TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
151 Reviews
3.0
151 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • I have met a lot of genuinely good people who sacrifice a great deal in service to TRW (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 5 reviews)

  • Limited career growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row.

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in updating your technology!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Product Engineer

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Some Flexibility with work from home. Good Dental coverage. Worker level employees are helpful and try to fulfill team objectives.

    Cons

    Medical benefits have high deductable when comparable to other automotive suppliers and OEMS.
    Work Life balance is not balanced. Not much leadership or mentoring. Staffing is short sighted and product knowledge is iffy. No career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff; aptitudes, knowledge, and your staff that are "weak links". Reassign people accordingly and compensate the capable ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid Company

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

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

    Pros

    Solid automotive global company with very high paced, challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    TRW runs very lean and employee expectations are extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Top Notch Tier 1 Supplier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Best in class products, Supplier is well diversified selling to every major OEM.

    Cons

    Extreme frugality, Business units are on different growth trajectories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    More challenging/rewarding work, work with good people.

    Cons

    Building condition, building layout/functionality, lack of actual cubes for each employee, Corporate lacks the benefits and employee appreciation of comparable companies/competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a higher degree of value on employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ok

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

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

    Pros

    nice working conditions and they provided uniforms.

    Cons

    To many bosses getting involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat People better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working in the Farmington Hills location for the last few years has been eye opening to say the least.

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good if you last

    Cons

    The turnover at all levels, benefits need overhaul, dilapidated workspace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to keep employees happy and stay in the company for longer than a year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    TRW 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.

    Cons

    TRW 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest back into the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    TRW 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.

    Cons

    TRW 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more robust, global systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company only for managements

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good engineering skilled / communication employee except for managements,
    though only a few managements are good.
    I don't remember others..

    Cons

    No valuable managements.They move only for own profit and never support the staff.
    They goes on frequency travel to get a mijlage
    at business class ,though they re not VPs.
    They're provided iPhon,but we can never contact with the managements after5pm.They use it mainly for LINE and SNS.
    They often goes to night club for the customer meeting. Is this true? I'm not sure it is For Custmmer or for private entertainment?

    Internal Audit team or Helpline is no use...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider engineers as most important.
    TRW is not investment company.
    Should check the management'expense carefully.
    There is a rumor Some managements may waste JP's money for own...in our country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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