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Volkswagen Reviews

Updated 15 September 2018
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  • "Timing issues, less work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Gibt es derzeit keine bekannten" (in 9 reviews)

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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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "Make more time for staff"

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    Current Employee - Specialist, Sales in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Specialist, Sales in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent product, large customer following, fantastic buildings to work in, good training

    Cons

    Some poor managers when 25 salesman leave in a year it's not the staff at fault it's the sales manager. A lot of good people lost because on one persons failings.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within somebody who know and likes the brand and knows how to manage and motivate people not stress and de motivate them.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning new experiences and skills. Driving different tyoes of cars. Liaising with customers. Sense of achievment.

    Cons

    Not the best pay in the world. Messy and at times dirty. Not many benefits. No company healthcare or life insurance. No cell phone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Solihull, England
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Solihull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good sales commission
    Company Car
    Friendly staff and management

    Cons

    Hours of work.
    Holiday Availability.
    Extremely competitive.


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