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Review averages

  • 160 employees say

    Excellent (46)
    28.75%
    Good (20)
    12.5%
    Satisfactory (40)
    25%
    Subpar (54)
    33.75%
    2.86
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for BMW

Reviews - What employees say

2.86 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

Again, there was no support.

Teamwork

Very little communication through the company, the service BDC manager did not help whatsoever with calls. She focused more on yelling at her husband in the same room and speaking about her children/dogs.

Office / Work Environment

We’re in the same room as the manager and we would always hear all the conversations she was having (personal). It was always so awkward is she was in a bad mood. Not a very great environment, my coworkers were the only ones getting me through the day.

Work-Life Balance

The only positive thing is I still had a personal life.

Company Image

Everyone was either very lazy at the job, never able to answer the phone because I was a receptionist also. No one would help.

Workplace Safety

We used to be in an older building and when I opened we’d have to go through a garage because no one had the decency to open any other door. I slipped and fell in front of a mechanic and he helped me up.

Challenging Work

It was always so slow.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management and communication. Also there was a lot of favoritism, which is very unprofessional.

What I like about the company

My coworkers that I worked with every day.

What I dislike about the company

Management and the lack of communication.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    bmw of riverside
  • City
    Riverside
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make employee reviews and staff meetings a regularly scheduled event on a bi monthly basis or monthly basis.

What I like about the company

The clients we have are great to work with. Sure there are a few bad apples now and again; but if you like working with motorcycles and helping expand the community of safe & happy riders this is a wonderful place to be. Many of the clients we serve just want to enjoy the machines they have purchased and in supporting that I have been able to take my clients on rides, help them when they are on the road (when they call in). Going the extra mile for many people who other shops had sent away and seeing how stoked they were is wonderful.

Additionally the GM cares about each employee and works harder than anyone. I have never met anyone who was willing to work harder to make the lives of everyone around the shop better. Wonderful place to know you are valued.

What I dislike about the company

I don't necessarily disapprove of the company just some of those that we serve sometimes. Their needs can be childish, overbearing, and just plain counterproductive to the endeavor or actually riding. That's the most difficult part.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    BMW Motorcycles of Burbank
  • City
    Burbank
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Strong company culture, wants perform well and continually improve. Majority of people buy in to the concepts.

Support from management

Management was supporative without trying to micro manage.

Teamwork

People were motivated to get the job done, teamwork was good.

Freedom to work independently

Yes, especially in the regions.

Internal Communication

Good but could be better. But have frequent meetings at US headquarters with senior management that were video taped for viewing in other facilities. Very helpful.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Concerned more with who could get the job done rather than age.

Career Development

Good opportunities for people who want to advance if they prove themselves.

Office / Work Environment

Very good.

Work-Life Balance

As good as possible given the work load and business challenges.

Company Image

Best image in the business.

Challenging Work

Very challenging work, but rewarding as well. Offered strong sense of accomplishment.

Inclusive / Diverse

Pretty good diversity. Blend of minority's and women.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Continue to view employees as assets. Strive to improve work-life balance. Continue to make sure that everyone understands the mission and the part they must play to accomplish that mission.

What I like about the company

The focus, people's energy and commitment to the brand and the company. Plus the products are awesome.

What I dislike about the company

I really have no major dislikes.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    BMW of North America
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

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Review averages

  • 160 employees say

    Excellent (46)
    28.75%
    Good (20)
    12.5%
    Satisfactory (40)
    25%
    Subpar (54)
    33.75%
    2.86
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

BMW
2.86
160 reviews

Industry average (Automotive)
3.10
59,778 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,865,000 reviews