Volvo Car Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
Updated May 31, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great name, great products but what is next?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Car full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tiny market share becoming even smaller and smaller and smaller.................................

  2.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager R&D  in  Gothenburg, NE
    Former Employee - Project Manager R&D in Gothenburg, NE

    I worked at Volvo Car full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the employees more and let them take more decisions themself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    high ceilings and professional colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Gothenburg, NE
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gothenburg, NE

    I have been working at Volvo Car full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure that there are substitutes when it's vacation time, sickness and parental leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant  in  Ghent (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant in Ghent (Belgium)

    I worked at Volvo Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    graduate programme

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Car

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    interesting and challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Car full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Less 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Graduate Programmer  in  Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Current Employee - International Graduate Programmer in Gothenburg (Sweden)

    I have been working at Volvo Car full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Owner  in  Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Gothenburg (Sweden)

    I have been working at Volvo Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Qualified personnel, great working conditions, good atmosphere

    Cons

    The desicion making process can be quite slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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