Volvo Construction Equipment Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Fantastic Company culture and structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Shippensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Shippensburg, PA

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Volvo is a great company to work for with a great leadership staff who are willing to share their wisdom if you are willing to learn. Days arent stressful, people get along, there are tons of extra benefits on the side. If you are not happy in your position, its not that hard to move between departments.

    Cons

    For me, I am a highly driven person who puts a lot of passion into their work, so I look for hard challenging projects constantly (I get really into my work). Over time I found myself getting bored and not being challenged to a level I desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your employees to rotate positions around the company in their early career. This was not hard to do, but they dont tell you about it until you ask.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very stressful environment due to the budget cuts and layoffs

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and reasonable hours

    Cons

    Extremely high workload and not enough people to do the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    Good place to work. Free housing

    Cons

    Full time conversion is kind of difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great experience, learned a lot of valuable tools.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    great company culture, a lot of events for interns. All interns live together, many carpool to work with one another. Projects were relevant to what I was interested in.

    Cons

    Not allowed to get paid for more than 40 hours per week. Organization within HR could have been better. Direct deposit took longer than normal to set up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good internship. Wouldn't want to work here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    Great pay and good global experience in manufacturing.

    Cons

    Too many management issues with company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good overall diversified experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Shippensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Shippensburg, PA

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    God working atmosphere and employees

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Production has many layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan for people to advance in the organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Long term employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Middle Manager in Shippensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Middle Manager in Shippensburg, PA

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    Strong benefits package. Relaxed work environment. Easy to maintain long term employment.

    Cons

    A very flat organizational structure. When you consider this fact along with the easy of maintaining long term employment, positions from middle - exe mgt. Rarely become available. The company is limited by global strategies which often correlate poorly with the North American market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Volvo needs to attract and develop younger talent. This will only be achieved by adopting a career development strategy with visible career path opportunities every 3-5 years. Volvo CE Brussels should implement and deliver upon market specific strategies appropriate to the NA market with a strong focus on quality / customer satisfaction and dealer development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    No room for growth or movement

  10. Overall a company with focused strategic objectives and forward looking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities within this organization are numerous.

    Cons

    Management teams lacking a willingness to make tough tactical decisions in timely manner to move projects forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a commitment to leadership, the need to identify strong leaders and remove the weak, unskilled are prohibiting the company from moving forward efficiently with the long term vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. If you like to make decisions at your work and take accountability then this is your place

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

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, 401K, Vacation.

    Cons

    If you are a city guy/girl then this is not your place.
    Be ready to work after hours on need basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the decisions are made from higher management outside of United States. I would like to see managers here with more authority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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