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Autoliv Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
72 Reviews
3.7
72 Reviews
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Autoliv President, CEO, and Director Jan Carlson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment was very collaborative (in 5 reviews)

  • nice people, good benefits, and competitive pay (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management and HR seem to be a little to "equal" oppertunity (in 4 reviews)

  • This plant closed in 2009 due to difficult times in automotive due to recession (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    never a dull moment, constantly putting out fires

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer

    I worked at Autoliv

    Pros

    You never get bored sitting around.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of nepotisim

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay place to work, but good luck getting a perm position ...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radar DSP Engineer in Lowell, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Radar DSP Engineer in Lowell, MA (US)

    I worked at Autoliv as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Not very stressful environment
    -The managers are nice
    -Cafeteria on top floor
    -Profit sharing for employees

    Cons

    - Company wants to hire through temp agencies as contractors (no benefits), and keep you waiting for a perm position for a LONG time, even though the temp agency promises 6 months at the beginning.
    - Technology isn't evolving very fast
    - Salaries are not very high
    - Lots of meetings
    - A bit disorganized. People get pulled from project to project, always saying it's crisis mode, all hands on board. You never really get deep into your work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    SW Engineering Internship Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Lowell, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Lowell, MA (US)

    I worked at Autoliv as an intern

    Pros

    - Gain experience with embedded systems
    - Respectful environment
    - Engineers are willing to help you out

    Cons

    - Internship was slow to start; they get you materials after you arrive, and don't prepare them beforehand
    - Sometimes projects seem to lack direction
    - Sometimes assigned with busywork- not ideal for an engineering internship
    - Some work did not require an engineering degree to handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to organize what you want from your interns, prepare objectives and tools required beforehand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Limited experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Transparent technical and business operations
    Excellent Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Limited scope of work or career progression

  6.  

    not bad at all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Engineer in Braşov (Romania)
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Engineer in Braşov (Romania)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice bunch of people
    a lot of international people and that is pretty much it
    somewhat good pay package, if you got good negotiation skills

    Cons

    -twelve hour shifts in the weekend, that are re-compensated in 3free days (though in money that would mean more) - but the framework is illegal for that
    -no professionalism
    -HR employees discussing sometimes their processes of recruiting in front of others
    -long time to get to the office, no paid extra hours
    -expectation to stay over working hours, but no clear statement that transportation would be paid for doing this when staying over hours as the offices are far out of town and no public transport available
    -no real training, just inside - so no possibility of certification training and no recreational facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    might want to pay more attention why all your good people are leaving and you only stick with the lot, and stop favoritism and nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI (US)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, down to earth work environment

    Cons

    no room to grow within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's alright.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are mostly respectful people.

    Cons

    Sometimes people stick to what they know and are afriad of changes and ideas new to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Friendly people, A lot of room to explore, experiment. and learn. As long as you get your job done, everyone is happy.

    Cons

    Not much mentor ship. Mostly on your own to learn. Although they are picking up on that.

  10.  

    too many cheifs to go thru

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machinist in Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Machinist in Ogden, UT (US)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job security, cleaninness of the shop, equipment

    Cons

    Too many politics, i was hired by a third company, reviews (90 days) where done by someone who wasn't even in the shop. I could never discuse a salary adjustment with my supervisor or even a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the middle man on the reviews, salary discussion has to be done by direct supervisor or direct supervisor has to be present at the time of review and able to know the pay rate of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was alright depending on the day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sorter in Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Sorter in Ogden, UT (US)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay wasnt too bad. I made alot of friends.

    Cons

    Overworked their employees like no other. They treated alot of them like dirt. the breaks were short and so was lunch. everything was all messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management that I had wasnt very good at all, but im sure theres much better out there. my advice would be to listen to your employees more and have a little consideration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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