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"A Lab in Transition"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Belmont, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Belmont, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-The culture is generally open and constructive between individual contributors.
-Good facilities, including a large vehicle garage and workshop with 3D printers and other machine tools.
-Fun projects and lots of neat cars

Cons

-Not very well run for a smaller office
-A lot of old and unnecessary processes
-Desire to be Silicon Valley style, but the director can only be from Germany, which decreases the chances
-Desire to be a world class research lab; mostly lip service
-The worst corporate internet connection, ever
-Most of the team leaders started their careers at the lab and do not have the experience necessary to bring the best out of the organization
-People promoted to leadership roles are generally poor communicators
-Average compensation
-Constant micromanagement on some teams
-Too much focus on management showcases

Advice to Management

-Allow people from the US to be contenders for lab director
-Let people work for longer periods between distractions
-Refocus leadership promotion criteria to emphasize communication, as well as technical ability
-You have talented and passionate workers. Use and promote them more effectively.
-Shake up the management team

Other Employee Reviews for Volkswagen Group of America

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work with good benefits and bonus. Upper management needs better communication"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. Many professional specialist who know what to do. Good lease car program.

    Cons

    Upper management needs better communication amongst themselves and not leave decisions to specialist that needs management involvement.

    Advice to Management

    Know whats going on before the last minute when a decision is needed at the meeting.


  2. "Not for Everyone"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides great benefits and reasonable pay. The quarterly bonuses paid out are a perk and incentive that most would enjoy.

    Cons

    Production Management isn't concerned about the well being of production employees. There are a lot of areas in production that cause injury that could affect employees permanently.

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