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ZF TRW Farmington Hills Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Farmington Hills, MI

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  1. "Product Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility and a great work environment.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Software Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office, good environment, signing bonus

    Cons

    was not paid attention to, had to beg for work, work often not very relevent to my studies

    Advice to Management

    involve interns in real projects, not just dummy work.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "ZFTRW Farmington Hills Michigan USA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Nice new building, decent pay and some decent benefits, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are terrible, must be politically motivated to advance, an entrenched bureaucracy environment, engineering predominantly driven out of Europe, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    You are advancing the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Engineering is by design and done by engineers and not by management committee or by dictators with the power to force things through.


  4. "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Different Opportunities, talented colleagues, diverse multicultural work force, nice facilities, good pay

    Cons

    Health plan not very good (coverage and cost)

    Advice to Management

    ZF leadership team was very accommodating to the acquired TRW personnel (no major process changes, re-orgs) - thank you


  5. "Great place to work at!"

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of career opportunities

    Cons

    None I could think of .


  6. "NPI Manager"

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    Current Employee - NPI Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - NPI Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, okay compensation, variance in work

    Learn rapidly from a firehose and can get a lot of project experience for a higher level. A lot of areas to identify problems and implement improvements.

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of promotion based on merit, all tasks are urgent and everything is a crisis. A lot of team dysfunction and avoidance of proper accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Read 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and implement some changes. Promote based on merit and avoid nepotism.


  7. "Coop Engineer"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    New construction, friendly people, global team, standard Gym.

    Cons

    Management is not that efficient but is getting improved.
    Communication between different department could be insufficient.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a special person for communicating between internal department. Taking MBA courses for training.

  8. "Principal Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, flexible working schedule, my immediate management chain is great. I love that we work as a team but there are still areas to improve on

    Cons

    Still lacking communication from upper management, some of the details of the ZF assimilation was not communicated well this made it seem a bit secret/closed door type which was a bit disappointing from their initial kickoff of the purchase. Benefits such as healthcare is too expensive and sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Better the communication down. Ensure the lower level employees understand how their part plays into the bigger picture. Communication is key


  9. "Sr. Prod engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Pay and benefits need to be better


  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Advanced , dynamic, leader, automotive, fair

    Cons

    far, long hours, non competive


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