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Autoliv Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
76 Reviews
3.7
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Autoliv President, CEO, and Director Jan Carlson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment was very collaborative (in 5 reviews)

  • nice people, good benefits, and competitive pay (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management and HR seem to be a little to "equal" oppertunity (in 4 reviews)

  • This plant closed in 2009 due to difficult times in automotive due to recession (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    I worked at Autoliv

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, ongoing training, professional development

    Cons

    Ability to solucional several problems

  2.  

    Good enough for a summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is my first internship

    I learned about electronics, test equipment, and schematics. The company also invited the interns to a few meeting where they discussed the technologies they were working on. If you had a field of interest, they would take that into account when assigning a group to work for.

    Cons

    Often, especially in the beginning of the internship, there was not enough work to do, so I'd either wander around trying to find work, or sit at the computer and try to educate myself on job related topics. This was a problem for other interns too. I was generally used to perform boring time consuming work often unrelated to my field of interest. I suppose that such work comes with the territory, but there are probably better internships out there.

  3.  

    never a dull moment, constantly putting out fires

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer

    I worked at Autoliv

    Pros

    You never get bored sitting around.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of nepotisim

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but typical pitfalls of being run from Europe

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

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Interesting work, good people but some departments have little room for growth. Watch out for groups that report directly to European managers as it tends to create a difficult situation with employee trying to serve many needs with little support.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful with long hours and many demands. Fluctuations in economy can cause significant impact but this is true for any automotive manufacturer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay place to work, but good luck getting a perm position ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radar DSP Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Radar DSP Engineer in Lowell, MA

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

    Pros

    -Not very stressful environment
    -The managers are nice
    -Cafeteria on top floor
    -Profit sharing for employees

    Cons

    - Company wants to hire through temp agencies as contractors (no benefits), and keep you waiting for a perm position for a LONG time, even though the temp agency promises 6 months at the beginning.
    - Technology isn't evolving very fast
    - Salaries are not very high
    - Lots of meetings
    - A bit disorganized. People get pulled from project to project, always saying it's crisis mode, all hands on board. You never really get deep into your work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Autoliv as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the people that I worked with which made my job enjoyable. They don't have a set intern program compared to other employers, but it's up to you to stay busy and find things to make yourself useful.

    Cons

    The first few works were very slow getting situated with what I was going to be doing. I ended up reporting to about four people. Two of them kept me very busy and two of them were somewhat non-existent. I had to manage my time and stay busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    SW Engineering Internship Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Autoliv as an intern

    Pros

    - Gain experience with embedded systems
    - Respectful environment
    - Engineers are willing to help you out

    Cons

    - Internship was slow to start; they get you materials after you arrive, and don't prepare them beforehand
    - Sometimes projects seem to lack direction
    - Sometimes assigned with busywork- not ideal for an engineering internship
    - Some work did not require an engineering degree to handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to organize what you want from your interns, prepare objectives and tools required beforehand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Management is down to earth, considerate of employee's work/life balance. Work schedule is flexible compare to many other electronics companies in this area

    Cons

    Health benefit is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define the job responsibility of each position clearly, so when there is something come up it's clear where to ask for help.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at Autoliv as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment was very collaborative. Great mentors to work with and learn on the job. Multiple divisions that Autoliv works on, gives the employee exposure to many fields.

    Cons

    As an intern sometimes work was too less. However, this was probably only the result of some circumstances with the division I was working with and would not file as a con in general.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good 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 Autoliv full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable hours. Managers do a good job

    Cons

    The pay could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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