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Gentex Optics Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Gerard Malledant
6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Reap what you sow"

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    Former Employee - The Oracle in Dudley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not bad benefits/bonuses International company Great people at all levels Median or better salary Opportunities exist both domestically and internationally for those who prove themselves.

    Cons

    More political than the 2016 election If you're there for the long term, you should be advancing or do not complain when new hires are eventually hired at your rate. Mgt. doesn't notice how early you're in, just how late you stay.

    Gentex Optics2018-02-08
  2. "Terrible Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dudley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some good people in the building. Hard to say much else is good about the company.

    Cons

    They pretend to care about the people but they only focus on numbers, just like any major corporation. The best way to put it is that they candy coat a rotten apple. Don't bite! People do not truly matter, pay is terrible compared to local competition and they say their culture is such a huge benefit that they don't need to be competitive in pay, benefits are outrageously expensive, breaks are short, and almost everything...

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    Advice to Management

    Find new management. Numbers are slipping because the management team has all been there so long that they have no idea what is really going on outside of the company for good ideas. If they see a good idea that may cost money, they won't do it. Superintendents and down are good people- you should listen to them more.

    Gentex Optics2019-07-14
  3. "Poor HR dept and then some"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, Free stuff, "Family atmosphere"

    Cons

    Drama, Non-acceptance of medical notes

    Advice to Management

    Ha!

    Gentex Optics2019-01-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Some good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Dudley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, great to work with. Nice location. Very clean work environment. Big emphasis on working safely. You get a lot of on the job training

    Cons

    Upper management is barely visible in the facility unless bigwigs are taking a tour. Supervisors are blamed when employees leave the company for whatever reason. Company tries to make up for low pay by having a lot of cake and pizza. Despite having a very large HR staff, it takes forever to get answers when you have questions and most employees believe HR can’t be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees at ALL levels. Be more visible. Start looking at the real reasons you can’t keep employees.

    Gentex Optics2018-01-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Apply at your own risk"

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

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Each employee gets free eye glasses each year.

    Cons

    They practice an antiquated management style.

    Gentex Optics2018-02-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Insulated management"

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

    I worked at Gentex Optics full-time for 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.

    Gentex Optics2017-10-19
  7. "Good place to work; typical challeneges of of high volume 24/7 manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dudley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gentex Optics full-time for 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.

    Gentex Optics2016-06-11
  8. "Sr. Principal Automation Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Gentex Optics for 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

    Gentex Optics2016-06-03
  9. "loved it"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI

      I worked at Gentex Optics for more than a year

      Pros

      job was easy. great benefits

      Cons

      as every job, some people

      Gentex Optics2016-04-02
    • "Recruiter"

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      Current Employee - Recruiter/Assistant in Eastham, MA
      Recommends

      I have been working at Gentex Optics for 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

      Gentex Optics2016-01-13
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