TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 25 March 2015
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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. Good company, tough work

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Livonia, MI (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Successful company, solid outlook, profitable

    Cons

    Difficult work, stressful, compensation skewed too highly to upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Customer Quality Manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Quality Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Customer Quality Manager in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Very active environnment and a very good school. It helps development both profesional and interhuman relationships. I would recommend to any one that is an active person and likes challenges.

    Cons

    System overall is not too flexible therefore you can find yourself working against own procedures. Planning and execution of different projects still need improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep calm and carry on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Poor work life balance

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Successful, very well run financially

    Cons

    Little room for innovation, heavily political

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    excellent place to work, people are great.

    Cons

    Lot of job duties and have to stay focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n one

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Fast paced environment with plenty of opportunities to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Safe and clean environment. Plenty of opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    Lots of silos that are not conducive to teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is very competitive. Company needs to develop teamwork among the various different groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good company to learn and grow.

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller
    Current Employee - Financial Controller

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

    Pros

    Access to several tools that allow people to learn and devolop skills.

    Cons

    High pressure from management that leads to poor family balance. Flexible hours only work in company benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. GOOD

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    Former Employee - Freight Handler in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Freight Handler in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great front office Leadership and warehouse was A-1

    Cons

    there are None to discuss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing as you been

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Senior area Manager

    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Westminster, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Westminster, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Its the automotive business. Unlimited potential. Very fast paced.

    Cons

    Poor upper management.5 production managers and 5 presidents in the last 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to get the plant scheduled properly. Always blaming the manufacturing floor for not meeting the demand is not the answer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Great place for starting your engineering career and learn all about manufacturing processes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    - Excellent environment for learning
    - You get to 'get your hands dirty'
    - Since it's a strong Lean/6-sigma-culture company, opportunities to suggest, develop and roll out process improvements are plenty

    Cons

    Cons are mostly regarding career progression aspects:
    - No career plan
    - Promotion rely more upon context than performance
    - Lower than average salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Compounding stress

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Marshall, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Marshall, IL (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Pay is decent for the area, clean environment, very little physical work, the equipment is becoming newer every day, greedy shareholders and CEO are on their way out, safest place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Heath insurance is terrible, high deductibles, zero copays. Responsibilities are adding up but pay and people are not. Production software is overloaded and outdated. Training programs are sub par and entirely to complicated, fiefdom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let actual production operators in on the new hire selection process, continuous improvement is supposed to be a step forward not two back, move away from the dictator approach, aquire a personality and a sense of humor please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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