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  1. "Working at the FCA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally great colleagues, willing to help and go the extra mile. Staff all really care about UK consumers. Some very smart people in the building. Benefits package is excellent, particularly the non-contributory 12% I get in my pension and the medical cover on which I have claimed a number of times with no issue. Work life balance respected in almost all areas, in my experience.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic, slow to make decisions and too many meetings. If they can put a process in, they will! Also there has been a lot of change recently (and continuing) in approach to our work, focus and values, location of our offices and even the technology and people may be starting to get jaded with it all.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the processes down, especially the chain of sign off - it creates so much work for the layers down the chain. No more big changes for a while please! Make it easier for good people to get promoted to reward their experience (i.e. there is a need to review pay grade and levels - I think this might actually be happening).


  2. "slow progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, and good canteen

    Cons

    allocated to perform a senior role, however have never been successful to secure the role I have been doing

    Advice to Management

    to focus more on people development

  3. "Good work-life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance for staff

    Cons

    Difficult to progress when working part-time

    Advice to Management

    Utilise your experienced staff more effectively


  4. "Manshg"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance salary

    Cons

    Governance overly heavy and overbearing

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen management capability and versitility throughout


  5. "Lead Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, Relatively safe

    Cons

    Pay scales vs private co
    Bureacracy

    Advice to Management

    You are not always right!


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some interesting work and some good people. Work/life balance is great. Don't have the same pressures of a money making organisation.
    Nice working somewhere with a genuine interest in protecting consumers.

    Cons

    A real lack of 'go-getters' in some parts of the company. It's often very obvious that you're working in a quasi public sector company with people reluctant to make decisions and take ownership.
    Office moving to Stratford.
    Limited career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes suggested changes take a long time to roll out. Top down messaging could be clearer and more concise.


  7. "HR Team Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great
    Great development opportunities
    Great benefits

    Cons

    The travelling can be long to Canary Wharf

    Advice to Management

    Complete more 360 feedback questionaires on all management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for learning, but not good for career opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contact Center Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Contact Center Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - You can learn a lot about financial services
    - Work with some great people
    - Good work/life balance, rarely stay after 5
    - Decent benefits
    - Once you get used to the work there is not much preassure

    Cons

    - No help in career development
    - Good opportunities are given only to those who play along with management
    - After a year the work becomes mundane and there is no challenge
    - No consistency in work processes and training
    - Other departments look down on you
    - Slow in innovation and fixing issues


  9. "It’s all about who you know"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible working on offer. Reputable company to have on your CV.
    Location is ok, although will shortly be moving to Stratford.

    Cons

    Minimal progression opportunities. Wasn’t prepared to sacrifice my integrity by “playing the game”.
    Pay is atrocious.
    So-called “Academy” is a complete waste of time and effort.


  10. "Life on easy street"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance and a very collegiate place to work
    The organisation is generally very supportive of your development and will offer a lot in terms of training, courses, and industry qualifications

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy and low attrition means internal progression is slow and can be bias towards external candidates depending on the division
    Often frustrating to just get the job done: a lot of bureaucracy at every stage

    Advice to Management

    Set a long term plan and stick to it: so much of what we do is reactive and has little relation to our strategic priorities.


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