Autoliv Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
68 Reviews
4.0
68 Reviews
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Autoliv President, CEO, and Director Jan Carlson
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29 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Autoliv experience is eye opening on how many issues this safety giant struggles with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Decent benefits, friendly co-workers, OK pay

    Cons

    Internal red tape often gets in the way of getting things done. Management is rarely helpful until the issue is red-hot. There is a system for everything but nobody knows where, what, why or how to use it properly. Consequently, systems are often times skirted in order to get things done. Raises are rare and barely keep up with inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how systems are working between facilities and departments. Keep processes that add value and eliminate those that do not. Design systems for the typical work flow, not for the exception.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    too much politcs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager|
    Current Employee - Manager|

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    There is always a problem to solve and work to be done, which makes your days short.
    Worked within engineering, production and maintenance.

    Cons

    Upper management likes politics instead of results, which makes everyone taking care of their own back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good 'Ol boy production company...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Brigham City, UT
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Brigham City, UT

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are great. Standard production job.

    Cons

    Leadership is based off of friendship/family relations outside of work. Constant sexual harassment cases kept hushed. Mandatory OT all the time (6-day work week).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Graveyard is a shift that works too. Please treat your employees on that shift like real people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company is stagnant within the US.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Fairly secure, good people, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Stagnant in US no plans to expand. Autoliv is stuck in the Automotive safety business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with your end-users before implementing sweeping policy changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I hate My Job they expect morthan one person can do.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    the medical insurence is good. the dental is good. that is prity much all i can think of to tell you the truth.

    Cons

    the people in charge dont care about you. All they want is as much material they can push out the door. If for some reason you are incharge they want you to dedicate youre whole life to them.
    like meeting once a week schooling that wont matter any where but there. home work FROM YOUR JOB! really fpr production workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start caring about youre people. theybuild devices to save the people in this country.
    Dont you think that if you treat them good you get a better product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    just a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Tremonton, UT
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Tremonton, UT

    I worked at Autoliv

    Pros

    pay and benefits were higher than others in our area.close to home..didnt have far to travel knew a lot of people from town that also work there.

    Cons

    the opportunities for advancemnt seemed to always be given to friends of management..even though people had been there for years,new or younger employees...especially friends of management recieved the priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all of your employees fairly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Autoliv

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autoliv

    Pros

    Nice money for the job.

    Cons

    No loyalty to current employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looking inwards for advancement would be a great start.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Limited experience

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

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

    Pros

    Transparent technical and business operations
    Excellent Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Limited scope of work or career progression

  11.  

    not bad at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Engineer in Braşov (Romania)
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Engineer in Braşov (Romania)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice bunch of people
    a lot of international people and that is pretty much it
    somewhat good pay package, if you got good negotiation skills

    Cons

    -twelve hour shifts in the weekend, that are re-compensated in 3free days (though in money that would mean more) - but the framework is illegal for that
    -no professionalism
    -HR employees discussing sometimes their processes of recruiting in front of others
    -long time to get to the office, no paid extra hours
    -expectation to stay over working hours, but no clear statement that transportation would be paid for doing this when staying over hours as the offices are far out of town and no public transport available
    -no real training, just inside - so no possibility of certification training and no recreational facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    might want to pay more attention why all your good people are leaving and you only stick with the lot, and stop favoritism and nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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