Part-time Automotive Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 21 June 2017
The shifts rotate every 2 weeks, which creates a dysfunction in sleep rhythm, (especially for students who work there). As a part-timer, you await for your assigned work station, then commence the work day and complete the same task for 8 hours. The work takes a toll on your joints and back, but occasionally you wind up with a really good placement. I learned how to adapt quickly to new work and to learn by example and as minimal setbacks as possible. In a work environment that requires you to know your job inside and out, you have to be able to keep up with the pace. Management was stern but fair, and for the most part, very accommodating within their realm of reason. Workplace culture was lively and supportive. People are very helpful and encouraging and friendly. The hardest part of the job was the manual and repetitive labour and rotating hours every two weeks. The work was not always bad, just took a toll after a long period of working there. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. The community inside the factory is very welcoming and friendly.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 12 July 2017
Very little organization and tracking. Lots of data is still recorded on paper or within very disjunct files/emails on the server system
Little to no training is provided in the role, you usually shadow someone in the same role for a week or less before you are on your own. OK for experienced hires from auto, detrimental to anyone onboarding
An extreme pressure between departments; production and quality are intrinsically set up to work against each other which usually ends up with both sides losing through compromise
Many continuous improvement/Kaizan type processes are force-fitted to work
Extreme hours expected. Causes very poor morale internally
However, there are many, very knowledgeable skilled tradesmen in the plant. There are lots of hands on skills that are only learned by them working there for years
Union can be difficult to work with, but not an extreme issue
World class operation, good pay
11-12 hour days, 6-7 days a week, old school management, resistant to change
Line Operator (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 10 May 2017
The work was quite hard however the pay really made up for it. The hours were constant and some supervisors were reasonable to deal with. It is a tough work atmosphere but benefits and pay make up for it.
Highly efficient and productive workplace that focuses on team building and safety.
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 21 April 2017
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is an excellent corporation to work for. Throughout my time at Chrysler it became clear to me that managements number one focus was employee safety. Once a safe work environment has been established focus transitions toward continuous improvement both for the product and the workplace.
Assembler / Trainer for Repairman in Repair stalls (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 14 April 2017
Long and Boring how a Vehicle is made Not that nice some times but I liked working for them Crazy going to work on the same job, that is why I took absentee man so I would be on a different job some days. getting to know your co-workers.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 7 February 2017
Working at Chrysler has shown me a new way of work, taught me many new skills. The hardest part of this job is getting used to the shift work. But it makes for an enjoyable job to see the job your doing change your community and the families around you.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 22 January 2017
Working at Chrysler is fun and enjoyable. Great oppertunities in learning different jobs. Everyone is nice and friendly. The management is great for dealing with any problem you might have. The best part for working at FCA is you get lots of benefits.
Assembly line worker (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 9 January 2017
The work was difficult but the people at work made it fun. I learned a fair amount about car parts and how to assemble said parts onto the cars. My co-workers were nice and helpful. The hardest part of the job was how fast paced it was, considering its on the line. The most enjoyable part was finally grasping the job that was assigned to you that day/week