TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
146 Reviews
2.8
146 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to learn and grow in the automotive industry (in 4 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    product, techonolgy and acess to the latest equipemnt very global

    Cons

    bad work environment , degrading medical benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Company- Huge potential to improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    -Stability. Employess are friendly to work with. Team work is always key there.

    Cons

    Below average pay. managment don't listen to concerns until it is too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Upper management. Look and reach out for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    wide range of product. Nice equipment. Great people.

    Cons

    The management is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect, respect, respect.

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  5.  

    Great Company to Work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up teh good work

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

    undermanned

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    none. It was not good

    Cons

    undermanned. expected to do the work of 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff up to get over the hump. then through attrition back off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Accountant at NASSC located in Valley View, OH

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Valley View, OH
    Former Employee - Accountant in Valley View, OH

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great teamwork and you can gain a significant amount of knowledge from this job which will help with your future career.

    Cons

    Management, management, management. Did I mention management? You will not be treated with any amount of respect or dignity from the current management team and you will definitely not be recognized for your hard work. The culture at TRW is the most negative that I have seen and it's readily apparent that the staff are unhappy with the way they are treated by management. There is a lot of finger pointing by management and they take no responsibility for anything. TRW is a terrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit humming, get over yourself, and learn to respect someone other than yourself. It might also help to take the time to attempt to learn about the area(s) that you are managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Director  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoy the opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    Decentralized environment and silo approach to BU

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity!

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager  in  Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Livonia, MI

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company with many career opportunities. The company span numerous product offerings across the automotive industry. Employment at TRW also includes extensive training and development opportunities. TRW is global company with multicultural opportunities to help expand your career. The company also offers great benefits.

    Cons

    During the time I was with the company there was a constant turn over of company management. The work life balance was not a priority at TRW. The automotive industry has turned into a 24/7 industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible, generally well run. Good engineers.

    Cons

    Too many ppt presentations. Too many clueless mgrs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depressing work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at TRW Automotive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Large company. Interesting projects. Managers are nice.

    Cons

    More than half the engineers are foreign contractors. Office is a windowless warehouse with dimmed lights and moldy cubicles. Everything is so gray and depressing. Maybe I have been spoiled by other companies but I am really glad I got out of this company. Poor compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an established Co-Op

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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