TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
141 Reviews

2.9
141 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supplier Management  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in Livonia, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of capable people who are willing to work in a team environment. Being such a large company, they can afford to invest in innovative concepts.

    Cons

    Weak people-leadership from the very top ... creates atmosphere of mistrust, fear and inhibited creativity and problem solving....as well as fostering divisiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the CEO with one capable of inspiring the organization...not just breeding fear throughout it! The culture feels toxic and demoralizing........and caters to the lowest common denominator at the expense of the talented majority and ultimately, the organization as a whole!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    a c++ developer's review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - C++ Developer  in  Częstochowa (Poland)
    Current Employee - C++ Developer in Częstochowa (Poland)

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

    Pros

    good working environment, a lot of freedom in terms of decisions, pretty good salary

    Cons

    inflexible hours, some incompetent managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    none I can think of. It's a great place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    About the same as most Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The people. Finally starting much needed building improvements

    Cons

    The penny pinching culture while consistently recording record profits. The building is old, leaky and erratic temperature controls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that engineering is equally important to the company as operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    UK based role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good employer, looks after your health

    Cons

    Being an American Automotive firm will always mean a meagre salary, fewer benefits and the sound of constant whingeing from people who have been there a long time (fewer benefits, no pay rises, loss of perks, moral etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer meetings and more decision making!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, great relationship with UAW

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Saginaw, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Saginaw, MI (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good relationship with UAW

    Cons

    Factories are dirty, safety goggles are required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    TRW Not A Good Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Dental Insurance,Good Boss Joe Petry

    Cons

    Low medical Insurance, Low Wage,Low Eye Insurance, Treated Like Slaves, Working Conditions Sub Par.People I work with act like little children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE JOHN PLANT WITH NO SEVERANCE PACKAGE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Strict and not friendly toward workers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production  in  Saginaw, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Production in Saginaw, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with is what made going to work worth it for me, my supervisors were also easy going.

    Cons

    Management in the front office and uncooperative union rep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Challenging year full of new program launches

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Manager
    Former Employee - Quality Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at, good supporting folks at Corporate office.
    Very talented senior management, great leaders at Mexican Operations
    Multiple opportunities to learn about product and budget to manufacture defect free Products and provide Customers with appropriate level of service.
    Very skilled and supportive Technical Reps team

    Cons

    Automotive Industry recession led to a manufacturing plant closure.
    Very stressful overlap period of new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talented personnel by providing them competitive salaries and work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Values. No culture, No mutual respect - TRW Shanghai / Suzhou

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    nothing special - not a great company especially in Shanghai / Suzhou

    Cons

    Talent is not respected/recognized, hiring and firing, personal relations are important than Hard work and honesty. HR function from all levels is not reliable / dominating and inconsistent. Not a good place .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not fire people based on personal relation,

    Doesn't Recommend

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