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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.

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 - 100% match up to 9%

12 January 2020

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12 January 2020

Does Audi of America assist with or provide work transportation?

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.

Buy your own luxury car.

12 January 2020

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6 January 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Audi of America?

Pros

Great management, fun environment, good benefits

Cons

No career advancement, upper management doesn't trust managers and gets in the way of our work.

Advice to Management

Upper level management needs to trust employees

No career advancement, upper management doesn't trust managers and gets in the way of our work.

6 January 2019

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29 August 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Audi of America?

Pros

Met some amazing people that have turned into life long friends. That’s It.

Cons

I want to cry for anyone that is considering working for the CXC. There is no opportunity for growth. You make a lousy $15 an hour taking 30 calls a day. Your performance is based on returned surveys from customers that you have no control in. If you work for the CXC you will always be customer facing and It will ruin you. The worst part are the supervisors who are unrelatable and are ROBOTS. All they care about are the metrics and the advocates are easily terminated. The micromanaging is like nothing I have seen before and It really affects your self esteem. The day I quit was the happiest day of my life.

Advice to Management

Most of the advocates have quit because there is no support from the supervisors. The supervisors do not connect with the team and the advocates tend to not trust them. Please stop micromanaging these poor people

There is no opportunity for growth.

29 August 2018

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