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AVL North America Reviews

Updated February 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Good Managers, flexible work schedule, great health benefits, some of the people working here are extremely smart and knowledgeable in their field (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, benefits, and culture (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Hence, no job satisfaction, career growth or motivation to work (in 3 reviews)

  • Not great for career advancement "nowhere to go" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Really like working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is great. Benefits are also good. Most managers will give you freedom or empower you to show your knowledge and work ethic. From what I can tell they take care of top employees.

    Cons

    HQ outside of US which makes even the smallest improvements long and drawn out.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with AVL for about 7 months now. It is an excellent place to work. Great work/life balance, benefits, and culture. The management here is excellent. A solid team spirit without all the hype and nonsense you experience in some companies. AVL is a mature forward thinking organization that takes excellent care of its employees.

    Cons

    AVL is a Global Organization. Working with HQ in another country presents it's cultural challenges at times.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work/Life balance
    - Benefits and Time off policy
    - Chances for training and development
    - Friendly environment

    Cons

    Not sure... it's really a great place to work, maybe I'll say that depending on the department, you might not have so many opportunities for vertical growth but current employees are always picked for positions before going to the market, if possible and department moves are welcome.


  4. "Central Functions Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good family - life balance

    Cons

    Location is not ideal but worth the commute


  5. "Good company, great atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, good people, good customer exposure, management is very understanding and works with you regarding work life balance, good environment

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standard for position and work load. One manager is penny pincher and has a very abrasive attitude


  6. "Good starting job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL North America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good first job company.
    As a small company you get a lot of opportunity to grow in a wider range.

    Cons

    Management needs to interact with working level more

    Advice to Management

    Understand the problems and suggestions of the engineers.

    There is a significant lack of vision.


  7. "Technical Savy, Good Management, Good Family Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth and building broad experience. Friendly and personable management whom show they care.

    Cons

    As most consulting firms deal with, losing staff when big projects don't come thru can be anxiety provoking to the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up communication meetings to keep team members informed. The positive feedback from management at AVL on day to day "jobs well done" is better than most companies.

  8. "Project Engineer II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVL North America full-time

    Pros

    Some employees are trained in various fields, i.e. software development and calibration.

    Cons

    This company pays well and over hires for a project then layoffs ensues. Company does not tell employee that the position is temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and forth coming with each employee.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "tread carefully"

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

    I worked at AVL North America full-time

    Pros

    Engineering team is brilliant and hard working

    Cons

    The Human Resource department discusses confidential information for kicks and routinely mocks employees behind their backs. Apparently, even Don isn't off limits. Don't go to them for help, they'll just say your an idiot for not knowing the answer as soon as you walk away.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention and watch your back


  10. "Challenging work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVL North America full-time

    Pros

    Great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    At times the environment is chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to your people.


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