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Delphi Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
364 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    Decent but not great!!!

    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent pay, standard hike!!!

    Cons

    Moderate technology, Monopoly managers, average benefits!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a diverse change in leadership team..

  2.  

    stressful

    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Saginaw, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Saginaw, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects. Interesting portfolio. Most employees are easy to work with. Room for growth. A wide variety of training available. Will pay for classes towards a degree if related to job description.

    Cons

    office culture. Not a good home/work balance. Low moral. "Them and us" attitude between salary and hourly employees. Constant pressure to cut costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees with families are an asset not a liability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Timings, Nice work-life balance, OK for personal growth and satisfaction. Good and challenging technical work if you are in right team. Again, good onsite opportunities in the right team.

    Cons

    In most of the cases, pay Appraisal depends on your relation ship with manager and not your hard work. Seniors try to suppress freshers as there is less growth and people get stuck in same position for long time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Summer internship at Delphi (Auburn Hills Campus)

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

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

    Pros

    Delphi assigns high priority and must-ship features to the interns. The intern program, although new, is strong and improving every year. Delphi is positioned to be successful in the future and the internship program they have reflects their desire to search for the best candidates.

    Cons

    Management is lacking, although they did just finish a reorg so there will be a few years of ramp up before the company will regain it's full productivity. The work is slow in comparison to tech companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had a recent reorg, no comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Delphi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Work Life balance
    Learning opportunities
    Good Work

    Cons

    No Onsite
    Less people compared to work
    Bad cafeteria food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
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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
  10.  

    Delphi need to invest in its peoples, and to act instead of reacting...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gillingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gillingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Delphi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Informal working environment, quite relaxed. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of HR support. Mobility within the group limited (HR managed locally)
    Everything feel like the individual employee come second (or third, or even more) in order of priority
    Feel like the company is managed week by week, no long term vision/investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, or you are going to loose them...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    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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