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Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (3)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Subpar (2)
    33.333333333333%
    2.55
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC

Reviews - What employees say

2.55 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 03.Jun 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company culture is very harsh, unforgiving, legalistic and punitive. It is particularly unfriendly to employees with family emergencies. There is a "gotcha" mentality at this place, and the Human Resource Department is particularly rude, unresponsive and hard to deal with. They are always looking for more creative ways to give points to employees so that they can get them fired. And there is NEVER any mercy, forgiveness or second chances given at ZF.

Support from management

Employees are NEVER involved in the decision-making process. Management is very autocratic and employees are expect to OBEY and not question. I even had one supervisor who specifically asked me NOT at ask questions at meetings.

Freedom to work independently

Production associated are micromanaged and not trusted to do a good job on their own, even seasoned employees.

Gender Equality

It seems like if you are young, black, and female, you can quickly be moved into any position, whether you are qualified for it or not. Even though a large percentage of white males work in the plant, you very rarely see any of them promoted or moved to a higher paying position, no matter how often they apply for internal jobs.

Attitude towards older colleagues

It hires some older workers, but they are not appreciated or supported. No one is.

Career Development

Applying for jobs internally at ZF is a joke. Most of the time management has already decided whom they will hire and the interview process is done as a mere formality. Plenty of people at ZF get promoted because they know someone or are related to someone. Very few are actually promoted because of their performance and skill.

Overall compensation for your work

Compensation is adequate, although the company is quite secretive about pay in various departments and refuses to publish a salary scale. When internal jobs are posted, salary information is ALWAYS missing. If you ask about salary in the interview, you will be blacklisted and not given the job.

Office / Work Environment

The team leads, and sometimes in the past, even supervisors, do not want the assembles to use hoists and other devices to safely lift things because they complain that it slows down production. They will put pressure on you to work faster without using a lift device and are indifferent about it if it damages your body or you get injured.

Environmental Friendliness

Very good. The company tries not to pollute at all. Even they recycle everything.

Work-Life Balance

Production employees are expected to be available for work up to 12 hours per day, seven days a week. You can never plan a weekend off because weekend work is never announced until Thursday. If they would make a monthly schedule in advance, it would be much better.

Company Image

I was proud of the work I did there. But in the community, ZF had a reputation of being a revolving door for its high turn over rate of employees.

Workplace Safety

The people in ZF's safety department are some of the nastiest, most hostile human beings I have ever met. They are quite indifferent when employees get injured and only focus on trying to help ZF save money. We had a woman who had an heart attack on the assembly line and ZF wrote her up for "not completing her shift" because the ambulance took her to the hospital. So she had a heart attack and was written up by HR. Not a compassionate company at all.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Downsize the Human Resource Department by at least 50%. And make the ones that are kept actually do some work.

What I like about the company

Modern, clean, state-of-the art facility
Decent health insurance
Excellent 401K program
Adequate compensation

What I dislike about the company

Production employees expected to be available for work 12 hours per day, seven days a week
Not family friendly
A harsh policy of 5 points per absence (for ANY reason, it does not matter) and fired at 25 points.
A "gotcha" culture in HR that seeks to invent new reasons daily to write people up and get them fired for the most trivial offenses.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
  • City
    Gray Court
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered
  • 02.Mar 2017 (Last edit 03.Mar 2017)
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Cannot be stressed enough that you need to tell your workers they are doing a good job and don't start off each day with what we did wrong.

What I like about the company

Diverse and unique people to work with, some are laid back and some are under a lot of stress but we all worked together in the end.

What I dislike about the company

Very poor communication. Lack of forewarning about work schedules and minimal encouragement from leadership about a job well done. Often felt like we were always behind in numbers and we weren't doing good as a company as whole.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
  • City
    Gray Court
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • 08.Jul 2016
  • Employee

No zf

1.76

Company Culture

Dont trust anyone.

Support from management

The upper management keeps the supervisors hands tied so they cant do anything about employees doing basically what they want.

Teamwork

Most departments and shifts are about making sure they put as much work on the next as possible.

Freedom to work independently

Its a game to put as much work on the next department or shift as you can.

Internal Communication

Only tell you how much we lost

Gender Equality

Same job. Same pay.

Career Development

From what I saw it was all about how long you were there.

Overall compensation for your work

Good pay. Normal benefits.

Office / Work Environment

Ear plugs when needed and eye pro always.

Work-Life Balance

Only problem is long stretches of work with no days off.

Company Image

Its a place to earn a check.

Job Security

They keep threating to move the company to another facility

Handicapped Accessibility

No issues

Workplace Safety

Normal keycard entrance

Challenging Work

Not hard to do work.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not shared with employees

Suggestions for improvement

  • Keep employees that are worth keeping

What I like about the company

Pay.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of supervision

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
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
  • City
    Gray Court
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (3)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Subpar (2)
    33.333333333333%
    2.55
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
2.55
6 reviews

Industry average (Automotive)
3.03
51,937 reviews

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3.28
2,613,000 reviews