ZF TRW Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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ZF TRW Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is not balanced (in 5 reviews)

  • poor leadership, no career path (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Product Engineer

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer - Electronics in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Product Engineer - Electronics in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my boss, he gave me as many opportunities to work on electrical engineering tasks due to my background

    Cons

    I was in a mechanical engineering position

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with the merger


  2. Good work, good coworkers, good supervisors, low salary

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, good work life balance, good bosses (direct supervisors). Fitness center onsite.

    Cons

    Lower salaries than competitors, less lateral movement, high employee turnover.


  3. Principal Product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    TRW provides a Decent Salary Compensation

    Cons

    TRW provides a Poor Benefit Package

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefit packages and work to maintain knowledge base.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work. A pleasant working place with many talent people, nice diversity culture, dynamic environment, face challenge everyday...

    Cons

    Management is kind of chaos at this transition time, too profit driven, not sure what will happen next after join ZF...

    Advice to Management

    Need better coordination between different departments, related teams need to talk to each other when doing the same project. Communication, communication, communication...


  6. Great company: opportunities for career growth, good compensation, lacks culture.

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    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time including summer hours salary is good, benefits are okay lots of learning

    Cons

    my group was outstanding, however I probably wouldn't have enjoyed my time without them lean company and requires lots of previous experience


  7. Helpful (3)

    Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. They don't care when you come in, when you leave office, or work from home, as long as you get the jobs done. Almost no overtime work. Most people are easygoing and relaxed. Opportunities to move up the ladder due to relatively high turn-over rate.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing. Outdated building. Always understaffed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good company as entry level to learn but expect to be underpaid.

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Innovative company. Technology is competitive in supplier world.

    Cons

    Working Culture here is bad. And paid is horrible compare to other similar jobs and completely undervalue compare to market.


  9. Top Notch Tier 1 Supplier

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best in class products, Supplier is well diversified selling to every major OEM.

    Cons

    Extreme frugality, Business units are on different growth trajectories


  10. Helpful (1)

    Working in the Farmington Hills location for the last few years has been eye opening to say the least.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good if you last

    Cons

    The turnover at all levels, benefits need overhaul, dilapidated workspace

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep employees happy and stay in the company for longer than a year


  11. Helpful (1)

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Finance in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More challenging/rewarding work, work with good people.

    Cons

    Building condition, building layout/functionality, lack of actual cubes for each employee, Corporate lacks the benefits and employee appreciation of comparable companies/competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Place a higher degree of value on employees.



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