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FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Detroit Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancements and promotional opportunities

    Cons

    The pay structure and raises have room for improvements


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Chief in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Chief in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot of responsibility for engineers and you will learn a lot very fast. The company is huge and there is the possibility to work in many disciplines

    Cons

    Difficult to make it to managment as there are only a select few positions available. Management also has the ability to block you from lateral moves even if you have been in your position for the required minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentivies to stay at the company and fix the review ( PLM) system.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "FCA from a recent retiree's perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The overall salary and benefit package was excellent. For energetic people looking to get a leg up, it's a great place to work. Expect to put a lot of hours in on the job.

    Cons

    The automotive business can be very demanding on a person's time. A full-time job frequently requires 50+ hours per week in order to fulfill the requirements. Those who try to get by on working less are often out the door when there's a company or departmental reorg. In the 33 years I worked for the company, there were 10 major reorgs. I survived all of them, was never laid off, but saw many good people go out the door basically because they didn't put the time in.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you want to be overworked and under appreciated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, but Management does not know what they are doing so its like driving blind

    Cons

    Managers micro manage without knowing how to regularly manage. PLM are biased and unfair. Do not trust management

    Advice to Management

    Get more training - and upper management check how lower management is actually treating employees - you are loosing workers to incompetence.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "It's the automotive industry. Take it or leave it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Resident Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay (if you are willing to fight for it), decent benefits, opportunity for advancement if you are willing to work hard, being able to build products that people actually care about. As the old regime exits, there are more opportunities for new ideologies to take root and flourish but it's going to be a long process and not happen without a fight. If you have the guts to stay in the fight you can make a difference but not without sacrifice.

    Cons

    Definitely not for everyone. If you are the sensitive type, you should look for a different industry to work in. Work life balance is not an option if you want upward mobility, management uses fear as the only real motivation, leadership positions are chosen based on social skills more than actual ability, mandatory overtime, no clear direction, company doesn't practice what it preaches, integrity is lacking, and pretty much every other corporate cliche you can think of. Product quality is not improving due to bad decisions at all levels. Waste is a big problem also.

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic/achievable goals, no one likes failing at everything because all their goals are unobtainable stretch goals. Use more contract employees to front-load new product launches so that the direct hire employees can focus on the long term/more critical work. Actually start using the methodologies you speak so highly of how they were intended to be used, instead of trying to figure out ways to keep "improving" them. The methodologies were fine just the way they were when you first decided to start using them.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you do not like to work hard, this is the company for you!

    Cons

    Not a good work environment for women or minorities.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to be empowered to get things done.


  9. "Lots of responsibility and great opportubnity to influence a vehicle system's design directly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work time is flexible. Office environment is calm and non-political.

    Cons

    45+ hours per week, releasing in the company system can become heavily dependent on the actions of foriegn offices.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Uncertain Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive, 3 weeks paid holidays and up to 5 weeks paid vacation after 20 years service.

    Cons

    The company's future has been troubled for the 30 years I worked there; bought out or merged by 5 different companies in that time, creating years of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty about what is next.

    Leadership is incapable of making decisions and sticking with them.

    Many, many employees are burned out and fed up with the constant rumors and uncertainty with this company.

    There is an expectation to be "connected" 24/7.

    Very inefficient and unproven Fiat engineering development process.

    WAY too many employees, hence the "inefficient" comment; lots of people doing lots of non-value-added jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Management does and says anything and everything to protect their own backsides.

    They are incapable of processing any advice or constructive criticism.


  11. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Accessory Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Accessory Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Company allows for additional opportunities.

    Cons

    Not enough diversity within management

    Advice to Management

    Improve Diversity at Management levels



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