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AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. Chairman & CEO Helmut O. List
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Pros
  • Flexible working conditions - flexible in job location and role as well as working hours (in 6 reviews)

  • Good opportunities for international assignments (in 2 reviews)

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

  • The Human Resource department discusses confidential information for kicks and routinely mocks employees behind their backs (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Central Functions Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good family - life balance

    Cons

    Location is not ideal but worth the commute


  2. "Good starting job"

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    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 Powertrain Engineering Inc. (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.

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

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    • 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 Powertrain Engineering Inc. 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.


  4. "Project Engineer II"

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    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 Powertrain Engineering Inc. 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "tread carefully"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. 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


  6. "Challenging work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    At times the environment is chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to your people.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Best people I've ever worked with

    Cons

    There are no cons here

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, teamwork based company

    Cons

    A lot of work offsite at other facilities


  9. "A great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent pay and benefits
    -Great place to learn
    -Job essentially involves breadth instead of depth in any technology, which widens knowledge base.
    -Friendly workforce

    Cons

    -Some projects can over work the employee.
    -Most positions are not bonus eligible.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best Powertrain Consultancy Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, working time is flexable

    Cons

    Poor HR system and service, poor administration support.

    Advice to Management

    Better HR system and administration support will make employees feel better


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