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Ford Otosan Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Only place in Turkey that does actual automotive R&D (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary and long working hours (in 16 reviews)

  • low salary for experienced professionals (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great School"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great projects to improve engineering skills
    - Service and lunch included
    - Techical and soft skills trainings

    Cons

    - Too much work and project
    - Less Salary
    - No payment for extra shift
    - 45 hours per week
    - Aggresive management


  2. "hard to understand the policy for making employers satisfied"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the leading companies in Turkey

    Cons

    no respects for the employer
    low salary

    Advice to Management

    get at least a master degree management program

  3. "Good as a career starting point, bad for anything else"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Job satisfaction if you're into engineering.
    -Strong brand with a fair level of professionalism.
    -Looks good on your CV

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Long working hours.
    -Strong favoritism.
    -Old fashioned upper management.
    -No value given to employee.
    -Insufficient facilities.
    -Travel/expense system is an abomination.
    -CEO

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your upper management. Get rid of your HR. Start caring about your employees.


  4. "Selection Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance, work assurance, good work-learn place, trainings

    Cons

    Long work hours, wrong work balance between teams


  5. "Process Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Continuos improvement, Firendly environment, good for new graduates.

    Cons

    Insufficient management skills, heavy workload, poor desinged process mapping.

    Advice to Management

    Learn as much as you can and find another company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sancaktepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    good for new graduates to learn something

    Cons

    training&development opportunities are weak
    salary is good at start but increasing rate is not enough
    especially unfair oppurtunities for equal workers


  7. "Senior mechanical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Otosan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It can be a good reference for better company after working for max 2 years at it. That's it. It gives u an international working atmosphere

    Cons

    Not giving u so much experience, you are working very hard, it is very stressful area. There are a lot of paper works. Work is %95 paperwork, %5 design

    Advice to Management

    They should not think personally, should think of company's benefits, they should find more opportunity for training

  8. "Not good for heroines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company reputation, a wide-range of training opportunities, benefits from other holding companies

    Cons

    Very poor career opportunities especially for women employees, poor IT systems, high work load

    Advice to Management

    Do not prevent women to get promoted to management positions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good to start with, but do not waste mare than 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Gölcük, Kocaeli (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Gölcük, Kocaeli (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to begin your career.
    good salary for newbies.
    very good friendships.

    Cons

    no career management.
    weak managers.
    low salary for experienced professionals.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Gained experience at PD is quite valuable, and it is a good automotive company for achieving professional level."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gebze (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gebze (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - It is a good company to start your career in Turkey, maybe the only within the R&D for the automotive industry.
    - International company, coworkers are from all around the world. You can see different cultures and getting knowledge from Ford of Europe and Ford of North America.
    - Related to your department and your supervisor, you can work freely and do what you want for your projects.
    - Moving to Sancaktepe from Gebze.
    - You can come up with ideas, easily present it to the management.
    - Coworkers are very friendly and almost everybody trying to help you.
    - Overtime payment exists.
    - Your manager or your supervisor doesn't give you command, they are just giving you the right direction.
    - Your personal area(desk, computer etc.) are enough. (Due to recent growth in the number of employees, office is jammed.)
    - In spite of all cons, it is a good experience you can in automotive industry.

    Cons

    - I couldn't latch the Otosan absolutely. There is no enough social activities, maybe the because of the following reasons.
    - Management says that "Master and PhD are supported." If you are working full time, you have to compensate the time when you are at university by doing overtime. 9 hours for one day for university, you can do 3 hours overtime for 3 days, or you can do 9 hours on Saturday. Work-Student-Life balance will be ruined, if you want to resume your academic career. If you finished the master education, also you get nothing from management in financially and moral support.
    - If you are testing the vehicles, you have to do your test regardless of driving in public roads. You may push the limits in the traffic, it is accepting "normal" by the management. There is not test track. Also, vehicle park ground is gravel, it is a marsh area, when weather is rainy for couple of days.
    - It is in the Koç group. So, Otosan is in the competition with the other companies in the Koç group, like Arçelik, Yapı Kredi etc. Revenues of Koç group companies are compared and related the revenue, company get the investment and so in view of employee the raise.
    - Part-time workers do not get overtime payments.
    - 07:45-18:10 working hours. Most people are complaining about working hours, so they come at 07:45 but started to work at 9.00 and finish it at 17:15. Furthermore, they always say that " I am too busy, I can't keep up with it, I do not get enough for this job". That's way well-behaved employees are getting troubles.
    - In general, most of the coworkers are not good at answering emails and call phones, if you are need something, you have to build close relationship with the people. Otherwise, in professional way, they are not doing anything and it is like tradition. You have to ask people at least couple of times to do the job what they are paid for.(Even you informed them long time ago.)
    - Salary is not good related the job you do.
    - There is no salary policy for qualifications that are required to do the job. A person who is too busy, dealing with real engineering problems, traveling abroad often gets same salary with the person who can find time to get chat with coworkers, give frequently breaks and not have to think to do the job.
    - There is no bonus from company revenue especially for the new year. Otosan: 2014 expected turnover is 10.3 billion TL and 2013 revenue is 3.3 billion TL.
     - You are nothing in the eyes of the top management. If you quit the job, it doesn't matter. A new engineer graduate will fill the gap.
    - If you are working in the Otosan for 2 or 3 years, your salary is a little higher than the recently graduated coworker.. But annoyingly, your salary is much lower than a new coworker who has 2-3 years experience from outside of Otosan.

    Advice to Management

    - Firstly, working hours.
    - Raise ratios related to work load and the completed works.
    - Evaluate employee opinions and the especially opinions of the employee who quits the job.


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