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Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • 35h Woche mit guter Work-Life-Balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Really interesting and changing work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a very good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Gibt es derzeit keine bekannten (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Volkswagen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Self Learning, Support from Peers, Salaries

    Cons

    Politics, Limited resources, Work/Life Balance, Duplication of work,


  2. Helpful (5)

    "ERL of VWGoA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Position in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Position in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time

    Pros

    The people that work here are great, and it is probably one of the lower stress and time commitment jobs in SV.

    Cons

    Large company processes and politics from Germany. This bogs the ERL of VW down and prevents us from being competitive in an extremely competitive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management can provide better direction and do some of the creating and idea generation themselves.


  3. "Volkswagen"

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    Current Contractor - Pre-series Warehouse Coordinator in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Contractor - Pre-series Warehouse Coordinator in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Volkswagen makes a good product and there are a lot of good people that work there and want to do a great job. They really believe in the company.

    Cons

    Management is very prideful and often inept people get promoted simply because they are good butt kissers. Management will not listen to the people who actually do the job. The company claims diversity but if you look it really isn't very diverse except for the workers on the line. Many decisions are made that create so much waste. The management style here is not to plan ahead but is instead constant crises management. They refuse to train people that want to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Do succession planning.You lose a lot of good people simply because you won't listen to people who want to make the company great and want to be part of the VW family. Instead you listen to the ones who make YOU feel great. I personally have worked there for 5 years. I am a very good employee. I am smart and hart working but instead of using my time when Ni am not busy to train me for something more, I sit and waste time. I have begged for training so I can be more valuable to you and you refuse to train me because i am a contractor. I am currently looking for a job outside of VW.. Your loss.


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  5. "material handling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Factory, fast paced team work. Incentive for being on time and at work every work day, and a on site workout spot.

    Cons

    No appreciation for the real team player, always being watched , even after seeing and acknowledging that the job is being done better than expected. Favorites among the supervisors and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people according to their performance, not personality. Allow advancement, reward achievement, show understanding , and BE FAIR. Please, thank you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "VW is decent to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Field Liaison in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Field Liaison in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy hours, decent pay, managers are knowledgable to some extent, very good work environment

    Cons

    As a German company it seems they only hire germans for high tier positions even in North American operations, unrealistic goals at times, there is a sort of 'drink the koolaid' cult vibe with some of the more extreme VW enthusiasts that work there, during the soccer world cup no work gets done as everyone is too busy watching the game in the break room

    Advice to Management

    Get realistic goals, avoid putting your employees down in meetings and other than all of that just go ahead and keep up the good work.


  7. "Good place to work. Benefits are ok"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Pay is above average for area

    Cons

    Schedule. Buddy system is how promotions occur.

    Advice to Management

    Micr managing doesn't work


  8. "Great product for a limited target audience"

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    Current Employee - Car Sales in Orchard Park, NY
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Orchard Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Volkswagen offers a high - quality product with a fantastic variety of turbo-diesel and turbo-gas vehicles, including the awesome SportWagen. VW also has a great offering for manual transmissions.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get time off, especially on weekends - also mandatory long shifts such as at least one 12 hour day per week, no overtime, and commissions may be based on surveys from sales and service customers. Also, Volkswagen currently does not have a 3rd row vehicle, and they typically are a more expensive vehicle with less features than most competitors

    Advice to Management

    Better hours and more flexibility for time off - sales reps gets stressed out from long days, long weeks, and extremely little time off


  9. "Detail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience if you want to work on cars or learn anything about cars.

    Cons

    Detail is a lot of work. Sometimes the bottom gets treated poorly.


  10. "accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    colleagues are nice, some managers are really helpful

    Cons

    conflict between departments, no team working


  11. "Bureaucratic & traditional company, but offers some good opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're passionate about cars, then that's one of the companies to go to. You might get an opportunity to improve or change future cars. They take care of the workers rights, like a regulated working week and enough holidays. My tasks were interesting and I was challenged, so I have learned a lot when I left the company.

    Cons

    It is a very traditional company with high hierarchies. A lot of interns are hired, more than I've ever seen in any other company before. Also their wages were below what I have experienced at other companies and not many of the interns are actually hired after their internship.


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