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Autoliv Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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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 12 reviews)

  • Overall Laid back work environment (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenges your work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management not committed to ensuring goals and objectives are effectively cascaded (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place I ever worked"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbia City, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was almost effortless to make a difference.
    So easy to make improvements.
    Best, well trained, good natured hourly workforce I've ever encountered.
    Great systems! This made being a quality engineer easy in comparison to other places.
    Support from plant manager and other to "fix" problems and make them go away. Corrective actions were the plants highest priority and got fixed in days, not weeks or months.

    Cons

    Culture among some management of the "cool" club.
    Quality manager thought he was great, but really was the "weakest link" in the management team.
    This plant closed in 2009 due to difficult times in automotive due to recession.

    Advice to Management

    Steering wheel business is now in the war zone of Reynosa, Mexico over Autoliv- Columbia City and Autoliv- Queretaro, Mexico which have both closed or are closing. This move to Reynosa looks good on paper, but seems so non-representative of Autoliv's core values of concern for their employees. I have heard stories of fear for life of engineers and unqualified staff at border plant.


  2. "I'm learning more and more every day!"

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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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone treats each other with respect, and you can listen to your iPod with one bud in your ear, except when driving a forklift or a Taylor-Dunn. The cafeteria is cheap, healthy and always ready if you forget your lunch.

    Cons

    The work gets monotonous at times, because your job never changes so your doing the same thing over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the language gets offensive and out-of-control when boredom gets extreme. If there was a way to keep the atmosphere respectful and positive, I would recommend it.

  3. "Autoliv"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amt in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Amt in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a technically advanced company and the technoogy is amazing. The company is very into lean manufacturing and a lot of the managers truly believe in the "Don't Judge Don't Blame" view of things. The company believes in education and has a great education benefit program if you are wise enought to take advantage of it. I have been with the company a long time and it has taken good care of me.

    Cons

    There is still some politics just like you find in every company. Some of the managers are egotistical but no more than any other place I have worked. If you want to advance you must have a degree even if you have been with the company for years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building current employees which in turn will build a better workplace.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern at Autoliv"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, managers are great to work with. A lot of room to experiment and do your own thing. Once you have the trust of your manager, you can really get a lot done in a just a summer. I felt like I was a necessary part of the team when I left.

    Cons

    It takes some time to get used to not having a clear objective. It also takes some time to get the trust of managers and engineers.


  5. "Great place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Great quality upper management, project managers, supervisors and engineers.
    Engineers were recognized & compensated for their contributions.
    Great team feel in most departments I encountered.

    Cons

    Benefits started to get more expensive -- went from leading the industry with the best benefits [to attract top employees] to matching the competition.
    Some elitist was divisive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow the, "We are better than..." mentality to overtake a great environment to work in. Nip it in the bud. I know that there is allot of new business coming in, but don't allow it to cause you to loose sight of your greatest asset -- your employees.


  6. "Very good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Intern - Software Intern in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful managers.
    friendliness
    you will enjoy work

    Cons

    nothing wrong with the company except low salaries

    Advice to Management

    you r good


  7. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GOOD working environment, nice people and nice management.
    Flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Cold weather, need to work longer sometimes

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Leader
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement, good training programs. Managers are genuine and looking to promote people within the company. Company culture is very good and very strong.

    Cons

    Very process oriented, too many approvals needed for almost everything. Sometimes it takes a long time to fix something that should be easily fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and develop high potential candidates. The company will need the next round of mid-level managers quickly!


  9. "Very Educational"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Coop in Lowell, MA
    Current Intern - Engineering Coop in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autoliv as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect application of knowledge acquired in school, nice people, professional work environment, large corporation atmospthere

    Cons

    Far from Boston, slightly far from down town Lowell as well, sometimes construction and repairs in the building are too noisy

    Advice to Management

    Possibly moving the facility closer to Boston


  10. "Fantastic Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Semi-flexible hours, knowledgeable employees willing to help new hires, and very focused on employee retention and happiness.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    None


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