TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
142 Reviews

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142 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 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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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Accountant at NASSC located in Valley View, OH

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    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
  3.  

    Very positive

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    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
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  5. 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depressing work environment

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    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going Backwards

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, challenging work
    Good people doing the work, but lack of leadership and vision above.

    Cons

    Too much misinformation in the job,
    organization/ locations are rivals, not there to help each other, fighting for control
    No direction, or bad directions from above.(do this, and then nevermind, do that, somebody else already did that, don't need that now, need this, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need strong leadership to control the organizations.
    Understand the strengths in teams in utilize them.

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

    Generally good

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite a chaotic place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    Constantly need people which can give you experience.

    Cons

    Extreme chaos as many systems seem to be broken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead the business instead of just firefighting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    -

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

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

    Overwhelming

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Great team members/peers
    Most managers defend their team
    Time off when needed

    Cons

    No training
    No schooling
    Overworked and underpaid for that amount of work
    Politics due to reorg

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The reorg didn't work, the teams do not work well anymore after the silos that were created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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