Volvo Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Challenging and interesting workplace provided you are in the right projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1)High quality product development work carried out for the emerging market trucks (complete responsibility of development similar to Indian OEMs)
    2) Very good work culture
    3) High brand value
    4) Good work - life balance
    5) On-site opportunities

    Cons

    1) The work quality might not impress you all the time if you are not part of the Asian market PD team
    2) Slower decision making process
    3) Recent organisational structure has narrowed down the scope for GTT, Bangalore to only trucks (reduced development work for Buses and Construction equipment)

    Advice to Management

    1) Please provide a clear future scopepath for the Bangalore site (If it is going to be a application center or a full fledged product development center)
    2) Improve scope for GTT back to buses and other products to make the team a multi-product knowledgeable team
    3) Improve benefits and facilities (Provide benefits back to Bangalore site for whatever it contributes to the group globally)

  2. Good to start your career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for freshers, travel abroad

    Cons

    1. You will not grow unless you are either Swedish or know higher ups
    2. Work is very streamlined/specialized.
    3. No exposure to other areas

  3. Working for this company is a complete nightmare

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

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

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

    Pros

    Free fruit and coffee are nice. Occasional gifts for holidays are much appreciated. Nice colleagues for the most part.

    Cons

    A lot of empty talk about values at the company. In reality, this company will try to stab you in the back at every opportunity. Trying to claim business expenses from the finance department is like squeezing blood from a rock. There is an implicit demand that you must work weekends and at weird out-of-office hours or else...! Raising a family on the meager pay they provide is almost impossible. There is a pathological focus on cost cutting which has really destroyed morale. Working for the head office in Sweden is probably much better than this.

    Advice to Management

    The HR and finance departments are a mess.

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  5. Good company but going through some never ending organisation changes.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Very structured, global reach and processes established.

    Cons

    Low engagement from all departments due to recent reorganisation changes, they never end!

  6. I loved the company, but they need more resources.

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

    I worked at Volvo

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The core value of the company, is to take care of the people that work for them. You can have a job for a lifetime with them (if you are part of the Volvo Corp contract). If you are hired by an outsource division, you wont be so lucky.

    Cons

    In Volvo Mexico there is just around 25 people working for Volvo. It's a small office with few resources. You'll need to handle huge amount of tasks with few hands to support the operation. You wont have much personal time. You wont be able to see the daylight when working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest with employees. Keep couching the Management and Directors Team, because they need some much to learn about leadership.

  7. It's a big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of chalenges, all days... If you can be self motivated, you will find your way inside the company.

    Cons

    Minimal invest on people learning, no courses to employess. You anly receive any trainning whe you are adding a new role, and this training is refering to the company standards.

  8. Useful for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

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

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

    Pros

    Good product, good systems, good marketing for the latest products

    Cons

    Sheet organization, management and opportunity to increase in Volvo

    Advice to Management

    Weak Mgt., depend by local managers which are in the same position form 10-15 years... little bit mafia

  9. very very happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Volvo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    too good a company... awsome environment to work at...

    Cons

    no cons at all....the company is a very nice place to be in.

    Advice to Management

    good goin

  10. meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Newmarket, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Volvo part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly, very kind and understanding of school and such. i really have nothing bad to say, started as lot boy now do co sales and lot stuff, its good

    Cons

    not alot of experience to be had they realy dont do much with you and cant really grow. It is meh, not bad not good just meh

    Advice to Management

    give me training

  11. Great place to be in ! VIT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good pay, mutual respect, less politics,

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.....

    Advice to Management

    Need better bonuses!

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