Chrysler Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
455 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.  

    Wonderful Experience

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Empowered to make decisions and contribute.

    Cons

    Starting to move slow again, losing the edge that they had gained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the red tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Chrysler has been enlightening and very positive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Great working hours
    Plenty of travel opportunities if that's what you want
    They nurture talent and reward hard work and success
    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Paperwork and Bureaucracy can get in the way of engineering work
    Team work between departs can be lacking at some times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Corporate Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Engineer Intern  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Service Engineer Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    I made many contacts there. Auburn Hills is a great location to work. Department was well staffed with intelligent people.Great benefits for an intern.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6.  

    Very clean faced paced environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Chrysler part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The balance between the salespeople on who takes the walk-ins first. It's a first come first served basis. Being a front desk receptionist also let's me be in somewhat of control by keeping track of who is taken care of and who isn't, keeps the coffee station stocked and the sitting area clean.

    Cons

    The only challenge that I face with is when the business gets very very busy and sometimes the salespeople just jump in and take whoever when there are a couple of people that have already been waiting. Other than that, it's just the challenge of being calm with the stress of calls, credit card slips, three different receipts, hunting people down in the building, keeping the building clean and free of trash and keeping the coffee area stocked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far, all of my managers have been great. I really don't have any advice to give them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Career growth for amount of experience and level of education

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    Current Employee - Senior Level Professional  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Level Professional in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of experience in automotive engineering and many great people.

    Cons

    Must be a member of the "buddy club" to see career advancement. Many promotions based on personal development rather than the most qualified and knowledgeable person for that particular position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Only as good as the person or persons you work for.

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

    I have been working at Chrysler as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved the freedom to experiment in design. I was exposed to many different facets of auto development, testing, and production.

    Cons

    Hated the backstabbing and poor employee management. While learning the different facets, I was penalized at review time for not knowing them already. Although I had one of the most trouble-free designs in the group, this was not acknowledged, which destroyed my morale here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your supervisors in how to treat people. Your ethics training is spot on, but your managers fail miserably in its application.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very dysfunctional, poor management at middle and higher level

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

    I worked at Chrysler as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    good name recognition for the brand outside, good compensation, large organization if you want to work with lots of people

    Cons

    dysfunction everywhere, management is bad at almost all levels. middle managers are too afraid to report problems to the higher level management. blame the messenger kind of attitude prevails most of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    First 20 years was great....last 10 were hell....company changed hands twice and it keeps getting worse

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    Former Employee - Low Level Management  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Low Level Management in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Chrysler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Co-workers were a great group to work with...we made the best of a bad situation.

    Cons

    You are treated like cattle...have a heart attack at work and they drag your body out of the way and literally put someone else in your job and let you lay there while they wait for the ambulance to arrive....not much chance of surviving that!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with a little respect...put a system in place for advancement within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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