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Valeo Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
135 Reviews
3.3
135 Reviews
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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 12 reviews)

  • High workload, no work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules; Compensation is very competitive; Market leading benefit plan; Excellent career opportunities; Innovative products; Growing business

    Cons

    High growth has caused the hiring not to keep up with the growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It pays my bills.

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Greensburg, IN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good insurance, and plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Bad work/personal life balance. To much politics with everything that needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on improving productivity instead of the politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    So far it's not bad, your typical factory experience.

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Seymour, IN

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and work environment, easy going co workers, most fellow employees are very helpful to the new guys.

    Cons

    The point system is extreme. You have a heart attack and leave in an ambulance, you get pointed. The amount of time it takes to gain back points is unreal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn when to know it's time to be understanding, and learn to know when it's time to be firm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great to Start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Great pay to start off with; good benefits. Good people (depending on the team you work with). It's a culturally diverse company, so speaking another language is a definite plus.

    Cons

    Lack of organization; very slow to process anything; no training-- you're basically thrown into cold water. Not great with their people. There are apparent organizational issues that need to be fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more organization internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Valeo as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Valeo in Troy has smaller groups than a large firm and they have weekly meetings for updates

    Cons

    Valeo needs a better Computer support group for the Designers related to Catia .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Friendly environment. Good medical insurance. My team manager was good.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. You got to be a workaholic. No fun activities. No perks/bonus. No transparency. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just listen to your favorite colleagues, listen to others as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good company rally as long as your a man

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    Current Employee - Inventory Planning in Hamilton, OH
    Current Employee - Inventory Planning in Hamilton, OH

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

    Pros

    steady work always busy so you will get 40 plus hours

    Cons

    doesn't hire on for years and pay raises are not based on your performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees better

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

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Hamilton, OH
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Hamilton, OH

    I worked at Valeo part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back and flexible

    Cons

    Not much room to grow and improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management was not very helpful with assigned projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valeo

    Pros

    Good company to work for, present in 32 countries

    Cons

    many hours mainly during month ends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on organization and review employees work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Until the management make a real change on how they run the design side of the business, only very desperate engineers should consider working at Valeo in Seymour.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Seymour, IN

    I have been working at Valeo full-time

    Pros

    Exterior lighting is actually a technically challenging field. You will be able to see your work on the road, on tv, and in magazines.

    Cons

    Communication is horrible. Engineers can be micromanaged to death. Other times they are given no direction at all. Training on how to actually do your job is minimal if there is any at all. More emphasis is put on perception than actually doing your job well. We are constantly put down instead of built up. Everyday is a new example of how to not do things right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your employees what they need to make Valeo a better place. Make retention of employees a measure of success. Send management to training on how to be effective managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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