ZF Friedrichshafen

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ZF Friedrichshafen Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014

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3.7 11 reviews

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers, supervisors and management.

    ConsNot much job security. Most of the work in the plant is be sent to Belgium.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good attitude!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to broaden knowledge and skill sets

    Buyer (Current Employee) Florence, KY

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

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not too bad, but can get boring

    Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros2 working slots to choose from. very little overtime.
    as far as i know, most people working in the company are around for quite a few years. so they have the knowledge of the industry and the company.

    Consoffice politics are quite common.
    location isn't great. food choices are extremely limited unless you drive.

    Advice to Senior Managementworkplace feels a little stagnant. empower the people more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Perfect work-life-balance.

    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee) Friedrichshafen (Germany)

    ProsGood conditions. Excellent social life.
    Personal Flexibility expected but offered too.

    ConsEven no technical career opportunities. Experience is not valued enough.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enriching internship but work can get stagnant/boring Sometimes.

    Product Development Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsStandard hours. Few or no OT.
    Get to fly to different countries for business.
    Friendly team to work with.

    ConsMundane ms work.
    Office politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower the staff more.
    More hands on for interns to learn.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Family Orientated

    Senior IT Manager (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsLarge company but some managers do care for well being of their employee. Bosses do take care of your interests and what you want to do

    ConsStrong German culture, not a true International company

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your organisation and fast track the business grow. Operate like a real public listed MNC and not a foundation anymore

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Balanced Company

    Automotive (Current Employee) Friedrichshafen (Germany)

    ProsMoney, work experience, nice work atmosphere, flexible working time.

    ConsThe city of Friedrichshafen.Too little help from other Employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company.

    Intern (Current Employee) Friedrichshafen (Germany)

    ProsZF is a great company where they offer a lot for students from other cities and contries. I like my job there a lot.

    ConsFriedrichshafen is a city where you cannot do a lot during your leisure time. This is a big con.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's very good for employee who just graduates from university.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsThe working environment is very good, including the relationship between the colleagues. And also the salary is not bad compared to other companies.

    ConsIt's not a good idea to stay too long because it's a little difficult to get promoted in this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe administration of ZF China shall establish a clear career route for each employee so that they can stay without worry.

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    Great opportunity to work abroad.

    Intern In Procurement and Purchasing (Current Employee) Passau (Germany)

    ProsEmployees and Management are easy to work with. Hours are reasonable. Great expierience to work for a comoany that is globally known.

    ConsPay is not up to par compared to most US internships. Hard to commute to unless you live in the city or can drive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work environment, but Management is sometimes hard to get a hold of. Try to include interns in more of the Companies events, i.e. Meetings

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