Autoliv

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Autoliv Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
72 Reviews
3.7
72 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.  

    Very Educational

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    • 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
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Leader
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Leader

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement, good training programs. Managers are genuine and looking to promote people within the company. Company culture is very good and very strong.

    Cons

    Very process oriented, too many approvals needed for almost everything. Sometimes it takes a long time to fix something that should be easily fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and develop high potential candidates. The company will need the next round of mid-level managers quickly!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall not a bad place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Autoliv full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are better then most employers, but a cost a little more every year and now cost above average. Decent wages but top out quickly for workers without some kind of degree. Education assistance is a nice benefit. Good and cheap in house Cafe.

    Cons

    Upper management and HR seem to be a little to "equal" oppertunity. If you can't check off at least one box on the list of possible minorites and /or dicriminated groups ( i.e. race, gender, sexaul orintation), you're not condisered for promotion unless none applied. If they need to trim fat and your boss doesn't care for you he/she will find a reason to fire you instead of doing a RIF and pay seperation benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the best person for the job regardless if is just another middle age married straight white guy. Don't be affraid to face baseless accusations of discrimination when you pick the best applicant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Life changing

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

    I worked at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is part of saving lives on a daily basis through the engineering and design of safety restraint systems.

    Cons

    Office culture dictates to follow certain behaviors but management does not fully support the behaviors. Work-life balance is not supported in all departments by all managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a great company to work for that has a passion for occupant safety

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

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work has a purpose which is to save lives through automotive occupant safety
    The atmosphere is one of teamwork without too much of the politics that can occur in a large corporation
    Good opportunity through advancement if the hard work is put in
    Goal oriented company which has helped to cement it's future as the best in the business

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many meetings that don't necessarily get the job done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, down to earth work environment

    Cons

    no room to grow within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    GOOD working environment, nice people and nice management.
    Flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Cold weather, need to work longer sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autoliv

    Pros

    Take car of employees. I liked my team a lot and was given good opportunities to contribute.

    Cons

    The company was switching to PDM at the time so a lot of things were on hold.

  10.  

    Great technology, great prospects for future business.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Lowell, MA

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

    Pros

    I was able to get involved in numerous projects, gaining both hands-on and interpersonal experience. Good opportunities to work with smart engineers.

    Cons

    Management was a bit unorganized. Quite a bit of overlap across project responsibilities. International offices also require late meeting hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    While Autoliv has many hurdles it is a great company to work for and provides many great experiences.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Autoliv is filled with great motivated employees, pays well, and allows you a great deal of freedom.

    Cons

    Autoliv is has an extremely regionalized culture and they should have been a global company for quite some time. They do not have good software to assist the purchasing department in North America, and all regions operate on different web based servers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas within the company, spend the money to improve internal tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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