ZF Friedrichshafen

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ZF Friedrichshafen Reviews

Updated April 4, 2014
Updated April 4, 2014
11 Reviews
3.7
11 Reviews
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  1. 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 for 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
  2.  

    Great place to broaden knowledge and skill sets

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    • 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
  3.  

    Not too bad, but can get boring

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Perfect work-life-balance.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Enriching internship but work can get stagnant/boring Sometimes.

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    • 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 for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family Orientated

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    • 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 for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Balanced Company

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to work abroad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern In Procurement and Purchasing  in  Passau (Germany)
    Current Employee - Intern In Procurement and Purchasing in Passau (Germany)

    I have been working at ZF Friedrichshafen

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Great 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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