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Former Employee - Accountant  in  Valley View, OH
Former Employee - Accountant in Valley View, OH

I worked at TRW Automotive

Pros

The people that I provided customer service to at the different TRW locations were great to work for. As well as there were a lot of team members at my location that cared about their work. There is alot that you can learn on this job and take with you for your own personal career advacement.

Cons

Workload is too much for the number of employees due to today's economy and down sizing. There is a lack of recognition for employees with no degree who have been doing the job well for many years for less pay. Promotion or advacement within the company only exists for an elite few so many good people are walking and taking their knowledge with them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate Headquarters needs to take a look at the TRW as a whole and the current Management and how things are being run and if it makes proper business sense for the future of the company. TRW also needs to respect employees & reward them for a good job.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for TRW Automotive

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    Great place to start in automation.

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    Current Employee - Line Technician  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Offers up a great playground of technology to learn.

    Cons

    Senior management seems detatched from subordinates. Equipment has bandaids applied rather than repairing. Always in a reactive state of operation, never proactive, with respect to maintenance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening requires energy, therefore take the time to acknowledge and own the real problems that plague day-to-day operations. Realize there is no such thing as criticism, right/wrong- Only feedback exists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it's been tough to advance in my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    When the automotive industry is doing well TRW does well.
    John Plant really knows how to make the company make money.
    The company pays yearly bonuses.
    Lots of really smart people at TRW.
    Lots of opportunities to give and receive professional mentoring.
    Management generally gives a fair amount of latitude and independence to employees as to how they get their tasks completed.
    The company was able to ride out the recent financial and automotive industry disaster and seems to have a strong future ahead of it.
    They match 401k contributions.
    They also offer a fairly comprehensive medical insurance plan.

    Cons

    When the automotive industry does poorly then TRW does poorly.
    Management seems to want yes-men more than dissenting (but constructive) input on decisions.
    Several figures in management seem to be more concerned about advancing their careers and padding their resumes than making sound business decisions.
    Yearly bonuses are low.
    Medical insurance premiums are ridiculously high.
    401k contribution matching is in company stock.
    The company is stingy with raises.
    HR department moves at a glacial pace.
    It's very hard to get any sort of useful feedback in performance reviews - it feels like they use them as a way to keep from having to pay you what your worth instead of offering feedback that will help you improve professionally and improve your value to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully review and consider the motives, agendas, and priorities of management staff. It is very frustrating to have managers who ask for your professional opinions and input but only want to hear you agree with the course of action they already decided upon. I would also recommend scrapping or at least overhauling the current performance review system (EPDP). There are good aspects to working for TRW but the cons make it hard to decide to stay with the company. It may cost a little bit more to ensure people are treated with respect but it will pay off when the economy finally turns around and people start getting offers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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