TRW Automotive
2.9 of 5 133 reviews
www.trwauto.com Livonia, MI 5000+ Employees

TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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2.9 133 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant

John C. Plant

(82 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good place to learn and grow in the automotive industry"
    in 4 reviews
  • "I have met a lot of genuinely good people who sacrifice a great deal in service to TRW"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Limited career growth opportunities"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great place to work!

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsTRW allows me to work on projects where I am able to interact with all levels within the company. There has been plenty of career opportunities available as well. Hard working people who really care about what we do and the products we make.

    ConsTRW is a fast paced working environment and you have to be able to handle multiple tasks at one time. If you are unable to thrive in this type of environment, then this may not be a good fit

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest back into the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to grow your career

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsTRW is a large, global company. If you are looking for a place where you can learn, be challenged, and grow your career, this is the company to join. I have always been able to make a move/take on a new role when I was ready for a change. I have been able to maintain adequate work life balance.

    ConsTRW is very lean. Resources are not abundant and if you are a manager, you must be willing to roll up your sleeves and work - not just manage - not a con for me but is for some others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in more robust, global systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    amazing experience, learnt a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is a multinational company and gave me an exposure to automotive industry

    ConsI cant think of any.

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsThe company has a good business plan and continuously has a strategic outlook.

    ConsSometimes no the technology leader.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsVery secure jobs and great starting wage

    ConsOn task managers with good work ethics

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan't do any better,keep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Management Team Driven to Suceed and deliver results

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsHighly talented and driven senior management team, focused on the right metrics and cares about achieving them. Wants to win, and wants employeees to be winners

    ConsA little too political at times. CEO makes a salary a little to high in comaprison to the rank and file.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare a little more with the lower ranks, QIP bonus pool neds to include more rank and file to get better results, limiting the pool only hurts in the long run

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work for

    Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sterling Heights, MI

    ProsFlexible work schedule, not much micromanaging, friendly, honest work environment, very clean

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up teh good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsGood place to learn and grow in the automotive industry. Has a good reputation across the world.

    ConsLarge corporation, so it takes time to reach the upper ladder.

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience, learned a lot and was given a lot of opportunity to grow

    Co-op Product Engineering (Former Employee)
    Washington Township, MI

    ProsEntry level still given opportunity to interact with customers
    Friendly atmosphere
    Professional

    ConsSomewhat unorganized
    Lack of lean production

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsPeople here are friend and very willing to help.
    Smart people are in surplus here.
    Good benefits at full hire.
    Management is helpful and gives great direction and encouragement.

    ConsAutomotive industry is volatile, when GM/Ford/Chrysler are doing well, TRW does well.
    There isn't much to do locally here in Livonia.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing, encouragement and praise for good work is just as important as pointing out areas where improvement is needed. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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