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Updated January 9, 2018
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  1. "Engineering Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive and fair corporate culture,

    Cons

    The transformation of the company to a more agile one is lengthy

    Advice to Management

    Keep the transformation going


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Employee care company
    - Good work life balance
    - competitive pay

    Cons

    - Management stability
    - Sometimes act as local group instead of Global influence
    - Very slow career development/growth

    Advice to Management

    - Good tools to have manager/employee feedback but no robust tool to have definite career development for performers
    - Needs local management stability

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a global company that works well with its employees to help better themselves. Opportunities are available if desired in most cases.

    Cons

    Most people love to come to the North American plants to work and grow as an employee but it is very hard to get positions of employment globally if you are an American.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Shippensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Shippensburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive vacation, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes important aspects of business fall through the cracks


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, vacation, etc.

    Cons

    Too many layers of upper management, often times leading to delays in implementing new projects/processes, resulting in missed opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Politics!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Group full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance is great. Family always comes first. Everyone is respected.

    Cons

    The speed is too slow. you will not be able to get used to a other company's atmosphere if you stay here several years.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Group full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits I have ever seen and competitive pay as well

    Cons

    The biggest thing I see is the work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to always treat your workers well they are the ones who make you look good.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience for intern"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer Intern in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer Intern in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful and very good mentoring

    Cons

    Not a lot of responsibility due to intern role

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more responsibility. Because graduate interns require it


  9. "Financial Analysis intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    i have no advice for this company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Inefficient and wasteful in cultivating their workforce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    +Money
    +Benefits
    +Kaizen Shop
    +Union
    +Benefits
    +Retirement Plan
    + Did I mention the benefits?

    The culture is typical factory. Turn your mind off when you go in and turn it back on when you leave to preserve brain cells and maintain intellegence through repetitive menial tasks. If you can do that and still be a functioning human being after throwing away 40+ hours a week of your life as an organic machine, it's a decent living I guess.

    Cons

    -Supervisors
    -Union
    -Union negotiations
    -Rubber band hirings and layoffs
    -You are a completely expendable and replaceable human machine
    -Unfair wage disparity between old and new employees due to unionized politics

    The supervisors that I met were mostly chest-thumping aggressors due to their oppositional non-union status. If you are not part of the union as an assembly worker, God help you. Don't mess up once or seem inadequate at your assigned position within your first 90 days before being allowed into the UAW protective umbrella.

    I spent 2 months in the hiring process and scored just under the top 4 in my round of hiring to get a cushy company job off the line. They gave me 1 week with help on a position that the facilitator training me told me that multiple people had failed to be able to adequately perform prior to me. They gave me 3 days on my own and canned me while others from my training group were allowed to shift between jobs until they found the right fit.

    They waste so much money on a person without paying attention to what their actual strengths are. I shudder to think of how much money they have wasted and how many quality employees they have kicked to the curb because they don't know how to properly vet them.

    Oh, and they pay the old timers nearly twice what they pay the new guy next to him doing the same job because of union negotiation bullcrap and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what you have. Once the legacy tier guys retire, you will struggle to keep good help if you don't pay attention to the strengths and weaknesses of your employees that you choose to hire. They are humans. Treat them as such.


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