Volvo Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A good way for me to get my foot in the door

    Former Intern - Driveline Engineering Co-op in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Intern - Driveline Engineering Co-op in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at Volvo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good treatment of co-ops/interns. Got to do a fair amount of hands-on and actual engineering work as compared to what I have heard about similar internships at other companies

    Cons

    No full time hiring taking place at the time of my co-op

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Volvo

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    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible work schedule depending on your manager, opportunity to travel internationally, good vacation

    Cons

    average pay at best, little opportuniity for advancement, too many chiefs not enough indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many chiefs - not enough indians; get out of your office and work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Very political.

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Volvo

    Pros

    You can certainly advance within the Volvo Group e.g. Volvo Parts, Volvo IT, etc. Non Automotive Purchasing is only one organization within Volvo Group.

    Cons

    USA employees have to follow globabl directives. No advancement opportunities within the local organization. Very high focus on cost savings. No bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees judgement. Global does not always know what local people know.

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  5. Good place to work if you enjoy working hard for limited advancement.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Volvo

    Pros

    Strategically the company is run very well financially.. Volvo is methodical in decision making to best balance profit, customer service, growth and employee satisfaction..

    Cons

    Career development is talked about or limited to specific category of people to meet quota requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great hidden talent within the ranks of workers who are held back by lack of developmental policies that would promote growth and career development. All talk but little action.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Neutral. Needs more improvement in having a competitive pay and benefits package.

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Volvo

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedules and a variety of business domain and technology areas one can get exposed to.

    Cons

    Slow in evolving, keeping up with changes. Rewards, pay raises are below industry practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the organization more competitive and reward employees suitably

  7. Good Work Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Volvo

    Pros

    Good Work life balance.
    Nice hikes

    Cons

    learning curve is quite low if we are into maintenance projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Executive

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

    Pros

    Global exposure
    Work life balance
    Your ideas are considered.

    Cons

    Not much employee benefits
    Late decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Senior Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good, Bonus is there.

    Cons

    Need to stay back

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great environment and work-life balance, but mainly suggested for Swedish people

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Gothenburg (Sweden)

    I worked at Volvo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    No stress
    Great organisation, scheduling and task division
    You can actually have a voice also if you are young and with not too much experience
    High reputation and profile
    Available and kind employees

    Cons

    Difficult to get in contact with people from different layers
    People are very busy, so if you need their time you have to be fast and concise
    Some obstacles if you do not speak Swedish (certain times during meetings employees do not remember that there is someone who cannot talk Swedish and they start talking Swedish, or if you are talking about a scientific topic, they prefer to switch to Swedish)

    Recommends
  11. Good to start your career!

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for freshers, travel abroad

    Cons

    1. You will not grow unless you are either Swedish or know higher ups
    2. Work is very streamlined/specialized.
    3. No exposure to other areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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