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Chrysler Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
524 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits but eroding over time (in 25 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 20 reviews)

  • you work long hours, depending on which plant you are located (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Salary Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Company lease car.

    Cons

    Zero work- life balance. Mandatory 13 - 14 hour days. Expected to work Holidays. Very hard to get a day off. Upper management not usually respectful to the lower ranking salary personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turnover is due to lack of work-life balance and lack of appreciation. Change review system, current one lowers morale. Consider annual raises for all salary workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate America - Greed at it's best!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chrysler full-time

    Pros

    Great products and the ability to move around if you are a pet.

    Cons

    The company doesn't keep it's promises where it's benefits are concerned. I hope you are never injured on or off the job...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was fantastic, I have nothing bad to say about the individual in charge of my group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Heading down same road as Fiat......

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Chrysler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many vehicles on Mercedes Platforms bought by Fiat was smart move. Canadian Plants much better quality than U.S. plants.

    Cons

    Can't hire enough management personnel because they want them dirt cheap on U.S. side. The managers they do have, they work them into the ground and then play games with them. Everyone that's anyone is leaving in middle management due to the poor treatment. Jobs threatened on daily basis and pensions frozen will only cause more turn over and worse quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best assets are your people. Start treating them this way or another bankruptcy is inevitable! Evaluation process is a joke and no mentoring will stagnate the growth. Those in the trenches are treated poorly and they have the most responsibility. Bean counters with fewer reports have monopolized the higher bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place, as long as you're on an industry upswing

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Some great people and culture. No BS, great teamwork, since middle management and up all went through bankruptcy and know what's really important (vs. waste). Typical strong automotive benefits, driven by UAW negotiations.

    Cons

    Every ten years the industry tanks, and Chrysler approaches extinction as one of the weaker players. With these close shaves come cutbacks, retrenching, and a general reinvention of processes previously running smoothly. As a result, the company is continuously reinventing itself - with process changes lacking the tried and true continuity that leads to quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. People are spread too thin, and change is too frequent. Do fewer things, better, and start to build credibility with consumers. We are running too fast since the Fiat integration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work was not challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chrysler

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for what they have you do.
    If you meet the right people and work hard, promotion is certainly within reach.

    Cons

    The work given can be very mundane and usually not challenging.
    It's very easy to get lost in the system. You must really work to make yourself stand out.
    Sometimes the atmosphere can drain the energy and creativity out of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can be good, however work/life balance terrible

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    Current Employee - Unit Leader in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Unit Leader in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits exceptional, experience received and training very relevant to lean and progressive environment

    Cons

    Work life balance terrible. Worked 75-80 hours weekly and still unable to get on top of all the assignments. BUL's ideas were to work more hours. Support terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people. Of my core group over half looking for transfer to different dept or to different company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Unit Leader

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Currently job security is good because the economy is doing well. Always a rollercoaster with automotive though. Pay is good, but insurance is not great.

    Cons

    This company does not know how to treat its people. Hours are ridiculous right now because of what they call AWS Alternate Work Schedule. Requires you to work 14 hours days, through the weekends and you get half the holidays you used to get. They can't understand why management is quitting on them, but they really don't care, they just bring in the next warm body off the street. Once you get in a job, you cannot make lateral moves into other areas very easily at all. Exceptionally poor career development, worst I've ever been a part of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off Alternate Work Schedule so people can actually have a life outside work. Stopping working people to the point they have a heart attack on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Just depends which team you are on

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

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

    Pros

    Very large place, opportunity to work on some really cool projects. There are some very smart people roaming the halls. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Need to stay in one position for 18 months before you can rotate some place else.

    It is like any job where sometimes you jive with the team you are on and sometimes you do not and I sadly did not. My particular manager was a micromanager/nit picker which drove me crazy, but they are not all like that.

    I struggled with work/life balance. There was an expectation to work long days and while perhaps you would not be reprimanded for not, you would also never advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the lines of communication open

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Chrysler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    So cool to work for a car company, lots of great employees

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, they don't pay you enought

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a great internship experience, my supervisor helped push me to new heights

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer (Chassis) in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer (Chassis) in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Chrysler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Location, close to Detroit and Windsor
    Pay slightly above average
    Experience/certifications
    Fun summer!
    Management and administration really cares about your future success at chrysler

    Cons

    Some employees were nicer than others
    Employees who dont like to listen to younger generation
    Large old population of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Showing geniune interest in the interns is a great way to foster lasting relationships that lead to star companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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