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Volvo Trucks President & CEO of Volvo Trucks North America Dennis R. Slagle
Dennis R. Slagle
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  • Decision making is slow, too many initiatives (in 15 reviews)

  • Slow decision making and centralized responsibility (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Its a job, no advancement unless you're connected to a Swede or "good old boy""

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Trucks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, okay pay, cafeteria onsite, work gym, good people (generally)

    Cons

    Low starting salary when young& new so you get pigion holed (+2.5-3.5% annually) long term. Either jump between departments or leave then come back for advancement. Non-empowered (decisions made by Swedes) & silo (not my within my job scope= don't care) work mentality.

    Advice to Management

    The hard-workers get more work load, rotated around, and "trash" dumped on them with very little raises or bonuses. "tenured" people barely performs because they are "pigion hold" in their current job and extremely protective of the knowledge & contacts or "just don't care anymore" therefore creates a very non-motivated & silo work environment overall. Consulting positions that are non value added or outsourcing to India & Brazil because people are "riding" it out not realizing they are setting the future up for failure.

    There would be less moving around between business groups if people were properly compensated. One either has to transfer to a new job in a new department or leave the company then come back. Work life balance depends if you to become "the dumping ground" or not.

    Management can't make decisions (decision bodies, steering committees, etc.) to save their lives, no direction just execution! "Good old boys" in top management "strategy" creates personal vendetta among the excess politics. Promotions are based on who you can pound a "beer" with or kissing their "behind". Downside to that is if they leave they may be replaced by a Swede or a French that just simply can't understand the NA's market.

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  2. "Global Sourcing buyer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Volvo Trucks (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work
    Good cross cultural work environment
    too good projects to work

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Internal recruitment biased