Ally Financial

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Ally Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 209 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Ally Financial CEO and Director Michael A. (Mike) Carpenter

Michael A. (Mike) Carpenter

(58 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good colleagues, work life balance, and competitive pay(in 15 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, good pay, and nice facilities(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work-life balance for many was unheard of(in 7 reviews)

  • Some senior management are not strong leaders and are not able to keep their teams aligned to the company strategy(in 8 reviews)

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    Manager (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsGenerous PTO. Leinient Tuition Reimbursment policy. Direct Management allows work/lige balance

    ConsCompany is too vertically aligned with departments too often bickering rather than working together

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange to a more horizontal structure with SME on leadership teams that can address all risk, compliance, legal, accounting/finance, etc concerns

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People are great, Managment questionable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsOur team was the hardest working in the industry. Great experience in project development

    ConsUpper management seems out of touch with middle management. Middle management had little or no experience. Many project people involved, way too many in my opinion. Waste of resources and money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe moral in the department is terrible. In the 1 year that I was there there were 3 rounds of layoffs and the staff has 0 confidence.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and rewarding work environment.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsCompetitive pay and benefits. Opportunities for internal growth and promotion. Great working environment and transparent executive management.

    ConsOngoing negative highlights in the news based on business model and unfair judgements. No sense of diversity or focus on change.

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    Accoount Servicing

    Account Servicing (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsSteady workload evenly distributed.

    ConsNot much room for upward mobility

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee requests for simple solutions should be carefully but seriously considered. Employee empowerment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Small town thinking, must be in the 'in crowd"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, pay is good

    ConsSimilar to high school - need to be apart of the in crowd to succeed. A growing company with small town thinking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Treamendous Learning due to rapid change, highly political and backstabbing environment

    Director (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsGood Salary, Autonomy to do work and lead small teams. Learned a lot due to the signifigant transformation of the company in the past few years.

    ConsLack of leadership in some functions. Leadership does not always have the skill set matching the sepciality area they are managing

    Advice to Senior ManagementVlaeu all employees and functions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Little Rock, AR

    ProsGood benefits and cafeteria on site.

    ConsNot a lot of opportunity for growth or to move up in the company. There tends to be a lot of favoritism in management and if you do not fit in one of the clicks you are not treated the same.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to be more involved with middle management. Listen to their concerns and stop changing teams every other month. There needs to be more continuity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Deposit Operations Team Leader

    Deposit Operation Team Leader (Former Employee) Fort Washington, PA

    ProsCoworkers friendly and well established virtual bank

    ConsPoor moral within upper management

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    Good team, good management dealing with difficult business changes.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging work environment with good respect for work/life balance.

    ConsUncertainty of companies future; who will ultimately own the company and what will they do?

    Advice to Senior ManagementResolve company ownership ASAP.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly intensive, high energy environment

    Business Analyst - Systems (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsEnjoyed the flexible work location

    ConsI wished that the contract was not canceled

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