TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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2.9 135 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

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

John C. Plant

(83 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good company.

    Co-Op (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsGood people, acceptable work environment.

    ConsTypical of large companies, there is a struggle between departments, conflicting agendas and miscommunications, and an inefficiency that comes with the "system".

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the employees a priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good salary, reasonable facilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn my area, I receive a good salary for the work that I do, competitve with other industries. I work in a good facility. My co-workers and my team have been very stable, having been largely intact for fifteen years. We are given significant autonomy.

    ConsWhile corporate top managment must be given very high marks for solid financial decisions and more than adequate financial preparation for future, some operational and human resource decisions appear to be shortsighted. The CEO is very autocratic and surrounds himself with yes men. The corporate level appears to be primarily motivated by fear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't shoot the messenger. The best manager and employees are those willing to tell you the truth even when it is unpleasant to hear. Allowing other ideas than your own is using the strength of your people to its fullest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company to work for who clearly understands Automotive OEMs.

    Leader (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsI have been able to work myself into different roles as there has been upward movement. Company is resolved to be number one in their market making the tough decisions along the way.

    ConsStaff in plants do not seem to have opportunities for training, i.e. (depends on the location).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Livonia, MI

    ProsGot lots of responsibility. The team treated me as a peer. I was given worthwhile assignments to spearhead.

    ConsHad to do some generic intern tasks related to organizing of parts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep giving interns worthwhile projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    Consnone I can think of. It's a great place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company, great relationship with UAW

    Assembler (Former Employee) Saginaw, MI

    ProsGood pay and benefits, good relationship with UAW

    ConsFactories are dirty, safety goggles are required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging year full of new program launches

    Quality Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep talented personnel by providing them competitive salaries and work-life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great supplier company in automotive industry

    Intern (Former Employee) Farmington Hills, MI

    ProsFlexible working time. Good work environment.

    ConsLack of lunch place around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good automotive supplier

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEncourage work life balance. Promotes hard work and efficiency.

    ConsLot of work involved on a regular basis.

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    Good place to work and have a career

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Livonia, MI

    Pros- Good benefits
    - Advanced work systems
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    Cons- Cash is king and other considerations were not important
    - Clash between North American and European organizations for Leadership and power

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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