TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
146 Reviews
2.8
146 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 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  

    Good overall experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sevierville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevierville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at the plant level. The East TN people are wonderful to work with and they are willing to attack the difficult issues head on.

    Cons

    Work life imbalance. The many layers of management made it difficult to get anything done. Do many different audits that you will spend at least three months out of the year either preparing, performing or correcting audit issues. It appears that most of the audits were created to add a management position for someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to the plant and see first hand what they need for success.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    They should do higher pay raises each year.

  3.  

    working for the automotive industry

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    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician  in  Winona, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Machine/Assembly Technician in Winona, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    there are multiple shifts available to suit your schedule, you will be exposed to a variety of positions allowing for continued growth.

    Cons

    you have to go through a 60 day probation period in order to join the union

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

    Fairly positive. I like my current Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. We can set our own course mostly.

    Cons

    Not many perks anymore. No pention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore pention

  6.  

    good for learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive as an intern

    Pros

    very fast moving place. itțs good for learning

    Cons

    not so many opportunities for advancing

  7.  

    Very demanding company with little to no appreciation for you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    You definitely will get a crash course in LEAN manufacturing.

    Cons

    Little to no support from management and HR. "Just shut up and do it or the door is right there" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the culture you had 10-15 years ago and maybe the talented and knowledgeable staff will remain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in updating your technology!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Some Flexibility with work from home. Good Dental coverage. Worker level employees are helpful and try to fulfill team objectives.

    Cons

    Medical benefits have high deductable when comparable to other automotive suppliers and OEMS.
    Work Life balance is not balanced. Not much leadership or mentoring. Staffing is short sighted and product knowledge is iffy. No career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff; aptitudes, knowledge, and your staff that are "weak links". Reassign people accordingly and compensate the capable ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Company

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid automotive global company with very high paced, challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    TRW runs very lean and employee expectations are extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top Notch Tier 1 Supplier

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Best in class products, Supplier is well diversified selling to every major OEM.

    Cons

    Extreme frugality, Business units are on different growth trajectories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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