Volkswagen Group of America Reviews | Glassdoor.com.au

Volkswagen Group of America Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 328 reviews

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
60%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits in terms of work flexibility(in 31 reviews)

  • "the ERL has really embraced the idea of a Silicon Valley like work environment(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes it's a pain to have to communicate with Germany to get information on the cars or have to translate German text when I don't speak(in 27 reviews)

  • "Work life/balance is non existent(in 22 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team oriented. Great environment.. to

    Cons

    Every company has a con but it’s subjective

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-06-09
  2. "Great company culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very set in the VW way of doing things which is actually kinda cool.

    Cons

    Some can be pretty dogmatic about the brand.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-06-05
  3. "Great company and great environment. Any issues are the same that any large corporation faces"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Many of the people that work there are personable, friendly, smart, funny, and nice. There are so many opportunities within the company to get involved or even explore other job opportunities.

    Cons

    HR department is terrible. Teams can be very siloed. Other issues are the same with any large corporation.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-05-01
  4. "they are fine"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accident Specialist in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I am a huge car guy, and love the brand. Being around the newest coolest cars all the time is the best part.

    Cons

    almost no opportunity to advance your career. everyone is constantly complaining about their jobs.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-05-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Transparent, good ‘ol boys club"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation and healthcare benefits are good for the area. Chattanooga is a beautiful place to live.

    Cons

    Nothing is transparent. Job descriptions do not match actual job responsibilities. Pay scale is keep secret as are bonus structures. No one follows Company policies, especially HR. The only way to advance is to fall in line and cozy up to your boss. Never speak up if you see anything is wrong because you will become a target.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Foreign Service Employees in top management positions. Get American management that has skin in the game and not a short term agenda that will be over turned the next time a foreign employee comes over on a 3 year assignment. There is no consistency and it hurts the business.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-05-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Correcting the course"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work over all, senior management is engaged in working on making it an even better place to work. The thing I appreciate most is the atmosphere of gratefulness, people recognize when someone puts out extra effort, is thankful and expresses it. Simple things like this make the whole environment more enjoyable.

    Cons

    While a lot of employees have come from the contractor base, the organization is too reliant on contractors across the whole organization. Although contractors are treated very well compared to other organization this leads to a little friction within the organization.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-04-10
  7. "Great opportunities and benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits & great opportunities if you work hard and show initiative.

    Cons

    as the admin you sometimes get tasks that are specialists tasks, I recommend to voice that to your direct supervisor and address the issue... it might be the time to ask for a new "opportunity".

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-04-10
  8. "Contractor Position"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dealer Support Advocate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, great management within my direct team, benefits within office: gym and cafe.

    Cons

    Depending on role, you may have longer hours on occasion or varying schedules to accommodate dealers across the country.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-04-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "VW seems on the outside like a place you can make a career and retire from but once in its very stagnant and dead end."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pros of working at VW are a decent hourly rate but not comparable to other auto workers. If overtime is what you want there's plenty unless it's in the spring. The benefits are pretty good, especially the insurance. There's a lease program that's not bad but needs a better purchase program.

    Cons

    The downside of working at VW is there is very little room to advance. It's a good-ol-boy network built for yes-men to advance. Otherwise, you're too valuable on the floor to move up. The hours are very inconsistent but that fits well with the inconsistent management.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Overtime shouldn't be a daily threat and called just in case the target isn't hit. If overtime is called VW should have to pay it. That would stop unnecessary calling overtime. The target should be the target. Not the number that management scrolls across the top of the Andon screen. Pocket cars need to go away. We overproduce only to buffer managements bonuses and keep the culture of overtime up that...

    Show More
    Volkswagen Group of America2019-04-01
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Still trying to find their way in America"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Above average pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Authoritarian plant CEO with no long term vision. There are many mangers but very few leaders. Local vision and innovation is discouraged and ignored. Americans are being run off or fired at an alarming rate and replaced by employees from VW Mexico as a cost savings tactic in order for VW to turn a profit in the US without moving production to Mexico. Benefits are being reduced or removed every year.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in leaders to turn this plant around instead of oppressive managers trying to make a name for themselves.

    Volkswagen Group of America2019-03-15
Found 328 reviews