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JATO Dynamics Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, whether from the office or on remote"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at JATO Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Multicultural, modern environment with respect to the team and positive growth patterns for over 30 years. Caring about the HR capital and promoting 'talent management' and relocation/career advancement opportunities for the ones who have an interest and 'deserve it'

    Cons

    Reduced delegation of authority- embedded in senior management's beliefs

    Advice to Management

    Turn HQ in a real 'support' function, it is still in control mode

    JATO Dynamics Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Head Of Recruitment

    Thank you very much for your review. Delighted to hear such great things about JATO, We are always looking to improve the way in which we work so take on your feedback and relay your advice back to... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Personal view on internal matters"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Continuously growing global company, overall nice people to work with.corporate + social + sport events

    Cons

    Pushing hard for getting things done when they are not; different treatment within 'one' dept. Still few 'ancient policies'

    Advice to Management

    Carefully listen to voice of staff especially departmental issues and ACT PROFESSIONALLY. Make sure you make team members valued. Apply cross-skills work. Update some policies.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good experience, Learned alot. Everyone is friendly. you can choose your hours.

    Cons

    i guess i really cant think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad for a start"

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    Current Employee - Specifications Researcher in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Specifications Researcher in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JATO Dynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relaxed work environment, ability to work from home when the need arises, lower management and coworkers are very friendly, researchers are sent for an all expenses paid trip to headquarters in England for training, some travel to auto shows, upper management is willing to listen to the ideas of junior staff members (for the most part)

    Cons

    Low pay, some of the department managers are not well qualified for their positions and do not know how to manage people, work can be stressful when tons of work is loaded onto the individual all at once, fairly repetitive work, some of the meetings held are a complete waste of time

    JATO Dynamics Response

    Mar 22, 2016 – Head Of Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback and your review.

    We are glad to hear you are happy at JATO and we have noted and taken on board all the constructive comments your have provided.

    New management... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "failing company"

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    Current Employee - Client Facing in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Client Facing in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at JATO Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to global business operations. Collaboration with colleagues and clients across multiple country markets. Small company with a monopolistic presence in it's business space.

    Cons

    Small company with past monopoly and big ego in a now fading business space. Department managers not qualified and hide rather than lead for any real change.

    Advice to Management

    Make JATO great again. learn your product. listen to current clients. Stand up and be a leader not just hype unrealistic "BHAGs" for show.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "An update to my review of 2010"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    JATO has addressed many of the concerns I expressed a few years ago. North America operates more autonomously so we can offer solutions tailored to the local market. Technology is finally improving and being updated. Company entry level pay is more in line with overall market. US office is growing, opportunity for advancement exists, and bonus scheme makes more sense than formerly.

    Cons

    Some processes still unnecessarily bureaucratic. Same info gets submitted multiple times because apparently there is no central repository for IT/HR information.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on path we are on now. Would recommend a look at processes in IT; need more support and less redundant effort.

    JATO Dynamics Response

    Mar 22, 2016 – Head Of Recruitment

    Thank you for your updated review!!!

    It is wonderful to hear such feedback and know that the new processes and structures currently being put into place are working for the better. ...

    Lets... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Job consisted of collecting automotive market data and inputting into database for use by automotive industry customers."

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    Former Employee - Market Research in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Market Research in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked with staff automotive analysts throughout the world. Also worked with counterparts at automotive manufacturers. The work was very diverse because of the people I interacted with.

    Cons

    It was difficult to collect all information needed to complete the database. Communication within the organization was difficult at times.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Agree with other reviews...good but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexibility, co-workers are competent and office atmosphere is positive, vacation benefit is relatively generous, international aspect of company is interesting. if you like cars this is a good place to be

    Cons

    This is a very small company but embraces bureaucracy like a big one. Pinches pennies but loses pounds (and credibility) as a result. More management layers are being added, but the actual worker count seems to decrease each year. Bonus scheme is a negative incentive as most employees see that they have little chance to achieve it so don't bother trying

    Even with all that, it's not a terrible place to work but there is little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    More input from outside Europe when new tools are designed. There are very smart people here, listen to them. Markets have different requirements
    Focus on product instead of sales/management and constant re-orgs.
    Make some sort of bonus attainable if you are interested in bonus as motivation


  9. Helpful (2)

    "So Close..."

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours. Co-workers are competent and intelligent. Great place to begin your career. Great atmosphere in the office. Passionate workforce.

    Cons

    Slowness to adopt new technologies. Excessive layers of management. Poor communication downward. Review process is a waste of time, due to lack of action from it. Not much upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to keep good talent. Improve communication top down. Upgrade technology. Invite more input from multiple regions when developing products.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and improving daily!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, great offices and personable and friendly staff

    Cons

    Wouldn't really say there were any cons, the company have taken a new approach to listening to their staff and working on solutions to make changes where required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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