ZF Group Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.7
81%
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91%
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ZF Group CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider
Wolf-Henning Scheider
184 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent managment and teams drives a friendly and productive work environment(in 61 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance with the flexible timing in work as per requirements(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "German language is important if you are working in Germany(in 21 reviews)

  • "I see currently no cons to mention(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Very good Place to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZF Group full-time

    Pros

    Good Place to work now

    Cons

    Big Place with lots of people

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Gray Court, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ZF Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work. A lot of new and cool technology. working wit multiple customers located all around US , Canada and Mexico. Good benefits and salary

    Cons

    A lot of travel , not easy to manage work and personal life balance

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if desired. Job is not difficult.

    Cons

    Forced overtime 7 days a week. Management is awful. Ways to grow is limited. Poor wages.

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  4. "Good work/life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZF Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy going team, good projects, nice work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is average or below average. No recreation activities organized. Company is not doing good since last 2 years.

  5. "Mechanical engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at ZF Group full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, knowledgeable people, good work environment

    Cons

    Structured organization, lots of documentation

  6. "Excellent Management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent managment and teams drives a friendly and productive work environment.

    Cons

    Given the scale information and resource finding can be difficult.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Do yourself a favor and just don't"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZF Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing. Maybe the 1.5% annual 'raise' you get if you have an exceptional performance review.

    Cons

    Increase job responsibilities and expectations constantly but will deny you any significant raises. Expected to do three different jobs and positions. Mandatory overtime every week. Management is clueless Expects loyalty but will always find a way to fire you and degrade you. They will exhaust you to the point where you don't have the energy to do anything, like find any other job.

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  8. "Positive Long Standing Internship"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects Lots of autonomy, especially for an internship Get to work with industry professionals Good pay, raises with class rank Get to work at school

    Cons

    Difficult to understand the corporate structure as a new hire IT keeps changing their system, makes automation difficult Uses legacy technologies, but this is to be expected from a Fortune 500 company

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  9. COVID-19

    "Decent company with growth potential"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington Township, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Lots of work to be done - You learn a lot - Salary compensation is quite competitive compared to similar jobs - New generation of Power Steering with lots of potential to learn new things and become lead engineer if wanting to continue working in this field - Monthly townhall meetings give good perspective on business outlook for the future

    Cons

    - Benefits are just okay, bonuses are very low and are based on team performance. - 1d/week work from home policy in place but you rarely get the chance to do it due to management expectations. (this doesn't include the current COVID situation) - Management could be better leaders. - Employee appreciation day is a joke. You get maybe a mug or small lunch bag. - Most hiring in software teams is stopped outside of India due to costs and all. Which makes sense from business point of view however us senior engineers have to train them which involves a lot of time not doing your work, making early calls with them due to time zone differences, managing to make sure work they do is correct, etc...A lot of this can be taught but the language barrier can sometimes be difficult. - Not enough time given to test our software builds before they get delivered to customer. Customer finds an issue then makes us go back to old software and make bug fix releases on old software that is not relevant anymore. - All the negatives that come with working for an automotive supplier. Customer (OEM) decisions outweigh everything regardless if we have the time or resources to do it.

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  10. "Solid Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Powertrain Calibration Engineer in Northville, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and accommodating. Encourage individual and team work

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

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