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ZF TRW Reviews

Updated 22 January 2019
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  1. "xxx"

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

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

    Pros

    Good employer to work for

    Cons

    Nothing to say regarding the cons

    Advice to Management

    xxxxxxx


  2. "Good experience in ZF TRW"

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    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is an experience in the UK.
    Good technical environment. Challenging environment. Good benefits compared to other companies in the same industry. Good work life balance. Good location.

    Cons

    The working environment was very dated. Old building, poor temperature regulation for an office environment.

  3. "Great place to learn."

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Shirley, East Midlands, England
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Shirley, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lot to learn. Good stepping stone for post graduates.

    Cons

    Constantly fire fighting; no resource for innovation. Not very competitive pay.


  4. "Mechanical design and Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Solihull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on different projects with Tier 1 and Niche Automotive customers

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of proper project management


  5. "Review of ZF / TRW as an employer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cirencester, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cirencester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good cooperation / team spirit

    Cons

    Continual timescale pressure, requirement creep / change


  6. "ZF TRW"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of products and skills required.
    ZF acquisition is a big positive with a bright future.

    Cons

    Runs with lean under-resourced teams, can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Properly resource projects to avoid fire-fighting later.


  7. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Decent wages nothing else to say

    Cons

    Long shifts, unbearable heat, disorganised.

  8. "Debug technician"

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    Current Employee - Debug Technician in Peterlee, England
    Current Employee - Debug Technician in Peterlee, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary people location experience pay

    Cons

    Shifts location people experience salary

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff more


  9. Helpful (3)

    "I would avoid this company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Shirley, East Midlands, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shirley, East Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing really is worth mentioning. Just another company. It doesn't stand out from the crowd with anything special.

    Cons

    One issue is the spoken language all around you. I completely understand the global aspect of any business but when the people around you are discussing technical aspects in Hindi that should include you as well, and you can't understand a thing, after a while you discover the concept of marginalization. I'm not talking here about official stuff like meetings or communication, I'm talking about the small talk, the chat from which great ideas can arise .
    This brings me to the idea of "team". There is no such thing like "team spirit" and real leading and role models. There is no bond or any real connection between people. Robots everywhere. At least this is the feeling you get. You see groups here and there of 2-3 people and maybe you hear someone laughing but usually this is only when interns are involved or people that know each other and are working together for many many years.

    If you're trying to be part of something, something challenging and alive, look somewhere else. This is that kind of place where the soul goes to die. If you have some skills when you get hired, it's very likely to lose them while working here.

     When it comes to facilities, the place is a bad joke.

    Advice to Management

    Fire fighting is never a solution.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lot of potential... But!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Solihull, England
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Solihull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can learn new stuff and have very knowledgeable people around. Friendly work environment. Free parking. Canteen available but not great food.

    Cons

    - No growth.
    - Year end review does not hold any value.
    - Short vision managers.
    - Managers more interested in politics between sites and getting more people under them.
    - HR is crap and does more admonition work rather managing employees.
    - Pay increments are miniscule.
    - Keeps losing their best employees and never learn.

    Advice to Management

    Try holding onto ur best employees. It doesn't make sense to hire a new employees and pay them a lot and train them when u could have just paid the same money to ur old ones.