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Gentex Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2019

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carbondale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, career development & culture

    Cons

    None at this time - I am happy to work here

    Gentex2019-01-30

    Gentex Response

    March 4, 2019HR Analyst

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad that your experience working with us has been a positive one! We are continually instituting new programs and services aimed at making our employees feel valued.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job but a lot of drama"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    clean, big bonuses, nice facilities

    Cons

    lots of drama, even between supervisors. inconsistencies on rule enforcement/favoritism

    Advice to Management

    line workers should do quarterly reviews of line leads.

    Gentex2019-04-24
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Two Stars"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gentex provides great safety equipment for military and emergency response men and women. Paycheck arrived twice a month without fail. Working a 9/80 schedule and having every other Friday off!

    Cons

    Sadly, many of the company reviews I have read on Glassdoor are accurate. The place has great potential for success, but terrible execution. I knew this before I accepted my position and figured I could inspire change. Boy was I wrong! Company morale is low and employee turnover is endemic. Politics take precedence over the truth. There is no accountability. Gentex has poor short and long term planning. Project...

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    Advice to Management

    Strive to make incremental improvements. Having an annual revenue goal and no plan on how to achieve it is asinine. When you hire smart employees, you should listen to their ideas. Managers should clear the way for team members so that everyone can achieve success. Best of luck.

    Gentex2019-03-31
  4. "OK Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex full-time

    Pros

    Most of the employees are kind

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of inefficiency and no one seems to be able to get anything done. Too many meetings to be productive, little action and a lot of red tape. People seem scared to contradict CEO.

    Gentex2018-08-10

    Gentex Response

    March 4, 2019HR Analyst

    Thank you for your candid review. We’re committed to creating a transparent, collaborative, and high performing work environment, so I’m disappointed to hear about some of your experiences. You are right when you say we have a kind group of employees. These employees are helping ...

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  5. "Lot of potential, missing execution."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex full-time

    Pros

    Great talent brought on in the last few years. and really great ideas floating around.

    Cons

    Disconnect between senior leadership and the people executing. Big talk about transparency and strategic alignment, but lack of follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say.

    Gentex2017-09-25

    Gentex Response

    March 4, 2019HR Analyst

    Thank you for your honest review of our company. We are encouraged that you believe in our ideas, as well as some of the great talent we've brought on board. We continue to develop our people, as well as recruit strong talent, which will help us execute our strategic goals and ...

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  6. "Former Boston employee... Lots of potential for this company, poor employee support by management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentex full-time

    Pros

    Small enough company that you can get very close with people from various departments. Depending on your manager they can be very flexible. It is privately owned (by a family), so the culture is close knit but unfortunately I don't believe they do a good enough job living their Core Values. GameChanger Bonus program allows you to submit referrals for coworkers that have demonstrated the Core Values of the company...

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    Cons

    Mostly revenue driven, despite their claim to be customer driven. Poor quality system & poor communication between sites. Company Values are not reflected in every day work environment. No accountability for people that do not do their jobs (this could be seen as a Pro if you're a slacker or BS'er) Growth is currently down (despite them having just purchased HISL in Europe) - 2 layoffs in 2 years for the Boston site...

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    Advice to Management

    Support your employees. Listen to them empathetically and help them resolve problems. Stop getting caught up in the Revenue game and start being leaders for the people that work below you. Be a full-time example of the Core Values, don't just appear to live them...

    Gentex2017-09-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Work Environment. I been here 10 years. No Advancement."

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    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Simpson, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great diverse workforce to collaborate with

    Cons

    No Management, Lack of Policies enforced, Cockroaches throughout our facility, No advancement for myself of the team I run on the production floor, and no new tasks to take intuitive on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect while tasking responsibility for your dos.

    Gentex2017-07-27
  8. "full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have some good benefits

    Cons

    no where to move up, negative environment, hire from outside company very little internal promotions

    Gentex2017-06-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentex for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great diversity of work. Plus there's value in supporting our military.

    Cons

    Management is only concerned about themselves. One is of value if you kiss management's behind. I was actually told that once by my boss that if I want to move up, I need to be more "cordial" with the other managers. Unless you do that, you are hardly recognized for your efforts. There's no accountability. There are lots of people who get away with doing nothing or very mediocre work but because they are buddies with...

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    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse!

    Gentex2017-01-13
  10. Helpful (3)

    "My job review"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and easy place to work, not lots of technical work, a lot of production support. No room to grow

    Cons

    No room to grow, low salary, cheap company, its place to retire not for new engineers

    Advice to Management

    Please try to have more power, make some major changes at the corporate level. Corporate management is not good

    Gentex2016-12-07
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