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  1. "Good place to work; typical challeneges of of high volume 24/7 manufacturing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Sr. Principal Automation Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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


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  5. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Calibration Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Former Contractor - Calibration Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is a team player

    Cons

    the pay is extremely low

    Advice to Management

    Need to get payscales up to market


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good co-workers, top management is awful."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good 401K and the company has great stock options since the stock never goes down.

    Co-workers are nice and people generally get along.

    Relaxed work without too much stress and freedom to work without much interuption.

    Cons

    To complete a project you are told just do it, then told you can't do it "that way".

    Top management will refuse raises even when profits are above expectations

    Management is afraid to let of go dead weight employees who hold the group back

    Very negative, most of the decision makers feel if it was done once years ago it can never be done even with advancements in technology.

    Upper management wants to be involved in big projects but no one wants to take responsibility on decision making making it difficult to have a clear message as to what direction projects are going.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and stick with it. Management refuses to take responsibility for difficult situations. Stop making unrealistic goals for corporate advancement it is only demotivating the engineers since they are the ones who suffer.


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Political bull"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "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


  11. "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