Ally Financial

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Ally Financial Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
252 Reviews
3.3
252 Reviews
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Jeffrey Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work-life-balance and many strong team members (in 18 reviews)

  • Challenging work environment and able to contribute instantly (in 12 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 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company!! Worked here over 5 years now!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ally Financial

    Pros

    I enjoy the laid back environment.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I was a Intern in their marketing department

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Decent organization, but could be much better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Salary is quite competitive - There are lots of opportunities for training, where you could re-train / re-tool yourself.

    Cons

    Time off policies could be better - Also there is not much of a work-life balance present, not at least in mid level positions...Leadership is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action on employee feedback surveys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad apple

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    Former Employee - Senior Messaging Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Messaging Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Ally Financial

    Pros

    Nice office in uptown location

    Cons

    I worked for a manager who routinely ignored email communication and IMs. During my exit interview, I let him know that was a main reason for my leaving the company. I tried to interview for a role with a different manager, and he blocked me from being hired. I notified upper management by email, and that email was ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the bad apples

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Java programmer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ally Financial

    Pros

    Nice folks to work with

    Cons

    Long work hours and very tight time line for delivery

  7.  

    Good Career Starter/Resume Builder - but not the company it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Ally Financial

    Pros

    Many people at Ally take the time to offer help and guidance and you can therefore learn quite a bit from an operations and technical standpoint. So, Ally can definitely be a good resume builder.

    Cons

    Many managers lack basic leadership skills and although you will find opportunities to learn and strengthen your technical skillset, I found it very difficult to learn about the business and grow as an analyst. Ally simply doesn't pay like it used to and I would consider it a career starter. If you stay, you may get stuck in an operations dead end with decent pay, but long hours and very few exit opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upward mobility is quickly becoming a privilege at Ally and many talent people choose to leave the company. Although the company has had some tough financial times, you get what you pay for, and you may be surprised how few people would choose to come back.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Insurance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ally Financial

    Pros

    Fast pace, great benefits, overload of information.

    Cons

    Never enough, managers always want more due to their income tied to sales force production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less out of field training and spend more time focusing on existing accounts rather than just trying to obtain new accounts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ally Financial

    Pros

    good benefits, stock options, medical etc

    Cons

    no career growth, no work fromhome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best employer I have worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Ally Financial full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance; the bank wants to be different than the big competitors by being more transparent; I personally had a fantiastic boss

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels that you are working for two companies as there are different processes and policies for the bank as for the other areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good managers, work on simplifying processes between the bank and other areas of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ally Financial

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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