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Volkswagen Group Canada Reviews

Updated 6 September, 2018
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  1. "Schedule Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group Canada as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team ,flexible job and good learning environment

    Cons

    Less experience in project scheduling role


  2. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Contractor - Controlling Analyst in Ajax, ON
    Current Contractor - Controlling Analyst in Ajax, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group Canada as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good lease options
    Great food
    Stress-free work
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No much benefits to contract employees
    No definite time frame of converting contract employee to permanent position

  3. "Volkswagen Canada"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group Canada full-time

    Pros

    Ability to lease cars at a great rate

    Cons

    Directors do not get along with one another which means it is a very dysfunctional environment


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Has gotten worse over time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, amazing products and great dealer network. Management says they care and listen and want you to succeed in your career and in your position
    Have lots of great events to attend
    Town hall meetings are good for understanding the bigger picture

    Cons

    Lots of 'boys clubs' in the organization
    Much of the review process is smoke and mirrors and nothing ever comes out of it
    Lost much of the personal touches when company was smaller
    Bonus calculations are a big mystery
    Many of the office staff don't understand view of the dealers and think that corporate is always right

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees and help them out more
    Be more transparent - the more that everyone knows, the better off we will be
    Different business units operate in silos, try to break those down more
    Some managers are way too over worked and they need help too
    Try to find solutions instead of just finger pointing


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it!!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Volkswagen Group Canada as a contractor

    Pros

    Leasing for employees but really that is all.

    Cons

    Beware that advertisements for postings right now they are putting as Audi but it is one group for most services but I would assume since the TDI crisis they are advertising under Audi but if you are applying for a group services position then it is with VW too. People seems friendly when you start but they are awful and definitely not team players. Everyone is being hired as contract positions and there definitely is a divide. People get away with being completely rude to their fellow workers and colleagues. It is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a better look on group services and how they operate. People are dishonest and not team players.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    Current Contractor - Specialist in Ajax, ON
    Current Contractor - Specialist in Ajax, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group Canada as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Cafeteria for convenient lunches
    -Great vehicle program and products
    -Departments are approachable to address certain problems
    -Generally friendly atmosphere
    -Strong volunteer initiatives

    Cons

    -Out of touch upper management doesn't understand the Canadian market and its needs (tdi scandal)
    -Minimal opportunity for growth or development
    -Low cooperation internally and externally
    -High pressure, with minimal resources for some departments
    -Hot potato style problem solving
    -Reactive style of management
    -Low company spirit

    Advice to Management

    A big culture change is needed, this bunkered/clique-focused style breeds bad morale.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ol' (white) Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Ajax, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Ajax, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits with a great discount on cars. Lots of opportunities to learn. Enough budget to do produce great work.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. It's a flat organization so there are little opportunities for advancement which promotes unhealthy competition. People have been there for years and plan to stay until retirement (and it shows). Very demanding goals which makes the environment even more hostile. Lots of egos and personalities. Lots of politics inside the office and a brutal aggressive environment with dealers. (not every car company that suffers from this) Dealers are down right indecent in their behaviors.

    Advice to Management

    Promote decency and respect for one. Be intolerant of bad attitudes and behaviors. That's a minimum.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkswagen Group Canada full-time

    Pros

    Engaged management, they listen to employees and dealers.

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit better and it would be nice if bonuses were paid quarterly and you knew what you were going to get.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Affiliate Payable Specialist in Ajax, ON
    Current Employee - Affiliate Payable Specialist in Ajax, ON

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

    Pros

    Competetive Salary
    401k and RRSP Matching
    Full Benefits

    Cons

    Nothing Specific for cons other than working hours for accounting services at year end are demanding.


  10. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Ajax, ON
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Ajax, ON

    I worked at Volkswagen Group Canada (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good people, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None