ZF TRW Reviews

Updated June 18, 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. Engineering Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Livonia, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, multi cultural, many opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much money oriented, health benefits have deteriorated substantially since I started 10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear vision for the future, don't be afraid or making decisions!


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    Not good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer - Software in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer - Software in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at ZF TRW

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Each person has multiple responsibilities.

    Cons

    Lower salary than other companies

    Advice to Management

    Need to care more for employees


  3. Eh.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

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

    Pros

    They focus on quality and that is very important. The staff is fairly well trained and most people do what they're supposed to.

    Cons

    The managers are stationary. There is not a lot of Movement from managers so engineers who want to become managers have no chance internally. That will eventually be when I move out. I see no chance in improving my position outside of moving sideways.

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally more. Focus on being more attentive to your engineers and give them a chance to move up within the company. Many people feel stuck in their roles.


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  5. Product Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer - Electronics in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Product Engineer - Electronics in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at ZF TRW (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

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

    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.


  7. TRW

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost-Engineer in Washington, MI
    Former Employee - Cost-Engineer in Washington, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    high level of expertise among salary workforce; high-degree of professionalism amongst non-managerial staff

    Cons

    politics overshadow best practices and fact-based practices

    Advice to Management

    Seek to empower rather than control, the talent in your workforce


  8. North American Brakes Division Quality Leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NABS Quality Leader in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - NABS Quality Leader in Livonia, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of travel, good bonus checks, good insurance.
    Other benefits come and go but on the whole are competitive

    Cons

    Division Vice President is from design , no mfg background.

    Lots of finger pointing. Quality suffers while people point fingers.
    Plant managers are weak especially in Mexico, Michigan

    Advice to Management

    Put quality first


  9. Good company, tough work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Livonia, MI

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Successful company, solid outlook, profitable

    Cons

    Difficult work, stressful, compensation skewed too highly to upper management


  10. Fast paced intense environment, but political. Decisions are sometimes governed by people who are across an ocean.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot to do, and you get the chance to learn a lot. There are some very bright people who can teach a lot.

    Cons

    Bottom line is profit, so they will cut heads based on the numbers of the day, instead of any using any outlook to the future, and just re hire within 2 to 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Trust local engineers and don't rely on what people across an ocean say.


  11. Long term employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with huge market strength. Opportunities are easily found for the right candidate.

    Cons

    Large amount of red tape, infrequent senior management updates

    Advice to Management

    Share vision more frequently and allow some insight in to the ZF acquisition plans.



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