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Federal-Mogul Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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  • "There was a positive work environment with great opportunity for interns to learn more about working in a traditional manufacturing floor" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Work/Life Balance - hours are reasonable and I rarely find myself having to stay late" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Maryland Heights, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Maryland Heights, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Insurance has declined in value. But then again, not many companies havn't.


  2. "Yet another automotive company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time

    Pros

    -Opportunities for advancement: It is not hard to move around within a facility, and just as easy to relocate. Federal-Mogul does try and keep their people within the company. Tuition re-imbursement and accredited apprenticeships (when available).
    -Okay work environment: Most other salary members work well together. Most hourly workers are good, honest and helpful people.
    -Merit: If you keep your nose to the grindstone and contribute to the team effort, there is no reason you will not advance well. I have had consistent merit increases over inflation for a number of years.
    -Work/Life balance: Be expected to work whatever hours are necessary at any time of the day/night. Management will flex with you to make it balance out, and without fuss. Most salary functions are cross trained enough to allow vacations, comp time and emergency situations occur without adding additional stress.

    Cons

    -Benefits are not on par. High premiums, not much company-match.
    -Culture: Staff level members have some the favoritism and eye-for-eye antics that is typical in the automotive world, but it is nothing like the very large corporations. The culture is 20 years behind, and not much credence is given to getting with the times.
    -Note that dead weight is still kept, too. Ineffective people are just moved to less significant roles. There doesn't seem to be an improvement initiative to get these people going. I frequently see duties or work handed off to others so it is completed, but no recourse for the bums. It is straight out of a Dilbert comic.
    -Senior management has no long term plan for this company. It would appear that they are too busy plugging holes.

    Advice to Management

    More resources (read: training) are needed to focus on efficiencies. The voids appear to filled with another warm body.
    Strategy: Where is Federal-Mogul headed? It feels like it is being driven off a cliff. This gives a sense of instability, which will drive people away from this company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with strong product portfolio"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wages, benefits, upper management focus

    Cons

    Private equity owned, always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce debt, take company private


  4. "Review of working for Federal Mogul for 11 years"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, nice people, professional environment

    Cons

    Total dominance of German offices, very few promotions for American colleagues for decades


  5. "Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal-Mogul full-time

    Pros

    Cool people, fun projects and was a good work enviornment.

    Cons

    Boring at points as an intern


  6. "Global Process Expert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Federal-Mogul (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promote from within, Provide challenges and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Silo mentality can constrain innovation and cross fertilization

    Advice to Management

    Empower, Inspire, Share and Implement best practices, Lead more and Manage less


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average compensation compared to market

    Cons

    Lacking health care coverage compared to market

  8. "Nice company for a start, poor benefits."

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, family mood, good holiday plan by purchasing extra week of holiday.

    Cons

    Most people working there 20+ years = not really enough space to get promoted.


  9. "Press operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal-Mogul full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours

    Cons

    Bad management no time for advancement


  10. "Great corporate culture and collaboration with cross functional teams."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Corporate Culture.
    Senior Management is involved and approachable.
    Hard Work is rewarded with verbal recognition and increases in responsibility.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Management promotes working and winning as a team.

    Cons

    Very difficult to ascend in salary grade.
    Merit bonus structure is extremely minimal.
    Health Benefits are ok, but the deductible and out of pocket maximums are high.

    Advice to Management

    Promote equality within salary tiers. Managers should not be making tens of thousands of dollars less than their direct reports. Internal promotions and salary increases need to be treated objectively, individuals who are not adept at their job and have poor KPI trends should not be prompted over individuals with stronger performance histories.