Gentex Corporation Employee Reviews in United States

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Decent Pay, but feels like a dead end.
Production Team Member (Current Employee) –  State streetApril 4, 2016
Easy work for okay pay and good benefits. Hard to move up. You have to know the right people and even then it can still be blocked for no real reason.There's positions that share or do allot of the same things as a higher paying one that don't get payed nearly as much and the title for it isn't as meaningful to your resume as it falls under what job title every line operator falls under. Allot of internal politics that people higher up don't share with people under them making allot of the process confusing. When it's busy it can be 6 day mandatory weeks for months on end. Doesn't feel that rewarding for being good at your job or taking on more responsibilities. I have had nearly all positive experiences with managers I worked for. They have improved getting new people benefits while ignoring people that have been here for a while, probably due to turn out.
Pros
Healthcare, Bonuses and other benefits.
Cons
Mostly dead end. Lower end pay compared to some others in the area.
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Super company, great culture, need competitive salary
Program Engineer (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIApril 4, 2016
This is a great place to work for. The company culture is the thing people dream of. People care about one another. When problems come up, there is no finger pointing or blame tossing. There is only a togetherness to solve the problem as a team.

They invest much into their employees and they get it back in return.

The only glaring issue is that the compensation is not up to par by any stretch. They are losing good people due to this. It's unfortunate to see. I want this company to succeed.
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Big Company with awesome benefits, but sometimes lose feeling of having any value due to such large numbers.
Final Assembly (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIFebruary 1, 2016
Other than the hours, mass amounts of required overtime, and lack of "team" feeling from management, it was an awesome place to work for. There wasn't much room for growth within the company unless you had a degree, but the company offered to pay for schooling as part of your benefits. The pay and benefits were awesome and being able to listen to your own music all day definitely made for a good time. It was very clean and climate controlled also which was great.
Pros
Awesome pay, and benefits
Cons
lots of mandatory overtime, hard to move to first shift
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Great workplace, Let you have fun, Management is fair and don't slave drive you, Great Benefits plus quarterly bonuses
Production Team Member (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MINovember 15, 2015
Well established automotive parts company that won't go anywhere. Great atmosphere, clean work areas, supervisors won't belittle you or treat you poorly and always listen to input or issues. Great benefits-Medical, Dental, Vision + free prescription safety glasses and they provide up to $150 for work boots every year. Good quarterly bonuses.
Pros
A lot of weekend overtime if you want it.
Cons
A lot of weekend overtime if you don't want it.
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Fun place to work
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIFebruary 19, 2016
Gentex was a great place to work. The people there were fun to work with. The job was easy and the benefits of the company were great!
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It was ok
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Zeeland, MIMarch 20, 2016
Ive been working there now for about 6 months and there are a few things that annoy me. One is there BS no tolerance policy for attendance I get its important to be there but when your in the ER you don't need someone telling you hey your that much closer to being fired. Secondly the team leads are great but the ones under them just don't care the hours are always long and you can't have a life. You have to center your entire life around this place....in all honety I don't recommend this place unless you like ALOT of mandatory overtime and work with people who bearly work at all and just talk all day and walk around. Those are only some of the cons the pros to this place are ok pay the bonuses are good other then that not a career job but that's really my opinion
Pros
Good pay good bonus
Cons
ALOT of madatory overtime, no sick days, managment
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Great first factory experience
Assembly, Quality Control, and Runner (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MISeptember 25, 2015
I worked as a line assembler. It never got boring because we rotated every 2 hours to a different station. The hours were sometimes long, but the money was worth it. A lot of the managers were great, some not so great. It was my first factory job, and for a first it was great. I enjoyed what I did, the hardest part was probably working 60 hours a week.
Pros
great pay, great benefits, and amazing bonuses
Cons
working 60+ hours occassionally
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great benifits
Production (Former Employee) –  Holland, MISeptember 16, 2015
great benefits but lots of mandatory O/T. if you work second shift then gentex is your life. management is ok lots of kids fresh out of college are given management positions. and depending on your area the people can either be great or just all around immature.
Pros
free pop and great bonuses
Cons
management has ZERO leadership skills
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A job, not a career
Lean Leader/ Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  PAAugust 4, 2015
There is an extreme disconnect between managers and employees. Improvements seldom are accomplished due to the "free for all" nature of the company. If you are looking for a steady job, with average compensation then this is the place for you. If you are looking for a career opportunity, you may want to reconsider.
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Fast Production and Busy Work Life
production operator (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIJuly 21, 2015
I enjoyed working at Gentex, it is a great company to work for. They do keep you very busy with all the overtime hours, and compensate you with a bonus every quarter and great health benefits. the hardest part of the job is having the job and also trying to have a life.
Pros
paid vacations, bonus, health insurance, paid holidays
Cons
Overtime, Drama
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Started great but slowly went downhill.
Element Operator (Current Employee) –  Zeeland, MIOctober 20, 2015
There's a lot that could be said about Gentex. From the outside it's a nice company. Good insurance, decent pay for mindless work, well known bonuses... On the inside it's extremely boring work, climate control is there but doesn't reach most places, management is disappointing to say the least. The biggest thing that bothers me as an employee is that unless you have a degree you're treated as more of a tool than an employee. Parking is limited and has been overlooked. I'm not sure if it's the same in our other buildings and departments.
Pros
Free soda, big bonuses
Cons
short brakes, limited parking, limited job development for under-educated employees
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Great place to work if you have connections
Laser Ablation Team Leader (Current Employee) –  58 Riley Zeeland, MIApril 12, 2016
Overall I believe that Gentex is a great place to work based on their willingness to help their employees prosper and thrive. They have excellent benefits as well. However, you are most likely to get passed over for a promotion for the boss' friend. You may be more qualified for a given job/task but will be overlooked if the boss has a "buddy" in the department who is under qualified.
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I wouldn't recommend
Production Team Member (Current Employee) –  Zeeland, MIAugust 2, 2015
The pay is low. The bosses are young and don't know how to lead and set an example. The only good thing are the benefits. The hardest part is standing up all day long and only getting 2 short brakes.
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relaxing place to work
Machine operator / Runner / Quality (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIMay 27, 2016
The environment is very clean. The pay is reasonable. The coworkers are helpful. There is no more than 10lbs of lifting. The have central air/heat as well as free drinks. comfortable seat in the break room.
Pros
a/c, free drinks, clean environment
Cons
short breaks, standing job
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A company that beats down your confidence!
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Manchester, NHMay 9, 2016
The worst Company ever! Since I didn't socialize with Management I was treated differently.

The Manager's never thought twice to throw anyone under the bus. No encouragement to avance.
Pros
location
Cons
Deceitful Management
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A step up from your typical factory job
Production Support Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Holland, MIOctober 14, 2015
Out of the 10 years I have worked for this company, the first 5 were probably the best. It is a clean environment and climate controlled (which is great in the summer!) but it seems over the past few years the management has been tanking. Still a good place to work with room to grow (if you know the right people) and would recommend working here. Though they are not guaranteed, there was only one time out of my 10 years we did not receive a quarterly bonus.
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Good place to work
Assembly (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIApril 22, 2015
This is a place that treats it's employees well for most of the time. They sometimes forget the employees aren't robots with no life outside the company and work you hard with little care what happens to you.
Pros
good salary, good people, interesting work
Cons
takes advantage of employees
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Its ok
Production Support Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Holland, MIMarch 15, 2016
For factory work, its not bad. You get to work in air conditioning and the people are really easy going. I would recommend this company to others.
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Innovative and Competative
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIJanuary 5, 2015
Working at Gentex was fun. They were always (and still are) coming up with ways to improve and produce their product.

Their benefits are pretty good. 401k, profit sharing, stock, etc..

A great place to start your working career.
Pros
bonuses/401k-5% match
Cons
long hours
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Productive and fun workplace with friends
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Holland, MIJuly 8, 2015
It was very productive while allowing a lot of time to have fun with co-workers or management. I learned a lot about making mirrors and repairing machines, as well as quality importance. The hardest part was dealing with trainees/trainers who were being lazy and slowing the line down. Trainers often would leave new employees alone way before they're suppose to and so I would of to do almost twice the work at the same speed. Even with that though the management was pretty easy to get a long with as long as you do your job well which is also the most enjoyable because that meant talking with co-workers or listening to music was okay.



(state St., coater department)
Pros
Free drinks, paid lunch breaks
Cons
can't leave during lunch, work weekends
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