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Volkswagen Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
76 Reviews
3.6
76 Reviews
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Volkswagen Chairman Management Board Martin Winterkorn
Martin Winterkorn
26 Ratings

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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great product for a limited target audience

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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 an 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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  6.  

    A great experience working for a top world-class auto manufacturer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Team Member in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Assembly Team Member in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Loved with with the advanced technology.

    Cons

    Not a very good work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond what employee tells you in interview to determine who is/is not prmotanle. Too many people know what to say that cannot back up with their actions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    VW

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No career advance, felt stuck

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities are not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen

    Pros

    The people are fantastic to work with and the company is genuine in its caring for the customer.

    Cons

    I was advised I would be able to move through positions quickly and increase my rate as I went. I am now in my third position and my rate has not increased at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more up front about the opportunities that are available to the worker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen

    Pros

    People share a passion for the brand

    Cons

    Can't seem to think of one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and we will be the number one product in a few years.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    great pay but not worth the drama over and over if you have self respect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen part-time

    Pros

    great pay/laid back work when management absent

    Cons

    management superiority complex, high schoolish drama, fear tatics and the blame game a normal thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring idiots who capped out in high school be in charge cause most of the time their disrespectful bullies who are costing your company customers but blaming their underlings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Had a great time during an Internship.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parts Logistics Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Parts Logistics Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Volkswagen as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very Busy and Competitive environment. Always working on the next goal. opportunity for advancement. Great co-workers. Awesome place to work.

    Cons

    i don't see any. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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