Federal-Mogul

www.federalmogul.com
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It keeps getting worse despite record profits.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manufacturing in Manitowoc, WI
Current Employee - Manufacturing in Manitowoc, WI

I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Higher wages than many of the companies in the area.

Cons

-Wages have been reduced since 2009.
-Benefits get stripped away a little more each year and medical insurance is getting much worse (particularly for those on prescription medication whom will end up paying out over $1000 more starting 2014).
-Overall vacation hours have been reduced.
-Mandatory overtime is constant.
-Raises are rare. There was a five year period with no wage raises.
-Nepotism runs rampant in the management.
-Archaic business ideas, slow to stay current with recent trends.
-There is very little communication between management and hourly workers and its even worse between shifts.
-Most of the machinery is old and severely neglected. "Run it till it breaks" being the motto, regardless of safety concerns. Maintenance mainly consists of short term patch jobs resulting in the machines breaking down on a weekly basis.
-Engineering department shows a lack of knowledge about the actual operations that are performed in each area, and even less about the machines that perform the work.
-Very poor air quality with a lack of proper ventilation. In 10 years of working there I have seen an air filter get changed once and that was only because the collector attached to it broke down.
-Flammable and caustic chemicals not handled properly and employees are not trained in proper handling/cleaning procedures.
-Management frequently eliminate jobs and force hourly employees to different jobs/shifts.
-Hourly employees often moved into other departments for months at a time because of open positions but refuse to hire more workers to fill these vacancies.
-Outdated computers, network, and gauges.
-Favoritism between management and select hourly workers causes a very hostile work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This is no longer a $3 million a month facility. It is three times as large as it used to be and can no longer be run like a small facility. Get people who know how to properly manage this large of a company.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

116 Other Employee Reviews for Federal-Mogul (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Eye opening learning experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Federal-Mogul as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, competitive salaries, worldwide manufacturing and a much more stable work environment compared to that of two to three years ago.

    Cons

    Seems to have to many layers of management... Hard to get decisions made and things approved without climbing the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose some of the layers of management, listen to the people, they live it every day and know what is working and what is not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Improving every day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time

    Pros

    The pace of work is exciting. There are always new opportunities to learn about the business. The company is dedicated to the safety of its employees and employing lean manufacturing techniques. The new CEO is very refreshing and is interested in managing and improving processes as opposed to managing and improving a month or quarter.

    Cons

    Their is very little incentive to make fundamental changes to existing processes. The support from adverse to risk, their is very little up side to supporting changes needed in the plants to improve performance. This teamwork needs improvement and seem to be working better recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the with the changes that have been made since Rainer took over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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