Valeo Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
109 Reviews
3.4
109 Reviews
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Valeo Directeur général Jacques Aschenbroich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Personal growth can be good if you are very demanding and ready to sacrifice your work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Valeo has an amazing work environment, you can feel there that you are at home (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance , specially when you work in P1 projects where delivery is always needed (in 9 reviews)

  • Most probably you will lose your personal life due to very high work load (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    1.5 years in Valeo

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Many trainings offered.

    Cons

    Too many processes and slow decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Learning experience, good and bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of opportunity for learning and mobility.

    Cons

    Workload is overstretched in midst of rapid growth. Systems are not sophisticated as you would expect. Much fragmentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on mastering quality projects, rather than trying to do so many projects at once with mimimal resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at Valeo was great very relaxed an open door policy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valeo

    Pros

    there is great growth opportunity and they like to hire from within.

    Cons

    that there is a no excuse policy you will still get points even if you bring in a doctors excuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should try to hire more American Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Sales account manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Seymour, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Seymour, IN

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive. People are generally nice. Products are innovative. Very smart people are there that you can learn from.

    Cons

    Very stressful job. Work and personal life balance is impossible to maintain. Worked every weekend for 8 months. Senior management gets fired very often. High turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    challenging work with great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valeo full-time

    Pros

    fellow engineers are some of the best I've ever worked with, almost seem like family

    Cons

    work life balance needs improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Intern in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Quality Intern in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at Valeo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a summer internship, decent pay and friendly people. On the job training and helpful managers. If I was in school I would work there again

    Cons

    warehouse setting, always on your feet, redundant tasks. If you arent a hands on type of person this job isnt for you.

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    North American Plant

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    Former Employee - Industrial Management Controller in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Management Controller in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Learned more about the automotive production side of business.

    Cons

    Lack of training at all levels. There is no regard for work life balance. No one blinks a eye to employees working 12-14 hour days, daily. Too many bosses to report to. I had 5 people I reported to and none of them had any idea what direction I was getting from the others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take team members personal life into consideration and know it doesn't make them a bad employee to leave after 10 or 12 hour days. Creating a strong induction process for new hires outside of Valeo especially. Reduce the amount of bosses, it becomes to much to report to so many people, most of which aren't in the same state or country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good organization with goals

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Seymour, IN

    I have been working at Valeo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Managment , & Healthy Work Life. They have really good training & devlopment programs

    Cons

    " Work force needs stabilization"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible company to work for. A massive French dominance.

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    Former Employee - EE Engineer in Seymour, IN
    Former Employee - EE Engineer in Seymour, IN

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

    Pros

    You will learn different skills set. good for beginner Electronics or Electrical Engineers

    Cons

    Poor communication between the Team. You will have to obey rules from some French person somewhere. There is no R&D, even tough they say. The Electronics Team is more or less than Applications engineers, waiting for someone from France or China to develop for them. You better off staying away for this company. The race and class factor is dominant. You might be replaced by a Mexican .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and allow young electronics engineers to voice out their concerns. It seems management do not know anything about electronics.

    Stop the race and class factor. It will not help you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valeo

    Pros

    I really enjoy working with my team members.
    Challenging environment and a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotions opportunities. No career path discussions with management or HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to apply the career path tool.
    Inside promotions are not common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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