ZF Friedrichshafen

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ZF Friedrichshafen Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Co-op Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good attitude!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to broaden knowledge and skill sets

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Buyer in Florence, KY

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    I hada wonderful experience during my internship at ZF Friedrichshafen.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Friedrichshafen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Intern in Friedrichshafen (Germany)

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen

    Pros

    - Relaxed working atmosphere
    - Solid salary
    - Excellent company culture
    - Excellent Work/ Life balance

    Cons

    - Friedrichshafen is a small town for a young person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not too bad, but can get boring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    2 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    workplace feels a little stagnant. empower the people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enriching internship but work can get stagnant/boring Sometimes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mundane ms work.
    Office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the staff more.
    More hands on for interns to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family Orientated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at ZF Friedrichshafen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large 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

    Cons

    Strong German culture, not a true International company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your organisation and fast track the business grow. Operate like a real public listed MNC and not a foundation anymore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

    Perfekte Work-Life-Balance. Perfect work-life-balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leitender QS-Ingenieur in Friedrichshafen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender QS-Ingenieur in Friedrichshafen (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Gute Konditionen. Exzellentes soziales Leben.

    Persönliche Flexibilität wird erwartet, aber auch geboten.

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

    Cons

    Keine Karriermöglichkeiten im technischen Bereich. Erfahrung wird nicht genug wertgeschätzt.

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ausgewogenes Unternehmen Balanced Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mitarbeiter Automobilbranche in Friedrichshafen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Mitarbeiter Automobilbranche in Friedrichshafen (Germany)

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen as an intern (less than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Geld, Berufserfahrung, nettes Arbeitsklima, flexible Arbeitszeiten.

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

    Cons

    Die Stadt Friedrichshafen. Zu wenig Unterstützung durch andere Mitarbeiter.

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keine Kommentare.

    No comments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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