TRW Automotive
2.9 of 5 121 reviews
www.trwauto.com Livonia, MI 5000+ Employees

TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 121 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant

John C. Plant

(76 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance for non-plant personnel is reasonable"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Great place for program managers who have no true skills to get hired into high salaries"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Limited career growth opportunities"
    in 3 reviews
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worst place I've ever worked.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Solihull, England (UK)

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

ProsNONE !!!.....leaving is a pro....because you've escaped.

ConsCompany does not care about employees, only interested in profits for share holders. When you resign you are treated like an outcast.

Advice to Senior Managementno point giving anby advice as they don't and will not EVER listen

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is a very chaotic place to work.

Operations Supervisor (Former Employee)
Auburn, NY (US)

I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPeople are for the most part nice and willing to do a good job.

ConsTrying to recuperate from some inconsistent blasé management.

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Earn a living but expect to be undervalued.

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Washington, MI (US)

I have been working at TRW Automotive as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood work experience to learn various internal management systems for quality and production. For me it was also a revelation of dealing with offshore suppliers and developing them to produce and maintain high quality components.

ConsShareholder value undermines value of non-management employees. Minimal investment in developing talent for contract employees - arrive with it or develop it on your own.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees make a company - good ones are hard to find. If you have them - treat them to keep them. This is a comment on the many people leaving the company during the time I worked there for two years from 2011- 2013.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So-so

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TRW Automotive

Prosloads of opportunities to get experience
Staff are friendly
early friday finish
opportunities to travel around the world

ConsNot hesitant on giving more work but not reflecting it in pay.
HR is slow to act
Last minute pay freeze

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a two way system, you compensate more, you'll get more from the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Most Miserable, Depressing place on earth.

Assembley (Current Employee)
Portland, MI (US)

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

ProsLots of over time, you need it when you don't make any money.

ConsHorrible hourly pay rates, out of date machines, dirty, lack of leader ship. Poor leader ship due to high turn over, to many un experienced team leaders, supervisors. Management just there to collect a paycheck. Horrible insurance with high out of pocket costs and high premiums. Can't get a better insurance plan for the 65,000 employees? Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff. 8 hours a day 7 days a week.

Advice to Senior ManagementWere to even begin.....GOOD LUCK!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Would never recommend to anyone with standards

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

ProsNone. Company is so poorly run. Incredible that company is still surviving. However, competitors are catching up with their products and profits are down. Great place for program managers who have no true skills to get hired into high salaries.

ConsOverworked employees. Another review discussed in great detail how 12+ hour days are the norm. Each employee has workload of about 3 people. Working systems are ineffective- simply creates busy work. IT systems do not work either. There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles. Turnover is very high as employees soon realize the poor morale and poor working environment. It is the norm for teams to get into "survival mode" which is stabbing others in the back constantly. There is no encouragement to employees for growth and company as a whole is reactive rather than being progressive.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so selfish and look at the company's growth as a whole and recognize that true growth can only occur when the company invests in ALL employees. Not just upper level managers, VP etc. Mid level managers need to tell executives when their expectations are unrealistic. It's disgusting that the CEO makes millions annually yet hiring freezes are set and bonuses are not paid out to the employees who work 12+ hour days, 6-7 days per week.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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that's the worst company I've ever work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for less than a year

Prosso far not found the pros

Consno credibility at all. high people turnover rate. no leadership

Advice to Senior Managementnot playing game and politics and your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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How NOT to run a plant

Production Associate (Former Employee)
Auburn, NY (US)

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelatively simple work. Some decent folks as co-workers.

ConsPoorly managed. Upper management is routinely dishonest with the production people. A corporate cut throat mentality pervades the management structure. They exercise blatant disregard for the workers needs and ideas. Arrogant and unethical behavior with impunity is evident in management.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Stop wasting money on bad ideas and ignoring the folks that make the place run. Your employees matter...treat them as such. Some recognition and reward for a job well done would be nice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good starter company

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

ProsGood place to start a career

Conswage increases below inflationary levels for almost a decade resulting in low morale among employees

Advice to Senior ManagementYour success is because of the people who work here. It is time to recognize that..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work and have a career

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

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

Pros- Good benefits
- Advanced work systems
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Cons- Cash is king and other considerations were not important
- Clash between North American and European organizations for Leadership and power

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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