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FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Reviews

Updated 18 February 2018
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Pros
  • They have very great pay and benefits (in 67 reviews)

  • It also can provide you a good work-life balance (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Department - Jeep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, amazing people, great learning experience. Forever thankful for the opportunity

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times due to amount of work, but that's a given with most jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Baptism of fire"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Brand in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Head of Brand in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly energised organisation with some iconic products and a good degree of autonomy for senior managers.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, highly political environment, frequent changes in strategy and structure.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change strategy every year - be more collaborative - improve development programmes.


  3. "You’ll love or hate it .."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welcoming atmosphere.
    Ability to be empowered due to lean resources and self starters can get involved in lots of areas.
    The people really do make the place
    Passionate international environment

    Cons

    Work life balance is a real struggle and company has high expectations on staff to work longer hours to get jobs done

    Currently a tough environment given market conditions and this can lead to chaotic decision making which doesn’t always provide results

    Timid characters would struggle in this forthright environment

    Lack of structure

    Advice to Management

    Ask your teams and listen to the people in your organisation who are vital

    Enforce a culture of going home to raise productivity


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  5. "Average Employer"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Finance in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to settle in
    Friendly culture
    Relatively good work/life balance (role dependent)

    Cons

    Salaries for non management isn't the best
    Highly controlled by Turin HQ
    Development opportunities are limited
    The structure has a lot of subsidiaries who don't interact very well - trying to apportion blame on each other

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff better.
    Treat all subsidiary staff based in the same location the same. Employee benefits are vastly different depending on the subsidiary (e.g. all staff get company cars in one subsidiary and another subsidiary gets no company cars). This is despite all working in the same location.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sad state of affairs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a small company in UK, FCA offers a good breadth of exposure to the employees. It is a good place to learn if you are beginning your career.
    Good company car benefit for Managers, non-managerial staff also get a company car but you have to pay contribution towards the car which makes it really expensive.

    Cons

    Pays well below the market rates. The company has a policy of no increments so beware of that when you negotiate your starting salary.
    A lot of politics is at play here too, as a few individuals are favoured for everything and the rest of the staff just has to accept the treatment.
    Very high involvement of Head Office in every aspect of the company's day to day running.
    The company's ego is very high, management believe that FCA is the most sought after employer everywhere like Italy, and fail to acknowledge anything that points otherwise, like high employee turnover.
    Management is only interested in making profits and employee benefits & welfare are not even a consideration to them.

    Advice to Management

    Value the talent you have in the company
    If you want to be truly global company, local markets need to be able to run the business as per the economic realities of the markets they operate in, rather than Turin (HO). Unfortunately, Fiat is not as big an employer anywhere else as in Turin, and good talent will always leave you if you change this culture of micro-management


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time

    Pros

    Small Team of Workers, Small pond

    Cons

    Opinions formed by senior management will decide your career

    Advice to Management

    Understand you team skills set


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long working hours and Audits are pain area to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning for various lean manufacturing tools

    Cons

    Middle management is worst,
    no structured way of working.
    Audits are pain area


  9. "Brand Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time

    Pros

    thriving, growing, innovating, gives a lot of latitude in managing your business

    Cons

    high target setting, short term oriented


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Long working hours"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cars although the scheme is limited

    Cons

    Lack of leadership or innovation to improve working practices. Disorganised and controlled heavily from HQ. No culture or good working environment. Have seen commited individuals leave after 30+ years sevice with just a handshake,

    Advice to Management

    Learn to look after one of your greatest assets, your employees!


  11. "System Administrator Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administration Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Systems Administration Specialist in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can write that Working conditional was fear

    Cons

    I can write that Service not enough


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