TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 16 February, 2015
Updated 16 February, 2015
53 Reviews
3.0
53 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 5 reviews)

  • There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Machining & Assembly....above & beyond the call of duty!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Tillsonburg, ON
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Tillsonburg, ON

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean. A lot of hands on minor maintenance & adjustments. Can learn a lot about quality. Promotes from within. Good team enviroments. Voluntary overtime.

    Cons

    Some benefit & pay roll backs over the last few years. 3 shift rotation on a weekly basis. Supervisors don't always follow up issues discussed at team meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, they make the products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Compounding stress

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Marshall, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Marshall, IL (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Pay is decent for the area, clean environment, very little physical work, the equipment is becoming newer every day, greedy shareholders and CEO are on their way out, safest place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Heath insurance is terrible, high deductibles, zero copays. Responsibilities are adding up but pay and people are not. Production software is overloaded and outdated. Training programs are sub par and entirely to complicated, fiefdom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let actual production operators in on the new hire selection process, continuous improvement is supposed to be a step forward not two back, move away from the dictator approach, aquire a personality and a sense of humor please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Long term employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with huge market strength. Opportunities are easily found for the right candidate.

    Cons

    Large amount of red tape, infrequent senior management updates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share vision more frequently and allow some insight in to the ZF acquisition plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It is a world wide company, customer focused, working in a lean mode and

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    The internal climate is the highest point

    Cons

    The workload and few people development tools are negative points

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary and benefits are not on top of the market, they´re on average and the work-life balance is really unbalanced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Finance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Good school for professional development.

    Cons

    To much politics. All promotions are based on recommendation / special interest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get you act together. Do what you said you stand for. Start promoting the right persons and the company profit will increase big time

  7.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Fayette, OH (US)
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Fayette, OH (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, wages are good now

    Cons

    Overtime is a little much sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to hourly ideas and consider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Pay salary is on par with the industry

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Takes long time for advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your people to make decisions at the lowest level.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not people centric but good technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Engineering in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Engineering in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great range of product and in general very good people with talent and comittment, ground level folks including mid managers are in the main very sound.

    Cons

    Highly political, lots of in fighting CEO is hire and fire has poor relationship with his key team. HR lead some silly initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest asset and you have lost large numbers of people that were once loyal, the problem starts with the CEO ... a genius but has no people skills and micromanages and drives infighting and insecurity. It could be a better company, even a great company and generate even more profits. That said is still has some tremendous people - it needs to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work. A pleasant working place with many talent people, nice diversity culture, dynamic environment, face challenge everyday...

    Cons

    Management is kind of chaos at this transition time, too profit driven, not sure what will happen next after join ZF...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better coordination between different departments, related teams need to talk to each other when doing the same project. Communication, communication, communication...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Publicly traded mentality in a small town shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Great employee culture
    Secure customer base
    Seasoned / high tenure workforce

    Cons

    Little room for advancement
    High performing plants "lumped" in with poor division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deep dive into the performance metrics before making cuts division-wide - specifically relating to commercial steering systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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