BMW of North America Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2020

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3.4
54%
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BMW of North America President and CEO Bernhard Kuhnt (no image)
Bernhard Kuhnt
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work was super interesting specially if you like cars(in 14 reviews)

  • "BMW of North America provides excellent work environment to summer interns(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Externals are treated as second class citizens with no vacation time, benefits or perks(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management is primarily German expats who are sent for 3-5 years as a proving ground to receive a promotion upon their return to Germany(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "accounting specialist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time

    Pros

    great work environment, flexible hours, employee benefits

    Cons

    remote location, conservative organization, expected promotion did not fall out

  2. "Good life balance"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant ASM Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with great life balance

    Cons

    Job security, laid off twice in 12 month period


  3. "Don't belive all of the negative reviews regarding expats, its a German organization and the language at HQ is German.."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career growth if you are truly engaged / superstar level of worker. Good work is noticed. No shortage of extra work, and a supportive environment for conservative risk taking. It is a German company, so you will pick up parts of the language. Opportunities for advancement if you are a strong enough employee.

    Cons

    Pay is low. German auto employers look like they have all called each other to talk about salaries. A manager at BMW makes the same as at MB/VW/Porsche, all in the mid-low 6 figures. I find it strange that all of the manufacturers came to the same decision on compensation grading (most likely due to German labor laws with unions in Europe... but that practice should not hold true here). They will not consider your prior work experience when evaluating your compensation. Compensation structure is flawed, where high performers can be tempered (no financial reach / motivation), and bare minimum employee s will receive a strong salary for barely working.

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  4. "Good pay, clean facility."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Greer, SC

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    Mandatory o.t. and work life balance.

  5. "below average"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    competitive total comp and benefits

    Cons

    poor management, job security, work-life balance

  6. "Phenomenal company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Extremely innovative caring compassionate growing and advanced company

    Cons

    Lack of jobs need more to grow

  7. "Good Company which will be history"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very healthy environment and very knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Higher Management is very bad at communicating things

  8. "Iconic brands with big company problems"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMW of North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing brands, mobility within company / verticals encouraged, great location for residents of NY suburbs

    Cons

    Organization is lean, individual teams carry a lot of responsibility with fewer and fewer resources / headcount. Lots of the usual large-company red tape and bureaucracy

  9. Helpful (1)

    "GReat company, terrible management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - ESales Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMW of North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    incentivized pay, flexible lunch breaks

    Cons

    management does not help, hostile work enviroment

  10. "Decent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Advisor 

    I have been working at BMW of North America part-time

    Pros

    Decent place to work, can make money if you work hard

    Cons

    Clients Can be rather demanding

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