Meritor

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Meritor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
72 Reviews
3.3
72 Reviews
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Ivor J. "Ike" Evans
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people with a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge (in 7 reviews)

  • There are many good people who are willing to share knowledge because there is a vast history of products and field experience (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There seems to be a lack of long-term concrete plan and a 'stick to the plan' follow-through (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company has many things going for it

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

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

    Pros

    Great employees! Strong products in heavy duty automotive, industrial and military applications. Good financial performance is shared with employees through annual bonus targets. Company holidays are mostly standard for automotive (which is much better than many industries).

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility. One must network and make their own opportunities. Some of the more progressive policies (flexible work hours, remote work options, et cetera) have been minimized/discontinued. Staffing trends in the last couple of years have focused on acquiring younger less expensive resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to understand what the employees are able to contribute and to setup policies to utilize that talent. Recognize employees and build a culture where truly the employee is the most important asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company dedicated to growth and financial stability.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Meritor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible team-oriented people devoted to meeting the program and company goals. Management listens to staff and provides excellent leadership in company direction and how to achieve the common goals.

    Cons

    Large work load which leads to difficulty in managing work/life balance and provides several opportunities for stress development. Conversely, this presents several opportunities to shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider developing more core competencies to enable less reliance on the supply base

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity for someone my age.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Well developed co-op program, there are 40+ of us in the building. I am a college student. The pay is decent and the experience is raw. Managers are very understanding of my student status and are willing to work around my class schedule.

    Cons

    I dont really have much bad to say, I have only been here for 3 months. Sometimes managment doesn't take my ideas seriously, but it's somewhat understandable due to my position and lack of experience in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent level expected professional rigor, exposure to global organization, and personal growth as a consequence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Working colleagues were passionate as well as highly professional

    Cons

    Significant turn over due to changing economic product strategies led to promotions as well as departures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate a rolling five year strategy. It needs to be a fixed plan based on achieving specific metrics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This used to be a great place to work! They had great management, and always championed people who wanted to move ahead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Troy, MI

    I worked at Meritor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked there over 10 years and loved it! I would still be there if it weren't for the spin off of LVS that failed.

    Cons

    Starting in 2005, the layoffs of senior and middle aged people began. With those layoffs went the knowledge. Systematically employees over 45 were let go. My last manager had a habit of delegating work then taking credit for doing it. This was the exact opposite of my first manager, who always championed everyone one his staff to move forward if they wanted. Yes with the older people gone, some bad habits go, but with all of them gone all the intricacies go with them. Lack of diversity in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A balance of new, young employees and older, seasoned employees is needed. Don't promote people to management if they cannot manage! Micromanaging doesn't work. It seems you've lost perspective and you need to find it before this company no longer exists. I don't know the current CEO but liked Chip McClure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Meritor - Good Manufacturing experience and excellent people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meritor full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with at Corporate headquarters and plants.
    Team environment supporting plants and in projects.
    Great experience in Automotive Manufacturing supporting tier one supplier.
    Solid Management and leadership.

    Cons

    Some manufacturing systems not user friendly
    Company has reduce workforce, leading to overwork of some departments.
    Career Opportunities for staff not a priority of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, solid management with aggressive managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, good people and a very professional atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Meritor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional and very helpful group of people.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great People to work with who are very talented and good at what they do for a living!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Superb engineering talent coupled with excellent business managers who understand their client's needs and anticipate where the trucking industry is going. Nobody is resting on their laurels.

    Cons

    The company has a very long and strong history that can hinder development times. Better to be safe than sorry is "safe", but opportunities today only last a short while and the early bird catches the worm!! Nothing that talent and zeal of the employees cannot overcome!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've got ready, aim down pat! Just need to pull the trigger a little more often...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Meritor

    Pros

    My coworkers are great to work with

    Cons

    Sent home early for lack of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better supevisors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strong team, needs long-term focus

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

    I have been working at Meritor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - very lean and flexible
    - excellent learning opportunities; slightly understaffed, which provides remaining workforce with enormous potential to engage in new projects and take on more responsibilities
    - manager buy-in to developing talent

    Cons

    - turnover is a big issue, especially in retaining company-specific knowledge
    - long-term focus seems to be lacking, but senior management has acknowledged the lack of that and is taking steps to address it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retention and stability are welcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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