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Volkswagen Group of America Reviews

Updated August 8, 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)

  • "Really good benefits and they take really good care of you and awesome team work and everyone seems like your family" (in 28 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 (4)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Network Process Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The organization is constantly providing challenges for their employees. Benefits are very good, such as the employee vehicle lease program.

    Cons

    Due to its large size there is a lot of waste in working through projects or obtaining finance for efforts.

  3. "Positive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phone Agent in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Phone Agent 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

    Great company but needs to provide better work hours

    Cons

    Always looking to grow

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities


  4. "Control system engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good atmosphere at the Research Lab
    -Well organized

    Cons

    -Things move a bit slow
    -People are constantly moving


  5. "Wasted opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paychecks didn’t bounce
    If you have a good supervisor you may have a chance for advancement, if not-you’re stuck
    Minority candidates given preferential treatment for promotions over white men ages 18-49

    Cons

    Never know what time you’re leaving
    Poor management
    Can be a dead end job
    Parking sucks
    Extremely poor management

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about your bonus(es) and worry about the bottom line. Keep your employees well being in mind.


  6. "Cavity wax"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cavity Wax in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Cavity Wax in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits and they take really good care of you and awesome team work and everyone seems like your family!

    Cons

    Swing shift I guess would be

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


  7. "Its very good job experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It improves my communication skill as well as how to resolve customers problem.

    Cons

    No of workshops are less in big cities.

  8. "Process coordination specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocre"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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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.


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