Volkswagen Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Bureaucratic & traditional company, but offers some good opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're passionate about cars, then that's one of the companies to go to. You might get an opportunity to improve or change future cars. They take care of the workers rights, like a regulated working week and enough holidays. My tasks were interesting and I was challenged, so I have learned a lot when I left the company.

    Cons

    It is a very traditional company with high hierarchies. A lot of interns are hired, more than I've ever seen in any other company before. Also their wages were below what I have experienced at other companies and not many of the interns are actually hired after their internship.

  2. Good place to work. Benefits are ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Pay is above average for area

    Cons

    Schedule. Buddy system is how promotions occur.

    Advice to Management

    Micr managing doesn't work

  3. Great product for a limited target audience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Orchard Park, NY
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Orchard Park, NY

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Volkswagen offers a high - quality product with a fantastic variety of turbo-diesel and turbo-gas vehicles, including the awesome SportWagen. VW also has a great offering for manual transmissions.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get time off, especially on weekends - also mandatory long shifts such as at least one 12 hour day per week, no overtime, and commissions may be based on surveys from sales and service customers. Also, Volkswagen currently does not have a 3rd row vehicle, and they typically are a more expensive vehicle with less features than most competitors

    Advice to Management

    Better hours and more flexibility for time off - sales reps gets stressed out from long days, long weeks, and extremely little time off

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Opportunities are not what I expected

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are fantastic to work with and the company is genuine in its caring for the customer.

    Cons

    I was advised I would be able to move through positions quickly and increase my rate as I went. I am now in my third position and my rate has not increased at all.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front about the opportunities that are available to the worker.

  6. Helpful (4)

    great pay but not worth the drama over and over if you have self respect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay/laid back work when management absent

    Cons

    management superiority complex, high schoolish drama, fear tatics and the blame game a normal thing

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring idiots who capped out in high school be in charge cause most of the time their disrespectful bullies who are costing your company customers but blaming their underlings

  7. Aftersales Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Intern in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of perks come with the job
    Good people

    Cons

    Not a lot of investment in interns
    Pay is awful

    Advice to Management

    Interns are potential future employees, so invest in teaching them more.

  8. Good place to work although huge amount of hours required

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good perks, good environment, good experience in a good company, possibility to work in Germany.

    Cons

    Long hours are required, in most positions leaving on time is not good considered. Not really possibility of promotion, really political environment (corporation) .

    Advice to Management

    Better opportunities of promotion for employees and overall not promote extra hours.

  9. Work enviroment with coworker is good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer/Specialist in Cholula, Puebla (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Buyer/Specialist in Cholula, Puebla (Mexico)

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good perks, job garantee, good learning experience

    Cons

    Promtions and salary increase fixed

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate tour personal

  10. Paper and Procedures

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Uitenhage (South Africa)
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Uitenhage (South Africa)

    I have been working at Volkswagen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learning great project management.
    Learning to be very organized and structured.
    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    No real engineering work.
    Work life can get quite stressful at times.
    Hard to develop your career and get additional training.

    Advice to Management

    More budget for training,
    Drive and support innovation and engineering work in the area,
    Show your employees how to develop their careers.

  11. Interesting experience in a huge company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen (Germany)
    Current Intern - Intern in Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen (Germany)

    I have been working at Volkswagen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, decent salary, big name

    Cons

    very bureaucratic, unattractive location, heavy politics

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