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ZF TRW Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Global supplier development and quality engineering leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong automotive industry leader with multiple tier 1 and 2 components.

    Cons

    Levels of global management is too deep for effective decision making

    Advice to Management

    Definitive mechanisms are needed for management training prior to being placed into critical management positions. Progression of management understanding and positive application talents based on quanatative and objective results prior to official assignment.


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    "Materials Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Planner in Atkins, IA
    Former Employee - Materials Planner in Atkins, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Stronger automotive technology. Most of the personnel in the departmentsouthern that I collaborated with were great

    Cons

    I could have written the evaluation below a couple of months ago, but I wanted to give myself sometimes to reevaluate and be fair. Let me just say I left this company on my free Will. Now let's get on with the evaluation.

    This company is not quite what it claims to be. The Materials department is chaotic, with bad leadership. Management turns it head the other way when it comes to quality and procurement practices. They make false claims to vendors regarding lost production time and try to get their vendors to pay for lost productivity due to late deliveries. I particularly found this unethical.

    They tied themselves to procurring parts from specific vendors for one product platform and a different vendor for the same part for another platform. They often find themselves in violation of mixing vendors without customer approval for deviation.

    From a pride in workplace point of view, a very prominent sign on the ZF TRW property reads "this is a tobacco free workplace ". Workers, some of whom are managers smoke, chew tobacco and vape on the premises. HR management, plant operations are all aware of it, and dismiss is as a part of the territory in Southwestern Virginia; so then, why the claim of a tobacco free workplace?

    I could go on with more examples, but if you are reading this, I believe you got the gist

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to put all the hours of ethical training into deeds. The right choices are never easy choices.

  3. "Senior Principal Product Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Engineer in Washington, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Engineer in Washington, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse company with a large protfolio

    Cons

    Too many internal red tapes, no sense of urgency

    Advice to Management

    Remove red tapes


  4. "Sr. Prod engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "EPM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EPM in Washington Township, MI
    Current Employee - EPM in Washington Township, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits, people are great

    Cons

    Change mgmt needs work, global communication needs work

    Advice to Management

    Leadership need to listen to employees


  6. "Work Load"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Rogersville, TN
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Rogersville, TN

    I worked at ZF TRW (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits. Used to get bonuses every year and that stopped.

    Cons

    No time off, worked 7 days a week for months on end


  7. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers were friendly, easy to work with

    Cons

    The work can be repetitive at times

  8. "Equipment Maintenance Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. This is the only pro while I was there. Absolute lousy place to work!

    Cons

    Deplorable training, if you don't learn the job in two weeks minimum your gone. Burned out employees who don't want to train and they set you up for failure. Horrible managment (stupid is as stupid does).

    Advice to Management

    This is for the Mesa, AZ facility. You cry about how you have such a high turnover and people leave after being there a month or two. NEWS FLASH you idiots, look in the damn mirror! You are the reason. You treat new employees like crap, hand them off to burned out current employees that don't want anything to do with you and set you up for failure. I have worked in manufacturing going on 34 years and this is the only company I have ever seen so desperate for people that you have a sign posted at the end of the street begging for employees. You fire everyone you bring in. Also I have never worked in a place where you have to be worried about being bit by rattle snakes and other critters. Yes rattle snakes seen climbing office cubical walls.


  9. "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Quality Control/Assembly in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Quality Control/Assembly in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    clean atmosphere, overtime offered if you want it, lines are easy to learn and the management are great people to work for.

    Cons

    Some areas can be really oily but you can bid on jobs that you want.


  10. "Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Plant Controller in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Plant Controller in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice balance between personal and work environment, good team to work for, ability to think for yourself and apply own ideas, constant changes for better processes,

    Cons

    Lack of support to employees, hard to clinb the corporate ladder, no empathy from HR, management not the best you would hope for,

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee necesities, we leave our best and receive mediocre feedback increases and benefits, not the balance we are expecting


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