TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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  1. 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 Management

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

  2. Mediocre company for mediocre employees

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Care more about people less about shareholders.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great work/life balance. Generous compensation.

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, work with intelligent people.

    Cons

    Raises are minimal, can be challenging to move up, extremely poor health care (high deductible HSA plan).

    Advice to Management

    Improve the heath coverage.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    So-so with Company, great overall workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Insert Operator
    Current Employee - Auto Insert Operator

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great for the most part.

    Lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    The management from one shift to another and even within the same shift don't communicate.

    The most understaffed plant in Body Control System yet we make the most profit.

    Cannot get enough support people like Electric Techs, Maintenance, and Material Handlers. Also 2 and 3 shift need Engineers but all we get from Management, "No Engineers will accept 2 shift."

    I've worked Assemble and Auto Insert Operator and I've seen that AIO's are given no respect by management. We are forced to work 50+ hours each week and expected to keep up with General Assemble of 300+ people with only 10+ AIO's on 2nd, 3rd has 10+ openings because no one wants to work that shift, and 1st has 15+ AIO's and twice as many assemble? It's ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better between Supervisor and Upper Management. Maybe have some of the paper pushers actually see what it takes to run the floor. New manager wanted to change established things set down in our union contract like forcing mandatory 12 hour days.

  6. Supply Chain Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Be more people oriented

  7. A good place to work

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, wages are good now

    Cons

    Overtime is a little much sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Listen to hourly ideas and consider

  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 Management

    Allow your people to make decisions at the lowest level.

  9. Great company, skills valued.

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Not people centric but good technology

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Product Engineer

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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