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Updated 15 November 2018
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  1. "Retail Sites are high pressure!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time

    Pros

    Great brand with one of the largest global market shares

    Cons

    Emissions, high pressure, only as good as your last month

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring people into management who have an education and good people management skills in your retail sites.


  2. "Placement year"

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    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    company benefits
    company car

    Cons

    workload was unmanagable at times.
    long hours

  3. "Mostly good"

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    Former Employee - Fleet in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Fleet in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at VWG UK for nearly 5 years. Most people I came across were friendly, helpful and competent. Overall my experience of the company was a positive one. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There are some pockets of management that do not follow company values and frankly, should not be there. Beware of the occasional snake.

    Advice to Management

    Find dissenters and remove them to retain the best people.


  4. "Mixed reviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic car scheme, excellent professionals.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they have a big problem with blame culture, people spend a lot of time trying to cover themselves instead of collaborate or work . The company is slightly behind compared to other large corporations, no working from home or flexibility culture. It’s up to the managers to decide how their team work. Some perceive that as too modern.

    Advice to Management

    Let’s move to the 21st century, listen to the employees’ feedback. I think you are trying but there is much more to do.


  5. "Small cog in a very large wheel"

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    Former Employee - BDM in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - BDM in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car scheme is unparalleled. Looked after well. Application process was fantastic.

    Cons

    Blame culture is everywhere. Feeling of being undervalued. Work from home scheme is almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Although you listen to our feedback, try and implement more of our recommendations.


  6. "Training Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time

    Pros

    Nice car to drive

    Cons

    Terrible work culture and location


  7. "Interesting tasks with great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed most things, great learning curve

    Cons

    Big company, so a bit slow in implementing change

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cars given to all staff plus lease cars for family (up to 3 in total), pension, holidays, other staff normally long serving so built so good friendships

    Cons

    Management direction, little interest in the individual , just getting the job done


  9. "good business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volkswagen full-time

    Pros

    forward thinking cutting edge manufacture

    Cons

    communication could be better at times


  10. "my review for today yup"

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    Former Employee - BDM in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - BDM in Leeds, England

    I worked at Volkswagen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training, upskills, wage, light and airy

    Cons

    Long hours, emissions have totally buggered up sales but hey ho

    Advice to Management

    Go on a few man management courses


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