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Updated Jul 7, 2021

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Hengst Automotive CEO Christopher Heine
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Lead Operator

    May 15, 2015 - Lead Operator in Camden, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Hengst. I gained extensive knowledge in the automotive industry.

    Cons

    I had to change shifts several times. This really wasn't an issue for me but some may consider it to be a "con".

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Needs leadership

    Jul 7, 2021 - Setter in Kershaw, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy work, relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a clue as to what goes on. They look the other way so they don't have to deal with people.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Working

    Apr 28, 2021 - Quality Engineer in Camden, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Can be busy at times

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Terrible

    Mar 16, 2021 - Assembly Line Worker in Camden, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good learning experience and good pay

    Cons

    Terrible supervisors and managers (set ups). They will lie on you and the HR team will believe it. No matter how good of a worker you are if they want you gone they will play dirty to get you out of there.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee

    turnover

    Nov 10, 2020 - Customer Service 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    opportunities to learn on the fly

    Cons

    so much turnover there was a lot of knowledge lost. Not many people knew what was going on or where to find information. Lacking in technology

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Small company, very flat organization.

    Oct 12, 2014 -  
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    Pros

    A lot of "low hanging fruit." Not a lot of politics involved. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Poor culture, no sense of trust, poor performers get by, strong performers are pushed for more. Salaries aren't great (unless you are a Director).

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Employee

    Jan 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Camden, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company has a good niche product line and dedicated shop floor employees. Company has huge growth potential if the managers would step up and lead the plant.

    Cons

    Management doesn't drive improvement resulting in chaos daily. Many staff are mentally checked out and are only there for the paycheck. Employees provided no training and multiple safety violations inside the plant due to poor layout and overcrowded conditions. Many employees frustrated with the chaos and their work schedules bounced around because the business can not plan production correctly.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Sales Director

    Mar 7, 2016 - Director of Aftermarket Sales in Columbia, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay, product and benefits.

    Cons

    NA direction misguided, company micro managed from DE

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Stay Far Away

    Oct 24, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Camden, SC
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    Pros

    Learning how to deal with people who are constantly stretched thin and aggravated with the status quo. Benefits are pretty OK.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst place to work. Planning is very poor across the company and when failures occur from it, ye who points the finger first with the loudest voice is the winner. Objective logic and reason are void here; hearsay reigns supreme. The company hides under the guise of being a well put together company (as automotive companies would generally have to be to stay competitive in the industry) but systematic processes constantly fail and exceptions made. The company is slowly but steadily losing business. New business development is also poorly planned and executed -- launches fail and there is no promising future business in the pipeline. The mothership in Germany constantly blames the North American side for project failures and seems to have no interest in improving the facility, inter-company relations, or general health of the business. I will be surprised if this place is still operating in five years. Employees do not respect or trust one another because survival means constantly bullying and blaming one another. Teamwork among employees and management is virtually nonexistent, with interest only in maintaining or bettering oneself, one's own position and reputation, rather than the overall success of projects or the company. Half of the employees are selfish, ill-intentioned people who have been there forever, battle-hardened from the toxic work culture, and are very good at shifting blame to others. The other half of the employees are typically intelligent, bright-eyed, decent-willed human beings who receive the blame for failures of the company and ultimately leave in a short time due to the seemingly insurmountable and constant struggle they face. The place is a revolving door due to this. If you interview here, be sure to ask why they are hiring for the position. You'll probably be interviewing to replace somebody who was there for less than a year or two. If you do not heed this warning and decide to work here, be sure to have an exit plan in your back pocket.

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