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"Earn a living but expect to be undervalued."

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Current Contractor - Product Engineer in Washington, MI
Current Contractor - Product Engineer in Washington, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at ZF TRW as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good work experience to learn various internal management systems for quality and production. For me it was also a revelation of dealing with offshore suppliers and developing them to produce and maintain high quality components.

Cons

Shareholder value undermines value of non-management employees. Minimal investment in developing talent for contract employees - arrive with it or develop it on your own.

Advice to Management

Employees make a company - good ones are hard to find. If you have them - treat them to keep them. This is a comment on the many people leaving the company during the time I worked there for two years from 2011- 2013.

Other Employee Reviews for ZF TRW

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Most Miserable, Depressing place on earth."

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    Current Employee - Assembley in Portland, MI
    Current Employee - Assembley in Portland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of over time, you need it when you don't make any money.

    Cons

    Horrible hourly pay rates, out of date machines, dirty, lack of leader ship. Poor leader ship due to high turn over, to many un experienced team leaders, supervisors. Management just there to collect a paycheck. Horrible insurance with high out of pocket costs and high premiums. Can't get a better insurance plan for the 65,000 employees? Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff. 8 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Were to even begin.....GOOD LUCK!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Would never recommend to anyone with standards"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Company is so poorly run. Incredible that company is still surviving. However, competitors are catching up with their products and profits are down. Great place for program managers who have no true skills to get hired into high salaries.

    Cons

    Overworked employees. Another review discussed in great detail how 12+ hour days are the norm. Each employee has workload of about 3 people. Working systems are ineffective- simply creates busy work. IT systems do not work either. There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles. Turnover is very high as employees soon realize the poor morale and poor working environment. It is the norm for teams to get into "survival mode" which is stabbing others in the back constantly. There is no encouragement to employees for growth and company as a whole is reactive rather than being progressive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so selfish and look at the company's growth as a whole and recognize that true growth can only occur when the company invests in ALL employees. Not just upper level managers, VP etc. Mid level managers need to tell executives when their expectations are unrealistic. It's disgusting that the CEO makes millions annually yet hiring freezes are set and bonuses are not paid out to the employees who work 12+ hour days, 6-7 days per week.

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