Delphi

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Delphi Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
353 Reviews
3.3
353 Reviews
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Delphi President, CEO, COO, and Director Rodney O'Neal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance , learning depending upon the project you land up (in 35 reviews)

  • Very structured and highly organized work environment (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company was pretty unstable during the chapter 11 (in 13 reviews)

  • Unlike mobile industry, automotive industry pace is slow (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Delphi Automotive Systems Singapore Pte Ltd (SDEC)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer - Electronics Design in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer - Electronics Design in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -challenging electronics design and development working environment
    -above market average salary for junior and intermediate engineers.
    -lots of internal training/development provided.
    -lots of lesson learnt database and design guidelines and standard available for reference.
    -good annual leave entitlement and employee sign-up bonus (may not be available now).

    Cons

    -Delphi Singapore is already 35 years old with very stagnant workforce and too many managerial positions. As a result, it's a high cost design centre.
    -working levels resources are freezed and engineers need to juggle several projects.
    -project/top management has the upper power in influencing the company decision making based on cost instead of technical know-how and feasibility. Basically, Delphi values employees with leadership and management skills instead of in-depth technical skills. This can be seen in promoting non-competent managers (with no proven/known technical background/knowledge).
    -micro-management can been seen in certain departments.
    -professionalism and 'phor'fesionalism (apple polishing) attitudes are valued but 'phor'fesionalism takes the precedence.
    -lack of top level management decision making due to 'error-phobia' mindset. Afraid to make mistakes and wrong decision. Engineers are criticized heavily if not able to decide quickly.
    -Recent market share (powertrain, sensors, Body safety and chassis) decreased to 4% according to last year's survey (Bosch 20%, Continental 20%, Denso 11%, there are several others with 4%).
    -too customers centric to the extent some confidential information given to customers. Customers-friendly attitude is always seen as good for Delphi Singapore (which is often wrong).
    -information flow is bad as there are many parties trying to be 'Single-point contact' in gathering information and showing leadership skills but lack of in-depth technical skills to solve problem down to the root cause.
    -3 Legged 5 Whys is overrated and overemphasized whenever problems happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -reflect your management styles or wait for the worst to come.
    -technical paths for engineers need to be preserved instead of reduced as it is the core problem solving skills and resources for the future of Delphi.
    -live up to your 7 Absolutes of Excellence or we are doomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Growing Company with Stagnant Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company outlook not bad, although growth is limited due to keen competition. It has great (although sometimes cumbersome) system with countless procedures and lesson learnts. Excellent work-life balance, as long as you can provide a backup.

    Cons

    Aggresive cost cutting may means removal of redundant head count. In the rapidly-changing automotive industry, if you are not working on key products, it is easy to be redundant. Less career advancement opportunity, especially at high-cost site. Job rotation is also non-existant, due to middle management facing difficulty getting new/replacement headcount approval. Many long-serving employees (from the previous GM's time) who are very unproductive but somehow still able to safely collect their paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more career advancement and job rotation optiona. The tool is already established but in "survival mode", each department may choose not to rotate/promote employee just to keep the status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have had a very fulfilling experience at Delphi.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kokomo, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kokomo, IN (US)

    I have been working at Delphi as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Delphi are wonderful to work with, and there are always some very exciting innovations taking place. Delphi provides benefits to all its full-time employees and provides training to keep employees up-to-date on safety and new technology. Many employees have families and healthy work-life balances. Also, it is a global company, so there are plenty of opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    As a younger member of the professional community, I would like to see a more aesthetically pleasing work environment. The company provides suitable work equipment, but the cubicle walls look a bit outdated; it's basically just your average office, so a nice change to stand out would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Started working when it was a GM owned company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Component Engineer in Lockport, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Component Engineer in Lockport, NY (US)

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard for descendent pay in Western New York, Delphi was is good partner. Nice work/life balance. Having the Union there kept management in line and made sure we were paid fairly and got the rights we deserved.

    Cons

    Company was pretty unstable during the chapter 11. Management seemed distant since it became part of GM again. Had to go toe to toe with managers at times. Union guys were made to feel like we were the enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Union workers better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A company on a downward slide into obsolescence.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kokomo, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kokomo, IN (US)

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse employment opportunities and a broad product line.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Management practices during past several years have sapped the money out of the lower level workers and transferred it to the pockets of the Corporate staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your job keeps you in meetings all day and you do not interface with the "cubicle workers" on a daily basis, then you are contributing nothing to the company and you should leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of Upheaval!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Kokomo, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Kokomo, IN (US)

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provided significant opportunities to grow and diversify job positions when the auto economy was strong.

    Cons

    As the overall economy weakened and specifically the automotive market fell off - There were significant downsizing and reductions in workforce - requiring the remaining team members to pick up those responsibilities in addition to their previous assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a vision, become a part of the team, and lead them to where the company needs to go. Many hands make light work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Business Process in Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - SAP Business Process in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at Delphi as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging supply chain with true international reach internal plants, distribution centers, subcontract and parts suppliers. Deep and broad Bills of Materials. If you enjoy analytical challenges this is a great environment.

    Cons

    While I was there chapter 11 and a declining US automotive industry put stress on people and the overall organization. It is a tribute to the people there that they responded well to save their own and their neighbors jobs. The company has been restructured and has a positive future ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember all organizations are just groups of people until they share the vision and have the tools and knowledge to execute it... then they are a team. I think Delphi management actually fills this role well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student Intern Review

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delphi

    Pros

    Professional, Global experience, Strong brand

    Cons

    Old company culture, lack energy like Hitech companies

  10.  

    Good place, good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delphi full-time

    Pros

    good smart humble people to work with
    Lay back environment
    cool projects in hybrid cars, active safety and entertainment

    Cons

    cold weather in Indiana
    No pride in company
    decisions made with short term financial goals as priority
    lack of resources for technology development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate people and fund research projects

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company places an emphasis on employee's Quality of family Life. Low Turnover. Opportunity for Growth within the company.

    Cons

    Generation gap within the organization, with an emphasis on aged former GM Employees. Company continues to trim strong talent, in order to hit short term financial goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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