ZF Friedrichshafen Reviews

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    Former Employee - Quality Co-op in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Co-op in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They help you learn and grow the skills you need to advance in your field. I was given a lot of leeway to pursue the jobs I wanted as well as give specific tasks to develop.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy that surrounds the company makes it difficult to get some things done in an efficient manner. There are only one way to do certain jobs when corporate gets involved and it isn't the most efficient at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people who are responsible for their departments do their jobs before getting higher management involved in areas where it will only slow a task down. Rather let the employees work it out and get the job done.

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ZF Friedrichshafen Interviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
Updated Jul 31, 2014

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ZF Friedrichshafen.

    Interview Details

    Was recruited when my resume was posted on Monster. Interview over the phone was about 40 minutes with some pretty high level questions relating to situations, project management, and what kind of things draw you to the position. Recruiter required a PI test which was just words self described and by others. Flew me down for a in person interview and would rate that experience at a 8 out of 10. Was very technically oriented and a little over my head in some areas which I explained how much knowledge and to what extent my experience was with certain things. Asking for training and what opportunities in such areas may have been beneficial as my prior job offered little, as I do want to extend my knowledge base. Two days later I heard back that they wanted me to join the team. Overall the interviewing process was very quick but they are looking for energetic, go get it, and follow the rules type mentality.

    Interview Questions
    • Very little was unexpected. Most was technical in nature. Research what questions may be asked at interviews and why. Prepare yourself with your technical background.

      I was actually caught out by a previous interview on describe yourself in 5 words and how others would in 5 words.
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    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was taken care of by the recruiter. Only waited two days from verbal offer to actual papers in hand. Offer was over expected rate for only 3 yrs "engineering" experience so my machining and safety training must have played into it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Website www.zf.com
Headquarters Friedrichshafen, Germany
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Robert Bosch LLC, DENSO, GKN

ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF) shifts easily from land to air to sea. The company makes automatic and manual transmissions for commercial vehicles, cars, aircraft, and marine vessels. ZF also makes rail transmissions and industrial drives such as servo gearboxes. Its off-road division makes transmissions for construction equipment and farm machinery. ZF's chassis unit makes automotive rear-axle systems and suspension modules. Through ZF Lenksysteme (a joint venture with Robert Bosch), the company makes steering systems. ZF was founded in 1915 by Ferdinand von Zeppelin (the... More

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