Autoliv Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
68 Reviews
4.0
68 Reviews
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Autoliv President, CEO, and Director Jan Carlson
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29 Ratings

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.  

    Procurement intern performing a buyer role and related responsibilities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Phenomenal work environment, great personal development and mentoring, good visibility with upper management as well as suppliers.

    Cons

    Need to be a self starter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Semi-flexible hours, knowledgeable employees willing to help new hires, and very focused on employee retention and happiness.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Educational

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Autoliv as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perfect application of knowledge acquired in school, nice people, professional work environment, large corporation atmospthere

    Cons

    Far from Boston, slightly far from down town Lowell as well, sometimes construction and repairs in the building are too noisy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly moving the facility closer to Boston

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Leader
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Leader

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement, good training programs. Managers are genuine and looking to promote people within the company. Company culture is very good and very strong.

    Cons

    Very process oriented, too many approvals needed for almost everything. Sometimes it takes a long time to fix something that should be easily fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and develop high potential candidates. The company will need the next round of mid-level managers quickly!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GOOD working environment, nice people and nice management.
    Flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Cold weather, need to work longer sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Autoliv as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful managers.
    friendliness
    you will enjoy work

    Cons

    nothing wrong with the company except low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you r good

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Autoliv

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amt in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Amt in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a technically advanced company and the technoogy is amazing. The company is very into lean manufacturing and a lot of the managers truly believe in the "Don't Judge Don't Blame" view of things. The company believes in education and has a great education benefit program if you are wise enought to take advantage of it. I have been with the company a long time and it has taken good care of me.

    Cons

    There is still some politics just like you find in every company. Some of the managers are egotistical but no more than any other place I have worked. If you want to advance you must have a degree even if you have been with the company for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building current employees which in turn will build a better workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I'm learning more and more every day!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brigham City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brigham City, UT

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Everyone treats each other with respect, and you can listen to your iPod with one bud in your ear, except when driving a forklift or a Taylor-Dunn. The cafeteria is cheap, healthy and always ready if you forget your lunch.

    Cons

    The work gets monotonous at times, because your job never changes so your doing the same thing over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the language gets offensive and out-of-control when boredom gets extreme. If there was a way to keep the atmosphere respectful and positive, I would recommend it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place I ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbia City, IN

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    It was almost effortless to make a difference.
    So easy to make improvements.
    Best, well trained, good natured hourly workforce I've ever encountered.
    Great systems! This made being a quality engineer easy in comparison to other places.
    Support from plant manager and other to "fix" problems and make them go away. Corrective actions were the plants highest priority and got fixed in days, not weeks or months.

    Cons

    Culture among some management of the "cool" club.
    Quality manager thought he was great, but really was the "weakest link" in the management team.
    This plant closed in 2009 due to difficult times in automotive due to recession.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steering wheel business is now in the war zone of Reynosa, Mexico over Autoliv- Columbia City and Autoliv- Queretaro, Mexico which have both closed or are closing. This move to Reynosa looks good on paper, but seems so non-representative of Autoliv's core values of concern for their employees. I have heard stories of fear for life of engineers and unqualified staff at border plant.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am very proud to work for this company

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

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    This company provide a lot of good chance and growth in career. Also the company give and invest the knowledge to the employee.

    Cons

    the communication inside of company need to be improved and some management are not skillful enough. So they can't be the mentor for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management must learn to real performance of their employee and they should have more technical knowledge to be able to manage their employee.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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