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Updated Nov 2, 2020

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3.5
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Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner
Kjell Gruner
8 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
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      Contractor

      Nov 8, 2017 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Porsche offers a lot of perks. It is a fun working environment, especially for those in Marketing, as I was. Good, hardworking people, dedicated leadership.

      Cons

      Leadership is likely a bit too dedicated - work life balance suffers, so there needs to be a more robust culture change. Being a contractor at Porsche is a decent way to get your foot in the door, but know that the timing is essentially unlimited. There are people who do not receive PCNA benefits who have worked there for years because there is little recourse for adding headcount. This is really unfortunate, as being a contractor begins to feels like you're 2nd class, despite pulling the same hours and workload as everyone else.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    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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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Friendly atmosphere

      Nov 7, 2014 - Receptionist (Contract) in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment, people are friendly, you can learn a lot in a short amount of time, the culture is diverse. Porsche Cars of North America is fun and the people enjoy being at work. The company have mixers so the workers can enjoy, relax, and meet other people. The company is always doing something in the community such as: planting trees, reading to students, donating to shelters, and more

      Cons

      I do not have any cons at the moment.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Highly Recommend

      Jul 11, 2016 - Credit Services Representative in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment filled with highly talented individuals who take great pride in their company/work

      Cons

      Very demanding management (although to be expected), strong hierarchy in positions

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Intern

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      Aug 24, 2016 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great working environment, great facility

      Cons

      I'd rather not say .

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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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