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22 English questions out of 22

11 April 2019

What is health insurance like at Audi of America?

Pros

very nice work environment. nice benefits like company car leasing, health insurance, company events.

Cons

headquarter in Herndon (VA). typical corporate feeling at headquarter

nice benefits like company car leasing, health insurance, company events.

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21 January 2020

Does Audi of America offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

They let you work from home so many employees use that time to look for a new job. There are good people working here but the morale is bad. Salary is competitive.

Cons

Kiss-up, kick-down culture of fear. The attitudes that caused Dieselgate are still alive and well here. People who speak up are fired or pushed out. Managers are mostly yes men and the few female managers are expected to do the dirty work of the male managers and act like office mom. Those who take time off to take care of their own real family are talked about behind their backs.

Advice to Management

Hire some experienced managers with vision and talent and degrees from real schools and the drive to do some work to improve this place. Put women and people of color in management positions. There are good employees here who want to work but the the terrible leadership is making them complacent. Now it is just a place to collect a paycheck.

They let you work from home so many employees use that time to look for a new job.

21 January 2020

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11 April 2019

Does Audi of America offer healthcare cash plans?

Pros

very nice work environment. nice benefits like company car leasing, health insurance, company events.

Cons

headquarter in Herndon (VA). typical corporate feeling at headquarter

nice benefits like company car leasing, health insurance, company events.

11 April 2019

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12 January 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Audi of America?

Pros

Working on a luxury automotive brand Driving a variety of Audi and competitive vehicles (company car for level 10 and above) Office is well appointed and maintained When I started there was a feeling that we were building something Over a 10 year period, Audi has performed, but has sputtered as of late Professional environment, but this has it's negatives also (see below) 401K is good - 100% match up to 9% Healthcare wasn't as good as it used to be, but is competitive

Cons

In an attempt to be "professional" the Audi work environment has become toxic. There is pressure to look a certain way, whether that be physically fit or wearing a hip tailored suit. The VW people call the Audi floor "the fashion show". It's even known within VW HR. At first glance, this could be taken as humorous, but it's deeper than that. It has become image over substance. Gossip is pretty rampant. It can be very mean spirited and ranges from cutting down someone's appearance, making fun of their personal social media account, or criticizing work---even if that work is excellent. VPs are even ridiculed behind their backs. What's disturbing is some of this gossip finds its way to the VP level and shapes their impressions of individuals and teams. The current crop of senior management----with a few exceptions----are yes men. They are relentlessly driving the organization to hit certain numbers without any regard for the external competitive situation or the market. Work life balance doesn't exist for some departments. Professional Development feels more like a robotic filling out of a forms for succession planning vs genuine skill improvement. Morale is low. There was leadership stability for years, but since October 2018 there have been 3 Presidents of Audi of America. One lasted just 6 months. I think the road will continue to be rocky. HR department. Don't be fooled they are there to protect the company, not help you. Lots of turnover in HR as well. Maybe they saw too much? Add in that salary is just average and you really need to love cars to want to work for this organization. My advice: work somewhere else and make more money. Buy your own luxury car.

Advice to Management

Promote or reward the people that are actually delivering. Get rid of the people that lack integrity.....and there are several that use questionable tactics to get a leg up over their competitive rivals. Concentrate on reducing rework. Changes in strategic direction or a change in priorities causes the workload to increase. This is a major driver of why work life balance is not great at Audi. Food trucks are nice, but fix the core issue! Professional development. People get stuck at a level 9---forever. Make the company car free at the 9 level. Then you'll find out if people really want the 10 level or whether it's just because they wanted the car and title. Make the car heavily subsidized at the 8 and below level so that even admins can afford to drive an Audi.

401K is good

12 January 2020

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23 February 2021

Does Audi of America offer dental insurance?

Pros

Pay is reasonable. Working level people are sharp.

Cons

Insurance is through Cigna and very expensive for the coverage it offers. This company is in the dark ages. The vacation tracker is an excel worksheet. I have never seen such an under staffed over worked IT division in my life. Projects that should take weeks drag on for years. There is a complete disconnect and lack of coordination between business units, with VW being the closest. Endless duplication at multiple levels between functions. Support from germany has single points of failure and management has a complete aversion to making decisions based on business sense. Strategic decisions are made with obvious lack of understanding of the automotive business. There is no relationship with regions or dealers.

Advice to Management

I'm at a complete loss. This is a car company that knows nothing about cars. This is a tech company that knows nothing about tech. I really don't know how this company has managed to this point.

Insurance is through Cigna and very expensive for the coverage it offers.

23 February 2021

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