Volvo Car
4.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.volvocars.com Göteborg, Sweden 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 31, 2014

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Stefan Jacoby

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    Great name, great products but what is next?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA name to be proud of and a product that deservedly is loved by many.

    ConsTiny market share becoming even smaller and smaller and smaller.................................

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    Great

    Project Manager R&D (Former Employee)
    Gothenburg, NE

    ProsGreat oppurtunities to make a career.
    The company really cares and if you want there's a lot of educations etc. That's availble

    ConsDue to the large organisation it sometimes takes a long time to get final decisions in projects ec.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the employees more and let them take more decisions themself.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    high ceilings and professional colleagues

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Gothenburg, NE

    Proshas a friendly reception, desire to succeed and generally fun to be here

    Consthat any large organization, bureaucracy is unfortunately obvious and lunch restaurant serving mediocre food

    Advice to Senior Managementensure that there are substitutes when it's vacation time, sickness and parental leave

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    graduate programme

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice atmosphere
    very flexible
    nice to have a group of other graduates

    Consvery slow
    no development for graduates
    there is no structure whatsoever in the programme

    Advice to Senior Managementthere 's no point hiring new talents if you don't give them the chance to do something meaningful!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Logistics Assistant (Former Employee)
    Ghent (Belgium)

    ProsGood people, a lot of learning possibilities, you have enough chances to grow within the company

    Conssometimes a bit chaotic, but is challenging, helps you to keep focused

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep growing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    interesting and challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCutting edge safety tech. Interesting and technically challenging tasks. Very good work /life balance, with high focus on the individual employee.

    ConsLess resources than at major OEMs, but this is can give some positive challenges. Somewhat slow processes, but this is rather common at bigger companies. All in all a good place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a very flat organization, with a great oriented towards people culture.

    International Graduate Programmer (Current Employee)
    Gothenburg (Sweden)

    ProsThe designed around you culture means there is a lot of focus on people development and the leadership practices are oriented towards positive and constructive feedback, encouraging employees to have initiative and be proactive. The industry as such is very dynamic and rapidly changing, and working for Volvo which is a quite small player compared to BMW or Mercedes, means more exposure to the industry, different departments and projects.

    ConsIt is not clear what career path you can have when you join the company. Currently there is a lot of encouragement towards horizontal moves of people, cross-functionally. The Swedish mindset and culture brings positives, such as a flat organization and democracy, and a great work-life balance, but it also generates a laid back working culture, with very few ambitious people willing to walk the extra mile.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Product Owner (Current Employee)
    Gothenburg (Sweden)

    ProsQualified personnel, great working conditions, good atmosphere

    ConsThe desicion making process can be quite slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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