ZF TRW Reviews

Updated May 7, 2015
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ZF TRW Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is not balanced (in 5 reviews)

  • poor leadership, no career path (in 3 reviews)

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  1. AP Auxiliary at Tool Crib

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AP Auxiliary in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Current Employee - AP Auxiliary in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

    I have been working at ZF TRW 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

    I must say there are a very few, I can't even remember them right now.

    Some people are very nice.

    Cons

    Low salary, no career development, you need to know somebody important in the plant to grow from your position, supervisors feel like they can humiliate people.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your "leadership" programs, you have people supervising that are not even capable to do their job in the right way.


  2. North American Brakes Division Quality Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NABS Quality Leader in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - NABS Quality Leader in Livonia, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of travel, good bonus checks, good insurance.
    Other benefits come and go but on the whole are competitive

    Cons

    Division Vice President is from design , no mfg background.

    Lots of finger pointing. Quality suffers while people point fingers.
    Plant managers are weak especially in Mexico, Michigan

    Advice to Management

    Put quality first


  3. Contractor at TRW

    Current Employee - Janitor
    Current Employee - Janitor

    I have been working at ZF TRW

    Pros

    No pros to this job

    Cons

    No benefits, low pay, hard work


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  5. forklift operator ,35 machines 1 forklift operator! HORRIBLE JOB

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Flowery Br, GA
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Flowery Br, GA

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    hourly employees with the same goal in mind! 7 days a week for 2 months!Get out!!!!

    Cons

    Management, uneducated, demanding, no respect demeaning, foul language.

    Advice to Management

    Change work ethics


  6. In 25 years of quality automotive experience, TRW is the worst customer focused ever. Quality is random.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZF TRW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of.

    Cons

    It would be easier to ask their customer base.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Working in the Farmington Hills location for the last few years has been eye opening to say the least.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good if you last

    Cons

    The turnover at all levels, benefits need overhaul, dilapidated workspace

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep employees happy and stay in the company for longer than a year


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company only for managements

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good engineering skilled / communication employee except for managements,
    though only a few managements are good.
    I don't remember others..

    Cons

    No valuable managements.They move only for own profit and never support the staff.
    They goes on frequency travel to get a mijlage
    at business class ,though they re not VPs.
    They're provided iPhon,but we can never contact with the managements after5pm.They use it mainly for LINE and SNS.
    They often goes to night club for the customer meeting. Is this true? I'm not sure it is For Custmmer or for private entertainment?

    Internal Audit team or Helpline is no use...

    Advice to Management

    Consider engineers as most important.
    TRW is not investment company.
    Should check the management'expense carefully.
    There is a rumor Some managements may waste JP's money for own...in our country.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Assembly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    None! None! None! Slave drivers!

    Cons

    Union is weak, a lot of rats. Slave drivers! Pay is horrible! They make you work 19 days straight including holidays ie... Good Friday, Memorial Day.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like slaves.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Cheapest company to work for, horrible management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Machine/Assembly Technician in Tillsonburg, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Machine/Assembly Technician in Tillsonburg, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at ZF TRW as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with on my line were great to work with, in fact a lot of machine operators are very friendly people and work hard. Not a lot of heavy lifting.

    Cons

    Very unfair treatment of employees. Ripping off their annual raise. Very cheap company to work for. Their machines are broken, and instead of fixing them properly they just "bandage" the situation and hope it goes away. The health and safety of employees is their last concern. The Metal working fluids they use to machine their parts is full of bacterias and mold, and makes a lot of employees ill. Their "union" is a joke. a waste of $60 a month. Use of contract employees, going through a process of hiring on contract employees full time, but seems very biased. Noticing a lot of women with low cut shirts getting hired. Already pissed of GM enough that they are not allowed to bid on new contracts with them, had to resort to BMW and keeping existing GM lines. Talk among a lot of employees on the floor about the plant possibly going under in a few years. Always running out of components and missing shipment, and management always blames the operators, when in reality, it's management not ordering enough components or not allowing proper maintenance of their machines, thus a lot of machine downtime!! Also, noticing some lines won't have any work all week, yet I see them get mandated every saturday. Totally wrong and should not be allowed.

    Advice to Management

    How about you smarten the hell up before you all lose your jobs? learn to take care of your employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Very Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in Livonia, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of capable people who are willing to work in a team environment. Being such a large company, they can afford to invest in innovative concepts.

    Cons

    Weak people-leadership from the very top ... creates atmosphere of mistrust, fear and inhibited creativity and problem solving....as well as fostering divisiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO with one capable of inspiring the organization...not just breeding fear throughout it! The culture feels toxic and demoralizing........and caters to the lowest common denominator at the expense of the talented majority and ultimately, the organization as a whole!



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