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"Multiple Headquarters"

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Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Hagerstown, MD
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Hagerstown, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

I really like the way Volvo executed projects. There was always an avenue to approach upper management. I liked the way they handled difficult situations.

Cons

Volvo bought out Mack Trucks Inc. Therefore I had two headquarters to report and recieve requests. There seemed to be an internal competition as to who knew the best way. I was caught in the middle of the conflict.

Advice to Management

The mainframe systems at my location were being phased out. I did not see any opportunity for the future. I really liked Volvo alot, but there should have been an avenue for me to pursue with them.

Other Employee Reviews for Volvo Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay at the expense of career advancement"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - IT Support in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Volvo's pay rate appears to more than competitive compared to other organizations. The management is quite competent and very personable, which is more than I can say for many companies. The work environment is relaxed and generally fun; certainly nothing you will dread going to every day.

    Cons

    At least in my area, there was no clear path to advancement. In many cases you would need to transfer to a different department or take a significantly different job to move to a higher level. If you are unwilling or unable to do this, you will potentially be waiting years for a position to open up.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for employees to advance within the company


  2. Helpful (4)

    "The processes are in charge"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global, profitable and environment concious
    A good reputation as a responsible company

    Cons

    Everything is controlled by processes
    The individuals hide or are hidden behind those processes.
    HR are centralized and live a life of their own without proper feedback from the contributing parts of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize HR and put the working parts of the organisation in charge of HR issues.
    Dont hide the indviduals behind processes.
    Make sure to get the right information, not just the middle management version.

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