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Volvo Group Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "Volvo Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilitator in Dublin, VA
    Current Employee - Facilitator in Dublin, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Volvo Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are really good

    Cons

    It is under poor management

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to employees treat employees as you would want to be treated


  2. "hourly employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a good hourly pay. Alot of overtime if wanted. Also they offer great benefits.

    Cons

    Management isn't always on the right page.


  3. "Management needs to get a clue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Volvo Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting products and industry to work in.

    Cons

    Management makes decisions about projects up front, then employees have to live with their decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people working for you - they know what they are doing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Antiquated workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big global corporation, brand name, relavtively stable job

    Cons

    Cube farm culture, Middle level mangers are directionless, Most of the challenging engineering work is handled in Sweden

    Advice to Management

    Introduce open office culture and more flexible timings/vacation schedule for work/life balance. Enhance engineering capability in North America to serve the local market better


  6. Helpful (2)

    "volvo way - questionable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no pressure at work and decent amount of allowed time off.
    you can keep your job without doing much work.

    Cons

    No room to advance and grow and strict one-way communication from the management.
    'Global' way is Swedish way and no real clear goal or vision other than big talks from the management.

    Advice to Management

    please value regional (non-EU) employees, and senior regional management should focus more on regional growth and should listen to the voices from regional folks.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "The processes are in charge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global, profitable and environment concious
    A good reputation as a responsible company

    Cons

    Everything is controlled by processes
    The individuals hide or are hidden behind those processes.
    HR are centralized and live a life of their own without proper feedback from the contributing parts of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize HR and put the working parts of the organisation in charge of HR issues.
    Dont hide the indviduals behind processes.
    Make sure to get the right information, not just the middle management version.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good employer to gain experience, but not a career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company has very strong growth. Has a global presence. Strong engineering capability. A strong vision of where the company's wanted position is in the future. Strong opportunities for growth if you are Swedish or French. Opportunities to work in a multi-cultural environment.

    Cons

    For North Americans there is a significant glass ceiling; although, making up over 20% of the Powertrain workforce less than 5% of Americans in a senior role. At N-2 level of 24 positions only 1 or 2 Americans, at N-1 of 11 positions there are none. Personal Business Plans are how individuals are held accountable for their performance; however, there is no followed standard and evaluations can be arbitrary. One individual may have 4 objectives; whereas, another may have 10 and the one completing 9 of the 10 will get a lower rating than the 1 completing 4.
    There is also a visible distinction between how employees at various levels are treated with respect to travel conditions, busines class vs. economy class.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managment could be more proactive in ensuring that the "Volvo Way" is followed across all sites.


  9. "Last gasps of a dinosaur"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Global Manager In GTT in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Global Manager In GTT in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Impossible to get fired. Ever.

    Cons

    Impossible to get fired, which means far too many people holding on to their desks for far too long. Most people have no interest beyond their immediate surrounding area in the org chart. It's basically a group of so-called "managers" who "coordinate" and "facilitate", but do not actually execute or innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company...or set up a new entity to compete with you, where no one from the current org is allowed to work. You are protecting margins while your market share declines. Your product offering is on a death watch. There aren't enough Van Damme commercials to save you without a plan in place that doesn't involve making incrementally more efficient internal combustion engines.


  10. "Good company but not in Aravind s Team(Engineering tool and BFT team)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)

    Pros

    no pros if in you are in (Engineering tool and BFT team) better to hang yourself than joining here.

    Cons

    1) Micromanagement.
    2) expects to work 10 hrs every day.
    3) no work from home even though you have an option to work on all critical day weather its strike or bandh you need to come.
    4) Don't expect any travel.
    5) Expects all of them to be down to earth or slave.
    6) he expects to do work with out any bug, how can you deliver application with out bug when there is no tester in team.
    7) consultants are treated like his house maid.
    8) no courtesy on worker.
    9) Heavy politics, partiality, individual growth looking fellows.

    Advice to Management

    please take every 6moths review about the team lead and manager.


  11. "Solution Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Group full-time

    Pros

    Global company, possibility of having experience in different domains & countries

    Cons

    Cost saving culture, stiff processes



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