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Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • freie Zeiteinteilung, nette Kollegen, state of the art technology (in 3 reviews)

  • Work environment is too good, People are close to each other it too technical work so it requires good technical skills to work with AVL (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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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 full-time (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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good colleagues, terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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?

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like replaceable cogs.

  3. "Great Place To work - Smart People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low Stress, High Pay, Travel

    Cons

    Travel, Customer Service, Not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. 2% Raise every year is nice, however other form of compensation increase need to be considered.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good stepping stone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to a vast array of different technologies, testing methods and test cell related hardware. Knowledge gained at AVL can be a nice point on a resume when applying/interviewing with other employers that use AVL hardware or software.

    Cons

    Management can be very disconnected at times. HR department is less than professional and has a very college sorority mentality. Structure and processes are always changing.
    Limited chances for advancement. Once you are in a roll and are proficient in that roll, people tend to be pigeon holed and receive very few incentives for staying. Field service personnel can expect to be exploited to the fullest extent. Travel can reach or even exceed 90%


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Approved Electrician
    Former Employee - Approved Electrician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent personnel and very friendly environment to work in ! Would like to recommend AVL to anyone and would love to work with them in the future

    Cons

    No cons to give it was a great experience ! As I have already stated above the experience was very very good !

    Advice to Management

    Non to give


  7. "Great Working Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Graz (Austria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, additional benefits (like cultural fond, mobility support, cafeteria etc.)

    Cons

    Sometimes strong hierarchical structures (only in few departments)

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the additional benefits and the internal events. This is really strenghten the commitment.

  8. "Great environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to work in different areas of automotive engineering
    - Great colleagues

    Cons

    - Not many opportunities for progression


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVL part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, good salary and a good opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Size of an office space, and a food in caffeteria. Food could definitely be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up a good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fake jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will get knowledge.
    And nothing else .
    Near to my home .
    Good food (Have to pay for it ).

    Cons

    They are only hiring for 6 or 9 months on third party pay role with a pay of 14k and say that we will hire on avl payroll after that and will pay 25k but this doesn't happen makes fool i have seen with me and my colleagues will destroy your future..never join..

    Advice to Management

    Don't destroy future of students ..


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