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Valeo Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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  • "work life balance not very good" (in 67 reviews)

  • "Parfois beaucoup de charge de travail" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "UP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, team members, working with multi teams, different experiences

    Cons

    work life balance not very good.


  2. "It was a great job that help me to grow in my career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They give you the opportunity to grow

    Cons

    They put you out of your comfort zone

    Advice to Management

    They were great

  3. "Engineering at Valeo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valeo full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    A lot of pressure and process


  4. "system engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valeo full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to technology, nice environment

    Cons

    Growth opportunity are very limited and slow.

    Advice to Management

    No added bonuses, growth is very slow.


  5. "Hotbed of Cargo Cult Management"

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    Former Employee - Methods and Process Engineer in Highland Park, MI
    Former Employee - Methods and Process Engineer in Highland Park, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valeo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Automatic 401K Contribution, Most policies are versions of Industry Standard

    Cons

    Valeo is addicted to the appearance of successful policies but not the substance or understanding behind them. Most management is done by metrics which almost no one will break, regardless of the impact on the company. Short term financial impact is everything. Plans for the future seem to be based on being 3rd or 4th comer into new areas by entering them after several years of media attention on the first movers, without any real expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Management is in a giant bubble, mostly of its own creation, with metrics and data that are molded to fit what they need to be.

    Get out of the bubble, talk to people that are not in management. Ask what is wrong or missed because of the current metrics.

    And for the love of god, do something about the structural problem of Site IS that will shut down active production equipment because of global directives without any communication to production.


  6. "Stay far for your mental health"

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

    I have been working at Valeo full-time

    Pros

    Very few, except the fact you wont work a lot

    Cons

    Managers are the worst I have ever seen, very few become managers thanks to their competencies

    The company is changing a lot and not in the good way....

    Advice to Management

    Act!!


  7. "Production supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours and the team worked good together

    Cons

    Favoritism, buddy system, upper management and HR dept. Showed favoritism looked over people inside for there friends on the outside

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond race

  8. "Materials analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy, good work hours

    Cons

    No cons to the job


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Favoritism, Poor Management, No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valeo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I just had to fill this

    Cons

    * Uses visas to hire cheap labors. Pays them less and forces them to work for more than 8 hours and on weekends.

    * Teams during discussion randomly starts talking in their native language and the management doesn't stop them.

    * No research going on and none of the managers seems interested in taking up this responsibility

    * Favoritism, poor management and unplanned projects is destroying Valeo Troy


  10. "Just some good ol' boys...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Great 401(k) package.
    Looks good on a resume.
    International experience nearly guaranteed for industrial.
    Exposure to lots of people and cultures.
    If you don't want to put in a lot of overtime and don't care about satisfaction or promotion, engineering here is great!

    Cons

    If you aren't best buds with upper management, you won't be promoted or get to do anything interesting.
    No incentive for good work, no punishment for bad.
    "Fireman" style of management means that everyone runs around like madmen and nothing gets done.
    Improvement is highly discouraged.
    Planning is highly discouraged.
    Measured temps on the line regularly reach 110 F.
    Anything that needs purchased will require at least 3 signatures, purchasing is a pain. Don't expect your stuff to arrive on time.
    Corporate culture needs some serious adjustment. With a really, really, really big hammer.
    Preaching about standards when none actually exist, are followed, or are written anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Let engineers do engineering. That's why you're in this mess. You forced all the engineers to sign off on things that weren't right. That signature is someone's professional integrity and you need to respect it.