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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 13 August 2014
Updated 13 August 2014
139 Reviews

2.9
139 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
John C. Plant
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to learn and grow in the automotive industry (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 3 reviews)

  • Limited career growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    UK based role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good employer, looks after your health

    Cons

    Being an American Automotive firm will always mean a meagre salary, fewer benefits and the sound of constant whingeing from people who have been there a long time (fewer benefits, no pay rises, loss of perks, moral etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer meetings and more decision making!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    TRW Not A Good Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time in Detroit, MI (US)

    Pros

    Good Dental Insurance,Good Boss Joe Petry

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE JOHN PLANT WITH NO SEVERANCE PACKAGE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging year full of new program launches

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Manager
    Former Employee - Quality Manager

    Pros

    Great company to work at, good supporting folks at Corporate office.
    Very talented senior management, great leaders at Mexican Operations
    Multiple opportunities to learn about product and budget to manufacture defect free Products and provide Customers with appropriate level of service.
    Very skilled and supportive Technical Reps team

    Cons

    Automotive Industry recession led to a manufacturing plant closure.
    Very stressful overlap period of new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talented personnel by providing them competitive salaries and work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, great relationship with UAW

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Saginaw, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Saginaw, MI (US)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good relationship with UAW

    Cons

    Factories are dirty, safety goggles are required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Strict and not friendly toward workers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production  in  Saginaw, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Production in Saginaw, MI (US)

    Pros

    The people I worked with is what made going to work worth it for me, my supervisors were also easy going.

    Cons

    Management in the front office and uncooperative union rep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Values. No culture, No mutual respect - TRW Shanghai / Suzhou

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nothing special - not a great company especially in Shanghai / Suzhou

    Cons

    Talent is not respected/recognized, hiring and firing, personal relations are important than Hard work and honesty. HR function from all levels is not reliable / dominating and inconsistent. Not a good place .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not fire people based on personal relation,

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company that has lost track of it's greatest assets.....People!

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Non-management staff knowledgeable and great to work with.

    Cons

    Director level micromanagement and lack of respect for the working salaried class. Our way or the highway attitude and does not want feedback on how to improve things. Complete lack of understanding of the amount of resources needed to complete the job properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire staff to allow people to succeed not just get by. Quality of life for workers needs to be considered rather than just Shareholder and CEO returns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The Blame Game

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Quality Engineer  in  Marshall, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Marshall, IL (US)

    Pros

    Most people are friendly, when it's time to go home you go home, little to no travel required, low turnover rate of employees.

    Cons

    Everyone plays the blame game and doesn't take responsibility for anything. No clear guidelines of who is responsible for which activities. Every-changing management at headquarters makes it difficult for manufacturing to respond accordingly. Minimal perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to have a better work environment so that program managers have a lower turnover rate. Manufacturing gets frustrated with the non-communication. Also implementing tracking services require everyone's input- there was no stakeholder management and the RMA software they want to implement is not going to be used accurately for a long time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Disorganised, rushed and poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed environment, people are nice when they're not being shouted at by senior management or the yes men. Lots of opportunity to move about as staff turnover is pretty high!

    Cons

    Management don't have a clue how things actually work. Even after explaining with evidence the reasons for things being the way they are, that information is discarded/ overlooked. They think things can be solved with emails and spreadsheets rather than using their eyes, ears and mouths to gather appropriate info.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bullying staff and ask them how to solve problems as opposed to blindly barking orders and wondering why it's all gone to pot. A happy worker is a productive worker. An unhappy worker is miserable and bitter towards the company and people responsible. Think about it.....pretty simple, really!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great supplier company in automotive industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of lunch place around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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