Chrysler Reviews in Auburn Hills, MI

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
441 Reviews

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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits but eroding over time (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in Procurement and Supply (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is a challenge as the company continues to expand (in 17 reviews)

  • Long hours and lot of mandatory overtime make for difficult family life (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to lunch your professional career

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Chrysler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Multiple departments and variety of jobs

    Cons

    Huge company so you need to find your own path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the culture.

    Recommends
  2.  

    We build great dinosaurs

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Rapid development pace, managers who know what information they need to know to make good decisions, clear understanding of our strengths and weaknesses

    Cons

    15:1 men:women in engineering. If you are single and male you will continue to be single and male. Very poor hours control for salaried employees; I'll stay contract as long as I can because it would be a 40% hourly wage cut to go permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are sleeping on a volcano. Little electric vehicles will be completely dominant within 15 years and we're not in that business yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you're willing to blaze your own trail

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere compared to other OEM's. Allows you to pursue opportunities that may be outside of your work scope. Organization is flat which allows you to work directly with upper management and build networks quickly. Hard work does yield fast recognition here. Company is small enough where news travels fast.

    Cons

    Company's lack of core solid processes allow people who may not have a "go get it" attitude to fall between the cracks. Promotions happen by performance and networks.....mostly networks. Technical/dry personalities may struggle here if their goal is to rise to upper management. Career development will be 100%your responsibility. Nobody will do it for you. The working experience here is COMPLETELY based upon who your director or VP is. Different organizations are like totally different companies. Blocking of employees attempting to go from one organization to another happens often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out executives who run their organizations like an empire. Fear can not be a core tool in running an organization. Only works when the economy is slow. But as it rises, people will leave for greener pastures, which is not good for the company or the customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Aero Thermal Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Aero Thermal Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to take your career where you want.

    Cons

    Lots of management changes due to Fiat Chrysler merger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Old fashioned, boring

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary for finance employees, the potential to move is is certainly there if you are willing to put in the boring work.

    Cons

    old management, boring roles, too much off time, managers don't know how to delegate work, job feels pointless, no direct impact on anything since the company is so huge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire half of the employees, half of them are bored as hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Leading change and process improvements, as a project manager and SAP Basis Manager

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    Current Employee - SAP Basis Manager  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - SAP Basis Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you like cars/trucks, and like constant change, then this is the place for you. Interesting people, and challenging projects will bring out the best in those wishing to improve, professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not really considered important. They are making improvements, but have a long way to go. Cyclical market for cars will have you earning great rewards for a few years, then massive cuts for a couple. Instability in the market does not provide for much job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect work/life balance, and pay people for what thy work. Don't expect salaried employees to work 60 hours a week for a 40-hour paycheck. Provide a less disparaging bonus plan, where professionals earn within 20% of the top executives (ie. 10% bonus for professionals, and then 30% would be max for executives, instead of 100% or more).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship Experience

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    Current Employee - Order to Delivery Specialist  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Order to Delivery Specialist in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Chrysler diligently works to give you real experience within the you desired function in the company. Your projects are meant to not only better the company, but also better your ability to problem solve on your feet.

    Cons

    Often times your superior may down play your abilities and not give you roles that will challenge your ability to problem solve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to start my career in engineering.

    Current Employee - Contractor  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Contractor in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, nothing really to complain about.

    Cons

    Not sure if they'll be hiring anytime soon

  10.  

    36 years in Powertrain Engineering

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    Current Employee - Senior Professor  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Professor in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company gives good opportunities .to all

    Cons

    Hard work many hour above 40

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    God

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation and work from home package

    Cons

    Management changes frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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