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Former Employee - Systems Support Tech in Auburn Hills, MI
Former Employee - Systems Support Tech in Auburn Hills, MI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

flexible schedule and some time off.

Cons

management and some policy and procedures

Other Employee Reviews for Faurecia

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Slavery"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Dexter, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Dexter, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Faurecia is one of the few employers in the area (southeast Missouri) that pays nearly double the minimum wage for unskilled labor. This combined with guaranteed overtime, a comprehensive benefits package, and an organized union (the UAW) makes Faurecia a great place for short term employment.

    Cons

    As with any factory, conditions can be hazardous. Industrial machinery combined with weld smoke, noxious gases, and combustible fluids pose a serious health risk. Faurecia is also in the habit of working their employees ten to twelve hours a day, seven days a week. This is not only mentally and physically exhausting, but can make paying bills, meeting appointments, and making time for family and friends next to impossible. Much of the work required is repetitive and monotonous, this too can wear on you over time. Faurecia has a very strict attendance policy. Even though you may only get a dozen days off in a year, they don’t make many exceptions when it comes to missing work unless there is a federal law requiring them to.

    The factory is often chilly in the winter and insufferable in the summer, reaching temperatures over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit with relatively high humidity. As a native of the swamps of Louisiana, even I had trouble functioning under such conditions. Fans are scarce and often broken. When an employee finds one in working condition they often chain them to their work area. This is a cause for hostility among coworkers. As can be imagined in such an environment, tempers are short and verbal abuse, even threats of physical violence, aren’t uncommon.

    The most common complaint among employees is a lack of managerial ability. Supervisors are often given their position regardless of having no prior experience. They are often friends or family members of upper management. This aside, the main point of derision among the employees is the lack of communication between the supervisors and themselves. Management at Faurecia has a ‘do it or you’re fired’ mentality and will often keep employees in the dark concerning vital information such as quotas, lay offs, shift changes, addition of new orders, loss of business, etc. This attitude also comes into play when it comes to boosting production. Employees at Faurecia are replaceable and are offered little in the way of motivation, which makes hitting the unrealistic daily quotas difficult and altogether frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    My biggest disappointment is that it really wouldn’t take that much to make Faurecia a great place to work. The two biggest obstacles to this are unqualified supervisors and unmotivated employees. Both of these are caused by a general disconnect between employer and worker. Many supervisors have no prior experience managing people; most have never worked a line and have little appreciation for the amount of effort that goes into making not only a thousand parts a day, but parts that are nothing less then perfect. Some don’t even know how their machines operate or what the part numbers are that make up the final product. This could very easily be solved by having supervisors take a more hands on approach. This would not only give the supervisors a better appreciation for what goes into making their parts but will also make them more knowledgeable concerning their lines. You may also find that employees are much more likely to listen to and respect supervisors who lead by example and is willing to work with them.

    Second major hurdle is employee motivation. With no days off and only enough time left in the day to eat, shower and sleep; your employees are stressed and exhausted. I’ve heard one describe Faurecia as “a never ending string of Mondays”, which is sadly fitting. The plain and simple truth is that your employees don’t care if you make your quotas. They work only hard enough to keep their jobs. This is bad for production and the main problem plaguing the company as far as I can tell. The simpler solution would be to give the employees something to look forward to; a goal to work towards. Profit sharing would be a good start, however if that is unreasonable then something as simple as a guaranteed day off would go a long way towards boosting production. Give them a quota they know they have a good chance of hitting if they work hard, and once they get it let them go home an hour or two early. You won’t get the seven hundred parts a day that you want, but you’re not getting that anyways. On average you probably will get more then what you have been and as an added bonus you‘ll save quite a bit on overtime. A productive employee is one who is well rested and relatively happy. Do these small things, or find some other way to make this right, and I would gladly go back to work at your company. Slaves are treated as expendable commodities. Employees should be treated as family.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Could be a great company to work for as it used to be for many years until around 3 - 3 1/2 years ago."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I've met work at Faurecia they just do not get the recognition they deserve. But for many years it was a Company that was extremely committed to diversity.
    Only reason I stay employed at Faurecia is the job market, When something else comes along even with lower pay it will be more than worth while to take it.
    There are a lot of very good people that you will work with, Most everyone you will meet at Faurecia has the same issues. If you can get past the issues then it just might be for you.

    Cons

    Anything you have disliked about any place you have ever worked is all bottled up in one place. If you want any kind of respect then you need to give it in return. If you want higher ups to disrespect you in a large group meeting like screaming, name calling and everything under the sun, even when it has nothing to do with the job at hand, then this is the company for you. Meetings within groups of Senior Management will only talk about other employee's private and personal issues ( even when its only discussed with Human Resource everybody knows what was talked about ) Nothing is private. Then it will continue onto whom is having affairs with whom in the company, who dresses like trash and who looks good in what ( oh and what nice uppers so and so has. And yes these are even mixed meetings. ( male & female) Never will be discussed issues about the company( which is what the meeting is for )
    With many of the "protected" individuals remaining and very talented people being cut.but how will it affect the quality of the product being developed and delivered? All because of personal relationships, not job performance. I believe there will not be enough people remaining to do an effective job and the environment that left will be key to any future success
    The way employees are treated by higher Management unbelievable. Verbal berating's if counts are made in front of employees, customers. including objects thrown about, and threats are common. stating anyone who love to have your job if your not happy, there is the door if you do not like what I have to say ect.
    If you have a idea, speak your views or complain about anything you will be likely put in a performance improvement program that represents the last step before being walked out the door.
    The current management strategy seems to be to pit each function or so called team against the other for the power trip.
    No respect for your opinions or your time
    Friends or the employees that do not mind being their doormat get ahead faster than anyone who actually works for a living. Pay is not based on performance, except in rare instances.

    Advice to Management

    We will not recover if things do not change. I believe that more changes need to be in Senior Management you have laid off people in positions that were very valuable for Faurecia and move others into the position's that are not even qualified because of friendships or they don't mind mud on their back from being walked on, which in turn makes other employees within that group to do both jobs. With Human Resource everything should stay private not broadcasting everything at lunch at whatever restaurant with other staff members. Recognize your employees for their hard work and get it done under any circumstance instead of showing them to the door for unqualified friends to fill the position. Teaching Management how to run a team instead of creating chaos within the team on a everyday basis. The behavior and demeanor of some of the Management, are, at times, less than professional in front of other employees and subordinates, and in front of the customers. This does not promote a satisfying work environment, much less professional.
    Performance should not be rated against how well they do for themselves (e.g. cost cutting), but how well they do for the organization as a whole and put "politics" and friendship indications aside.

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