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ZF TRW Farmington Hills Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  1. "Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  2. "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 .


  3. "NPI Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "Coop Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "ZF TRW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer (Mechanical) in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer (Mechanical) in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, flexible hours, great place to build ones self. Management is very supportive

    Cons

    TRW management has a very lean operations practice. Most departments do not have enough personel to support product without people feeling overwhelmed. Maybe as ZF continues to take over more operations,things will change.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more personnel to support product lines to ensure a superior product is delivered to customer.


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    "Algorithm Development and Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Algorithm Development and Applications Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Algorithm Development and Applications Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training provided are top notch (also depending on who's your supervisor). There are many talented individuals working there. Benefit is pretty good.

    Cons

    Low salary to begin with. There are problem with talent retention. A lot of people are leaving. Lack of management. CEO (JP) is money hungry and squeeze every penny out of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop squeezing profit out of employees' salary. Have proper recognition in place for well-performing employee. Hope the management under new CEO will be better.


  11. "ZF-TRW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work as I please as process is currently ill defined

    Cons

    poor management. low quality product and employees.


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