Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Trucks Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
97 Reviews
3.6
97 Reviews
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Dennis R. Slagle
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance infact insisted by the higher management (in 10 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and vacation, Good work life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Decision making process is relatively slow (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard to make changes, react to market with big company (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked for them for 30 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Trucks

    Pros

    Great place to work, very family oriented.

    Cons

    printing is a dying industry.

  2.  

    Volvo Group as a whole is an excellent company to work for.

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

    I worked at Volvo Trucks

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly co-workers. Depends on your department as to job satisfaction, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Uses proprietary IT systems to manage production control. Takes significant time to learn how they all interact.
    Salary was average to below average.
    Poor succession planning and career path development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can be a good place

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly co-workers. Depends on your department as to job satisfaction, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Needs better communication between management and workers. Slow to change; entrenched management practices.

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  5.  

    A great business but poorly led at Hagerstown plant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Pros

    Great product line and a great manufacturing experience.
    Beautiful plant
    Multi-cultural environment

    Cons

    You are either in or out with upper management. I found many cases to be inexplicable where mgt would either favor or dislike employees. Many excellent employees have left the Hagerstown plant for this reason. Many of the replacements they hire are of a lower caliber than the people they replaced.

    Pay is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, get some counseling. The way you force good performers out of the organization is not healthy or normal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Volvo Group as a whole is an excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at Volvo Trucks

    Pros

    Empowered to make improvements.
    They are willing to spend money to improve.
    Great prioritization methodology.

    Cons

    Uses proprietary IT systems to manage production control. Takes significant time to learn how they all interact.
    Salary was average to below average.
    Poor succession planning and career path development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, not all Volvo sites are created equal. Completely different culture at other locations. Senior Operations Management are overly aggressive to the point of threatening. I never had a sense of security working there, even though I loved my job. There seemed to be a "clique" of leaders that were in, and all others were out. I had to leave the company to progress my career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Group Truck Operations: Packaging Engineer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer Intern in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer Intern in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Pros

    Pros at Volvo:
    - Work experience in the manufacturing environment
    - Understand fundamentals of assembly lines
    - Logistics perspective on acquisition
    - Feel effective in delivering a final product
    - Diverse culture: Swedes, French, Americans
    - Union workers are always happy to help

    Pros of Packaging Engineer:
    - Ensure the integrity of engine parts and components
    - Learn the packaging system "Emballage," which is french for packaging
    - Document packaging instructions (aka make a bulleted list)
    - Obtain supplier signature on such instructions (Its simple, signatures are electronic)
    - Pretty much work with all parties involved in the purchasing and development of engines and transmissions
    - Great experience for packaging science (never knew existed) and logistics majors

    Cons

    Cons at Volvo:
    - Distinctive Hierarchy
    - Union Workers may move slow sometimes
    - Emphasis on not stepping outside of the designated paths for non-union workers
    - Hagerstown is a sad place to live for recent graduates (not fun)
    - Pay is dismal

    Cons of Packaging Engineer:
    - It's not engineering
    - It's not engineering
    - Don't pursue this field if you are interested in being an engineer
    - Should only be referred to as Packaging Consultant and Packaging Consultant's Intern
    - It's not engineering. Please strip that title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lost it at Volvo cars. Van Damme can't save you. Kneel down before Cummins Engines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Trucks

    Pros

    Very helpful people. Nice company and very interesting things to do!

    Cons

    Keeping up with the pace.

  9.  

    Analyst Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very relaxed. The management does not put co-ops under much pressure. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    The company does not hire co-ops to full time roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very nice & informativeo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Pros

    Work culture , Less work for Interns, good salary

    Cons

    Monotomous work, timings , Hagerstown very boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have more events

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great

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

    I have been working at Volvo Trucks full-time

    Pros

    great money, benefits and a great company

    Cons

    getting laid off all the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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