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Review averages

  • 42 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    21.428571428571%
    Good (21)
    50%
    Satisfactory (5)
    11.904761904762%
    Subpar (7)
    16.666666666667%
    3.20
  • 12 applicants say

    Excellent (5)
    41.666666666667%
    Good (3)
    25%
    Satisfactory (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (3)
    25%
    3.13

Reviews for Federal-Mogul

Reviews - What employees say

3.20 Employees say
3.13 Applicants say
  • 05.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very siloed organization. Most people don't know anyone outside of their immediate work group. You could spend your entire time on a single floor, and not know everyone that works there.

Support from management

Upper management has a fair number of managers, but very few leaders.

Teamwork

Within your own team, it is usually pretty good, but try to go and get help or information from another group like Purchasing or Supply Chain, if it isn't one of their goals for the year, good luck getting a timely response.

Freedom to work independently

There seems to be a culture of "assume everyone is screwing around unless you are specifically filling your boss in" at F-M.

Internal Communication

Has been improving, but messages are far and few between. Trying to get any idea on how well the company is doing on a regular basis is next to impossible, and your have a 50/50 chance of getting a straight answer from your boss.

Gender Equality

There are a lot of women in leadership roles.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Once you get to be a certain age at F-M, you are practically untouchable. You could do a terrible job, and they will just move you around until retirement.

Career Development

Depends on what you want to do. You have to go find opportunities, as they aren't going to come to you.

Overall compensation for your work

My pay is good for what I do.

Office / Work Environment

The Southfield landlord is like a corporate slum lord. There are 4 elevators in the building, and at least one seems to be broken constantly. There has been a fully shattered window in the cafeteria for over 2 weeks. Their solution: Arrange a bunch of chairs and caution tape around the window so no one goes near it. The escalators to the cafeteria have never worked since I have been there.

Environmental Friendliness

No workstation recycling bins, just communal ones on each floor.

Work-Life Balance

This is one of the better things there. They generally don't get bent out of shape if you have a doctor's appointment, or meeting at your kid's school, as long as the work is getting done.

Company Image

No one really knows who Federal-Mogul is.

Job Security

Currently being acquired by Tenneco. There is a lot of uncertainty within the building.

Workplace Safety

Until recently, there was no real safety initiative. Now they put up a safety message every now and then in one of the working elevators or on the TVs as you enter the building.

Challenging Work

It's auto parts. The challenging part comes from actually working there. F-M makes investments in weird things, but not the things that people use on a daily basis. For example, our Sharepoint system is from 2010, and is somewhat incompatible with Office 365. This leads to crashes and lost work. The plans to upgrade aren't until next year.

Inclusive / Diverse

The workforce is pretty diverse, but I think some of the people that have been hired have done so so that they could "check a box". The best candidate is not always the one that gets hired.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communicate more between groups and the field. Our customers will tell us what they want to buy if we just would listen to them.

What I like about the company

Most of the people there are really nice.

What I dislike about the company

The cheapness at every turn. Poor computers, software, and systems make work hard. Discouraging travel so that they can save money and hit their goals is not a way to run a business.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation
  • City
    Southfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 24.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Work in silos, no strategic vision beyon 12 months, doesn’t promote employee growth

Support from management

Some managers are supportive and they know the situation, however thigs haven’t changed in the last 5 years

Teamwork

With so much people rotation, people work in a team that is constantly changing and overloaded with emergencies

Freedom to work independently

You can do your work, you are your own planner and strategist.

Internal Communication

You must work really hard to discover what other people is doing and what is in the leadership’s strategy.

Gender Equality

This is one of the places where I have seen equal amount of women and men on all types of works.

Attitude towards older colleagues

There are many employees beyon age of 60 and I feel like we all consult from them to leverage their experience in the company the business and the industry.

Career Development

I feel completely stock in my place and the company is hiring outside for upper positions. There are many others in this situation.

Overall compensation for your work

I have a good salary for my position, but I feel like I’m one of the few in that situation, still have to work too much extra time for no extra pay

Office / Work Environment

Regular, I don’t think is specially good or bad.

Environmental Friendliness

It’s OK I don’t think we do anything special in this area

Work-Life Balance

There is an unrealistic amount of work for the number of resources available to do such work, still expectations are to deliver everything in time, under budget and with quality.

Company Image

It’s been renovated, I still believe there is more to be done

Job Security

It’s OK, the company needs its employees where they are, never the less they lay off people you didn’t expect and don’t know why.

Handicapped Accessibility

It is well equipped and open jobs for people with accessibility needs.

Workplace Safety

It is OK, good procedures and equipment, I don’t think it is outstanding

Challenging Work

Lots of challenges, always very busy and many complex business and processes

Inclusive / Diverse

Everybody is well accepted and there is a high diversity mix of people and cultural backgrounds

Suggestions for improvement

  • Work on communication, adherence of the management and leadership to the core values and vision. Promote people inside before hiring more people from outside and really work on career paths and Development plans for the employees.

What I like about the company

It is a big global company that can do many things

What I dislike about the company

It is very poorly managed and people work in their own silo not embracing all being part of the same company.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corp
  • City
    Southfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Too many big ideas to execute them all.

Support from management

Zero Training. Set goals that they don't want you to achieve, so you don't get your big bonus. Charge a line that they did not even carry anymore against your sales, just to show a negative impact on your overall numbers.

Teamwork

Everyone is mainly out for themselves. Management constantly pulls you out of your territory to help others, then when your numbers look down, you're asked about your coverage in your territory.

Freedom to work independently

For the most part.

Internal Communication

No necessary information whatsoever. You're overly communicated about company "wins".

Gender Equality

Yes, and yes. Even given preferential treatment due to the "t & a" factor.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I don't believe they hired many, but there were lots of people in their 60's that were there over 30 years.

Career Development

New employees are of no value. You are not given any of the tools to succeed, and no one gives a reasonable amount of training or on the job shadowing.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay was good, but with the workload and hours you have to put in, I wish I had asked for more.

Office / Work Environment

Was either in home office or on the road.

Environmental Friendliness

Our products were made with environmental impact in mind.

Work-Life Balance

Given "X" percentage of travel as what you're told, but went far beyond that.

Company Image

Neutral.

Job Security

When you have a billionaire investor buying up companies on a whim or odd goals, he does what he wants a deal moves around who he wants.

Handicapped Accessibility

I assume so.

Workplace Safety

I believe so.

Challenging Work

If given the proper tools and reasonable time, yes.

Inclusive / Diverse

People from all walks of life worked for the company as it was global.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Train properly and give people time to succeed. If you change management, give employees time to develop rapport with new boss.

What I like about the company

Pay and perks were alright. Some of the people were good.

What I dislike about the company

No real training or opportunity to succeed.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corp
  • City
    Southfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 42 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    21.428571428571%
    Good (21)
    50%
    Satisfactory (5)
    11.904761904762%
    Subpar (7)
    16.666666666667%
    3.20
  • 12 applicants say

    Excellent (5)
    41.666666666667%
    Good (3)
    25%
    Satisfactory (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (3)
    25%
    3.13

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