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ZF TRW Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Growing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Washington, MI
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Washington, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good atmosphere, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Old technology, innovation is done in Germany

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone follows the quality policy


  2. "machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Marshall, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Marshall, IL

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

    Pros

    Easy job, laid back people, very enjoyable mostly, good insurance.

    Cons

    No to very little work and very little overtime. Wages are kinda low. The company can't keep parts coming in. Not a day goes by that we don;t run out of parts.

    Advice to Management

    They need to clean house on the current management and hire someone who can really get this place going again. They also need to find suppliers to keep parts coming in on time so they don't lose customers or find someplace to make their own parts that they run out of often.

  3. "Not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cell Lead in Marshall, IL
    Current Employee - Cell Lead in Marshall, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    over time when available
    only work 3 to 4 days
    climate controlled
    clean

    Cons

    no advancement opportunities
    monotonous work
    grumpy employees
    low pay


  4. "Good for Engineering Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Good place to work for.."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (3)

    "Don't work for BCS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "NPI Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Valley View, OH

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

    Pros

    Great team, focused and open management/leadership, development and coaching provided

    Cons

    challenging work load and no downtime


  10. "Boring but good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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