TRW Automotive
2.9 of 5 122 reviews
www.trwauto.com Livonia, MI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 08, 2014
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2.9 122 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant

John C. Plant

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Cheapest company to work for, horrible management.

Machine/Assembly Technician (Current Employee)
Tillsonburg, ON (Canada)

I have been working at TRW Automotive as a contractor

ProsThe people I worked with on my line were great to work with, in fact a lot of machine operators are very friendly people and work hard. Not a lot of heavy lifting.

ConsVery unfair treatment of employees. Ripping off their annual raise. Very cheap company to work for. Their machines are broken, and instead of fixing them properly they just "bandage" the situation and hope it goes away. The health and safety of employees is their last concern. The Metal working fluids they use to machine their parts is full of bacterias and mold, and makes a lot of employees ill. Their "union" is a joke. a waste of $60 a month. Use of contract employees, going through a process of hiring on contract employees full time, but seems very biased. Noticing a lot of women with low cut shirts getting hired. Already pissed of GM enough that they are not allowed to bid on new contracts with them, had to resort to BMW and keeping existing GM lines. Talk among a lot of employees on the floor about the plant possibly going under in a few years. Always running out of components and missing shipment, and management always blames the operators, when in reality, it's management not ordering enough components or not allowing proper maintenance of their machines, thus a lot of machine downtime!! Also, noticing some lines won't have any work all week, yet I see them get mandated every saturday. Totally wrong and should not be allowed.

Advice to Senior ManagementHow about you smarten the hell up before you all lose your jobs? learn to take care of your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Disappointing

Supplier Management (Current Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

ProsPlenty of capable people who are willing to work in a team environment. Being such a large company, they can afford to invest in innovative concepts.

ConsWeak people-leadership from the very top ... creates atmosphere of mistrust, fear and inhibited creativity and problem solving....as well as fostering divisiveness.

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace the CEO with one capable of inspiring the organization...not just breeding fear throughout it! The culture feels toxic and demoralizing........and caters to the lowest common denominator at the expense of the talented majority and ultimately, the organization as a whole!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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TRW Not A Good Place to Work!

Full Time (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood Dental Insurance,Good Boss Joe Petry

ConsLow medical Insurance, Low Wage,Low Eye Insurance, Treated Like Slaves, Working Conditions Sub Par.People I work with act like little children.

Advice to Senior ManagementFIRE JOHN PLANT WITH NO SEVERANCE PACKAGE!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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worst place I've ever worked.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Solihull, England (UK)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNONE !!!.....leaving is a pro....because you've escaped.

ConsCompany does not care about employees, only interested in profits for share holders. When you resign you are treated like an outcast.

Advice to Senior Managementno point giving anby advice as they don't and will not EVER listen

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Most Miserable, Depressing place on earth.

Assembley (Current Employee)
Portland, MI (US)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of over time, you need it when you don't make any money.

ConsHorrible hourly pay rates, out of date machines, dirty, lack of leader ship. Poor leader ship due to high turn over, to many un experienced team leaders, supervisors. Management just there to collect a paycheck. Horrible insurance with high out of pocket costs and high premiums. Can't get a better insurance plan for the 65,000 employees? Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff. 8 hours a day 7 days a week.

Advice to Senior ManagementWere to even begin.....GOOD LUCK!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Would never recommend to anyone with standards

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

ProsNone. Company is so poorly run. Incredible that company is still surviving. However, competitors are catching up with their products and profits are down. Great place for program managers who have no true skills to get hired into high salaries.

ConsOverworked employees. Another review discussed in great detail how 12+ hour days are the norm. Each employee has workload of about 3 people. Working systems are ineffective- simply creates busy work. IT systems do not work either. There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles. Turnover is very high as employees soon realize the poor morale and poor working environment. It is the norm for teams to get into "survival mode" which is stabbing others in the back constantly. There is no encouragement to employees for growth and company as a whole is reactive rather than being progressive.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so selfish and look at the company's growth as a whole and recognize that true growth can only occur when the company invests in ALL employees. Not just upper level managers, VP etc. Mid level managers need to tell executives when their expectations are unrealistic. It's disgusting that the CEO makes millions annually yet hiring freezes are set and bonuses are not paid out to the employees who work 12+ hour days, 6-7 days per week.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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that's the worst company I've ever work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for less than a year

Prosso far not found the pros

Consno credibility at all. high people turnover rate. no leadership

Advice to Senior Managementnot playing game and politics and your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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How NOT to run a plant

Production Associate (Former Employee)
Auburn, NY (US)

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelatively simple work. Some decent folks as co-workers.

ConsPoorly managed. Upper management is routinely dishonest with the production people. A corporate cut throat mentality pervades the management structure. They exercise blatant disregard for the workers needs and ideas. Arrogant and unethical behavior with impunity is evident in management.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Stop wasting money on bad ideas and ignoring the folks that make the place run. Your employees matter...treat them as such. Some recognition and reward for a job well done would be nice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Accountant (Former Employee)
Valley View, OH (US)

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat teamwork and you can gain a significant amount of knowledge from this job which will help with your future career.

ConsManagement, management, management. Did I mention management? You will not be treated with any amount of respect or dignity from the current management team and you will definitely not be recognized for your hard work. The culture at TRW is the most negative that I have seen and it's readily apparent that the staff are unhappy with the way they are treated by management. There is a lot of finger pointing by management and they take no responsibility for anything. TRW is a terrible place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit humming, get over yourself, and learn to respect someone other than yourself. It might also help to take the time to attempt to learn about the area(s) that you are managing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Why aren't you working enough ?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TRW Automotive part-time

ProsAwesome people and Wonderful managers..
Superb technology ..

ConsPoor facilities.. Really poor
Overworked employees.. (comes from a very very strong focus on cost)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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