TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 26 January, 2015
Updated 26 January, 2015
167 Reviews
3.1
167 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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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. 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.  

    TRW is a poor company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Midland, ON
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Midland, ON

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Pay was at or slightly above industry standards.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Excessive work hour demands, working 80 hours per week at times. Seemed like the more you did, the more they expected. Poor morale within the company. Not a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on communication with employees. Work on improving employee morale. A happy employee is a productive employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Distant Management, Race to the bottom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheapest company to work for, horrible management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Slow moving company decent pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commodity Buyer
    Current Employee - Commodity Buyer

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Room to grow within company

    Cons

    Slow moving compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good balance of work and personal life. Employee development good.

    Cons

    lean operations and need more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Mediocre company for mediocre employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Częstochowa (Poland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Częstochowa (Poland)

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

    Pros

    Very little I can think of. Work that lasts sharp 8 hours including 30 mins break. Very good for mediocre, middle-aged engineers. Good as a very first job (1 - 2 years) or when you are in real need of any employment. In Polish market, you can really find better (money, salary, etc.).

    Cons

    Open space. Constant fights between employees including abusive behaviours. Managers are figureheads and the real purpose of the place is company internal outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people less about shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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