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Volkswagen Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
73 Reviews
3.5
73 Reviews
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Volkswagen Chairman Management Board Martin Winterkorn
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26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Biggest brand name in Auto industry (in 3 reviews)

  • Future Good company for existing employee irrespective of profit of organisation (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • German culture too strong and sometimes difficult the work (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work. Benefits are ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Pay is above average for area

    Cons

    Schedule. Buddy system is how promotions occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micr managing doesn't work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great product for a limited target audience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities are not what I expected

    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Volkswagen part-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome & difficult people, culture clashes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pune (India)

    I worked at Volkswagen as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    if you want, you can find a lot of open minded people from anywhere across the world to grow

    Cons

    politics, distance to German HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    send people you trust 120% and leave the decisions to them + establish more communication & competencies on lower levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen

    Pros

    Good salary,good Medical/dental, recognized employer Group

    Cons

    Not much room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If people can't advance in their career, they should get an increase in their salary

  8.  

    Good to learn as beginner but not a pay master!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager QA in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Manager QA in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Biggest brand name in Auto industry

    Cons

    Almost everything is alright but not a pay master.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy Internship, but lacked training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern In International Customer Service in Kassel (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern In International Customer Service in Kassel (Germany)

    I worked at Volkswagen as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere in the office; nice and helpful coworkers
    - Flexible work hours; 35 hour work week (and no overtime)

    Cons

    - The on-the-job training was the bare minimum and had to figure a lot of stuff out on my own
    - Not enough work to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The point of an internship is to receive on-the-job training, which was almost nonexistent in the department in which I worked in. The interns trained their successors before they left. My suggestion is that experienced employees should be more involved in the training of the interns.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Organization with very good product & technology base ,while lagging service domain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager for Volkswagen India Group Logistic Division in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager for Volkswagen India Group Logistic Division in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Volkswagen as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is as per Industry Norms, other benefits as perk , allowances, leaves are very satisfactory. personal growth is somewhat limited . Trainings are very well designed. support from other teams is also exceptional.

    Cons

    Baiseness with Contractual people in terms compensation, perks, allowances, trainings , growth and in everything measurable , non measurable. not having enough knowledge of market needs & demands higher cost of product ,parts & services in price sensitive market , Low Consumer Satisfaction Index, recommendations from consumer not taken seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take consumer feedback seriously , develope products for market need , reduce overhead cost , services needs to be a lot development in everything measurable.policies eqaul to Contractual employee as the Onroll employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good company, needs transformation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Volkswagen India in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Volkswagen India in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    good work culture, friendly people around, robust systems and processes

    Cons

    excessive hours, takes 2 years to promote people after they join according to policy, food sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fairness in pay and promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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