Benteler Automotive Employee Reviews

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Great place to work with great upper management to benefit you.
Welding Technician (Former Employee) –  Holland, MIFebruary 17, 2017
Typical day was making sure machines were working properly, making sure parts passed the gauge, reducing cycle times and continuous improvements.
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Long work weeks and not much time with family.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIFebruary 13, 2017
Running a can roller. Filling up knock downs that the previous shift started. Machine would break down a lot. Some management people were okay, others were not very nice. The hardest part of the job was making your numbers on the can roller. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
Working weekends and holidays.
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ok place to work
Manufacturing Engineer Technician (Current Employee) –  Holland, MIFebruary 7, 2017
This is an ok place to start your career, but lots of management changes ensures lots of frustration. Lots of changes from week to week
Pros
overtime available
Cons
upper management
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Not a bad place, if u like welder soot and dust
Controls Engineer (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIFebruary 3, 2017
Engineering boss was a joke. Poor employee attitude because of management. I promised myself I would never get back into Automotive ind. again.
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productive fun place to work at
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Holland, MIJanuary 31, 2017
load and unload machines and use tools to measure the parts to make sure they passed all specs and were good enough to ship to the next department. any also did anything else i was asked to do
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Excellence in automotive
BOS Coordinator / Lead Trainer (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJanuary 30, 2017
Work place is busy yet good environment to learn and grown in.
Enjoy helping others develop the skills required to succeed. As I have with the company.
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Many opportunites for improvement
Controlling Specialist (Former Employee) –  Goshen, INJanuary 16, 2017
Benteler Automotive is a place that can be greatly improved with the correct management. They have a very good customer base with solid sales and many opportunities to gain more sales.

You have access to several other plants to help you learn the SAP software and the German process of business.
Pros
Great healthcare and benefits
Cons
Lackluster management
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Automotive experience
Receiving Technician (Current Employee) –  United StatesDecember 2, 2016
This could be a great place with a lot of potential; only if you are not looking to better yourself. There isn't any room for advancement. You have a lot of people getting promoted with no experience or education. It's a "who you know" type of place. There isn't any management interactions.
Pros
medical insurance
Cons
management, no advancement, no bonus
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Very productive Great experience
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Goshen, INNovember 28, 2016
I loved working for them. It was a great experience. I learned a lot of things about operating the welding machine and how to fix the problems with the machine. It was easy. I catch on the new things quick. And I was able to work at multiple locations within the facility.
Pros
Lunches were on clock
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Great place to prove your skills
BOSLE engineer (Current Employee) –  Goshen, INOctober 7, 2016
Best part of benteler, they respect any idea from any one, no matter he/she is experienced or not. people on the floor are friendly. hardest part is overtime.
Pros
respect
Cons
overtime
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Good Benefits
HR Assistant (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIAugust 29, 2016
Work/life balance was OK. Good benefits, compensation could have been better. Terrible job security, always had job cuts that made you wonder if you and when you were next.
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Hot Stamp Tech./ Welder (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIAugust 29, 2016
Automated Hot Stamp press and trained other operators on press. Worked in all areas of the facility. MIG Welder- Manual and robotic weld cells and Hilo certified to change die in press.
Pros
Great benefit package
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Alright Place to work
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Opelika, ALJuly 18, 2016
It was an alright place to work and the people were great and it closed November 2013 do to moving to Mexico but overall great place
Pros
No pros
Cons
No cons
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Good Benefits - Terrible Company Culture
Department Manager - Prototype & Service (Current Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIApril 4, 2016
The company has some good people. It's too bad the company culture is like a virus. Finger pointing and blame on failure is spread rampant. Instead of coming together as a team to find a solution, people are thrown to the wolves. I learned quite a bit, but only on my own. The company does not invest much into it's people.

Take all the struggles above, then combine that with under-staffing your team and giving them sub-par programs work with (ala IBM Notes) and the inability to access most sites online - even if it helps you do your job. It makes the most simple of tasks excruciatingly difficult.

Such a disappointment. So much potential lost.
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Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIMarch 19, 2016
Difficult place to work. Days were full of conflict. Learned a lot about human relations. Hardest part of the job was the constant conflict with the employees and management
Pros
Family friendly
Cons
rules were too loose.
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Ok
supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MI 49507March 6, 2016
Good until they closed the plant and lost the job I had for 15 years. Now looking for new employment opportunities. in shipping and receiving
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Good for General Labor
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Wyoming, MIMarch 5, 2016
Working at Benteler Automotive was quite an experience. The only difficult part was to keep at doing singular tasks for 8 hours or so.
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Secure employment with good upper management
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIDecember 16, 2015
Schedule associates to production assignments.
Perform any due associates evaluations.
Make hourly efficiency and quality rounds to work stations.
Input production at end of shift.
Close out attendance.
Pros
High level of responsibility and trust.
Cons
Plant layout, old building
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Enjoyed working here
Welder/production welder (Former Employee) –  Galesburg, MINovember 14, 2015
Great team atmosphere, fast paced work environment, overtime available if wanted. Safe and most part a clean environment.
Pros
team atmosphere
Cons
when i got hurt they failed to send me to a specialist, if they had I would probably still be there
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Excellent
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIOctober 5, 2015
Very produvtive, excellent pay, great benefits, loyal to its employees, understanding, great 401 k packages, great with time off requests and lots of overtime. best company I have ever worked for
Pros
bonuses, free lunch
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