VW Credit Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VW Credit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, Great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Benefits slowly taken away from long term employees


  2. Snobs

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Libertyville, IL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VW Credit as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I guess if there had to be some pros, they would be bathrooms and furniture. Pretty much it. Some co-workers were friendly.

    Cons

    Most higher ups are snobby with their attitude. And for new hires, they politely called us stupid if we "were to ever want to leave this amazing company." Place is run like jail. Have to take breaks and eat only when they say you can. You're watched always, whether it be computer monitoring your activity at all times or you just being watched in more general terms. Reminded me of Soviet Union. Saying people are "drinking the kool-aid" is becoming old, but this place truly is like some weird cult, especially with managers and such.

    Advice to Management

    Get off high horse. You are not that cool. Stop being snobby toward workers and acting like you know all and get angry when we don't know same as you.


  3. Great IT jobs, but only if you work for the right manager.

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    Former Employee - Network/Telecom Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Network/Telecom Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VW Credit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Travel, Bonuses, Vehicle lease options

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are some people put in management positions that have no place being in charge of others. I unfortunately reported to one of them. I was constantly harassed, made fun of due to my ethnicity, and even called "gay" on a few occasions even though I am/was not. This manager happened to be one of the extreme cases of these kinds of problems. HR was fully aware of her conduct and even went so far as to hire a 3rd party consultant to help remedy the situation, but to no avail. Work/Life balance was not respected. Some managers offered comp time, while others like mine expected you to work night and day with no thanks.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the abusive managers you still have.


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  5. Toxic Culture

    Former Employee - IT Tech Lead in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - IT Tech Lead in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at VW Credit (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing

    Cons

    Zero Leadership; dumb arrogant people in IT

    Advice to Management

    Go work at the DMV. You'll fit in there


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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at VW Credit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall good benefits and perks. The pace was slow and regimented.

    Cons

    Overall career advancement is limited. Less about work versus who you know.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, bad managers, beware of IT

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VW Credit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice bonus, vacation, perks (Holiday Party, picnic, etc). Challenging work if you like deadlines.

    Cons

    IT is very, very silo-ed. Management solutions are lip service. Too many Peter-principle managers. Very little accountability. Project management driven only by dates will lead to crap code; everyone knows that. Management listens but they don't act.

    Advice to Management

    Get connected with the worker bees! Actually listen to the technical people. Get serious about being a leading technology shop instead of just pretending.


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Architect in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Tech Architect in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VW Credit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Diverse environment -Friendly place -aggressive growth plan

    Cons

    -laid back -lot of people have been in the company for long time -certain people became managers without proper skills

    Advice to Management

    -Promote deserved individuals -invest in employees then contractors


  9. Wonderful company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Accounts Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Accounts Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VW Credit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely supportive, great benefits, positive growth and opportunities continually supported by the company.

    Cons

    Bottleneck in advancement beyond representative level.


  10. It is a good company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at VW Credit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It gives the ability to know more areas due to small number of testers

    Cons

    Long commute to work from Bolingbrook to Libertyville


  11. Good company, but High Political landscape

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VW Credit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people with good skill sets. Good benefits.

    Cons

    I would agree with the others that this landscape is Highly Political. Technical departments are very, very Tribal. Extremely hard to get people to work together. Management does nothing to stop this and many times encourages it. Also, lack of any Documentation or want to document, i.e. everything is in peoples heads.

    Advice to Management

    May need to Outsource Technical management as a method to break Tribal logjam in people working together?



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