Volvo Construction Equipment Reviews

Updated June 6, 2015
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Goran Lindgren
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Pros
  • People working with passion with good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • good multi cultural climate, steady work in office, great health plan (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Heavy Swedish based company and company culture (in 2 reviews)

  • Will shift production to enhance Swedish facilities to the detrimint of the overall company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good Firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, work ethics and culture are much better than other firms

    Cons

    Its in a path of changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work, try stabilizing the system


  2. Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    Great environment to gain experience while still in college. They offer hour long seminars throughout the summer to help educate you on things you will need to know after graduating.

    Cons

    The parking lot is a mess.


  3. Stock Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shippensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shippensburg, PA

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits, overtime, double time

    Cons

    Manufacturing site - sometimes a lot of work, sometimes not so much


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  5. Great company, worthwhile time there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Development Engineer in Shippensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Supplier Development Engineer in Shippensburg, PA

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong company ethics, values. Believes in the individual.

    Cons

    Moves slowly to make changes. Can get too deep in personal politics, fiefdoms.


  6. Project management and leadership experience guiding a mutli-discipline team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    A global company with opportunities to travel internationally, Hard working blue collar workforce enables the company to meet customer needs.

    Cons

    Leadership unwilling to take on the responsibility that comes with the authoriy. This prohibits the company from moving forward in a time where operating income is below industry expectations. Overloading the company with processes prohibits motivated employees from implementing changes to lower costs and engage the white collar workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden the scope of the processes implemented. Understand a one size fits all does not work for the global footprint of the company. Allow flexibility to meet the needs of the products and locations producing low volume products.


  7. Okay place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

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

    Pros

    Middle managers are decent people

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't listen to shop floor workers enough


  8. Fantastic Company culture and structure

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Process Engineer Support intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay Given opportunity to lead on projects Exposure to culture, business concepts of VCE

    Cons

    Workload can be sparse at times which causes boredom Communication between departments is sub par at best

    Advice to Management

    Have more interesting projects for the interns to work on instead of them coming to work everyday wondering if they'll receive any work to do for the day.


  10. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Construction Equipment

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Free housing

    Cons

    Full time conversion is kind of difficult


  11. Great experience, learned a lot of valuable tools.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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