Volvo Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Volvo President & CEO Olof Persson
Olof Persson
30 Ratings

Pros
  • Seen excellent work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Good opportunities for training (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • A very big international company: a lot of processes and slow decision making (in 5 reviews)

  • No full time hiring taking place at the time of my co-op (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Software developer

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Volvo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best place to work, people make you comforatble. Lot of learning curve and you will be given differnet projects with differnt technologies.

    Cons

    Contractors doesnt get training for new technologies, would be nice to have a basic training .


  2. Helpful (2)

    very bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are no benefits to working here.

    Cons

    the company will go under.

    Advice to Management

    find replacements for everyone including yourself.


  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Volvo full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    State of the art equipment. Excellent training. Super benefits. Excellent advancement potential

    Cons

    Work loads can be heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture the strengths in each individual.


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  5. Nice people great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo

    Pros

    Very laid back, there are lots of opportunities to make and impact. The people are diverse, and it is easy to have a great work life balance. Hagerstown is a decent pace to live close to many major cities on the east coast. Low cost of living and the occasional thing to do.

    Cons

    Not much formal training for Co-Ops it seems disorganized at times. It is a big company with some red tape at times. Weather is cold in the winter and humid in the summer. You will be living with roommate if you live in Kaplan (but its free :) )


  6. Would love to go back!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - High emphasis on work life balance
    - People are very helpful and friendly
    - Open culture most of the times
    - Very inclusive environment at all levels
    - Lots of trainings offered depending on which department you work for

    Cons

    - Growth might become stagnant
    - Quite relaxed atmosphere, which can sometimes make one too comfortable
    - Salary is not upto industry standard

    Advice to Management

    Maybe offer more benefits and start employee recognition programs


  7. Very good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EDI Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - EDI Consultant in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Volvo full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    benefits, leadership, company values and diversity

    Cons

    I worked as a contractor so it was not easy to get hired full time


  8. challenging

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Volvo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    there was always sufficient training

    Cons

    it was an obvious lack of team work


  9. Best company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo full-time

    Pros

    Seen excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Cannot think of any right now


  10. People diversity

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Volvo full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Large Multinational with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    low salaries compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    walk the talk


  11. If you can't cope with change don't work for Volvo.

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    Current Employee - Process and IT in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Process and IT in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Volvo full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It is nice working in a global environment. The vast majority of people actually care about what is going on and what they can do to progress the company. Your ideas are always looked into and if they are an improvement they will be implemented. Great place to balance work and family. The benefits are wonderful!

    Cons

    Advancement I think can be difficult at times. Once you "master" your job you become a valuable asset to the team when it comes to reaching it's goals and vision. I believe this leads you to being left in place at times.

    Advice to Management

    Share your vision with your employees better. We know what is needed and expected but sometimes the delivery of the message is foggy. Ask people if they want to move on to other things which will make better employees in the long run. Nobody wants to be "stuck" in a job. We want to move our careers forward just like Volvo wants to move it's business forward.



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