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Volkswagen Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess
Herbert Diess
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  • "Teilweise lange Entscheidungswege, Sp(in 17 reviews)

  • "Location of headquarters, business language german(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Case manager"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment Great incentives ( u get to drive the latest cars )

    Cons

    Poor management . The turn over was quite high

    Advice to Management

    The turn over is too high .

    Volkswagen2019-03-22
  2. "Failing customers, failing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay and benefits. A drive car if you’re at the right level.

    Cons

    Seniors leaders offer no strategy or direction and teams do not understand priorities. Constant cuts due to market changes. The business promotes customer experience and staff are what’s important, yet no loyalty is shown to either. It’s about selling cars at any cost. Most staff are contractors and attrition is high due to poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that your people are your greatest asset, offer direction, development and reward those working hard for you.

    Volkswagen2019-02-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay terrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chullora
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Free car at a manager level

    Cons

    Culture is terrible. Very hierarchical. Very dictatorship orientated. No investment in what customers want. Every manager is out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Some Directors and people mangers are only interested in themselves and their brand not the business.

    Volkswagen2019-01-18
  4. "sales executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Artarmon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    rewarding pay short time of training is need

    Cons

    work /life is not balance

    Volkswagen2018-01-02
  5. "inventory manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volkswagen for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay and bonus

    Cons

    high stressed and internal competition

    Volkswagen2017-10-08
  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Volkswagen full-time

    Pros

    Great cars on offer for staff

    Cons

    Long hours and poor location

    Volkswagen2017-09-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chullora
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Volkswagen

    Pros

    Really good products and people who are completely committed to the brand despite not all being well below the surface. Good pay and conditions but terrible location.

    Cons

    The company desperately wants to grow at all costs ....at all costs! The attitude is that anything is able to be overcome with money and that means all resources are funnelled into paying for discounting cars or pushing more and more equipment into them to make them appealing enough to overcome buyer resistance to issues that are surfacing about quality and reliability. Staff turnover is high in some departments due to...

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    Advice to Management

    Dont pretend to care about your customers or staff, actually care enough and respect that they are valuable. Selling more cars is not going to solve the problems in the brand or at the dealerships.

    Volkswagen2016-06-24
  8. "So you think your driving a Mercedes?"

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    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun to drive and good to look at. Good technology

    Cons

    Bad to own. So many issues with quality of parts

    Volkswagen2016-01-22
  9. "Executive - Volkswagen Group Ireland"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, everyone in the build is pleasant. Some brands more than others Great cars ownership scheme with access to cheap insurance Great to learn about the industry quickly Excellent pension & health insurance options

    Cons

    Some brands have a toxic work environment with a blame culture - no sense of team Career progression is difficult, it all about timing A lot of great employees are unmotivated There is a lot of internal politics, within the brands, and around the building

    Advice to Management

    Listen to surveys carried out by employees. Keep staff motivated by setting defined projects, and potential career opportunities. Offer more flexible working hours, or potentially working from home one day a week.

    Volkswagen2019-06-17
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Infotainment Test Engineer 
    Recommends
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    I worked at Volkswagen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work/life balance - flexibility fun working environment

    Cons

    -remote work not allowed. - longer commute

    Volkswagen2019-06-14
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