TRW Automotive – Why Work For Us?

TRW Automotive is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world. TRW Automotive's eight product lines include: aftermarket, braking, chassis, commercial steering, electronics, engine components, engineered fasteners and occupant restraints.

Global reach, local touch: In facilities around the world, TRW technical staff partner with today's vehicle manufacturers to design and manufacture advanced products, including:

  • Smart airbags that deploy to the driver's height and weight

  • Active and passive seat belts, and child restraint seats

  • Hydraulic and manual rack & pinion steering gears and systems

  • Electrically-assisted steering systems and modules

  • Valves, pistons and other safety-critical engine components

  • Central locking systems and other convenience electronics

  • Switches and controls, such as power mirrors and HVAC units

  • Fasteners that attach interior and exterior trim and wire harnesses

You can learn about TRW Automotive's exciting career opportunities by exploring Career Search. Many challenging opportunities await you.


People are TRW Automotive's strength and source of competitive advantage in today's complex global market. Attracting and retaining the best people and investing in them by continuing professional development are critical to our continued growth and success.

We are committed to enhancing our peoples' skills and developing their creativity and innovation as a way for TRW Automotive to remain in the ranks of the best-performing companies.

The company's statement about professional development reads, in part:

"TRW Automotive is committed to supporting a corporate culture that encourages and assists its employees in developing themselves professionally and maintaining high performance levels in the workplace." 


TRW Automotive is committed to respecting the different races, cultures, and ethnic groups represented among its employees. The company is also committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified candidates from a more diverse population.


It is the policy of TRW Automotive to comply fully with all laws governing its operations and to conduct its affairs to the highest legal and ethical standards. Compliance means not only observing applicable laws, but also conducting business in a manner, which maintains TRW Automotive as an ethical and law-abiding enterprise.

TRW Automotive has a catalog of impressive employee benefits that reflects the priorities of our people and allows them to balance work and family obligations. As a result of this flexibility, TRW Automotive has been named among the top 100 companies for working women. Examples of our benefits include:

  • Flextime

  • Family leave

  • Incentive programs

  • Retirement plan

  • Flexible health care options

  • Employee assistance program

  • Generous holiday and vacation program

TRW Automotive Reviews

148 Reviews
148 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
John C. Plant
90 Ratings

    Ok place to work

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 3 years


    Flexible work schedule. They don't care when you come in, when you leave office, or work from home, as long as you get the jobs done. Almost no overtime work.
    Most people are easygoing and relaxed.
    Opportunities to move up the ladder due to relatively high turn-over rate.


    Too much outsourcing. Outdated building.
    Always understaffed.

    Approves of CEO

TRW Automotive Interviews

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Manufactoring Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at TRW Automotive.

    Interview Details

    First was HR interview. Asked general background, and a walk through the resume. Next call was with the project team discussing the project and my work relevance. It was followed by two more calls with the project team. I also spoke with the person who worked on that position for the past year. Then, the in person interview was scheduled.

    Accepted Offer

TRW Automotive Awards & Accolades

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Volvo Cars Quality Through Excellence (VQE) Award, Volvo, 2014
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Livonia, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1901
Type Company - Public (TRW)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

With 2013 sales of $17.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 24 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering... More

Mission: TRW's mission is to be the global leader in automotive safety. The company has the broadest portfolio of active and passive safety systems of any global supplier.

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