TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 9 January 2015
Updated 9 January 2015
165 Reviews
3.1
165 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.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice work environment, company events, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Health insurance is set up as an HSA, which didn't seem very family friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    good balance of work and personal life. Employee development good.

    Cons

    lean operations and need more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    TRW is a poor company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Midland, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Midland, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Pay was at or slightly above industry standards.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Excessive work hour demands, working 80 hours per week at times. Seemed like the more you did, the more they expected. Poor morale within the company. Not a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on communication with employees. Work on improving employee morale. A happy employee is a productive employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre company for mediocre employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Częstochowa (Poland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Częstochowa (Poland)

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

    Pros

    Very little I can think of. Work that lasts sharp 8 hours including 30 mins break. Very good for mediocre, middle-aged engineers. Good as a very first job (1 - 2 years) or when you are in real need of any employment. In Polish market, you can really find better (money, salary, etc.).

    Cons

    Open space. Constant fights between employees including abusive behaviours. Managers are figureheads and the real purpose of the place is company internal outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people less about shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance. Generous compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, work with intelligent people.

    Cons

    Raises are minimal, can be challenging to move up, extremely poor health care (high deductible HSA plan).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the heath coverage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Fayette, OH (US)
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Fayette, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, wages are good now

    Cons

    Overtime is a little much sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to hourly ideas and consider

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

    So-so with Company, great overall workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Insert Operator
    Current Employee - Auto Insert Operator

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

    Pros

    The people are great for the most part.

    Lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    The management from one shift to another and even within the same shift don't communicate.

    The most understaffed plant in Body Control System yet we make the most profit.

    Cannot get enough support people like Electric Techs, Maintenance, and Material Handlers. Also 2 and 3 shift need Engineers but all we get from Management, "No Engineers will accept 2 shift."

    I've worked Assemble and Auto Insert Operator and I've seen that AIO's are given no respect by management. We are forced to work 50+ hours each week and expected to keep up with General Assemble of 300+ people with only 10+ AIO's on 2nd, 3rd has 10+ openings because no one wants to work that shift, and 1st has 15+ AIO's and twice as many assemble? It's ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better between Supervisor and Upper Management. Maybe have some of the paper pushers actually see what it takes to run the floor. New manager wanted to change established things set down in our union contract like forcing mandatory 12 hour days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Supply Chain Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Very good experience this summer and have learned a lot of skills which will benefit my future career. It is really doing lean very well.

    Cons

    Need more teamwork and bring more intelligence into the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people oriented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great company, skills valued.

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Truly believes in the talent that each employees possesses. If you're a hard worker, they'll see it & challenge you to improve yourself, your career & experience at TRW. My team(s) are great - all are working towards a similar goal & are able to contribute when needed. Personalities are mixed which make the work atmosphere fun and different each day. TRW really does want to make a change in some areas and encourages employees to help with that.

    Cons

    The typical "big company/ corporate environment" can be felt at times. At times some people feel restricted. Easy to combat though with stepping up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say be different, be bold. Try to get away from the "well this is how it has always been" type of work life. Attract new talent to bring new personalities, new ideas, new creativity to TRW.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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