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Volvo Trucks Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Volvo Trucks President & CEO of Volvo Trucks North America Dennis R. Slagle
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  • As a large corporation the decision making process may be lenghty (in 13 reviews)

  • Consensus driven, slow decision making (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Working as Engineer at Volvo Trucks"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Volvo Trucks full-time

    Pros

    -friendly environment
    -lots of opportunities
    -great benefits
    -High pace (mostly)

    Cons

    Being based in Greensboro is my only complain.


  2. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company, being Swedish, has a generally professional work environment with European-style employee welfare and care. Good training, perks (free lunches, event tickets, etc.). Encourages continuous improvement. Work-balance has been better than most other (non-European) companies I've worked for. Only good people can become managers: this makes working a whole lot easier. A good number of coworkers are easy to get along with and are helpful. Pay is decent and much better than offered at smaller companies in proportion to work scope and responsibility.

    Cons

    While many coworkers are indeed good, one will find a few 'good ole boys club' individuals as well: rude, brash, arrogant and ignorant. They tend to have a chip on their shoulders and thrive in ridiculing newer, talented people (generally out of insecurity/jealousy) and obstructing new ideas. They accuse others of not working while they go out on frequent breaks. If an individual does make a legitimate complaint, he/she could get ridiculed for that as well. If one can ignore them and do their best and learn new things at every opportunity, it is really not that bad of a place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to hold all employees, regardless of their tenure, accountable to abide by Volvo Group standards. If not, many good people will leave and this won't be good for the company in the long run. Most of what's done here can be picked up by a newer employee even if a bad old one gets the boot! What good is the 'Code of Conduct' if it is not implemented?


  3. "supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay.
     Great benefits,
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    no structure
    no leadership
    no processes


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  5. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Company! Very good company culture!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons!


  6. "Manage all aspects of maintenance program"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no serious pro's that stick out

    Cons

    Pay is not enough for the type of people you have to deL with

    Advice to Management

    Needs new management


  7. "Volvo has been good to me."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Trucks full-time

    Pros

    Great global company with ample opportunities and autonomy with most managers.

    Cons

    Slow decision making and centralized responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Continue front line empowerment and trust your talent even more. Need more gender and ethnic diversity closer to the top management.


  8. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Sales Development in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Manager, Sales Development in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Trucks (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Health Benefits, Co Workers, work environment,

    Cons

    Slow to react to the market.

    Advice to Management

    Quicker to Market


  9. "Best Place that I have ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Special Vehicle Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Special Vehicle Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Vacation, They respect your personal time, They encourage personal health and fitness, As a global company there are global opportunities, many departments and divisions for job opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    The negative side of most of the pros: lots of vacation means that it can be a challenge to get your work done when key people are out on vacation or personal time, As with any large company - you are a small cog in the machine and you can not affect real change alone and the company and the processes take their own time

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if the separate Silos could find a way to work together better and to streamline the work flow.


  10. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global OEM, Best engineered power train.

    Cons

    Dealership network reconstruction and build time reduction to 100 day max

    Advice to Management

    Create new customers


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad exposure to engineering trucks - controls, applications, performance, and manufacturing. If you express interest, you are likely able to move to get to doing it. Pay is higher than national average.

    Cons

    Diversity is nonexistent and, therefore, inclusion is nonexistent. Racist, sexist and ignorant comments are said aloud without hesitation. Little to no professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that there are huge benefits in diversifying your work force. Stop only hiring people who "live and breathe engines" because you don't feel like training people. All of the work can be learned. Perspective and respect should be present in a work environment during all hours.



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