Volvo Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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Volvo President & CEO Olof Persson
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Pros
  • Fair work life balance for a person who plans his/her work schedule (in 16 reviews)

  • A professional organization, would good opportunities and space to explore them as well (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Cold decision making or very slow in (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work loads can be heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture the strengths in each individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. very bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo

    Pros

    there are no benefits to working here.

    Cons

    the company will go under.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find replacements for everyone including yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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 :) )

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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Maybe offer more benefits and start employee recognition programs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Very good

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    Former Employee - EDI Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - EDI Consultant in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    benefits, leadership, company values and diversity

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Co-op

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Shippensburg, PA
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Shippensburg, PA

    I worked at Volvo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a very stable office culture, with most employees having families. Going to see someone from a different department is easy, and everyone is willing to put down what they are working on to help you. It is a good place to settle down.

    Cons

    Depending on location, the location of employment could be in a small town because of pre-existing factory locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are treated well, but maybe more team activities outside of work could help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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)

    Pros

    there was always sufficient training

    Cons

    it was an obvious lack of team work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work.

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at Volvo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Freedom
    Flexible work time
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Not challenging
    Less hiring for Full-time jobs
    No sponsorship for international people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Working at Volvo as an intern was an outstanding experience in which I learned several different facets of the industry.

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    Former Intern - Reliability Engineer Co-op in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Intern - Reliability Engineer Co-op in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Pros

    I was treated like a regular employee, not as I assumed an intern would be treated. I was invited to many meetings with high level management and again, I was listened to as a regular employee. I learned about several different aspects of the industry. I believe my department had great management, project leaders and director. My internship was renewed. Therefore, I was given an additional 6 months of employment. I was given a good referral when applying to additional positions with in the company.

    Cons

    It took several weeks before I recieved my company laptop, and during this time I had nothing to do. When I asked what I could do (anything I could read or follow and watch and learn from another employee) I was told "Don't worry about it. You are alright. Just wiat for your computer." Therefore, I basically did not learn anything about my position or the company for those couple of weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your interns to thier full capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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