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Aptiv Overview

Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
10000+ employees
2017
Company - Public (APTV)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At Aptiv, we see a future that promises zero accidents on the road, zero emissions in the air, and a personalized driving experience inside every vehicle. It’s a future made possible by our end-to-end portfolio of solutions and the team driven by the same goal ... Read more

Company Updates

  • What are the three biggest challenges facing all-electric vehicles and are we solving for them? Hear from Aptiv's in-house expert.

  • Imagine what's possible when a vehicles's interior and exterior sensors work together. See how we're integrating our industry-leading sensing and perception systems with Aptiv Interior/Exterior Sensor Fusion. #userexperience #activesafety #adas #automotive

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Aptiv – Why Work With Us?


Our culture of innovation has enabled us to develop significant intellectual property. We have a team of more than 18,600 scientists, engineers, and technicians focused on developing innovative solutions that make vehicles safer, greener and more connected than ever before. These exceptional men and women are located at engineering development centers all around the world, including our 15 major technical centers in China, Germany, India, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, and the United States.

As the vehicle has increasingly become a software-defined platform, we have adapted our portfolio of technologies and capabilities to meet the demand for more complex software development and systems integration expertise. As a result, Aptiv is uniquely positioned to provide the end-to-end solutions required to commercialize new mobility:

  • We have over 6,500 engineers focused on software development, shipping over 40 billion lines of code daily, increasing to over 150 billion lines of code by 2020.
  • As a result, vehicles need more computing power than ever before to enable advanced vehicle features, including Active Safety and User Experience features. This is where Aptiv’s Advanced Safety & User Experience segment excels.
  • The increased need for more complex computing platforms allows Aptiv to leverage our Signal & Power Solutions segment to deliver the high-speed, high-power electrical architecture that enable more connected content in the vehicle.

Our advanced technologies and deep systems expertise of our People across the brain and nervous system of the vehicle are making the future of mobility real. Learn more about our tech teams.

Moving You Forward from Aptiv on Vimeo.

Aptiv is a global technology leader, with more than 160,000 people across 126 manufacturing facilities and 15 major technical centers worldwide. With a presence in 44 countries, we address mobility’s toughest challenges through our deep software and systems integration expertise, delivering market relevant solutions for our customers.

Our robust product development process would not be possible without the commitment of all Aptiv teams, including our business functions from Supply Chain Management and IT, to Finance, Purchasing, Logistics, Administration and HR. We are all part of One Team that shapes the future of mobility. 

Your Next Journey Starts Here from Aptiv on Vimeo.

If you’re ready to do your best work, every day, you’ll have options to choose a problem and then solve it. You’ll work in small teams with dedicated mentorship, leading-edge tools, and technology at your disposal. You’ll have the flexibility to define your career path, wherever it takes you.

Collaborate with some of the best and the brightest, and help us make the world safer, greener, and more connected. Read more about internships, co-op and full-time opportunities at Aptiv: https://www.aptiv.com/careers/students-and-graduates

Aptiv's Winning Culture from Aptiv on Vimeo.

A simple, compelling, and memorable mission is critical to any organization’s success. It attracts and retains talent. Ask any Aptiv employee what his or her mission is, and you’ll inevitably receive the same response: to build a safer, greener and more connected world.  


The passion our employees share doesn’t stop when they go home at the end of the day. It extends to the communities in which we live and work, and is reflected in the numerous hours of volunteerism our employees have engaged in each and every year. We deliver measurable results where it matters most – in our communities most in need.

PLANET
To celebrate Earth Day and create a green ecological environment, the Changchun plant in China organized a tree planting activity where each department was responsible for planting and watering a tree. Across the globe in 2019, the Aptiv Foundation donated 160,000 trees to the National Forest Foundation to replenish the areas impacted by fires. Additionally, 27 manufacturing facilities in Mexico participated in the “Basura Challenge”, where they collected garbage from community areas, parks and schools to improve the cities in which they work.

SOCIAL IMPACT
Organized by the Depaul Charity, Aptiv teams in Europe competed in a raft race where they collected funding for the homeless. In India, Kerala state faced its worst flooding in 100 years. The local Aptiv team helped their affected neighbors in many ways, from supplying groceries and meals for more than 1,300 families in three rehabilitation camps to contributing food, water, clothing, and financial aid to victims. Building a strong, sustainable business that makes the world a better place is at the very foundation of our culture. It’s who we are at Aptiv.

EDUCATION
Aptiv remains a long-time supporter of STEM education around the world – providing team mentors to high school students, donating funds to support 25 First Robotics teams and granting sponsorships to Greenlight for Girls, an international organization dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects. We also have global university partnerships where we volunteer, including AGH Poland, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Karlsruher Institute for Technology, MIT, National University of Singapore, RWTH Aachen University, Xian Jiaotong University, and Zhejiang University. So many people in our communities need educational support. Aptiv develops connections with institutions to provide resources to students and improve education. In each of the last two years, through the Aptiv Foundation, the Troy Technical Center in Michigan donated 2,800 lbs. of bulk school supplies to the Lighthouse of Oakland Country for children in southeastern Michigan. Employees gathered together to fill more than 1,600 backpacks with these supplies, and to make new connections in the process.

Aptiv Celebrates International Women's Day 2020 from Aptiv on Vimeo.

Aptiv Reviews

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    "Great Company with Progressive Technology"

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

    Pros

    Rare opportunity in Ireland to work in the automotive manufacturing industry.
    Genuine career opportunities.
    The company truly embraces diversity.
    Strong CEO and sense of being in the right place at the right time.
    Salary, pension and health benefits above average but bonus is only average.
    Good social scene, great offices and location, free breakfast, friendly co-workers and some memorable nights out.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management structure. Unfortunately there are too many middle management layers who only have administration/delegation capability rather than hands-on capability and direct experience.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace a genuine people and ownership culture - incentivise all FTE staff by offering a stock plan.

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Aptiv Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Aptiv in February 2020.

    Interview

    1 phone call interview and then comes oniste interview. Onsite invitation comes after around 1.5 weeks. The interview process was pretty well-organized and friendly. The phone call interview was not hard and the onsite interview was pretty extensive.

    Interview Questions

    • The phone call interview is on the easy side, though I was a bit nervous and did not do my best.
      The onsite interview was pretty well-organized and everyone you can see were well-prepared for the interview. It's a more technical position so I had 3 people ask about maths and 1 for coding in a specific environment.   Answer Question
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Aptiv Awards & Accolades

  • One of the World's Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2020
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere® Institute, 2020
  • Automated Driving Satellite Compute Platform, PACE, 2019
  • Selective Metal Coating Technology, PACE, 2018
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2018
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