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Volkswagen Group of America Reviews

Updated May 6, 2018
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Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken
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Pros
  • I also have found that this is a work environment that provides its employees a good work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • There are good benefits for managers including a company car (including insurance, gas etc (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life/balance is non existent (in 21 reviews)

  • long hours, have to work night shift due to senority, hard on the body and exhausting work (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time

    Pros

    VW is a great place to work. I enjoy what I do and feel challenged every day. I also have found that this is a work environment that provides its employees a good work life balance. There are also fun events/activities for employees to participate in.

    Benefits/Perks:
    Summer Hours
    Community Service Leave
    Ride/Drive events when new vehicles are launched
    Employee Leave/Purchase Program
    Competitive Benefits/401(k)/Bonus Structure

    Cons

    Leadership has been very receptive to employee feedback that is given through annual surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to change.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I love working at the electronics research lab for VW group of America"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. Cool fun projects and the chance to with for the largest Automotive manufacture in the world. The Erl had about 200 or so employees and had the feel of a small tech company with tht resources of VW.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's a pain to have to communicate with Germany to get information on the cars or have to translate German text when I don't speak German

  3. "Process coordination specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. My immediate group is a good group to work with.

    Cons

    There are too many audits. Process audits. Product audits. External agency audits. Internal audits.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No micro-management; Open environment; International learning

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement
    The more work you do, the more that's expected.
    Although no micro-management, management doesn't even know what you're doing. Especially when they are an FSE.
    Most FSEs (Foreign Service Exchange) typically managers, are only concerned with bettering their career.

    Advice to Management

    Hire local managers that want to help their employees learn and advance.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Thought they were a good company to work for. Thought they took care of the Employees.....was I wrong! 15 Years of dedication and 100 commitment did not matter for a bogus reason to release from employment. Very disappointed in this company and how they had no regards for what they can do to an employee/family.

    Cons

    Stated above, what else is there to say!


  6. "Another big company that places factors other than qualifications as a guide for selecting employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Car benefits are good. Pay can be good if you have a fair and equitable unselfish boss. If you don’t you will get the short end of the stick and why.... because they know that as a non minority you can’t can’t do anything about it.

    Cons

    High insurance contribution. Hiring and promoting based upon what should be unlawful practices. They would call it something else I’m sure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and look at who you are hiring. Are they really qualified or did they meet a criteria? Also look at who you let go. When you downsize, the same individuals who are not getting hired, are first segment of workers to be let go because the company knows that specific group of people have nothing to claim with regards to discrimination. It’s a shame.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If patient and hardworking the pay

    Cons

    Hours
    Condescending Management and Associates
    Racism

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly it’s a job not someone’s or who they are treat good workers right and have there back if those workers are compensated for hard work they’ll be there long term and companies would make more money

  8. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Incentives Advocate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Incentives Advocate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Fun Events, 40 Hours/week, good work life balance, 15 PTO days with potential to earn more through quarterly performance

    Cons

    Should be compensated more, not much opportunity for OT


  9. "Inconsistent Policies - Questionable Competency in Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Product is well above average in quality, but still overpriced vs. competition.

    Cons

    Changes in management direction are frequent and often not well developed before launching.

    Advice to Management

    Identify a path to customer satisfaction while generating fair profits and stick to it, taking market changes and direction into consideration.


  10. "no life, good pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time

    Pros

    good money and benefits, able to lease cars

    Cons

    long hours, have to work night shift due to senority, hard on the body and exhausting work. mangers play favorites. No real way to move up. You will probably be stuck on the same line your entire career.


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