Volvo Cars of North America

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company for long term employment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good training and support

    Cons

    Long term employees are placed in jobs that are not necessarily their area of expertise


  2. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized, with some incompetency, but in general most are well-intentioned, however have no clue.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Potentially many interesting things to do, lots of opportunities to solve problems and improve matters. Could be great place to work.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Infighting. Love meetings and events producing rah rah. Do things for show. Too much time spent on meetings and events, no time for serious work that would make a real difference. Everyone trying to look good, adequate.

    Advice to Management

    Same old stuff does not work. Be strategic and real. Your dealers do not like you.


  3. Not quite what I expected

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America full-time

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

    Pros

    * Employee lease program provides new car every year * Summer hours

    Cons

    * Lack of growth = no growth opportunities for people * Poor communication among those within the company; esp. between management and associates and esp. between departments * Parent company doesn't get input from regions when issuing directives * No Merit Increases for over 2 years (?)

    Advice to Management

    People here are uncertain about where the company is going. Even though management tries to communicate a positive outlook, there is a lot that leads us to think otherwise (see above). Throw us a


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  5. Great passionate co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warrant Analyst in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Warrant Analyst in Rockleigh, NJ

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great quality products -

    Cons

    not much upward movement- company is desperately trying to make there products fit in the 21st century

    Advice to Management

    look into peoples background , skills talents personality promote within


  6. Great people to work with but little to no job movement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Little to no job movement


  7. Management cannot agree on what Volvo Cars should be.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Caring coworkers and genuine efforts by local management to cushion the shock of constant business upheavals.

    Cons

    Perpetual disagreement between the US marketing organization and the Swedish global marketing organization on direction for the brand. Add to that a Chinese owner with its own priorities, and the US market is in a resultant tailspin.

    Advice to Management

    Run your own race, not your competitor's. Pick one direction and go there. Get rid of anyone who does not want to follow because they really will hold you back.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company needs help product is stale

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Georgetown, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Georgetown, TX

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employees, great managers on New Car and preowned

    Cons

    Compensation plan is prehistoric, no year end bonus

    Advice to Management

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  9. Too many fires to put out

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -A lot of good people willing to get the job done. -Benefits are not too bad -Opportunity to own a new car roughly every 12 months

    Cons

    - Too many long tenured people here stuck in the "that's the way we've always done it" frame of mind. - No opportunity to grow; partly due to lack of business growth. - Communication on what is going on within the company can be improved - Too often people's role is a firefighter and not a problem solver

    Advice to Management

    Take a real hard look at how things are done here and at our HQ, and really attempt to improve things here.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great people, old mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Rockleigh, NJ

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are accepting, nice, fun for the most part. The people are the best part of this company

    Cons

    Sales first mentality. Room for growth is minimal at best. Upper management gets shuffled around routinely regardless of qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some young blood.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Small company with a big ego

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Western Regional Sales & Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Western Regional Sales & Marketing in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Volvo is a small company and lets the employees act as entrepreneurs. You are allowed to come up with an idea and run with it. Obviously, there has to be budget. But they'll work with you to find budget. For the most part, everyone enjoys Volvo. Sure, there are politics. But name one office where politics does not exist. I learned more about the auto business with Volvo than with any other OEM.

    Cons

    They do not embrace new employees. Your career has to be "born" at Volvo in order to be accepted. Otherwise, you'll always be seen as the outsider. There are a lot of incompetent employees who feel that, because of nepotism, they are deserving of a promotion. There is also a lot of anger stored inside of the upper management team. Get ready to be cussed at, demeaned, and belittled. It's a regular occurrence. Don't expect raises or bonuses. Pay is average.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in women as employees. Stop berating employees. Just because a region could not hit there number doesn't give you permission to belittle someone in front of their peers.



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