TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
142 Reviews

2.9
142 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
John C. Plant
88 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to learn and grow in the automotive industry (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Assembler in Windsor, ON

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for 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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    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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    Former Employee - Production Associate  in  Tillsonburg, ON
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Tillsonburg, ON

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for 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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    • Senior Management
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    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.  

    good for learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive as an intern

    Pros

    very fast moving place. itțs good for learning

    Cons

    not so many opportunities for advancing

  8.  

    Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in updating your technology!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Some Flexibility with work from home. Good Dental coverage. Worker level employees are helpful and try to fulfill team objectives.

    Cons

    Medical benefits have high deductable when comparable to other automotive suppliers and OEMS.
    Work Life balance is not balanced. Not much leadership or mentoring. Staffing is short sighted and product knowledge is iffy. No career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff; aptitudes, knowledge, and your staff that are "weak links". Reassign people accordingly and compensate the capable ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid automotive global company with very high paced, challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    TRW runs very lean and employee expectations are extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top Notch Tier 1 Supplier

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Best in class products, Supplier is well diversified selling to every major OEM.

    Cons

    Extreme frugality, Business units are on different growth trajectories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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