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FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Detroit Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Military mentality in upper management w/fiat taking over"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent but hours at the plants are insanely different from corporate but seen as same or even less than.
    Pays OT at plants for salary but only after free hours given.
    Good dental & vision plans, medical alright.

    Cons

    Military mentality with much of upper management. Good ones left. Require certain amount of years exp before ability to apply for promotion, no matter skill or results.
    Yearly review is set-up so ridiculously.

    Advice to Management

    listen to some of the other employees


  2. "Nothing to look forward too!"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A-crew schedule is Monday thru Thursday so you have weekends off... Yaaaayyyyy! They pay you above average to lock you in but that's it and that's all.

    Cons

    Part time employees are treated as if they're obsolete,incompetent and management has no problem making it known that you're replaceable. They make sure you know that part time employees and full-time employees are NOT equal and that is evident especially with not having vacation time, tuition reimbursement, paid time off or profit sharing, vision,dental or prescription coverage. Under the new contract.... There is NO pension or cost of living so my advice to you would be, At one point, getting into the "BIG THREE" was a dream job but those days are long gone. My advice... GO TO SCHOOL!

    Advice to Management

    Increase the morality of the company by giving the employees something to look forward too, no one wants to work for a company that offers nothing to look forward too.


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    "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are above average, good products.

    Cons

    Management must leave past culture and behaviors behind!

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality of management personnel.


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    "Senior management is disconnected from the operations and floor leadership."

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    Current Employee - BUL in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - BUL in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for recent college graduates. Look at it as boot camp for manufacturing in a fast pace environment. Health care benefits are decent depending on the size of your family.

    Cons

    Long unusual hours with no family balance. UL's have all the responsibilities with no time to attack top issues. So top losses tend to linger for several weeks if not months.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your floor generals in their perspective departments for improvement. Develop tactical teams to attack top loss to reduce cost rapidly.


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    "Many great people, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average salary; above average benefits; name recognition of major automaker; many great people; interesting work

    Cons

    very political environment; people are afraid to make mistakes; too much time spent assigning blame instead of fixing problems; management not supportive of subordinates - mostly CYA; evaluation process pits people and groups against each other; older experienced workers are seen as a liability not an asset; lots of disconnects between departments and between old Chrysler and old Fiat.

    Advice to Management

    respect your employees and they will respect you. get rid of the cliques and the gossip. be inclusive of all employees from all backgrounds. coach and support employees rather than looking for reasons to knock them down- don't have favorites, treat people equitably.


  7. "Throughput"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The workforce provides input in the form of suggestion and work tags identifying problems.

    Cons

    Most times those suggestion and tags go unanswered.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage all employees.


  8. "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom @ engneering

    Cons

    Slow decission making due to hirachie

    Advice to Management

    Deligate decission making


  9. "I Was eye opening"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a new industry and make a crazy amount of money if you put the work in

    Cons

    Management has no regard for their employees on a shop level. They act as if the employees are robots

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your worker and they'll work harder for you


  10. "Warehouse supervisor"

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    Former Intern - Warehouse Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Warehouse Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice employees, laid-back, and fun. The employees that I supervised made the job great each day and I made some really good relationships.

    Cons

    Horrible hours, management was never impressed, and bad work/life balance. Overall I did not have a very good experience at my lat location because I was not respected in the way i should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees more so that they want to do good work rather than always setting the bar higher so that the goal is not even attainable.


  11. "Maintenance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has good salary and benefit. 401k, health insurance, dental. Job offers a lot of learning experiences.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to move to higher or lateral level. Frequently get stuck in the plant. Expect to work overtime often.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the moral of the workforce. In particular, there needs to be a better system to allow people to grow and advance there career.


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