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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
156 Reviews
3.0
156 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
John C. Plant
94 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • I have met a lot of genuinely good people who sacrifice a great deal in service to TRW (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Limited career growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fairly positive. I like my current Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. We can set our own course mostly.

    Cons

    Not many perks anymore. No pention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore pention

  2.  

    Distant Management, Race to the bottom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Assembler in Windsor, ON

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

    Pros

    Unionized location, good people to work beside

    Cons

    Management is out of touch, focus on quantity over quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on quality so that long term relationships can be maintained with suppliers. Start treating your employees like they matter and your attendance issue might dissapear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheapest company to work for, horrible management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician in Tillsonburg, ON
    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician in Tillsonburg, ON

    I have been working at TRW Automotive as a contractor

    Pros

    The people I worked with on my line were great to work with, in fact a lot of machine operators are very friendly people and work hard. Not a lot of heavy lifting.

    Cons

    Very unfair treatment of employees. Ripping off their annual raise. Very cheap company to work for. Their machines are broken, and instead of fixing them properly they just "bandage" the situation and hope it goes away. The health and safety of employees is their last concern. The Metal working fluids they use to machine their parts is full of bacterias and mold, and makes a lot of employees ill. Their "union" is a joke. a waste of $60 a month. Use of contract employees, going through a process of hiring on contract employees full time, but seems very biased. Noticing a lot of women with low cut shirts getting hired. Already pissed of GM enough that they are not allowed to bid on new contracts with them, had to resort to BMW and keeping existing GM lines. Talk among a lot of employees on the floor about the plant possibly going under in a few years. Always running out of components and missing shipment, and management always blames the operators, when in reality, it's management not ordering enough components or not allowing proper maintenance of their machines, thus a lot of machine downtime!! Also, noticing some lines won't have any work all week, yet I see them get mandated every saturday. Totally wrong and should not be allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about you smarten the hell up before you all lose your jobs? learn to take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    John Plant needs to wake up before it's too late!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician in Saint Catharines, ON
    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician in Saint Catharines, ON

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    It's close to home for me.

    Cons

    Management has it's collective head up it's ass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If TRW expects floor empoyee's and salaried to make concessions then John Plant should seriously consider relinquishing about 95% of his grotesque $19 Million dollar "compensation package".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Supply Chain Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Very good experience this summer and have learned a lot of skills which will benefit my future career. It is really doing lean very well.

    Cons

    Need more teamwork and bring more intelligence into the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people oriented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company, skills valued.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Livonia, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Truly believes in the talent that each employees possesses. If you're a hard worker, they'll see it & challenge you to improve yourself, your career & experience at TRW. My team(s) are great - all are working towards a similar goal & are able to contribute when needed. Personalities are mixed which make the work atmosphere fun and different each day. TRW really does want to make a change in some areas and encourages employees to help with that.

    Cons

    The typical "big company/ corporate environment" can be felt at times. At times some people feel restricted. Easy to combat though with stepping up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say be different, be bold. Try to get away from the "well this is how it has always been" type of work life. Attract new talent to bring new personalities, new ideas, new creativity to TRW.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working in TRW EPAS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England (UK)

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of working, no having to clock in and out.
    Responsibility of projects.
    Travel to support manufacturing

    Cons

    On contract so no training.
    Leadership is a bit lacking at Shirley EPAS site.
    Management structure is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with your workforce as to what the company is achieving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not people centric but good technology

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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