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  1. "Principle Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work flexibility is great, depending on who is your supervisor. ZF was a great move so far.

    Cons

    Work load is at an all time high. Trying to get management to hire the required amount of staff is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Review the current work load and hire as needed. Other than that, keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great work. Good facilities. I've worked at different tier one suppliers in my career and ZF TRW is the best.

    Cons

    Way too corporate. Hard to change ways. Too many engineering jobs are outsourced. Difficult to increase income at a rate that is beneficial.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Positive work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work Environment. You can grow your self here.

    Cons

    Benefits are not very good


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  5. "ok take it"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Designer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Hardware Designer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    cool company to work for

    Cons

    not that I think of

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employee


  6. "Long term employee"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with huge market strength. Opportunities are easily found for the right candidate.

    Cons

    Large amount of red tape, infrequent senior management updates

    Advice to Management

    Share vision more frequently and allow some insight in to the ZF acquisition plans.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not people centric but good technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Engineering in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Engineering in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great range of product and in general very good people with talent and comittment, ground level folks including mid managers are in the main very sound.

    Cons

    Highly political, lots of in fighting CEO is hire and fire has poor relationship with his key team. HR lead some silly initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest asset and you have lost large numbers of people that were once loyal, the problem starts with the CEO ... a genius but has no people skills and micromanages and drives infighting and insecurity. It could be a better company, even a great company and generate even more profits. That said is still has some tremendous people - it needs to keep them.


  8. "Good company."

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    Current Intern - Co-Op in Detroit, MI
    Current Intern - Co-Op in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, acceptable work environment.

    Cons

    Typical of large companies, there is a struggle between departments, conflicting agendas and miscommunications, and an inefficiency that comes with the "system".

    Advice to Management

    Make the employees a priority.


  9. "Very good company to work for who clearly understands Automotive OEMs."

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    Current Employee - Leader in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Leader in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been able to work myself into different roles as there has been upward movement. Company is resolved to be number one in their market making the tough decisions along the way.

    Cons

    Staff in plants do not seem to have opportunities for training, i.e. (depends on the location).


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Top Management Lost in Their Own Agenda ($)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has great employees and great unlocked potential. Highly skilled workforce. The working staff just need a better working working environment.

    Cons

    Top management watches numbers and does not think that employees are a resource. No trust of employees to do the right thing, Lots of checks and balances that are insulting to the professionals that work for TRW. It used to be a great place to work. Stock price is up but not sustainable.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, move on, take your spoils and move on. Let the company prosper with proper non bean counting management. The CEO and top staff is over compensated taking value from share holders and employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "TRW Not A Good Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Full Time in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Full Time in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Dental Insurance,Good Boss Joe Petry

    Cons

    Low medical Insurance, Low Wage,Low Eye Insurance, Treated Like Slaves, Working Conditions Sub Par.People I work with act like little children.

    Advice to Management

    FIRE JOHN PLANT WITH NO SEVERANCE PACKAGE!


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