Porsche Cars North America Employee Reviews about "contractors and interns"

Updated Nov 2, 2020

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Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner
Kjell Gruner
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and team to work with(in 7 reviews)

  • "It is a fun working environment, especially for those in Marketing, as I was(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Contractors and interns are used for 100% tactical work and at times are treated very poorly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be non existent depending on your department(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Tax Intern

      Sep 6, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people and very cool office.

      Cons

      No intern events. High use of contractors and interns limits full time opportunities.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Land of Milk and Honey

      Nov 2, 2020 - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Porsche is and was a very high end brand with some of the most intelligent hard working people you will ever meet. While they are lean and have the expertise to handle constant change and uncertainty it can come at a cost. The cars, the facilities, the work environment and company culture are all very good. Pre covid there is a sense of comradery that exist throughout most of the organization Looks great on any resume and the perks are pretty good A lot of opportunity to engage in the brand and with the cars (If your team allows it)

      Cons

      Post Covid we learn that when the tide goes out, we can see who is skinny dipping. Work life balance can be non existent depending on your department. By letting go of 60% of the workforce in contractors and interns the people who actually do significant work in quantity suddenly get a job that is now 3 jobs in one. Although the company is flexible the work load is at a pace that will cause real stress and anxiety/ depression. Some management should not be managers. You can not have a culture of do-this and correct-this instead of promoting accomplishments and a sense of fulfillment from hard work. Some management found real difficulty in switching to remote work. When you have a company built of star employees, you do not micromanage your team. Some teams cannot engage in activities like brand ambassadors because the work load is too large or managers will not allow it

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A culture of get it done now, check the box, and unconscious bias

      Sep 26, 2019 - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      There is some great work to be done at Porsche that could make a lasting impact. Also the relationships forged there with colleagues made it a great place to work.

      Cons

      It will not take long for a level headed person to see the culture during the first few days in the office. Unfortunately, there is some unconscious bias that happens daily and instead of putting things in place to deal with it appropriately, management chooses to overlook it. The company has a mindset of get it done now regardless of quality. From my lens, I saw the company operating out of a state of reactionary chaos. This environment frustrates employees and creates low morale and the revolving door syndrome. Contractors and interns are used for 100% tactical work and at times are treated very poorly. The company has a need for some structure but does not want to take the time to build things out for sustainability. The company also has a culture of not providing feedback, leaving employees guessing as to expectations. I understand now why the company overall has high turnover and why there is not a culture of trust or relationship.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Pros

      Great people if you work within the right department. It's a luxury brand so what's not to like about working with a high end brand.

      Cons

      Some department heads are very self interested and will put themselves before other employees or the good of the company. There are a lot of groups that separate each other from other departments. Kind of clan like for some. Interns and contractors are always working as though they are full time employees yet they never get acknowledged by the company for their work. Ex: End of year high end gifts such as Bose headphones are given to all "full time employees" yet interns and contractors (who work just as hard) get a $50 gift hard. How exactly is that looking out for your employees? HR needs some serious work. Not enough background checks are done on previous employees.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Cool place to work!

      Nov 17, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      It's a very small company so you really get to know a lot of your coworkers. Everyone seemed really nice and enthusiastic to work. I finished my internship knowing a lot more than what I came in with. The new facility is also a plus!

      Cons

      It's a very small company so there's not a lot of room to move up in your career. The company was filled with a lot of interns and contractors. This is a stepping stone company.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Intern

      Oct 25, 2016 - Intern in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Corporate exposure, experience lots of events and perks. Nice working environment.

      Cons

      Strong German culture, too much workload compare to pay, hierarchy among full time, contractors and interns.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Intern

      average learning experience, good name

      Mar 7, 2017 - Anonymous Intern 
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      Pros

      good name to add to the resume. nice building.

      Cons

      lots of turnover, constant leaving for interns and contractors.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      Contract

      Jan 15, 2020 - Business Development in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brand to be associated with.

      Cons

      Many jobs are contract with no chance to become full time Porsche employee. Contract workers are treated as second class in the company. High turnover of contractors and interns makes for a revolving door feeling in the office.

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