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Autoliv Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Autoliv President, CEO, and Director Jan Carlson
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was great in our department and the company did many extra events for the employees during and after work (in 13 reviews)

  • Stable work environment, great career oportunities (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work pressure can affect work & life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Slow upper management descisions and tends to be a little political (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Passive safety has serious problems"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Established name in the industry
    2) Good market coverage
    3) Good international collaboration

    Cons

    1) New passive safety president is killing innovation with restrictive research funding and draining motivation with his low-energy share-holder appeasing attitude.
    2) Too many standards being created and updated constantly with nobody doing any traffic control to make sure the standards do not contradict each other.
    3) Lack of oversight for standards allow many offices / plants to blatantly ignore them.
    4) HR is way too hostile

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking from quarter to quarter-- get out of the fire-fighting attitude. Think of prevention and long term health of the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Business Unit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best.

    Cons

    The hours are aggressive and a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring team members and choosing skills off of friendships.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    - Seems like the company is growing at a very fast rate with many career opperunties (if management would you switch)
    - Very helpful co-workers

    Cons

    - Very fast pace work envonirment, not much time to really learn or get trained
    - Not much appreciation of employees from what I have experienced
    - Seems like management does not want to improve faclities/test labs even though the company is growing at a fast rate and the programs are worth a lot of money
    - No good profit sharing/bonus
    - Seems like management is hesitant to let people move within the company and when they do allow it, it can take months if not a year to transfer

    Advice to Management

    - Appreciate your employees
    - Invest in the people and work place
    - Allow people to transfer within the company easier, it's nice to keep hardworking people rather than letting them go.


  4. "Autoliv review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lowell, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Bountiful amounts of work
    Nice people

    Cons

    Very unorganized
    questionable tactics
    dishonest

    Advice to Management

    Should practice better tactics for their employees. Should consider other peoples lives with care


  5. Helpful (2)

    "The Autoliv experience is eye opening on how many issues this safety giant struggles with."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, friendly co-workers, OK pay

    Cons

    Internal red tape often gets in the way of getting things done. Management is rarely helpful until the issue is red-hot. There is a system for everything but nobody knows where, what, why or how to use it properly. Consequently, systems are often times skirted in order to get things done. Raises are rare and barely keep up with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how systems are working between facilities and departments. Keep processes that add value and eliminate those that do not. Design systems for the typical work flow, not for the exception.


  6. "x"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology in automotive safety

    Cons

    Dictatorial leadership, do what you are told


  7. "Worst company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Embedded side a lot of opportunity. good company if you are fresher.

    Cons

    Management is worst here. they are very lazy. If you have any concern no body work on that. Any process here takes 2 months. HR are worst people I have ever meet. they are very rude and act like a dictator. If you need to get any money(reimbursement etc.) minimum it takes 2 month that when you keep asking about it otherwise they will never give you. HR never reply on your mail until you keep president in CC.

    Advice to Management

    Think about employees

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Production in Brigham City, UT
    Current Employee - Production in Brigham City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It pays decent I guess.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. I applied for a job to progress in the company. Through out the whole interview the supervisor that was there insulted my career choice several times.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees that worked there for several years the same as the new employees,


  9. "Working in a Bomb factory in Northern Utah."

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    Current Employee - Eehh in Tremonton, UT
    Current Employee - Eehh in Tremonton, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of paid holidays, half of all paid holidays are at xmas!

    Cons

    Repetitive work. Poor training. Big company. Not very personal.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize modern training procedures to retain new employees. More transparency between HR and production associates.


  10. "Not a Job to Stay With for the Long Haul"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brigham City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brigham City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a part timer, Autoliv only has us work weekends for 8 hours each day. This works perfectly with my school schedule, allowing me to focus on school during the week and work during the weekend.

    Cons

    It doesn't feel like management cares much about us. Job security isn't always a for sure thing. That is for part time, at least.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the production associates a little more. The job already isn't the greatest. Please don't make it worse by making us stress about job security.


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