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FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Reviews

Updated 21 October 2018
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FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Officer ​​​​​​Michael Manley
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  • "Bad in compensation,no work life balance" (in 101 reviews)

  • "Long hours, lots of overtime (mandatory at times)" (in 108 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Department - Jeep"

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    • 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. "Resident Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can take as much train as you want

    Cons

    Quality Sr. Management belittle people to empower themselves

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles part-time

    Pros

    Great Management , Great team, Good WLB

    Cons

    Not that I had experienced


  4. "Accounts"

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    Former Employee - Accounts in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Accounts in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unexpected good opportunities can happen

    Cons

    No career planning. Low salaries compared to similar positions in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    No HR involvement while recruiting new members.
    Stick to calendar, stop postponing meetings.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very stressful place to work"

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    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly people. Company car

    Cons

    Really disorganised unprofessional place. Trainings awful, departments are short staffed causing a lot of work load on the workers causing a lot of unnecessary stress. Lots of favoritism in the company. Doesn't matter how hard you work doesn't get appreciated and no career progression available. No pay raises. Unfair expectations of working overtime due to them not hiring enough workers. Not a lot of structure or communication in departments which makes work life very frustrating. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve training and processes throughout the company and hire more staff so the staff currently there aren't so overworked and stressed.


  6. "Production operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can work a lot of overtime if you don't mind different shifts

    Cons

    Not for a family man, be prepared for layoffs went through five in the two-and-a-half years I was there


  7. "Not a long-term career choice"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn management skills.

    Cons

    Poorly defined scope of job responsibilities, lack of clear communication, more focused on finger pointing than defining solutions

    Advice to Management

    Establish development plans with clear steps to reach career goals, and provide opportunities to cross train so the goals can be reached.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Potential but Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Buckinghamshire, 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

    Iconic brands and products
    Big company but can have input
    Ability to gain exposure to a lot of areas (good for people who want to learn more)

    Cons

    HQ Turin control everything, no autonomy and you have to work around what they want. The UK company is dictated by Turin despite them not having the expertise of the UK market as local management would.

    In contrast to the exposure gained, you don't get any increase for more responsibility unless you change grade and even that needs to be agreed by Turin. The company has a policy not to increase salaries for "sideways" moves even if its higher responsibility or due to past performance. In some cases, they won't increase even if you've increased bands for a while. This is completely hypocritical of the CEO saying the company is a meritocracy.

    No inflationary pay rises unless it's a legal requirement in the country. The company will quite happily not increase pay, let staff leave and pay someone new with less/similar experience and pay more and an agency fee. The policy centrally seems that they'll wait until someone is so frustrated and resigns or is very close to before they'll acknowledge it centrally and consider doing anything.

    There's a lot of internal politics in the company and certain employes are favoritised for everything and their team has to put up with it. This results in highly talented individuals leaving the company due to the favourite employees calling the shots. I've witnessed countless highly talented people leave the business due to these people preventing development for people who could make the difference.

    Very reactionary business and everything is done after the market (e.g. one of the last companies to bring in an SUV). Everything is requested last minute and needed in the past but never communicated until later. Mostly from Italy HQ although that culture imprints to UK Management.

    A lot of subsidiaries in the structure who are working against each other rather than in collaboration.

    Limited progression and internal opportunities not really communicated (unless you're Italian) which causes a lot of people to leave after 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff, there's no point recruiting constantly for reasons that are easily fixable. In the UK, there is a high level of employee resignations due to policies forced upon by Italy which are not compatible with the UK market. Unlike in Italy, people in the UK will leave if salaries aren't increased or you don't provide opportunities for progression. As a result, you will only have un-marketable employees remaining who are happy to stagnate in roles and won't innovate.

    Scrap the PLM appraisal system. It's designed only for the benefit of the global senior management to identify what they deem to be potential talent. It doesn't work for 99% of the business and feels like a box ticking exercise. It needs to be a two way system which motivates employees and managers to challenge themselves and do better in order to make the company a true meritocracy.

    The company has all the resources to be a world leader, however stubborn management and not appreciating differences in local markets are the downfall of this company.


  9. "Not great"

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    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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat you like adults. Expect the work done but don't stand over you to make sure you do it.

    Cons

    Long hours. Little chance of progression. Decisions made in Turin so may not suit UK Market

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave everything until the last minute


  10. "Great opportunity for those willing to work hard and use own initiative"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenges, daily, never a dull moment...fantastic products with great heritage. Many experienced staff ready and willing to support the goals of the Company.

    Cons

    Currently a lack structure, cooperation and coordination..moral low and staff attrition at an all time high. Company does not respect its staff and provides no clear path to future development. Often inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild your teams, listen to your customers and staff


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