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ZF TRW Livonia Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Livonia, MI

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Livonia, MI
    Former Intern - Intern in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Good projects.Friendly environment.Good learning curve.

    Cons

    Chances of getting full time is difficult if you are an immigrant

    Advice to Management

    Seek for talents rather than visa status


  2. "Sales and Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay their employees well.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of thrills. It is a get in, do your work and get out atmosphere.

  3. "Good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and great things to learn. Work hard and party harder. And there is enjoyment in owning the responsibility. It is good.

    Cons

    Nothing that stands out. Schedule flexibility can be helpful. But some might misuse it. So everything is fine.

    Advice to Management

    They are good. And very good to employees.


  4. "Good for Engineering Experience"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse Engineering Portfolio/Divisions within Company. Wonderful Colleagues to work with. Good Company match into 401k.

    Cons

    Base Pay is not that competitive compared to other top Supplier companies.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "ZF TRW Body Controls Division = Anchor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few nice people scattered about.

    Cons

    ZF TRW Global Body Controls Division has a real arrogant and condescending leadership structure starting at the top down through the top level of sales.
    Lack of technology, and vision from top management, who believe they are brilliant and clever, but in fact have done nothing to secure the future of the company.
    No respect for the customer, as they are only focused on short term gains and not long term partnerships. They are an anchor to ZF TRW. Just do a google search and you will find out all you need to know about this division.
    The work/life balance....not here!! Keep looking!!

    Advice to Management

    Your reputation follows you, and word travels fast. I would suggest you take some personality classes. Respect your employees lives, even though you may think work is better than having a family.


  6. "Good place to work for.."

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    Current Contractor - Designer in Livonia, MI
    Current Contractor - Designer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management
    People are nice
    Well organised

    Cons

    No cons noticed as of now.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Don't work for BCS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting product line with a mix of driver interface switches and devices, global business with sites in North America, Europe, South America, and China.

    Cons

    BCS is driven only by financial numbers and a ruthless desire to put profit ahead of people. The management team will not add the needed resources, so many people are working 10-12 + hour days on a regular basis and still falling farther and farther behind. BCS posted record profits in 2016 - the highest of any division in ZF -, but resources are not added and employees are not rewarded for their contributions. Only a small percentage are awarded the performance ratings needed to get the highest raises and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people and reward the ones you have that are contributing. Recognize that it's the people that are helping to achieve the profits.

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work was interesting while I was there.

    Cons

    There was not much opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Find creative ways to help coach young project managers to help become more valuable assets.


  9. "Boring but good people"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of knowledgeable people who are willing to help.
    A large variety of work to do.
    Decent facilities and location.

    Cons

    Management is a club, if your are not a kiss-up, you do not get in.
    Permanent in-fighting
    Not enough people.
    Limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees
    Make a decision about anything


  10. "Not a bad place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time
    Vacation time is respected
    Dress code is relaxed (jeans okay)
    Employer respects doctor visits and personal time off

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement
    Salary is not competitive
    Health Insurance is a disgrace
    Employees work in one position for too many years

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark pay and amount of vacation days with competing companies. Make an effort to keep your employees before they decide to leave.


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