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Ally Financial Charlotte Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Night/Saturday shifts can make work/life balance problematic (in 18 reviews)

  • Some decisions still happen at the upper management level without engaging technical SMEs and Leads effectively (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "QA TESTER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mobile Tester in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Mobile Tester in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Ally Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management , Work Flow, Friendly, Nice Environment,

    Cons

    Faces Budjet Problem many times, Didn't provide proper workstation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Information Security Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Information Security Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ally Financial (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free parking and gym in building

    Cons

    Stressful environment and expected to work long hours. Management doesn't care about the employees and cares more about outsourcing jobs to India in order to save money. This is one of the few companies in Charlotte were being an American can make you a minority.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and provide surveys for feedback on management.


  3. "Great people..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ally Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was at Ally on a contract engagement from 2011 to 2012 of the Charlotte location, there was a lot of organization changes going at the time as business units were being spun off, but even with the uncertainty I found the people there to be focused and driven to move things forward.
    While there I led a project to rollout ServiceNow.com in the technology organization and everyone I worked with put in the hard work to meet our timelines and make it a success…

    Cons

    Organization / group communications could be improved


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bad IT Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ally Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good teamwork at lower team levels.
    Generally good working environment with adequate facilities for meetings.
    Interesting projects.
    Good break room facilities and free coffee.

    Cons

    Poor IT management that doesn't take advantage of the intelligence and experience of the employees and contractors.
    Poor division of responsibilities in product maintenance.
    Dictatorship type of management.
    HR is poorly trained, hidden away, and basically just a tool of management.
    Tools changed too often and without training.

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs to review and implement W. E. Deming's 14 Principles of Management and avoid the 7 Deadly Diseases. Management is building a toxic environment that will impact customers and the corporation.


  6. "Sr Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Ally Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very young employees and leadership

    Cons

    could use more pto and holidays


  7. Helpful (3)

    ""Choose your own adventure" workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ally Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In the many years I've been at the company, I've had many opportunities to expand or change roles based on the current need. As long as you are willing to network as the company is so small and with very few layers you should be successful here

    Cons

    Because the company is so small you have to be pretty assertive and self motivated. There aren't a lot of documented processes and you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to mentor and coach


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good fit..."

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    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ally Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful culture and friendly environment - the bank CEO is one of the strongest, most personable leaders I've ever experienced. Pay is strong with focus on base over bonus. Relatively young company with young people in big roles gives the company a fresh feel about it.

    Cons

    Talent gaps in key positions can be frustrating - obviously low performers holding onto roles for years and years makes even simple projects and tasks difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time taking a close look at what the bottom 20% of your talent pool is really bringing to the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Treasury Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ally Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentorship with many people who can guid3e and teach you as you grow in your job. It is filled with great people and as long as you perform well then you can move up.

    Cons

    The company is great however they are a bit vague during the interview process and can be quite vague when it comes to salary levels and whether or not it is negotiable.

    Advice to Management

    I would advice to engage in more company wide team building exercises that could create more synergy within the comany and more of a link between senior analysts and incoming analysts.


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treasury in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Treasury in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ally Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great culture and a great group of people. Great balance between work life and life at home.

    Cons

    Salary ranges are well below the comparable positions elsewhere in Charlotte. Very top heavy company


  11. "Ally IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ally Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Core Values and Work Life balance

    Cons

    Travel time to Uptown Charlotte

    Advice to Management

    Great Management, nothing but good things to say.



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