Volkswagen Group of America Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 8, 2020

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Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO, VWGoA Scott Keogh
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80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and matching 401k(in 36 reviews)

  • "Friendly and accepting work environment(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No Work-Life balance - Region Managers call and email into the night and all weekend, as well as during your vacation(in 25 reviews)

  • "long hours, have to work night shift due to senority, hard on the body and exhausting work(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      BI Analysis

      Dec 8, 2020 - BI Analyst 
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      Pros

      Good team and work environment

      Cons

      No sponsorship is provided which would be helpful

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    2. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great work-life balance

      Oct 6, 2020 - Test Engineer Intern in Belmont, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Work own hours - Ability to work with a team and independently - Friendly and accepting work environment

      Cons

      - None except the commute. The building where I worked is in the south bay of SF (traffic heavy!)

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company to work for!

      May 29, 2020 - Customer Care Advocate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team environment, in depth training, fun work environment

      Cons

      Customers can be very aggressive on the phones

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Sr. Software Engineer for HMI topics

      May 27, 2020 - Sr Software Engineer in Belmont, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work environment; able to work on state-of-the art cars

      Cons

      Low salaray, low passion for the work

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a good company to work for

      Jul 2, 2019 - Engineering Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      VW has many policies to support work-life balance, for example the work-from-home and summer hour programs add great flexibility to my work arrangements. VW also made effort to promote ethics and compliance by empowering employees of all levels to speak up. The leadership and work environment is generally supportive.

      Cons

      As with any large international company, transparency and information sharing can be a challenge. I feel that a large portion of my effort is spent fighting political battles rather than doing actual productive work. The company can really benefit from better transparency and collective effort, instead of each individual or team safeguarding her/their own interest and pulling in different directions.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Don't work here

      Apr 18, 2020 - Warehouse Worker in Cranbury, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company car lease plan option

      Cons

      Incompetent management-reactive vs proactive-favoritism-hostile work environment

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Product Marketing

      Dec 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced working environment. Great perks.

      Cons

      Opportunities to grow with a lean structure

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    8. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great atmosphere!

      Feb 21, 2019 - Operations in Belmont, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A true melting pot of ideas as people from different teams and disciplines within the ERL have the opportunity to collaborate and work together on projects. Nice that walls aren't built between teams and there's a real sense of even hierarchy. Overall a fun group of people to work with. Stocked kitchens too with snacks, drinks, fruit, muffins, etc! Pool table, ping pong, and foosball! From the relaxed dress code, provided snacks, modern furniture, tons of break areas, etc., the ERL has really embraced the idea of a Silicon Valley like work environment. Opportunities within the larger VW Group sent to all employees on bi-weekly basis.

      Cons

      Above average employee turn over and lots of contractors. Some teams are good about converting from contractor to FTE...others aren't.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Apr 9, 2019 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment and excellent coworkers

      Cons

      fast paced and many levels of communication

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    10. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      A job for cattle

      Nov 28, 2018 - Coordinator in Auburn Hills, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It paid better than most companies, for similar job functions.

      Cons

      Toxic work environment. Blatant favoritism. Promoting those that weren’t qualified. Terminating (culling entire teams) without notice. Contractors are the bulk of the workforce. Parking is challenging.

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