TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
155 Reviews
3.0
155 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
John C. Plant
94 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    From family owned & oriented to employees are a commodity

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    The long time employees remember when it was locally owned.

    Cons

    Leadership views long term employees as easily dismissed. This observation comes from seeing 20-40 year veteran engineers that cared deeply about the company & products being walked out like untrustworthy criminals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    pretty lay back, learning environment

    Cons

    top heavy, laid off a lot of people to hire high level executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to cut cost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top Management Lost in Their Own Agenda ($)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Company has great employees and great unlocked potential. Highly skilled workforce. The working staff just need a better working working environment.

    Cons

    Top management watches numbers and does not think that employees are a resource. No trust of employees to do the right thing, Lots of checks and balances that are insulting to the professionals that work for TRW. It used to be a great place to work. Stock price is up but not sustainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, move on, take your spoils and move on. Let the company prosper with proper non bean counting management. The CEO and top staff is over compensated taking value from share holders and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Livonia, MI

    I worked at TRW Automotive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got lots of responsibility. The team treated me as a peer. I was given worthwhile assignments to spearhead.

    Cons

    Had to do some generic intern tasks related to organizing of parts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving interns worthwhile projects.

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

    Very Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Plenty of capable people who are willing to work in a team environment. Being such a large company, they can afford to invest in innovative concepts.

    Cons

    Weak people-leadership from the very top ... creates atmosphere of mistrust, fear and inhibited creativity and problem solving....as well as fostering divisiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the CEO with one capable of inspiring the organization...not just breeding fear throughout it! The culture feels toxic and demoralizing........and caters to the lowest common denominator at the expense of the talented majority and ultimately, the organization as a whole!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    none I can think of. It's a great place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    About the same as most Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    The people. Finally starting much needed building improvements

    Cons

    The penny pinching culture while consistently recording record profits. The building is old, leaky and erratic temperature controls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that engineering is equally important to the company as operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company, great relationship with UAW

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Assembler in Saginaw, MI

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good relationship with UAW

    Cons

    Factories are dirty, safety goggles are required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging year full of new program launches

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Manager
    Former Employee - Quality Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at, good supporting folks at Corporate office.
    Very talented senior management, great leaders at Mexican Operations
    Multiple opportunities to learn about product and budget to manufacture defect free Products and provide Customers with appropriate level of service.
    Very skilled and supportive Technical Reps team

    Cons

    Automotive Industry recession led to a manufacturing plant closure.
    Very stressful overlap period of new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talented personnel by providing them competitive salaries and work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    TRW Not A Good Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Full Time in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good Dental Insurance,Good Boss Joe Petry

    Cons

    Low medical Insurance, Low Wage,Low Eye Insurance, Treated Like Slaves, Working Conditions Sub Par.People I work with act like little children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE JOHN PLANT WITH NO SEVERANCE PACKAGE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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