Chrysler Reviews in Belvidere, IL

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
485 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits but eroding over time (in 17 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance, satisfying work and never a dull moment at the workplace (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 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Blessing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay, benefits and retirement. There is a lot of different people so finding people you work well with and sticking with them helps <3 I have been fortunate enough to be placed in a great department.

    Cons

    Attendance policy very strict but I do understand but I think they need to give a couple more extra days a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality should always come first not quantity..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Middle and lower Management have a lot to be desired.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Belvidere, IL

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

    Pros

    Union representation and protection. Job security. Great pay (if you're first tier). Good benefits. Decent people to work with. Build great products.

    Cons

    Arrogance and self aggrandizement seem to be the rule of thumb among the lower management tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize you DON'T know more than the people you're trying to lead and listen to good advice from the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Chrysler Manufacturing review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, can be rewarding at times

    Cons

    Very little assistance from upper management, always so busy that you can never do things the right way. Upper management wants you to document everything you do, rather than doing it. You spend five times the amount of time documenting what you do on a daily basis then it took the time to do, and can be very frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assist your floor supervisor and reduce the amount of work proofing

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

    Chrysler sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Tech in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Tech in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Only good thing is the wages

    Cons

    wait 3 years for full benefits, lousy work schedule, managers screaming at other people over the radio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as an asset rather than a liability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Jobs are not overly difficult and well balanced
    overtime hours are available
    difficult to get fired from
    decently easy to switch jobs once you get some seniority
    once hired in guaranteed hours no matter if they send you home early

    Cons

    hard to get promoted to management (seniority system)
    it's a hit or miss if you will get a manager that has been in your area for a long time - managers like to move around constantly
    many teams are divided since chrysler reformed their assembly lines
    hard to get hired in, you will have to be a temp/part time until a full time position opens and
    there is no job security with that and hours are not guaranteed
    difficult to get fired from, you will find yourself working with people who just dont care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everything about chrysler is overall great, between safety and productivity. The biggest concerns are it is impressively hard to work into management, team leaders should have some basic qualifications and at least an interview and a good history of work ethics from the people around them instead of "highest seniority". There also needs to be stricter ways to get rid or punish lazy people who are constantly halting production because they don't care or not paying attention( wondering around and not doing their job at all). I find myself a hard worker coming from construction and would do anything to help my team if needed and that is just not the mentality of many people there(which I blame team leaders and group leaders for not keeping a set rules for everyone)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent money for a tier 2 employee which is hard to find in my location with out a degree
    Part time employees get overtime after 8 hours and time and a half on Saturdays, good while pursuing education.

    Cons

    Change work schedule often
    Repetitive work
    management doesn't know how to run things
    Put band aids on things rather than fix them correctly
    Unless you have A shift your schedule sucks A= Mon-Thurs 6am to 430 pm B= Wed-Sat 6pm- 430am C= Mon+Tues 6pm-430am Fri+Sat 6am-430pm
    Union is not that great
    Could keep going but......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Totally fire everyone and start fresh with management. Get some good fresh talent to help generate ideas. Take some risks on fixing machinery, it may stall production in short term but pay off in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL

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

    Pros

    Union benefits and representation. Great health benefits

    Cons

    Limited advancement for union, hourly personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the degree requirements for managementpositions and hire fromwithin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Chrysler auto worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Assembler in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Auto Assembler in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, health coverage, union, profit sharing

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities, no vision or dental coverage for 3 years, physical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Maintenance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Belvidere, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenges to to improve the business... Satifaction when a problem goes away.

    Cons

    Upper mangagment micro manages and and does not drawon the midle management strenghts. They draw on the strong supervisors and the week (no productive) just float along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to the people a draw on the peoples strenghts to help in the business

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Luck of the draw

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Chrysler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay, bonuses, overtime, union representation, some good people there, you work so much that your job becomes your life, great middle class blue collar atmosphere

    Cons

    dependent on a fluctuating car market, managers only want to keep assembly line moving even if quality issues exist, then you get in trouble for not addressing them. very fast paced. training is not very extensive, you better hope you get your job down in a week. union and management constantly fighting, very unprofessional environment, but it is a factor environment so go figure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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