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Volvo Car USA Reviews

Updated 15 Oct 2019

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Volvo Car USA CEO Anders Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson
30 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall really nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture and office and it is great fun working for a company that creates so nice products!

    Cons

    Not as diverse workforce as one would hope. More young women, less old men would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Get younger people into managment positions

    Volvo Car USA2017-10-19
  2. Helpful (5)

    "A company that cares"

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    Current Employee - Configuraion Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They give the freedom to work on what you are passionate about.

    Cons

    Sometimes the language barrier or accents get in the way of understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Here in Mountain View, it's sometime off putting to hear side conversation in Swedish.

    Volvo Car USA2017-09-29
  3. "Company with Great Values and Business Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Senior Expert Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working on a car that puts safety first. Friendly and welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Haven't found anything yet. Will update accordingly.

    Volvo Car USA2017-10-12
  4. "Working at Volvo Cars"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very open atmosphere....very easy to work with colleagues.

    Cons

    The automotive business is extremely competitive and that can make things a bit tense at times.

    Volvo Car USA2017-09-28
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Join only if you talk Swedish"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good values & fundamentals The company has a good progressive view of the automotive industry Of late good initiatives - for example electric cars

    Cons

    - They talk constantly in Swedish - even when the office is in US/China - Very bureaucratic, slow decision making - Overall low trust factor - Very Sweden-centric, they haven't learned how to become a global company - Medium Benefits

    Advice to Management

    First understand what globalization means to an organization - hint : it is not starting offices in other parts of the globe

    Volvo Car USA2017-09-29
  6. "Anonymous"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Volvo Car USA for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are really nice and they care for you.

    Cons

    President and Vice President for Volvo of Honolulu does not care for you. Very selfish.

    Advice to Management

    Change the owners soon.

    Volvo Car USA2017-10-16
  7. "Part Time Maintenance Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA part-time

    Pros

    Management is respectful and it is a great working envirovnment

    Cons

    Hours may be a little unorthodox

    Volvo Car USA2017-08-16
  8. "Great job if you have experience."

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    Service Technician in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA

    Pros

    Full benefits covers everything you need with free life insurance

    Cons

    Dealing with change of management, turnover rate is very high

    Volvo Car USA2016-10-10
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Look in the mirror"

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     in Park Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Some very good, hard working people here - Employee lease program a nice perk - Holiday time off between Christmas & New Years (provided you can take advantage of it)

    Cons

    - Too many changes for no reason - Many groups are spread too thin - No faith in management to take steps and address issues - Limited advancement potential - Concerns about remaining in NJ

    Advice to Management

    Slow down with all the changes! Don't just make a change for change sake! Look at your operational teams and see where/if you need to add people. Take a good hard look at management as a whole as well as in each functional area; see why and where the issues are and address them.

    Volvo Car USA2016-06-13
  10. "warehouseman"

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Rutherford, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits. excellent product

    Cons

    not a climate controlled warehouse

    Volvo Car USA2016-05-22
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