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Volvo Construction Equipment UK Reviews

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Goran Lindgren
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and less pressure (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefit package and work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low rate of interns being hired full time (in 6 reviews)

  • HR is incompetent and does not know how to keep talented employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Experience at VCE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager - Professional in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager - Professional in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Volvo Construction Equipment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The feel of a smaller family company but with the support and benefits of a global corporate organisation
    Very good communication within the GB dealer, upwards and downwards. Online ability to submit questions to the Directors, company satisfaction surveys, meetings with employee reps from each location to look at improvements, and management visit other sites.
    Really good culture in the main, respectful of others, and good values.

    Cons

    Its multiple site so you don't get to know people at other sites very well unless you deal with them in your direct role. This also means career opportunities are limited - there may be an ideal job but at a different site. However, there are also jobs in Volvo Group you can go for.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Was a great company to work for initially but slowly lost touch through bad management practices"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist Mobile Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist Mobile Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package and used to be a company you could be proud to be associated with.

    Cons

    Bad management practices, a slightly paranoid mistrust in its employees. No discernable recognition of the value of its long term employees vast experience and understanding of customers needs. Lastly a definite old school attitude towards personal progression, merit and personal skills are overlooked in favour of who you know. Sycophants will do very well.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise Swedish management to look closely at the management structure and current practices in the UK. Volvo have always produced enviable products but their current reputation within the UK community is very poor mainly due to bad management and organisational attributes.


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