ZF Friedrichshafen Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Super company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Conservative values, long term view, dedicated personnel

    Cons

    Slow to act in some critical decisions


  2. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Gray Court, SC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Gray Court, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, lots of upward momentum

    Cons

    Frequently working weekends. It is not uncommon to get 2 or fewer days off in a month.


  3. So far so good.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gray Court, SC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gray Court, SC

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice facility, good pay, good people, diverse community, great place to learn.

    Cons

    New facility and still working out a lot of kinks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stress communication amongst all departments.


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  5. I worked there.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planning Representative
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planning Representative

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen

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

    Pros

    It was close to my home, and is a solid company in Germany.

    Cons

    If you are an entrepreneurial thinker, this may not be the best place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Overall experience has been educative, and positive place to work with others.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Capacity Analyst in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Capacity Analyst in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone in the workplace is highly motivated, and want to help each other succeed even when it does not benefit them individually. Upper management is completely open door, and want to help or answer questions whenever possible. Training is thorough and lengthy as long as an employee feels they need it.

    Cons

    Tasks can be dauntingly repetitive and unchanging. Job quickly becomes a daily routine with little variety and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Require all leadership roles to develop a pitch of a new innovative way to perform their current job responsibilities. Reports should have regular semi-annual or bi-annual due dates as to when they are to be presented to upper management. This will promote continuous improvement as well as keep employees fresh and motivated in the workplace.


  7. Co-op Opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Co-op in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Co-op in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They help you learn and grow the skills you need to advance in your field. I was given a lot of leeway to pursue the jobs I wanted as well as give specific tasks to develop.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy that surrounds the company makes it difficult to get some things done in an efficient manner. There are only one way to do certain jobs when corporate gets involved and it isn't the most efficient at times.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people who are responsible for their departments do their jobs before getting higher management involved in areas where it will only slow a task down. Rather let the employees work it out and get the job done.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work at.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, supervisors and management.

    Cons

    Not much job security. Most of the work in the plant is be sent to Belgium.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good attitude!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to broaden knowledge and skill sets

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Buyer in Florence, KY

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This company is experiencing explosive growth, and as a result, offers many opportunities for broadening your knowledge and career, especially if you are an engineer.

    Cons

    There aren't many downsides to working for this company. It may depend on your particular situation or section. As long as you perform well and professionally, you will be recognized.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership is struggling with managing the growth, since it is, literally, exponential. But this is a good problem to have. They need to plan better.


  10. Company Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    German company with specialized, technologically advanced product.

    Cons

    Has a small market share so sales values low.


  11. Good company to work for

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

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    ZF is good company to work for, willing to invest in innovation and talent.

    Cons

    Impression that for further carreer, you need to relocate to Germany

    Advice to Management

    Give all talent, globally, the chance to further develop and grow



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