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Updated May 11, 2017
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FEV Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung Stefan Pischinger
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Pros
  • Challenging and interesting projects (in 5 reviews)

  • FEV is a great place to start with your career as a fresh graduate (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long strenuous working hours, No team engagement activities, management can lack planning (in 3 reviews)

  • Never join this company this company brings uh a toxicity in your life (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work at in the past"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FEV full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, lots of variety in projects.

    Cons

    FEV Acquisition was turbulent, should have focused on product development

    Advice to Management

    The world is not all about reports and statistics and competitive analysis. Look into product development.


  2. "Unless you're German, you're just a number."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overhead in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Overhead in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many projects to work on
    100% employer paid benefits
    Lots of experienced managers to learn from and ask for help

    Cons

    Top down approach to management
    Lacks project management, so many projects are late or run over budget
    Not enough focus on employee retention in a highly competitive workforce for all departments

    Advice to Management

    Don't let inexperienced managers make decisions for the whole. Little things like coffee and donuts can help increase employee satisfaction, but as employee perks disappear, employees disappear.


  3. "FEV North America, Inc. Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of projects. I've had the chance to work on many different technologies and project rangier from design to benchmarking (teardown) to manufacturing investigations. This made for an exciting environment and I learned a lot about a lot of different things.

    Cons

    Career advancement seems to be challenging. It seemed rare for open managerial positions to be filled by lower employees. They were almost always filled by outside applicants. For some reason this seems to be the case. As a result, people come and go from FEV a lot (the place is said to have a "revolving door" on it)

    Advice to Management

    Be more generous with raises and promotions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FEV full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no Pros except for the donuts you get on Fridays, that's about it. No pros at all.

    Cons

    They hire you based expertise and experience and let you work on projects which are totally irrelevant to your profile.
    Very pathetic team managers and leads, least concerned about your development and growth. No team meetings & team culture at all. They maintain a very bad relationship with there customers. Seen customers annoyed in all meetings. Cluttered and dark office, very few lights turned on.

    Advice to Management

    Management should get basic training on employee & customer relationship.


  6. "ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FEV (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good health insurance package offered

    Cons

    don't care about employee so much

    Advice to Management

    care about employee, money will follow


  7. "Great place to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    FEV is a great place to start with your career as a fresh graduate. Lot of work and different projects help you learn a lot. Atmosphere is relaxed but work load is a lot as compared to other competitors which helps in learning new things

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than other competitors. Too much work expected from an engineer which is good if you like your job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better compensation to the employees.


  8. "Short on vision and planning but good on variety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEV full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of projects and exposure to different technologies, flexible work schedule (for some groups) and good health insurance coverage.

    Cons

    Long strenuous working hours, No team engagement activities, management can lack planning. Being economical takes a whole new level here. Can get frustrating at times working without proper resources and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salary, improve employee-morale activites


  9. "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to start a career
    Flexibility to work in different areas of interest
    Benefits are excellent
    Great scope for work
    Rapidly growing company

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance
    Work processes are not defined ; highly unorganized
    Lacks mentoring and team building
    Poor salary package

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "I recommend FEV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A good company to work for.

    Cons

    No clear strategy from the management

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good at first....but it didn't last"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Private company, decent size, good benefits

    Cons

    Major egos that get in the way, micromanagement, decisions made at the top before considering how it effects the processes and people below

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves, learn to work together as a leadership team, work together as a company not individual business units


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