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Volvo Cars of North America Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "warehouseman"

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Rutherford, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits. excellent product

    Cons

    not a climate controlled warehouse


  2. "Great job if you have experience."

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

    Pros

    Full benefits covers everything you need with free life insurance

    Cons

    Dealing with change of management, turnover rate is very high


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Look in the mirror"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America (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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "constant change in management"

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

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    some flexibility, prestigious and renowned company, good values

    Cons

    too many changes in management.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Do not consider unless you are male and come in at a high level"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognizable brand name (although not positive image) and former Premier Auto Group member
    Good, solid cars

    Cons

    - Local politics versus global politics, hardworking people caught in between unscrupulous practices
    - Branding mistakes committed over and over, (small marketing wins) this company will not see 2020
    - Headquarters is in a non-vibrant town in New Jersey
    - Staff members average 25 years in service, new employees are pushed out due to aging local bloomer cliques
    - Most female employees are secretaries promoted up one level and prevented from having further movement
    - Inter-office relationships are not controlled and is the only way female employees can thrive or not get pushed out
    - New attractive female employees who don't immediately get attached to a management level male for protection, will get pushed out by other catty older female co-workers

    Advice to Management

    See Cons and consider merit in truth and emilioration.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company for long term employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good training and support

    Cons

    Long term employees are placed in jobs that are not necessarily their area of expertise


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized, with some incompetency, but in general most are well-intentioned, however have no clue."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potentially many interesting things to do, lots of opportunities to solve problems and improve matters. Could be great place to work.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Infighting. Love meetings and events producing rah rah. Do things for show. Too much time spent on meetings and events, no time for serious work that would make a real difference. Everyone trying to look good, adequate.

    Advice to Management

    Same old stuff does not work. Be strategic and real. Your dealers do not like you.


  9. "Great passionate co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Warrant Analyst in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Warrant Analyst in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great quality products -

    Cons

    not much upward movement- company is desperately trying to make there products fit in the 21st century

    Advice to Management

    look into peoples background , skills talents personality promote within


  10. "Great people to work with but little to no job movement"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Little to no job movement


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Management cannot agree on what Volvo Cars should be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars of North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Caring coworkers and genuine efforts by local management to cushion the shock of constant business upheavals.

    Cons

    Perpetual disagreement between the US marketing organization and the Swedish global marketing organization on direction for the brand. Add to that a Chinese owner with its own priorities, and the US market is in a resultant tailspin.

    Advice to Management

    Run your own race, not your competitor's. Pick one direction and go there. Get rid of anyone who does not want to follow because they really will hold you back.



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