Best Practices Approach Leads to Honoring More than 800 BMW Group Associates
HILLIARD, OHIO, December 10, 2013 –BMW Group
Financial Services’ Regional Service Center in Hilliard, OH has been
honored as the 4th Best Place to Work in Central Ohio, from a
field of 100 companies and among 35 honorees. The award is sponsored
by Columbus Business First News, in conjunction with survey
administrator Quantum Workplace, and highlights companies in Central
Ohio whose operations are changing the business landscape.
The annual recognition rankings are based solely on the results of
employee satisfaction surveys and categorized by company size, ranging
from a “micro” category of 10-24 employees on up to the “large”
category of 500 or more employees, in which BMW Group Financial
Services’ Hilliard facility was honored. Within each company size
category, employers are evaluated by employees within areas that
include team effectiveness, people practices, work environment, trust
in senior leaders, and feeling valued.
Wayne Orchowski, Chief Operating Officer, states “We are committed to
providing premium service to our BMW Group customers. At the core of
this is having motivated associates who are committed to excellence at
each interaction and are given the resources to perform. The news of
being named as a Top 5 Best Places to Work is gratifying.” Orchowski
also noted, “We believe we have a responsibility to maintain a work
environment which is respectful, stimulating, balanced, and fosters
professional growth. Recognition of performance and commitment also
plays an important role whether it be through our coveted Roundel and
ONE Awards or other informal means. We take pride in knowing our
associates enjoy their professional lives.”
Although the associates employed at BMW Financial Services in
Hilliard, OH are attracted to the global aspects of the brand, they
also appreciate the local attributes provided at their location, such
as an on-site health center for employees and their families. Having
recently celebrated 20 years in the Central Ohio community, BMW
Financial Services is well known for its external involvement of
serving their communities through various charitable outreach programs
in which they partake together. Grass roots efforts include defensive
driving programs, giving to food pantries and supporting children’s shelters.
About BMW Group Financial Services
BMW Group Financial Services was established in the U.S. in 1992 to
support the sales and marketing of BMW products. Since then, the Group
has expanded to provide service to markets in multiple countries and
continues to evolve beyond its role as a captive finance unit.
BMW Group Financial Services offers a wide range of leasing, retail
and commercial financing and banking products tailored to meet the
needs of the BMW customer. The Group also provides financing to BMW
dealers for expanding dealership capabilities and enhancing overall
operations. With more than $34 billion in serviced assets and
1,000,000 automotive lending customers across the U.S., Canada and
Mexico, BMW Group Financial Services finances almost three-quarters of
the BMWs sold or leased in North America. BMW Group Financial Services
employs more than 800 people, including consultants and temporary
workers, most of whom are located in the Hilliard, Ohio, Regional
Service Center, which serves the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
In 2001, the MINI Financial Services division was established to
provide support for the brand’s dealers and its customers by offering
financing and leasing options and branded financial services products.
Alphera Financial Services was established in 2006 to provide
financial services to multi-brand dealers.
BMW Group Financial Services also offers credit card products through
its subsidiary, the BMW Bank of North America. up2drive.com is a
division of BMW Bank of North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
BMW Financial Services NA, LLC. BMW Insurance Agency, Inc., a property
and casualty producer is also part of BMW Group Financial Services.
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