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Volvo Group Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Slow decision making and tend to lose plot/strategy sometimes (in 19 reviews)

  • slow decision making, leadership jitters recently (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Had a great learning experience"

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

    Pros

    Some of the most friendly teams to work with.
    Diversity is valued.

    Cons

    Too many meetings on a daily basis.


  2. "hourly employee"

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    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. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with unqualified supervisors/managers"

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

    Pros

    Great company with competitive pay and benefits. Good 401k and great insurance benefits along with a good amount of time off

    Cons

    While the company is great the managers and supervisors within the company seem way in over their heads and know less than most of the people they're supposed to be over. All in all most are unqualified for their job


  4. "very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment, high salary, good benefits

    Cons

    hard to move up in the company


  5. "Solution Leader"

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    Current Employee - Solution Leader in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Solution Leader in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits can't be beat. The work life balance is usually pretty good. I can't go anywhere else and get comparable benefits.

    Cons

    We have been going through a re-organization for well over 3 years. The stability that we used to have seems to have all but disappeared. Employees don't know from one day to the next if they are targeted for layoff or downsizing, as well as if their boss is their boss tomorrow. Things are changing constantly. Also, most "global" positions favor hiring Swedes, even if they aren't the best candidate.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a strategy and move forward. The constant changes are causing good resources to leave and if we don't allow one decision to mature we never know if there is any value before someone decides to do something else.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global company, mobility within the company for different divisions, locations, good benefits

    Cons

    organization complexity, slow to change, too many organizational changes trying to fix things but not effective, varying competence of management


  7. "Management needs to get a clue"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Volvo Review"

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

    Pros

    Terrific benefits. Higher than average compensation.

    Cons

    Very challenging culture. Inability to correctly pay employees. Adversarial union.


  9. "review"

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    Former Employee - Material Handker in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Material Handker in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, awesome benefits, very laid back work environment

    Cons

    lay offs, union is helpful if you have been there for a while

    Advice to Management

    safety is not monitored, way too much unnecessary overtime allowed, no communication between departments to coordinate work and production requirements


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are good. Hasn't been the same since the recession, as cost cutting has been and remains to be the main driver in managements "opportunities", to better the company.

    Cons

    Antiquated in many aspects of supply chain management. Takes a long time for systems streamlining to catch up with day to day operations and materials flow enhancements.


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