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Volkswagen Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • The job was easy with good work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Excellent Working Environment and Very NICE colleagues (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Worst place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in Belmont, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, sallaries far under area average, favoritism everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    This place needs a complete overhaul.


  2. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good location, gym available, friendly co workers

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of pto, no communication from leadership, most co workers spend more time watch fav tv shows on phones then working. That includes direct hire leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Look up, look around,communicate what you want done and how to do it. Have some continuity within the dept. Return to the vw family concept. Customers are family, but contract workers are not.

  3. "Poorly managed and overworked"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    VW builds really great vehicles.

    Cons

    Poor management up top, lack of resources to be successful in a role, and huge pay deficit compared to other OEMs.

    Advice to Management

    Step down and let the US market function like other OEMs. Stop the lying and unethical behavior associated with the delicately problem.


  4. "deputy director"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volkswagen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Driving a car which is not on market yet

    Cons

    Culture of big German company have difficult to adapt quick technology change, especially apply data science technology to future concept car


  5. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pleasant coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Mid and lower level employees have been punished or let go due to high-level VW decisions like the diesel scandal. I left after the revelations of the diesel scandal broke because I did not want to work at a firm that intentionally lied to consumers and regulators for years. VW had the arrogance to use the slogan 'German Engineering' -- as if that meant something -- when in reality the engineering teams were cheating on emissions because they could not engineer better diesels.

    Advice to Management

    Take full responsibility for 'Dieselgate' and don't take it out on your thousands of mid- and lower-level employees


  6. "dont do it!!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dothan, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    can be decent money if you're good at prospecting

    Cons

    LONG HOURS
    COMPLETELY COMMISSION BASED
    DISHONEST PRACTICES


  7. "Number 1"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chattahoochee Landing, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Chattahoochee Landing, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    excellent employer to work with.

    Cons

    There were some areas that needed to aggresively needed to be worked out...

    Advice to Management

    Promote more within the company

  8. "Volkswagen of Freehold"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Receptionist in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier/Receptionist in Freehold, NJ

    Pros

    Work was easy, night shift barely anything to do

    Cons

    Hours, No vacation time, management at the time was awful


  9. "Sales Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is competitive to good.

    Cons

    This place is a sick, unhealthy place to work. There is no company culture left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop it! You've ruined a good place. McNabb, Barnes and he Region Directors should all go!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Most dysfunctional company I have ever worked at"

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    Current Employee - IT in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - IT in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facility. Free coffee. Good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Most upper management have no people skills only book smart.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers as people not numbers.


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