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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 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)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 8 reviews)


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

  • There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    Great Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    About the same as most Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Good Company, great relationship with UAW

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    TRW Not A Good Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Strict and not friendly toward workers.

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

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with is what made going to work worth it for me, my supervisors were also easy going.

    Cons

    Management in the front office and uncooperative union rep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Challenging year full of new program launches

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Values. No culture, No mutual respect - TRW Shanghai / Suzhou

    • 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

    Pros

    nothing special - not a great company especially in Shanghai / Suzhou

    Cons

    Talent is not respected/recognized, hiring and firing, personal relations are important than Hard work and honesty. HR function from all levels is not reliable / dominating and inconsistent. Not a good place .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not fire people based on personal relation,

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company that has lost track of it's greatest assets.....People!

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Non-management staff knowledgeable and great to work with.

    Cons

    Director level micromanagement and lack of respect for the working salaried class. Our way or the highway attitude and does not want feedback on how to improve things. Complete lack of understanding of the amount of resources needed to complete the job properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire staff to allow people to succeed not just get by. Quality of life for workers needs to be considered rather than just Shareholder and CEO returns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The Blame Game

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Marshall, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Marshall, IL

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

    Pros

    Most people are friendly, when it's time to go home you go home, little to no travel required, low turnover rate of employees.

    Cons

    Everyone plays the blame game and doesn't take responsibility for anything. No clear guidelines of who is responsible for which activities. Every-changing management at headquarters makes it difficult for manufacturing to respond accordingly. Minimal perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to have a better work environment so that program managers have a lower turnover rate. Manufacturing gets frustrated with the non-communication. Also implementing tracking services require everyone's input- there was no stakeholder management and the RMA software they want to implement is not going to be used accurately for a long time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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