ZF TRW Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very demanding company with little to no appreciation for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    You definitely will get a crash course in LEAN manufacturing.

    Cons

    Little to no support from management and HR. "Just shut up and do it or the door is right there" attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the culture you had 10-15 years ago and maybe the talented and knowledgeable staff will remain.


  2. Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in updating your technology!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid automotive global company with very high paced, challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    TRW runs very lean and employee expectations are extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Top Notch Tier 1 Supplier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Extreme frugality, Business units are on different growth trajectories


  6. Senior Product Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time

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

    Pros

    Some Flexibility with work from home. Good Dental coverage. Worker level employees are helpful and try to fulfill team objectives.

    Cons

    Medical benefits have high deductable when comparable to other automotive suppliers and OEMS. Work Life balance is not balanced. Not much leadership or mentoring. Staffing is short sighted and product knowledge is iffy. No career path.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff; aptitudes, knowledge, and your staff that are "weak links". Reassign people accordingly and compensate the capable ones.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

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

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Finance in Farmington Hills, 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

    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.


  9. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Fowlerville, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Fowlerville, MI

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

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

    Pros

    nice working conditions and they provided uniforms.

    Cons

    To many bosses getting involved

    Advice to Management

    Treat People better


  10. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Livonia, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TRW allows me to work on projects where I am able to interact with all levels within the company. There has been plenty of career opportunities available as well. Hard working people who really care about what we do and the products we make.

    Cons

    TRW is a fast paced working environment and you have to be able to handle multiple tasks at one time. If you are unable to thrive in this type of environment, then this may not be a good fit

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest back into the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Livonia, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TRW is a large, global company. If you are looking for a place where you can learn, be challenged, and grow your career, this is the company to join. I have always been able to make a move/take on a new role when I was ready for a change. I have been able to maintain adequate work life balance.

    Cons

    TRW is very lean. Resources are not abundant and if you are a manager, you must be willing to roll up your sleeves and work - not just manage - not a con for me but is for some others.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more robust, global systems.



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