Technician at BMW

People in this role may also be known as vehicle mechanics and technicians.

24 workers in this role at BMW have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does BMW pay technician employees?

Technician at BMW
£9.59–15.34
Typical range
£9.00–18.45

Technician employees at BMW are typically paid £9.59–15.34 an hour, based on data from 24 employees.

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What is management like for technician employees at BMW?

63 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    16% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    55% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for technician employees at BMW?

63 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Bad
  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    23% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 13% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 88% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Not great
  • Hard to choose shifts

    How we know this

    25% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    83% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    0% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    0% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Pay, hours.

    Worst thing

    Monotonous work, Management style (bullying, lying and incompetence) ineffective Union.

    6.1

    Production associate, August 2020

    • £34,300 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older

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What is career progression like for technician employees at BMW?

63 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 61% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from technician employees at BMW

  • Best thing

    Get to work on nice cars and good potential for bonus

    Worst thing

    Other technician attitudes, favorable treatment towards older techs, stress,

    4.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £32,500 per year, working a 50 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Bmw are a great brand to work for.

    Worst thing

    Unacceptable targets, and expected to work days off , finish late, forego lunch breaks for nothing, just to hit efficiency target to get a sniff of bonus.

    2.5

    Technician, April 2021

    • £25,000 per year, working a 49 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Fixing cars

    Worst thing

    Managers who are bullying workers

    7.0

    Employee, February 2021

    • £20.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    No communication and no management

    3.3

    Vehicle technician, January 2021

    • £33,700 per year, working a 43 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    People and cars

    Worst thing

    Travel and customers

    6.1

    Technician, January 2021

    • £26,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    The poor hours,heavy work load, pushed to upsell

    3.8

    Technician, January 2021

    • £31,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The pay can be very rewarding if you put in the effort.

    Worst thing

    The stress that goes with wearing yourself out, the importance of high levels of concentration for long periods of time can also be mentally draining. People that can’t cope with either normally don’t make it in this business.

    6.3

    Technician, December 2020

    • £30,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The workshop is clean and tidy. And it’s warm. I like the brand. Good annual leave.

    Worst thing

    It’s all commission based with a Low basic salary. The commission is not completely in your hands to earn it because it’s all dependant on what work you are given and if nothing goes wrong. Not knowing if your going to make enough money to live each month. Not having any lunch breaks and working late to try and hit your target. Working saturdays for free. And no paid over time. Management that look down on you and don’t care what you have to say. Equipment that doesn’t work and makes your job harder to do. Having to pay to park at work. Being on your feet all day long.

    3.1

    Vehicle technician, November 2020

    • £27,500 per year, working a 44 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Working on nice cars

    Worst thing

    Working on nice cars 🤣

    8.5

    Vehicle Technician, November 2020

    • £26,000 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Working on vehicles

    Worst thing

    Customers, stress, time management, saturdays

    5.1

    Technician, September 2020

    • £22,500 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older

How BMW ranks

BMW ranks joint 14th to work for in vehicle mechanic or technician employers

  1. 14= Arnold Clark
    6.1
  2. 14= BMW
    6.1
  3. 14= Volkswagen
    6.1