TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 5 reviews)

  • There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, skills valued.

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Truly believes in the talent that each employees possesses. If you're a hard worker, they'll see it & challenge you to improve yourself, your career & experience at TRW. My team(s) are great - all are working towards a similar goal & are able to contribute when needed. Personalities are mixed which make the work atmosphere fun and different each day. TRW really does want to make a change in some areas and encourages employees to help with that.

    Cons

    The typical "big company/ corporate environment" can be felt at times. At times some people feel restricted. Easy to combat though with stepping up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say be different, be bold. Try to get away from the "well this is how it has always been" type of work life. Attract new talent to bring new personalities, new ideas, new creativity to TRW.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company

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

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

    Pros

    Solid automotive global company with very high paced, challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    TRW runs very lean and employee expectations are extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in updating your technology!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    TRW allows me to work on projects where I am able to interact with all levels within the company. There has been plenty of career opportunities available as well. Hard working people who really care about what we do and the products we make.

    Cons

    TRW is a fast paced working environment and you have to be able to handle multiple tasks at one time. If you are unable to thrive in this type of environment, then this may not be a good fit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest back into the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career

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

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

    Pros

    TRW is a large, global company. If you are looking for a place where you can learn, be challenged, and grow your career, this is the company to join. I have always been able to make a move/take on a new role when I was ready for a change. I have been able to maintain adequate work life balance.

    Cons

    TRW is very lean. Resources are not abundant and if you are a manager, you must be willing to roll up your sleeves and work - not just manage - not a con for me but is for some others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more robust, global systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has a good business plan and continuously has a strategic outlook.

    Cons

    Sometimes no the technology leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Toledo, OH

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very secure jobs and great starting wage

    Cons

    On task managers with good work ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't do any better,keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Management Team Driven to Suceed and deliver results

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

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

    Pros

    Highly talented and driven senior management team, focused on the right metrics and cares about achieving them. Wants to win, and wants employeees to be winners

    Cons

    A little too political at times. CEO makes a salary a little to high in comaprison to the rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a little more with the lower ranks, QIP bonus pool neds to include more rank and file to get better results, limiting the pool only hurts in the long run

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, not much micromanaging, friendly, honest work environment, very clean

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up teh good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and grow in the automotive industry. Has a good reputation across the world.

    Cons

    Large corporation, so it takes time to reach the upper ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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