Ford Otosan Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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  1. Not good for heroines

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Otosan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company reputation, a wide-range of training opportunities, benefits from other holding companies

    Cons

    Very poor career opportunities especially for women employees, poor IT systems, high work load

    Advice to Management

    Do not prevent women to get promoted to management positions


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good to start with, but do not waste mare than 3 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Gölcük, Kocaeli (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Gölcük, Kocaeli (Turkey)

    I have been working at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to begin your career.
    good salary for newbies.
    very good friendships.

    Cons

    no career management.
    weak managers.
    low salary for experienced professionals.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good to have on CV but nothing more

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

    I have been working at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Young, dynamic team. Interaction with world wide suppliers and ford employees. Great experience

    Cons

    terrible management, managers rules their team as they are king not as a director obstacle clearer. If you are not adulator, never expect to get a grade or be supervisor on time.
     Hires best in class enginners but gives almost worst in class salaries
    No good place to work more than 2 years that is actually what compoany seeking for. They happy to have this amount of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be changed from top to toe including CEO. Especially. They are treat like we are technşcihans not like engineers


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  5. R&D Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Ford Otosan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice to have on CV

    Cons

    Management, high workload, hr policies

    Advice to Management

    Paying salary doesn't mean that you have that engineer


  6. diesel engine calibration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no experience needed to be employed

    Cons

    too much workload, horrible performance evaluation

    Advice to Management

    engineers are human-beings!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to improve your skills in the automotive sector, however need to be so patient for a promotion!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Planning & Forecasting Engineer in Gölcük, Kocaeli (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Production Planning & Forecasting Engineer in Gölcük, Kocaeli (Turkey)

    I worked at Ford Otosan full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are really good improvement opportunities for the personal and Professional skills. It is very probable to find a strong team spirit and learn so much from many brilliant colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of company wide improvement targets. Some members of top management and management have not wide enough perspective to the whole systems. Therefore the operations throughout the value creation can be distorted and many conflicts might happen as a part of Daily routines.


  8. Opportunities & Promotions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Otosan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many engineers come and leave constantly so that the circulation allows a chance to be promoted

    Cons

    Gettting promotion very much depending on the branch you work on.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salaries and benefits for entry-level engineers and senior engineers.


  9. Good Experience for Graduate Engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gebze (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gebze (Turkey)

    I have been working at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Best Automotive R&D in Turkey

    Cons

    Too many meetings, high job quit


  10. One of best engineering company

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

    I worked at Ford Otosan full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very beneficial for learning automotive industry and R&D activities

    Cons

    Too much meetings can be happening sometimes


  11. Helpful (2)

    Gained experience at PD is quite valuable, and it is a good automotive company for achieving professional level.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gebze (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gebze (Turkey)

    I have been working at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - It is a good company to start your career in Turkey, maybe the only within the R&D for the automotive industry.
    - International company, coworkers are from all around the world. You can see different cultures and getting knowledge from Ford of Europe and Ford of North America.
    - Related to your department and your supervisor, you can work freely and do what you want for your projects.
    - Moving to Sancaktepe from Gebze.
    - You can come up with ideas, easily present it to the management.
    - Coworkers are very friendly and almost everybody trying to help you.
    - Overtime payment exists.
    - Your manager or your supervisor doesn't give you command, they are just giving you the right direction.
    - Your personal area(desk, computer etc.) are enough. (Due to recent growth in the number of employees, office is jammed.)
    - In spite of all cons, it is a good experience you can in automotive industry.

    Cons

    - I couldn't latch the Otosan absolutely. There is no enough social activities, maybe the because of the following reasons.
    - Management says that "Master and PhD are supported." If you are working full time, you have to compensate the time when you are at university by doing overtime. 9 hours for one day for university, you can do 3 hours overtime for 3 days, or you can do 9 hours on Saturday. Work-Student-Life balance will be ruined, if you want to resume your academic career. If you finished the master education, also you get nothing from management in financially and moral support.
    - If you are testing the vehicles, you have to do your test regardless of driving in public roads. You may push the limits in the traffic, it is accepting "normal" by the management. There is not test track. Also, vehicle park ground is gravel, it is a marsh area, when weather is rainy for couple of days.
    - It is in the Koç group. So, Otosan is in the competition with the other companies in the Koç group, like Arçelik, Yapı Kredi etc. Revenues of Koç group companies are compared and related the revenue, company get the investment and so in view of employee the raise.
    - Part-time workers do not get overtime payments.
    - 07:45-18:10 working hours. Most people are complaining about working hours, so they come at 07:45 but started to work at 9.00 and finish it at 17:15. Furthermore, they always say that " I am too busy, I can't keep up with it, I do not get enough for this job". That's way well-behaved employees are getting troubles.
    - In general, most of the coworkers are not good at answering emails and call phones, if you are need something, you have to build close relationship with the people. Otherwise, in professional way, they are not doing anything and it is like tradition. You have to ask people at least couple of times to do the job what they are paid for.(Even you informed them long time ago.)
    - Salary is not good related the job you do.
    - There is no salary policy for qualifications that are required to do the job. A person who is too busy, dealing with real engineering problems, traveling abroad often gets same salary with the person who can find time to get chat with coworkers, give frequently breaks and not have to think to do the job.
    - There is no bonus from company revenue especially for the new year. Otosan: 2014 expected turnover is 10.3 billion TL and 2013 revenue is 3.3 billion TL.
     - You are nothing in the eyes of the top management. If you quit the job, it doesn't matter. A new engineer graduate will fill the gap.
    - If you are working in the Otosan for 2 or 3 years, your salary is a little higher than the recently graduated coworker.. But annoyingly, your salary is much lower than a new coworker who has 2-3 years experience from outside of Otosan.

    Advice to Management

    - Firstly, working hours.
    - Raise ratios related to work load and the completed works.
    - Evaluate employee opinions and the especially opinions of the employee who quits the job.



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