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Antiquated workplace

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Volvo

Pros

Big global corporation, brand name, relavtively stable job

Cons

Cube farm culture, Middle level mangers are directionless, Most of the challenging engineering work is handled in Sweden

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Introduce open office culture and more flexible timings/vacation schedule for work/life balance. Enhance engineering capability in North America to serve the local market better

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Excellent company to work for

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

    I have been working at Volvo

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits and one of the last companies to offer cash pension plan.
    Takes care of employees, does not lay off employees at the slightest whim and fancy.
    Management supports your ideas and information flows freely between management and employees.
    Personal business plan for employees - excellent way of stating actionable goals to achieve in a year and monitoring them.

    Cons

    Slowest decision making process and after spending countless weeks discussing it in "workshops".
    Senior management lacks a backbone to take tough decisions.
    Decisions made in Sweden sometime absolutely make no sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management in Sweden: There are awesome guys working in NA. Listen to them so that they feel that thier opinion is being heard.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    volvo way - questionable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Volvo

    Pros

    no pressure at work and decent amount of allowed time off.
    you can keep your job without doing much work.

    Cons

    No room to advance and grow and strict one-way communication from the management.
    'Global' way is Swedish way and no real clear goal or vision other than big talks from the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please value regional (non-EU) employees, and senior regional management should focus more on regional growth and should listen to the voices from regional folks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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