courses and tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Difficulties getting cooperation between departments; corporate resistance to change; typical challenges with high volume 24/7 manufacturing environment. Health care plan is not the best, but that seems to be the way things are going in general.


  2. "Insulated management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dudley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dudley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong company financially, good working conditions

    Cons

    Management is tightly knit and insulated from the rank and file. Supervisors and middle managers are merely a tool and get little respect and are bullied by Management. Watch your back with HR. Little chance for promotion or even lateral moves. Marginal pay for entry level. No work life balance except for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Respect mid-level people. Management should practice behaviors they demand from everyone else. A little empathy would go a long way.

  3. "Sr. Principal Automation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Automation Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Automation Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex Optics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefit, Projects... Automation Intiative

    Cons

    Lack of commitments, Need Trust to Projects, ROI caliculation

    Advice to Management

    Continue Flex Factory Design


  4. "loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI

    I worked at Gentex Optics (More than a year)

    Pros

    job was easy. great benefits

    Cons

    as every job, some people


  5. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter/Assistant in Eastham, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter/Assistant in Eastham, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gentex Optics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, work with your schedule, great people and environment.

    Cons

    no downsides, the company is well run

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  6. "Political bull"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly

    Cons

    Leadership team is full of political bull

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  7. "Boring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable job, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Work environment can be stressful

  8. "It was a job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay compared to market


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gentex Optics full-time

    Pros

    Good clean, efficient, technically challenging plant to work in.

    Cons

    Plant is closing in 2014

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "factory job"

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    Former Contractor - Laborer
    Former Contractor - Laborer

    I worked at Gentex Optics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job was close to home

    Cons

    Low pay, employee favoritism, lack of employee compassion

    I was hired as a temp, most employees company hired. Many full time employees treated other temps with disrespect due to be a temp and were in fear that their job was in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees with fairly with no favoritism.