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Volvo Group Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Volvo Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "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


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    "Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. "Good Company with some cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Market leader in many industries beyond automobiles
    - Job security and brand name
    - Good portfolio of products in the market place

    Cons

    - Long winded processes
    - start with a good salary otherwise getting on par with industry standards in difficult given the hike structure
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    Advice to Management

    - too much of middle management, the organization is getting a little slowed down with bureaucracies. A major org restructuring needs to be considered.


  7. "Facilities Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible - Global - Opportunity to apply/work in most any country in the world.

    Cons

    Usually many other responsibilities included - such as managing Safety/Health, Environmental, Inventory, hazardous chemicals, IT support


  8. "It Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volvo Group full-time

    Pros

    It's a great Swedish company

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time


  9. "Volvo Group Trucks North America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company with great products, and a positive, friendly work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Slow in taking decisions; decisions are too often made by management in a "politically correct " way in an attempt to please Executives, rather than based on sharp business sense.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to others' idea and constructive criticism; select leaders for their practical knowledge of the field they work on rather than their ability to present elegant, yet unworkable plans with no substance.


  10. "Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Volvo Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good culture

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to stay back to work


  11. "Volvo Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Help Support in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Help Support in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very diverse organization with a professional evnironment

    Cons

    None no cons at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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