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ZF TRW Senior Product Engineer Reviews

Updated 30 Aug 2017

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ZF TRW CEO Dr. Franz Kleiner (no image)
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2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lot of potential... But!"

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

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time for 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.

    ZF TRW2017-08-30
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Washington Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers, management, flexible work schedules

    Cons

    HR, HR, HR. Hires their friends and friends kids. Everything is about politics and HR is king which is going to drive the morale into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Get new HR in office with a better attitude. Understand the importance of not hiring all of your high school friends like HR does. Make it a workplace and eliminate politics

    ZF TRW2017-07-30
  3. "Good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people and great things to learn. Work hard and party harder. And there is enjoyment in owning the responsibility. It is good.

    Cons

    Nothing that stands out. Schedule flexibility can be helpful. But some might misuse it. So everything is fine.

    Advice to Management

    They are good. And very good to employees.

    ZF TRW2017-05-25
  4. "Senior Principal Product Engineer"

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    Senior Principal Product Engineer in Washington, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW for less than a year

    Pros

    Diverse company with a large protfolio

    Cons

    Too many internal red tapes, no sense of urgency

    Advice to Management

    Remove red tapes

    ZF TRW2016-11-29
  5. "Depends on which group you are in"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Yokohama, Kanagawa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great opportunity for self-starters. Plenty of chance to work with international team members. Strong position in the DAS category.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized on development process. Almost close to none training program. People with less experience might feel a bit lost here

    ZF TRW2016-06-18
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. They don't care when you come in, when you leave office, or work from home, as long as you get the jobs done. Almost no overtime work. Most people are easygoing and relaxed. Opportunities to move up the ladder due to relatively high turn-over rate.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing. Outdated building. Always understaffed.

    ZF TRW2014-09-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW full-time

    Pros

    Some Flexibility with work from home. Good Dental coverage. Worker level employees are helpful and try to fulfill team objectives.

    Cons

    Medical benefits have high deductable when comparable to other automotive suppliers and OEMS. Work Life balance is not balanced. Not much leadership or mentoring. Staffing is short sighted and product knowledge is iffy. No career path.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff; aptitudes, knowledge, and your staff that are "weak links". Reassign people accordingly and compensate the capable ones.

    ZF TRW2014-08-13
  8. "Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZF TRW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in updating your technology!

    ZF TRW2014-08-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not The Same TRW"

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    Senior Product Engineer 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW

    Pros

    Paycheck, somewhat secure, lots of work to be done. Many interesting development programs.

    Cons

    Management is cleaning up at the top, profits not being shared with people doing the work. Getting more red tape, more bureaucracy for task completion. Benefits reduced, not justified with the profits being made. Not enough key resources for the booked business. Need more engineers less program management. Capital equipment is squeezed to the point where engineering equipment and facility is old and not... keeping up with industry. Physical environment is substandard.

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    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest resource start treating them that way. It used to be a people friendly place to work.

    ZF TRW2012-02-16
  10. "Good working environment"

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    Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZF TRW

    Pros

    Good working enviornment, Management flexible for time-off, Quality engineering exposure, exposure to work with good talent around, good 401K match - 6%

    Cons

    Not very good insurance - if you spouse is working, you pay high fee to add her, base salary is okay - not higher than industry average ( negotiate at the time of offer)

    Advice to Management

    Need better bonus to the lower level - More profit sharing required. Work environment is good. Better salary structure required.

    ZF TRW2011-08-04
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