AVL Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.9
78%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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AVL CEO Helmut List
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94 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment is excellent especially in the HQ and in their US affiliate(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great working environment with a good work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Till now i have no cons at all to say(in 7 reviews)

  • "Top management is not supportive(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Real Advice - PEI"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineering Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AVL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    AVL PEI provides cross training and supports growth into different technical areas. Good events onsite in Plymouth, MI. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Location is not ideal for my commute.

  2. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at AVL part-time

    Pros

    Hard working environment helps the time fly by.

    Cons

    Communication between project management and workers could help improve productivity.

  3. "Not a great place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL full-time

    Pros

    A lot of talent in engineering field. Many hard working individuals. May be a good place to start your career but not to be here long term

    Cons

    Management not really all that good. Seems to be yes men and let Gratz take lead on everything.

  4. "Awesome company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer - Electrical Engineering in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great work/home balance, positive environment, tends to promote from within, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Median pay, no performance bonuses

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  5. "Top Notch Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great team to work with. You'll be surrounded with intelligent people.

    Cons

    Some say it's the last pay increase that you'll ever get. I hope to find that isn't true.

  6. "Program Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager I in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    AVL has some of the most brilliant engineers in the world. They also provide a really nice work environment with access to amazing technology and nice offices. I would highly recommend working there, as they are very professional, pay well, and have great benefits.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there are many cons working there.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "*HIGHLY Recommend AVL as a place to build your career.*"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional environment with a great work life balance. You will be surrounded by many intelligent and hard working individuals that make coming to work exciting. Not too large of a company that you are still heard but large enough that there is structure and opportunities. I have been here for almost 3 years and plan to be here for many more to come.

    Cons

    I honestly do not have anything negative to say. It's a company, so there are things that will always come up but can confidently and truthfully say I think AVL has the best of all words - pay, challenge, work-life balance, opportunity and they are not going anywhere anytime soon.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Good colleagues, terrible culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVL full-time

    Pros

    Many of the colleagues there are excellent professionals. The benefits are ok.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to trust anyone there. Internal "competition" is intentionally created as a tool to encourage "innovation". My experience was that this created an environment that stifled collaboration because everyone was an information hoarder. After all, why would you help the people you are competing against, even if they work a few cubes away?

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  9. "Great Place To work - Smart People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Low Stress, High Pay, Travel

    Cons

    Travel, Customer Service, Not for everyone

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  10. "Director"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVL full-time

    Pros

    Get company, forward thinking and a solid commitment to the industry

    Cons

    lack of communication between offices (but improving), better definition of targets and associated bonus

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