Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – May 20, 2017
I used to work there. Rotating shifts so your your sleep schedule and sanity are out the window. I could deal with it if they rotated monthly but it's weekly. The staffing agency employees are treated like stepchildren. If you make one mistake you will be given corrective actions even though you're working circles around the VW employees who's jobs are safe from layoffs. Myself and the people I was hired with were told we would be hired full time VW but were there for a year and a half still as contract employees even though we outperformed VW employees. (They don't have to try hard anymore because they are safe from layoffs due to VW status) The supervisor I had would swear at and disrespect his employees to their faces with no repercussions. People with children could make up family emergency excuses and get to stay on day shift for a while while the rest of us had to keep rotating. The biggest thing for me is how much differently the contract employees are treated than the VW employees. Stay away from this company unless you have a family in danger of starving to death.
Corrosion team member (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – May 19, 2017
I learned a lot about how a car is made and what all it intellls. Learned how to adjust to different atmospheres. Learned to drive tuggers and how to read pick sheets to be able to put the parts in a sequence to send to the line so they can put the parts on the car. I have also learned what to do to waterproof a car. How important it is to keep the interior free of water for the customers. I also learned what it takes to keep the corrosion from starting on a car.
Area Aftersales Manager (Current Employee) – United States – May 18, 2017
The company is a good company that is working on building itself in the USA. Great opportunity to join the automotive industry. Downside is that the HQ in Herndon, VA is a very expensive area in which to live.
Workforce Management Coordinator (Former Employee) – Auburn Hills, MI – April 26, 2017
I would not recommend working here. Horrible management, not enough support for people coming from outside the company, best if work at low job and move up. No work life balance, not paid enough for work expected.
Quality Assurance Team Member Road and Water (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – February 15, 2017
Volkswagen is swing shift. Not very ideal for families. The benefits and pay are good. Every other week you are on days and every other week you are on nights. You work 10 hour shifts, sometimes 11and sometimes on weekends. The pay is the best around! Benefits are very good!
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – December 22, 2016
I very much enjoyed my job. Great benefits and opportunities . Swing shifts hard on single mothers no night care for children. Worked there for 6 years . Once I had a child I couldn't get childcare or a straight shift so I will eventually be terminated.
Great benifits, insurance, 401k match, maternity leave, pay rate
Swing shifts and no straight shift unless you work in spine
Very good place to work with great benefits including lease cars. I would have continued my work there had there been better opportunities for advancement, however advancing was based on politics and the buddy system.
Great benefits and lease cars
Hard to advance and inconsistent working conditions
Finish line Team Member (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – September 1, 2016
The first two years it was a great place to work. But when the Germans in charge handed the reigns over to their American counterparts, it went downhill fast. Very underhanded ways of dealing with employees, company attorneys on staff to help dodge the laws. Gave us PTO but required us to use it for company scheduled non production days. Clinic Doctors who say NOTHING is work related. No work-life balance. High divorce rate. Swing shift means no one ever gets more than 4 hours sleep. Totally dishonorable management.
VW CARE Region Case Manager (Current Employee) – Auburn Hills, MI – August 17, 2016
- managing caseload of an average of 35 cases a day - reviewing repair orders for customer's request for buyback of vehicle. - learned how to navigate through difficult calls with appropriate language. - Co-workers are friendly and helpful. - hardest part of the job would be delivering negative news that wasn't in favor of what the customer requested. - the most enjoyable part of the job is building relationships with field representatives and dealer personnel, as well as interoffice personnel.
free lunches occasionally, free swag occasionally, facility is beautiful looking
Multi-skill Technician - Team Lead (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – July 25, 2016
Great benefits. Very mundane and unorganized in their approach to most situations. The coworkers were great with a great variety of experience. The most enjoyable part of the job is the technology. The worst is definitely disorganization.