ZF TRW Reviews | Glassdoor

ZF TRW Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
381 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

381 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Boring but good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Assembly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Assembly in Lapeer, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly in Lapeer, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    Some jobs require constant heavy lifting

    Advice to Management

    Great job appreciating your employees


  3. "High hopes but learned quickly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to try different business units (engineering, purchasing, etc)

    Cons

    little collaboration between departments, poor procedures and absolute lack of proper training


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Not a bad place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Poorly Managed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to gain engineering experience

    Cons

    Electronics Engineering department is a mix of very talented, and very unqualified engineers. The unqualified engineers become clear, very quickly, with very little interaction.
    Unfortunately, management would rather promote those unqualified engineers, to management, because they've created friendships. This makes it very frustrating, as you are expected to work around the manager's inadequate qualifications, and baseless arrogance.

    Additionally, there is often contention, between software, electronics, and mechanical, when issues arise with a product. Each department wants to blame the other, and will go out of their way, to try blaming the other, without actually investigating if they are actually the source of the issue.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to heed warnings from employees, about management. Make changes, rather than allowing employees to be driven out, by poor management choices.


  7. "Great place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and work for.

    Cons

    I have None as of yet!


  8. "Decent place. Not great. Not terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent pay, four shift options (Monday through Thursday 10 hour days or Friday through Saturday 12 hour day), clean for a factory job,

    Cons

    Lots of drama, training is not great, lack of communication about changes from management, strict attendance policy, weekend shift can be inconvenient


  9. "HSE Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in Pharr, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in Pharr, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company with an HSE Corporate Professional Team

    Cons

    People work under pressure all time


  10. "Senior HSE Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive corporate HSE Management System

    Cons

    Micromanaged, redundant reports to various levels of management.


  11. "Principal Product Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



Showing 381 of 414 reviews
Reset Filters