Federal-Mogul

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Federal-Mogul Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
124 Reviews
2.5
124 Reviews
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Federal-Mogul CEO Rainer Jueckstock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally good people and peer group to work with internally within the company (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work environment as long as you are not working at the headquarters (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • best talent driven out of upper management with politicians remaining (in 5 reviews)

  • The senior executives in this company have created a toxic work environment that has force many good employees to leave (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned a great deal at Federal-Mogul and am happy to have the experience to be challenged so much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Telecom Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - IS Telecom Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Federal-Mogul has offered me many chances to learn new technologies.
    Everyone is approachable.
    The job can be very rewarding.
    Human resources really cares about the people.

    Cons

    It can be difficult at times to keep up with the rapid pace of change that occurs at this company.
    The healthcare plans aren't the best.
    The vacation time is short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest more training be given to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good people, a lot of over time

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    Current Employee - Inspector
    Current Employee - Inspector

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with

    Cons

    over time ranges from 8 - 32 hours a week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    System Analst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule. Turnover is low.

    Cons

    IT is doing outsourcing now. Lots of jobs have been took over by India.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Leaving after ten years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, AL

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area, but, as it has often been noted, it's just enough to keep you there.

    Cons

    Moral cowardice is rampant in Middle Management; upper management are all people who have worked together for 20-30 years and suffer from Groupthink. Illogical decisions are the order of the day; hey-didin't-we-try-this-before is a recurring theme. Employees have no voice, there are, worst of all, cliques and favorites, and coworkers who assume authority and tattle. Nothing ever changes for the better. Employees will be told one thing, then the company will go back on their word, as in working holidays, planned events, hirings, and the like, so most employees don't trust anything management tells them. Temps now working for 2-5 years without getting hired full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your "idea men" whose ideas never work. Promote some people who deserve to be promoted, not someone's nephew. Discourage dating among the workers. End nepotism and stop hiring relatives of employees. Encourage your forty plus year people to retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience Overall - Not Overly Exciting, But Solid Honest Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    To most employees the Company will appear organized as many somewhat autonomous manufacturing sites in distant orbits around the world headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. In the communities where these sites are based, F-M still provides relatively well-paying manufacturing jobs. That's a good thing. Nice that they haven't solely concentrated all their operations in the traditional rust-belt states of Ohio and Michigan. Enjoyed my time there. Room for professional advancement - but you had to seek it out.

    Cons

    No cons. In the end I just didn't find auto-parts interesting anymore so I left the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps make more of an effort to educate workers about all the other part of the corporation: fuel pumps, bearings, seals, filters, etc. and operations in many parts of the world. Create a program of internal ambassadors to visit other product line sites and report back to their home communities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Setup in Smithville, TN
    Former Employee - Setup in Smithville, TN

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Set-schedule, can learn new skills, ability to promote easily, fun work environment, organized, specialized training avail, great team work

    Cons

    Very hot during summer, very dirty work, some immoral employees with small town drama, some department leads not helpful at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, Federal Mogul has been my most favorite employer. Every place has its' Pro's & Con's but for me, FM has more positive than negative. Training is great, opportunity for employee growth and promotion is great, pay could be better but considering the small town and its' cost of living-not bad pay. Need to further crack down on random drug testing and immoral employee/lead/supervisor behavior. Also should accept re-hires after certain time-frame

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Challenging assignments. Friendly team environment.

    Cons

    Interesting choice for promotions. Many people have been here too long and need to move on.

  9.  

    Absolutely Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal-Mogul

    Pros

    1) Benefits package
    2) Safety was a priority

    Cons

    1) Lack of honest communication. In my experience, I gained more information from the rumor mill than from my own bosses.
    2) Lack of appeals policies. By that, I mean any worker can go the Plant Manager if there was a disagreement.
    3) Lack of accountability. Supervisors and team leads are punished for the smallest of things. However, the hourly workers can get away with assault and battery which actually did happen. These were due to personal connection to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your entire upper management and place human resource policies that would ensure an escalation of appeals. For example, an hourly worker should go through his/her team lead or supervisor before going to human resources.

  10.  

    Stagnant & Stupid IT management drives talent out of the organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn what 'not to do'. Great place to learn how to be IT Directors without knowing anything about IT. :)

    Cons

    Headquarter is the worst example of poor upper management. People that have no technical background are IS directors. Without any clue on how to manage technical people, they run the show by maintaining good ole' boys club. It is sickening. Idiots with only thing in their pocket = 25 years of service. And they will be directors. No room for any promotion for new talent. Game of throne ...gone wrong. Senior management fights over petty things. Its ridiculous and pathetic. They recently started outsourcing their IT on motoparts side. What they should do is fire all upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LEAVE. You are fearful that if you do...no one will hire you. As you are good ONLY for Federal-Mogul's pathetic way. You are likely right in your assumptions. You will NOT survive at another place. STILL...LEAVE. Motorparts CIO is an idiot. His staff...bigger idiots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great atmosphere to work in.

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

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul

    Pros

    There is a very friendly attitude toward all the coworkers within the plant. Great family look on the work place, your coworkers become your family and friends. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    At the corporate level they seem to be a little greedy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more permanent jobs for your temporary, contract, and intern employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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