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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 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.  

    In 25 years of quality automotive experience, TRW is the worst customer focused ever. Quality is random.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of.

    Cons

    It would be easier to ask their customer base.

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

    Working in the Farmington Hills location for the last few years has been eye opening to say the least.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good if you last

    Cons

    The turnover at all levels, benefits need overhaul, dilapidated workspace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to keep employees happy and stay in the company for longer than a year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company only for managements

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good engineering skilled / communication employee except for managements,
    though only a few managements are good.
    I don't remember others..

    Cons

    No valuable managements.They move only for own profit and never support the staff.
    They goes on frequency travel to get a mijlage
    at business class ,though they re not VPs.
    They're provided iPhon,but we can never contact with the managements after5pm.They use it mainly for LINE and SNS.
    They often goes to night club for the customer meeting. Is this true? I'm not sure it is For Custmmer or for private entertainment?

    Internal Audit team or Helpline is no use...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider engineers as most important.
    TRW is not investment company.
    Should check the management'expense carefully.
    There is a rumor Some managements may waste JP's money for own...in our country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assembly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    None! None! None! Slave drivers!

    Cons

    Union is weak, a lot of rats. Slave drivers! Pay is horrible! They make you work 19 days straight including holidays ie... Good Friday, Memorial Day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like slaves.

  6. 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 (Canada)
    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician in Tillsonburg, ON (Canada)

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    TRW Not A Good Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (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. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst place I've ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    NONE !!!.....leaving is a pro....because you've escaped.

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees, only interested in profits for share holders. When you resign you are treated like an outcast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no point giving anby advice as they don't and will not EVER listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most Miserable, Depressing place on earth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembley in Portland, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Assembley in Portland, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of over time, you need it when you don't make any money.

    Cons

    Horrible hourly pay rates, out of date machines, dirty, lack of leader ship. Poor leader ship due to high turn over, to many un experienced team leaders, supervisors. Management just there to collect a paycheck. Horrible insurance with high out of pocket costs and high premiums. Can't get a better insurance plan for the 65,000 employees? Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff. 8 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Were to even begin.....GOOD LUCK!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Would never recommend to anyone with standards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Livonia, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    None. Company is so poorly run. Incredible that company is still surviving. However, competitors are catching up with their products and profits are down. Great place for program managers who have no true skills to get hired into high salaries.

    Cons

    Overworked employees. Another review discussed in great detail how 12+ hour days are the norm. Each employee has workload of about 3 people. Working systems are ineffective- simply creates busy work. IT systems do not work either. There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles. Turnover is very high as employees soon realize the poor morale and poor working environment. It is the norm for teams to get into "survival mode" which is stabbing others in the back constantly. There is no encouragement to employees for growth and company as a whole is reactive rather than being progressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so selfish and look at the company's growth as a whole and recognize that true growth can only occur when the company invests in ALL employees. Not just upper level managers, VP etc. Mid level managers need to tell executives when their expectations are unrealistic. It's disgusting that the CEO makes millions annually yet hiring freezes are set and bonuses are not paid out to the employees who work 12+ hour days, 6-7 days per week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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