Volkswagen Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Martin Winterkorn
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Pros
  • Biggest brand name in Auto industry (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a very good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • politics, distance to German HQ (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen full-time

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment and nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Location is not ideal and office is very small.

    Advice to Management

    Need more team building activities


  2. Abusive Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warranty Specialist in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Warranty Specialist in Rochester Hills, MI

    I worked at Volkswagen

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

    Pros

    Other departments seem better, and direct employees are treated better.

    Cons

    Management of warranty is abusive, and there are no advancement opportunities.


  3. VW is decent to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Field Liaison in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Field Liaison in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Easy hours, decent pay, managers are knowledgable to some extent, very good work environment

    Cons

    As a German company it seems they only hire germans for high tier positions even in North American operations, unrealistic goals at times, there is a sort of 'drink the koolaid' cult vibe with some of the more extreme VW enthusiasts that work there, during the soccer world cup no work gets done as everyone is too busy watching the game in the break room

    Advice to Management

    Get realistic goals, avoid putting your employees down in meetings and other than all of that just go ahead and keep up the good work.


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  5. Great Starter Company

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

    I have been working at Volkswagen (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn customer service and sales skills along with business acumen.

    Cons

    Room for quick growth is limited.


  6. One of the best companies you could work with

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

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Sales Operations Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager

    I have been working at Volkswagen

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive to good.

    Cons

    This place is a sick, unhealthy place to work. There is no company culture left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop it! You've ruined a good place. McNabb, Barnes and he Region Directors should all go!


  8. Most dysfunctional company I have ever worked at

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

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

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

    Pros

    Nice facility. Free coffee. Good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Most upper management have no people skills only book smart.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers as people not numbers.


  9. Nice Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Lesser of evils

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Family owned company with room to advance.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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



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