GKN Driveline Employee Reviews

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A job with benefits
Machine Operator/Assembler (Current Employee) –  Mebane, NCJanuary 3, 2017
This job was not that bad, consist of taking raw material and turn it into quality. What I've learn from this job, was never take anything for granted. Always, put in a good effort and work hard. The co-worker was very direct and to the point about details. The hardest thing about this job was the hours, I would have like time off to be with my family more. The most enjoyable part of the job was the money.
Pros
The benefits
Cons
people need to mind their own affairs
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Needs a union / management is a joke
CNC Operator (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, OHMarch 6, 2017
You will hate working here. Employee turnover is unbelievable but yet they fire good people. Management does nothing and treats employees terrible. Very questionable and inappropriate relationships going in too which is how many keep their jobs. Forced overtime working 7 days a week because they can't keep people.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Don't care about their employees
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Bad Management will bring you down
Advanced Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, OH 43402December 18, 2016
Overall an easy job. Machining is easy and assembling is easy. Whether or not you get the right trainer that is willing to help you see how easy it is might be another story. Management often overlooks employees and does not treat each shift fairly when it comes to discipline and time off. Life would be easier elsewhere. You will hate coming to work every day. Maybe not after a week. Maybe not a month. But soon.....
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Bad culture and terrible management team
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Will work as much as you want
Material Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Newton, NCMarch 2, 2017
Great Company, expanding very fast. Great place to work if you need the hours! Plenty of opportunities to move up, working with the people to make sure everyone got the hours they needed along with time off. Great Benefits along with 401k etc. Work 3 shifts, all different types of hours, just depending on where you work.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
No days off
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Fast-Paced and Productiive enviroment
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Newton, NCDecember 7, 2016
Greeting your team work each morning and evening; opening and responding to emails all day, processing any issues with invoices that I may have, entering all of the invoices that has been received into SAP. The hardest part of my job is getting the material received into SAP so that I can do my job. The most enjoyable part of my job is sense of accomplishment that I have after each month end.
Pros
Make your own hours up
Cons
Small team with not a lot of experience in SAP
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Needs Union
Assembly (Current Employee) –  Newton, NCFebruary 19, 2017
We all working 6-7days week. 8-10 hrs days barely get any days off, barely have family time working with this company. This company also has short breaks maybe 4-6 min long. And one 30 min break. Management is unorganized and treats employees poorly. In serious need of a union to organize the company and help employees feel more job secure.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Fast-paced, opportunity to grow, focused on employess
Manufacturing Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Mebane, NCNovember 15, 2016
A manufacturing environment will always be fast-paced, especially in the automotive industry. I've learned a load of information on driveshafts, how they are made, all the way to the applications of the product. All co-workers were friendly, willing to help any questions you may have. Most enjoyable part is everyone treats everyone equally, regardless of position.
Pros
Life/Work balance, good people
Cons
temperatures throughout plant and office can be uncomfortable
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Not a good place to work at
Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Mebane, NCFebruary 3, 2017
The worst company that I has ever worked, the supervisor keeps up a lot of mess between the employees, when they aren't trying to go to bed with there employees. It's just not a good place to work at, I would advance no one to work at that place. Supervisor always walking around texting on there phones.
Cons
Poor managment
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very good pay but it costs
Machine Operator Tech (Former Employee) –  Mebane, NCJanuary 20, 2017
very very good pay but it is so hard to get ahead. Everyone stabs you in the back try to make themselves look good. Even managers will fire you on a dime just so they can tell their supervisors they did this so their boss will ease off their case.
Pros
thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, pay
Cons
everything else
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Very good workplace and very good pay.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Newton, NCFebruary 6, 2017
I really enjoyed working at GKN. I had just turned 18 and was not accustomed to the 4 on and 4 off day rotational schedule. The pay was really good and I never had an issue with payroll, the people i worked with, or the mangers. I wish I could go back.
Pros
Full Benefits
Cons
Short Lunches
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GKN is horrible!
Operator (Current Employee) –  Newton, NCJanuary 13, 2017
No Human Resources department that is helpful in any way, supervision is terrible, demeaning, and extremely rude and refuses to accommodate you in any way. Working 7 days a week this company does not care about your personal needs of life in any way.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
No breaks, Horrible management
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Excellent company with longstanding reputation in the CVJ business
Area Manager (Current Employee) –  Raleigh-Durham, NCOctober 4, 2016
Outstanding company with longstanding vision of being the best CVJ manufacturing company globally. GKN has been a leading expert with CVJ solutions to improve fuel economy and improve drivability of automobiles.

GKN is a leader in Driveline, Land Systems, Aerospace Systems, and Powder Metallurgy.
Pros
250 year global business
Cons
Very demanding OEM demand schedule
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Some of the co-workers are nice
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Newton, NCOctober 1, 2016
The jobs are very easy, some of the employees are nice.
When one the machines break down or when your line don't have parts in the Supervisor tells you to clean up until everything is back up & running and sometimes cleaning can be the whole 8 hr shift on top of 12 other coworkers on your line.
They work you 7 days consistently and the only way they show their appreciation is buying pizza.
Pros
40+ hrs
Cons
Work 7 days, managment, lack of communication, vaction time or any other time has to be used by the end of the year or you loose it.
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Overwhelming And Very Stressful Workplace
Assembler Tech (Current Employee) –  Roxboro, NCSeptember 30, 2016
Most of the lines work 7 days. Top pay is very low. There are few chances for advancement and the work is not easy. After working there your body will ache and you will be wondering why at first then you realize it's because of all the bending and lifting you have to do. Your hands will begin to cramp up. Just don't work here if you have a family that you like to spend time with. Cause you will work everyday
Pros
In a good area
Cons
Management, work schedule, work load
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Great company, Some bosses questionable.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Mebane, NCJanuary 1, 2017
Great paying company but rules change like crazy. I would love to get on 1st shift but it takes years to advance to another shift. Great company overall to work for tho, Just dont break a rule you will be fired, Very strict attendance policy.
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Great company very fun and good people
Assembly/machine operator (Former Employee) –  Sanford, NCSeptember 21, 2016
A day at work at GKN Driveline you would come in and do red rabbits which is you run these bad parts to make sure the machines would fail them. Then after that you would start running half shafts which was pretty fun. Then if the machines would fail you would have to clean up and pick up and make sure you have enough parts to run for the rest of the night. You would have to run at least 500 parts to make a good night. The people and co workers was really nice and would help you it you was stuck on something. Overall it was a good company to work for but they lost there contract and we got laid off.
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fun work environment
Operator (Current Employee) –  Newton, NCJanuary 27, 2017
pays good but the hours are long and will barely or won't be able to have free time to do other things or task and will also have to deal with more rude management than others.
Pros
pay, coworkers
Cons
short breaks, no free time, limited benefits for temp
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not black woman friendly
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Newton, NCFebruary 24, 2017
This is not an fun place to work, people are afraid of someone coming in and moving above them in the workforce, some of them will not train you the way they need to , only enough to half run the machine.
Pros
none
Cons
HR looks the other way
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Easy work fun people
Machinist (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, OHJanuary 4, 2017
This place is a great place to work with the people and team leads are very helpful and great with their jobs. Upper management has no clue how to run the place they try to change things and asking supervisors and they honestly have no clue what their doing. Should be trained on the areas they wanna make improvements in because they are ruining employees opinions. They are making certain areas work 7 days for months because they cant make the build without more equipment so working your employees without days off is not a great environment .They have shady stuff going on from upper management, They have wrongfully terminated several people,point system is horrible a half point for being a min late is ridiculous, a whole point for being late after an hour is ridiculous. Only getting 5 points most places do 8 point system and have vacation and personal days but not gkn .
Pros
Team leads awesome coworkers are great
Cons
Shady upper management, horrible point system, should be unionized to prevent such a bad turnover rate
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Very demanding job, 7 day work week, very few days off.
Storeroom Attendant (Former Employee) –  Mebane, NCJanuary 31, 2017
This is a 24/7 facility and very demanding job. I enjoyed the fast pace, but the 7 day work weeks were rough. I enjoyed time spent with my co workers. We made a great team!
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