Volkswagen Group of America

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Updated April 15, 2015
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Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America Michael Horn
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Pros
  • Good benefits if you're willing to withstand the abuse and lack of leadership (in 9 reviews)

  • Technology opportunities (upgrade skills), work life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • While in Herndon, the work life balance can sometimes take a back seat (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours in certain departments (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Adminstrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well established and popular name brand in households all over the world.

    Cons

    Clean Cut image, long historical foundation is intimidating to new talent!

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  2. Review for Volkswagen Credit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employee lease program and other benefits, opportunities for growth, development opportunities, offices in several locations throughout the company

    Cons

    Favoritism of employees by management and when selecting people for new/open opportunities, tends to reward tenure over talent

  3. Volkswagen of America is a very good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong management and very supportive.

    Cons

    Size of market share and influence of decisions to impact US market.

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  5. A lot of fun working on various prototypes, but did not ship any products.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and ability to learn many new skills

    Cons

    Did no ship any products. Not on track to become expert in any given field.

    Advice to Management

    Should run lab more professionally

  6. Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America

    Pros

    Great Car Benefits and good work relationships with subordinates across various areas of the Business.

    Cons

    Priorities are distorted so work pressure built by management

  7. VWGoA is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is generous and the benefits are awesome, especially the option to lease a VW or Audi at a percentage of MSRP with maintenance and insurance included. Plus, weekends off (Friday-Sunday).

    Cons

    The hours and rotation can be difficult. 10 hour shifts Monday through Thursday. 1 week on days (6:00AM-4:45PM), then 1 week on nights (6:00PM-4:45AM). It's hard to adjust. Also, there is the possibility of mandatory overtime; daily or on Friday.

    Advice to Management

    There does not seem to be an adequate work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America

    Pros

    Job security, annual bonus, benefits

    Cons

    long hours, Foreign employees get all the upper level jobs.

  9. The Company has lost it's soul.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Good benefit and if you are tied to the right managers the place may be bearable.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. Management's demands and objectives are unreasonable. Upward mobility continuously stymied because outside experience is more valued than internal knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Reverse course and go back to valuing your employees as your most important assets. The current culture is unhealthy.

  10. There are very many people making money off of vw. There are lots of politics and lots of money blown.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Chattanooga, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. Company, worldwide is very prestigious. Some jobs are easy. It is all new and high tech.

    Cons

    Too many people making money off of this company under the table. Too many contractors and companies giving people money and/or benefits of some sort to get them more work. The amount of money wasted is astronomical. The benefits are extremely expensive. People get hurt and sent back to work. Then the vw dr. Says it is preexisting. It is sad really. American management always butting heads with the germans.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely where vw's money is going besides parts and tools. Watch out for the greedy ones. There are a lot of hard workers who will do honest work.

  11. Tired is the word

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    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits with car perks.

    Cons

    Flipping work schedule from days to nights on a weekly basis is very unhealthy. If I'm lucky I might have another 5 years left on this planet before the schedule finally kills me.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the actual production line employees have to say about work conditions and schedules, as well as job openings that are given out based on who you know instead of seniority or job performance.

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