Feb 28, 2015
“A Place for Dog-and-Pony Show. No real substance ”
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
I have been working at Fisker Automotive and Technology full-time (less than a year)
Great hybrid technology, Vehicle Exterior Design, Friendly People, Location
The management is interested in creating pretty presentations on paper, rather than focusing on automotive development. Recently, the company began creating "dashboards", that were meant to diagnose the issues within the company. However, the execution of this concept is poor and now it has turned into a forum for showcasing Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel skills. The President likes to give prep talks like in military but fails miserably when adding splashes of unsuccessful comedy into the speeches. The prep talks have no real substance and he dodges responsibilities when confronted with real engineering questions. The COO was hired to be a whipping boy so that the president does not need to be here all the time.
Advice to Management
Hire experienced, senior level executives from real OEM carmakers. The team of executive team has no experience. The executive team knows the lack of experience and they try to compensate it with ambiguous answers and wishy-washy plans that strings the mother company, Wanxiang Group, along. There are at least 5 people on the executive who do not belong there.