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"It keeps getting worse despite record profits."

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Current Employee - Manufacturing in Manitowoc, WI
Current Employee - Manufacturing in Manitowoc, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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-Outdated computers, network, and gauges.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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Federal-Mogul

  1. "Eye opening learning experience"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal-Mogul as a contractor (More than a 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 Management

    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.


  2. "Poor experience"

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    Former Employee - Cell Operator in Saint Johns, MI
    Former Employee - Cell Operator in Saint Johns, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people working on the floor
    opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Poor coordination and communication between crucial departments and admin
    Poor Quality
    sending work overseas and ruining jobs in our country to save a buck

    Advice to Management

    Remember who is making the money for the company and reworking parts produced in countries where our jobs were sent

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