Ally Financial Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Challenging work environment with good respect for work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Challenging work environment and able to contribute instantly (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is challenging (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots of indecision on direction at the mid - senior management level (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ally Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with fun and challenging opportunities. Growing company with great potential.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times and training could be improved for new hires. Often left to figure out tasks with minimal instruction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Challenge your employees to ask questions and enhance themselves.


  2. Policy and Documentation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Major Incident Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Contractor - Major Incident Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working at Ally. The atmosphere for the most part was very congenial.

    Cons

    Management within the GCC, which oversees incident management, was simply out of their depth. They did not possess the experience or intestinal fortitude required to turn the GCC into the highly useful tool it could be for Ally. Documentation for operations was non-existent. It was literally nothing more than a loosely compiled and contradictory list of bullet points.

    Advice to Management

    Sit down and do what needs to be done. It may be painful and time consuming, but major operations should never even be started without a detailed, thought-out plan and concrete operations policies to work from.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Risk Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ally Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, Nice people around

    Cons

    Worse than normal in Politics

    Advice to Management

    Do not micro manage


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  5. IT Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial

    Pros

    Given a goal and allowed flexibility to reach objectives.

    Cons

    A little too much placing blame on vendors.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ally Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is moving in the right direction with a new CEO and a more cohesive organization.

    Cons

    Employees need to own their own career and be on the lookout for new opportunities within Ally, they don't always come to you, but they are there.


  7. Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work with. Nice people

    Cons

    Need more organizational discipline in the upper managment


  8. Helpful (2)

    Its great company to work with

    Former Employee - Operational Lead/Lead Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operational Lead/Lead Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good process .... great opportunity yo learn and work

    Cons

    No cons....Its great company to work with


  9. Could have been a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Contractor - Senior Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great technical environment with a huge amount of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Location - downtown Detroit. Instability of company, dishonesty amongst the director ranks and politics that are off the charts. There is no team work amongst groups and it simply every man/woman for themselves. Lack of long term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in IT management, as in immediately before the company goes up in smoke.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I was a Intern in their marketing department

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Great work environment -Great mentors -Wonderful work life balance -I was treated like an employee and not just a lowly intern

    Cons

    None! I really enjoyed my time there


  11. A good internship where I gained a lot of corporate skills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here is the culture. The people here love working at Ally. Downtown Detroit is pretty amazing too!

    Cons

    Some of the challenges I found was that the pay was kind of below industry standard. The cubicles weren't all that either.



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