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Reviews for Hirschvogel Automotive Group

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.57
Support from management
1.88
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.14
Internal Communication
1.43
Office / Work Environment
1.57
Environmental Friendliness
2.57
Work-Life Balance
2.14
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.57

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.57
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.25
Career Development
2.14
Overall compensation for your work
2.86
Company Image
1.86
Job Security
2.43
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.71
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 2 of 8 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 8 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 5 of 8 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 1 of 8 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 4 of 8 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 2 of 8 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 4 of 8 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 8 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 8 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 3 of 8 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 8 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 3 of 8 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 04.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hirschvogel has never really been successful in the U.S., having only a few of its 30 years of operation in the black, and it never will be successful as long as it is being managed the way it is out of Germany. For whatever reason, the particular group of Germans that make up the deciding portion of the leadership of Hirschvogel are especially arrogant and condescending. Instead of striving to build a strong infrastructure of team work and collaboration, they tend to dictate and blindly deflect blame away from themselves.

What I like about the company

As a result, the root causes of issues are rarely determined and consequently the appropriate measures to correct the issues are never made. Because of this, the company is in a constant state of firefighting. It is always trying to fix the same issues by first blaming and demeaning the local plant personnel, followed by sending their team of “experts” for a few weeks to change everything around, most often causing a whole new set of issues, and then to return home patting each other on the back for being such great lords of the universe. Like clockwork, either the same issues surface again because they never fixed them, or new ones arise because of their disjoined patch job repairs. Also like clockwork, they start the whole cycle of blaming and demeaning first all over again. In some parts of the world talent may endure this but not so much in America, where the very foundation of the culture rests on an abhorrence of such tyranny.

What I dislike about the company

So talent leaves, and quite rapidly. Their turn over is incredibly high and it is certainly on the rise. One would think that this, couple with the fact that they have never really made any money, paired with the reality that most Germany companies in the U.S. do incredibly well, would communicate to the top management that maybe they are doing something horribly wrong and they obviously have no clue how to correct it. Unfortunately their egos are unable to bare this level of accountability so they resort to what is least painful, just blame the plant or the country’s culture, or anything else but the truth. Hence, this is why unlike so many thousands of other manufacturing companies who flourish in the U.S., Hirschvogel will not. It is such a shame too because there are so many talented individuals at the plant working their fingers to the bone to try to fix what they can never repair…horrific leadership!

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Monitor managers interactions with his workers. Provide more realistic goals as far as production numbers. Utilize employees talents rather than automatically assign them to a task based on ethics and first appearance.

What I like about the company

Good meals on holidays, pays for part of your steel toe boots each year, provides the most expensive hearing protection on the market. You never feel like you didn’t earn your pay. Always all the hours you could possibly want.

What I dislike about the company

Popularity is more important than work ethic and dedication. Poor lighting and poor air quality is gendering production. Trying to make employees feel like a person and not just a number would really help morale.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Automotive Group
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered
  • 25.Apr 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Lacking accountability, clique culture in production area

Support from management

Most are good, they want to fix the company, some should have never been promoted

Internal Communication

Poor. Information doesn't flow up down.

Work-Life Balance

A lot of overtime is required. Compensation is good.

Challenging Work

Sometimes even too challenging

Suggestions for improvement

  • Strengthen supervisors, work on training for workers

What I like about the company

German technology, travels

What I dislike about the company

Cliques in some areas

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 27.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture is very political, back stabbing, un-trust worthy.

Teamwork

not enough resources. every department is over capacity. "every man for him self" is the team work attitude

Career Development

this company offers poor training, any advancement is based on how well you can kiss up. does not provide you with the proper tools to succeed.

Overall compensation for your work

very over worked. its worse if you are salary

Office / Work Environment

Very political, if you want to succeed you have to kiss up quite a bit. and know how to be political

Environmental Friendliness

oil spills, no effort to improce air quality on the floor, when you out to the floor it is hazy. at the end of the day you will pick out black gunk out of your nose.

Work-Life Balance

over worked. every department is over worked. floor workers have worked continues for the past several months.

Job Security

Job security is based on your political skills and kiss up skills

Challenging Work

trying to maintain a work life balance and navigating the political mine field is very challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

As part of the full time salary, i was 1 of 4 person of color. if you are a person of color i do not recommend working here!!

Suggestions for improvement

  • the leadership needs to improve drastically to change the company culture if this company is going to succeed long term.

What I like about the company

at this point none due to the awful work environment

What I dislike about the company

work environment, excessive work load, politics, picking favors, potentially raciest?

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 24.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Needs to develop more experience overall.

What I like about the company

The money is decent.

What I dislike about the company

Upper Management

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 01.May 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 17.Mar 2016
  • Employee
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Automotive Group
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • 14.Dec 2015
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production