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Autoliv Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 Reviews
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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.  

    Summer Internship

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    SW Engineering Internship Experience

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Procurement intern performing a buyer role and related responsibilities

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

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Phenomenal work environment, great personal development and mentoring, good visibility with upper management as well as suppliers.

    Cons

    Need to be a self starter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic Company

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

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Semi-flexible hours, knowledgeable employees willing to help new hires, and very focused on employee retention and happiness.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Application Engineer-Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    -Competent organization that gives people the tools to succeed.
    -Fast Paced
    -Many, many, many opportunities for travel.
    -Good global collaboration between engineering offices and manufacturing plants.
    -Opportunities for advancement
    -Good benefits
    -For the most part, the people are professional and easy to work with.

    Cons

    -Challenges your work/life balance. Meetings w/ manufacturing plants & global collaborators sometimes pushes you past normal business hours. (Especially if you are supporting transplant OEMs).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing to stay ahead of the pack.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Autoliv as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perfect application of knowledge acquired in school, nice people, professional work environment, large corporation atmospthere

    Cons

    Far from Boston, slightly far from down town Lowell as well, sometimes construction and repairs in the building are too noisy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly moving the facility closer to Boston

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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