AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

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AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. Reviews in Plymouth, MI

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Unparalleled level of quality.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Assembly in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Product Assembly in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The past week has been an extremely delightful experience working for AVL in Plymouth, Michigan. There professionalism is rare, the way the employees are treated with respect and gratitude seems to create a comfortable work environment. Each project I was a part of was done with high quality standards and the attention to detail resulted in superior product.

    Cons

    Trying to keep up with my Co-workers on every aspect from production pace to strict specifications and overall quality of the work being performed was challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing because I didn't hear even the slightest complaint about anything, I witnessed employees with a desire to produce superior product. AVL should be an example of how to operate a company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of very capable people organized into strong teams at AVL. Global cooperation between global locations is also very good.

    Cons

    There is very often not enough transparency in the workings of upper management. Support from HR and IT, two key departments, can also be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    NEW HR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    The HR department lacks work ethics. They are not professional, gossip, and nobody likes them. They will get your fired if they don't like you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First HR and hire men to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very capable company, but limited by its small size

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small, very competent group of engineers
    Management is very easy to access

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth. There is one guy at the top here in the US, about 10-15 people below him, and about 200 people below that. The opportunities to move up in the company are very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more clear picture of growth opportunities and aid in career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Check your ethics at the door

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

    Pros

    Pay is above market range and they produce a good quality product.

    Cons

    Lots of rumors are spread and they are typically started by upper management. The HR department is the last place you would want to go for assistance as they participate in spreading rumors as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a new HR team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just eh.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, bagels delivered Tuesday and Thursday. Decent salary.

    Cons

    No leadership from senior management.
    Lack of processes and documentation - everything is done very inefficiency. Think TPS reports.
    I've seen several violations of ethics, especially in the HR department. Company officers turn head the other way.
    Management has a very "do this job or I'll get someone else" style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    love it, leave it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Business Development in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

    Pros

    a good place to develop/apply new ideas and learn from projects

    Cons

    company loyalty, dedication may not be recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovation can only be generated by dedicated and happy employees

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    .

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

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

    Pros

    Exceptional people -- the BEST engineers in the Powertrain engineering community, bar none.

    Cons

    Business is booming, so everyone is over-worked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Enjoyable up until a couple years ago

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

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment
    Coworkers are all good people

    Cons

    Very little job security
    AVL makes sure their employees know that they are an "at will employer" - they can fire you without warning.
    HR department is not what it used to be

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have earned valuable experience in all phases of design and engineering of powertrains and emerging technologies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

    Pros

    The wide scope of powertrain projects/clients is very challenging and rewarding to be involved in.

    Cons

    The work pace is much faster than a typical OEM which can lead to tough to meet deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to improve our business proposals/plan as far as costs are concerned to allow us to win more projects.

    Recommends

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