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Autoliv Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
73 Reviews
3.7
73 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Employee Friendly, Very well cultured

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings, Friendly environment, Good management team.

    Cons

    NO canteen in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job. Continue the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Great quality upper management, project managers, supervisors and engineers.
    Engineers were recognized & compensated for their contributions.
    Great team feel in most departments I encountered.

    Cons

    Benefits started to get more expensive -- went from leading the industry with the best benefits [to attract top employees] to matching the competition.
    Some elitist was divisive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow the, "We are better than..." mentality to overtake a great environment to work in. Nip it in the bud. I know that there is allot of new business coming in, but don't allow it to cause you to loose sight of your greatest asset -- your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineering Intern at Autoliv

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, managers are great to work with. A lot of room to experiment and do your own thing. Once you have the trust of your manager, you can really get a lot done in a just a summer. I felt like I was a necessary part of the team when I left.

    Cons

    It takes some time to get used to not having a clear objective. It also takes some time to get the trust of managers and engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    I have a great manager and the pay is pretty good. The hours are very stable, and there is always a problem to solve and work to be done, which makes things interesting.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't provide a clear direction for the company. The corporate initiatives often seem like a wasted effort, without very practical or clear objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would be clearer to all employees the direction the ship is headed instead of the corporate non-sense talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Long term ability to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Buyer in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Stable environment that has allowed me to try many organizations functional areas. I have worked within purchasing, operations, customer accounts and design engineering.

    Cons

    You have to find you own place within the organization, no one is looking out for you. Even after returning from an overseas assignments, ex patriots are not given support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many ways to achieve our goals. They want to dictate both process and results. This hold back innovative solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its a good company, but employee moral has gone down hill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits, flexible when going to school.

    Cons

    Never know when your getting a raise. You have to beg to get one.
    If your going to school and get your degree, don't expect a promotion.
    I know 5 people that left the company after getting there degrees. I'm next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Autoliv

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amt in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Amt in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    This is a technically advanced company and the technoogy is amazing. The company is very into lean manufacturing and a lot of the managers truly believe in the "Don't Judge Don't Blame" view of things. The company believes in education and has a great education benefit program if you are wise enought to take advantage of it. I have been with the company a long time and it has taken good care of me.

    Cons

    There is still some politics just like you find in every company. Some of the managers are egotistical but no more than any other place I have worked. If you want to advance you must have a degree even if you have been with the company for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building current employees which in turn will build a better workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good and stable. But not much to move forward.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern (Mechanical) in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern (Mechanical) in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Autoliv

    Pros

    Atmosphere is absolutely great
    People really nice - much like a family
    Good opportunity to interface with customers and suppliers of Autoliv like GM, VW and Avery Dennison

    Cons

    A little boring occassionally; not dynamic enough sometimes
    General atmosphere is also a little gloomy on some days
    Less chance of moving higher up quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employment at Autoliv more dynamic and rigorous and engaging

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    just a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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