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Volkswagen Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
96 Reviews
3.8
96 Reviews
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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.  

    One of the best companies you could work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Pros

    New/ advanced technology, every employee is treated as same, wide exposure to different fields, encouragement is provided to employee, interesting events are organized to keep employees engaged.

    Cons

    a little more emphasis is given on quality, quality week etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The extra money spent in sending out quality messages can be utilized for something else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere
    People care about my opinion and a great place where to lawn a career

    Cons

    Very fast-paced industry. If you are not able to adapt quickly to next places that is not your site.

  3.  

    Lesser of evils

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Working in the automotive field is not gravy by any measure. There is a lot asked from the technician, and a lot of responsibility placed on his shoulders. Volkswagen, pays slightly more than other brands, and the continuity between dealerships is pretty good. Just be ready for a lot of feast or famine scenarios.

    Cons

    The cons are most definitely the famine months of the winter. Industry slows down, people drive less, and you get fewer cars in for repairs. The dealership does nothing to mitigate this famine for the technician, because you are flat-rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your techs better, they haven't gotten a raise (industry wide) since the 80's, but you require four times as much from them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Family owned company with room to advance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The dealership has many different jobs available at any given time. I have been with them 4 years and have truly enjoyed working for them. They also have the best ever Christmas Parties!!!! Lunch is also provided on Saturday if you are scheduled to work. Sales people also recently went to a salary plus bonus program, it makes life so much easier not to only work of commissions.

    Cons

    Office space is lacking. You share desks with other people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually a pretty good management team. They seem to care what you have to say and tend to take advice. Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money if you have the excitement and drive

    Cons

    You don't have much free-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bureaucratic & traditional company, but offers some good opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Pros

    If you're passionate about cars, then that's one of the companies to go to. You might get an opportunity to improve or change future cars. They take care of the workers rights, like a regulated working week and enough holidays. My tasks were interesting and I was challenged, so I have learned a lot when I left the company.

    Cons

    It is a very traditional company with high hierarchies. A lot of interns are hired, more than I've ever seen in any other company before. Also their wages were below what I have experienced at other companies and not many of the interns are actually hired after their internship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    competitive wages

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    competitive wages and has good benefits

    Cons

    horrible work hours flipping back an forth from days to nites

  9.  

    Good place to work. Benefits are ok

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    • 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
  10.  

    Great product for a limited target audience

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stohlman Volkswagen Subaru of Tyson's: 3 years I'll never get back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Volkswagen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful sales staff, advisors and technicians. My coworkers were my friends. Good benefits. Great location.

    Cons

    Terrible hours. HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE LEADERSHIP. Stohlman service managers create a hostile work environment and verbally assault their employees (LAWSUIT TIME-BOMB). Cost-cutting and profit-bloating rampant. They hire and fire weekly. I remember constantly training new hires, only to watch them leave a few months, or weeks, later. My schedule changed on average every 6 weeks, etc, etc, etc....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mrs. Stohlman, Mr. Reznek,
    I advise you audit your service department. I implore you to create a better environment for your service employees.
    I have used Stohlman Automotive as a good example of a bad example, in my own business endeavors and discussions. My experience with Stohlman Automotive engraved in me memories of the worst work environment I have ever had. How many more of me are there?
    Also, use your product ;)
    -Anyone who has worked for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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