TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 14 September, 2014
Updated 14 September, 2014
145 Reviews
2.8
145 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
John C. Plant
90 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.  

    Okay company

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lafayette, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    pretty lay back, learning environment

    Cons

    top heavy, laid off a lot of people to hire high level executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to cut cost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough at the company right now...

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Engineer

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work to learn how to develop global communication skills and manage overseas suppliers.

    Cons

    Recent downgrade in employee benefits has caused an exodus of employees over the past few years.
    Employee compensation (base salaries) could be better. Communication problems within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    From family owned & oriented to employees are a commodity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    The long time employees remember when it was locally owned.

    Cons

    Leadership views long term employees as easily dismissed. This observation comes from seeing 20-40 year veteran engineers that cared deeply about the company & products being walked out like untrustworthy criminals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top Management Lost in Their Own Agenda ($)

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Company has great employees and great unlocked potential. Highly skilled workforce. The working staff just need a better working working environment.

    Cons

    Top management watches numbers and does not think that employees are a resource. No trust of employees to do the right thing, Lots of checks and balances that are insulting to the professionals that work for TRW. It used to be a great place to work. Stock price is up but not sustainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, move on, take your spoils and move on. Let the company prosper with proper non bean counting management. The CEO and top staff is over compensated taking value from share holders and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Livonia, MI (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Got lots of responsibility. The team treated me as a peer. I was given worthwhile assignments to spearhead.

    Cons

    Had to do some generic intern tasks related to organizing of parts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving interns worthwhile projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    a c++ developer's review

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing

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    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
  9.  

    Great Place

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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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    About the same as most Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

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    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
  11.  

    UK based role

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    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

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