TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
151 Reviews
3.0
151 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)

  • I have met a lot of genuinely good people who sacrifice a great deal in service to TRW (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 5 reviews)

  • Limited career growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. They don't care when you come in, when you leave office, or work from home, as long as you get the jobs done. Almost no overtime work.
    Most people are easygoing and relaxed.
    Opportunities to move up the ladder due to relatively high turn-over rate.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing. Outdated building.
    Always understaffed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company: opportunities for career growth, good compensation, lacks culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flex time including summer hours
    salary is good, benefits are okay
    lots of learning

    Cons

    my group was outstanding, however I probably wouldn't have enjoyed my time without them
    lean company and requires lots of previous experience

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Face pace and intensive working environment. Great people and excellent team. The work hours can be long, but it goes really fast. Flexible hours of work and world class management team.

    Cons

    This is a very intensive working environment. The work hours can be very long. The resource is very limited. Manager has to do the real work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company as entry level to learn but expect to be underpaid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Innovative company. Technology is competitive in supplier world.

    Cons

    Working Culture here is bad. And paid is horrible compare to other similar jobs and completely undervalue compare to market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Publicly traded mentality in a small town shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Great employee culture
    Secure customer base
    Seasoned / high tenure workforce

    Cons

    Little room for advancement
    High performing plants "lumped" in with poor division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deep dive into the performance metrics before making cuts division-wide - specifically relating to commercial steering systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its automotive. Its fast paced, chaotic, and constantly changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Auburn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Auburn, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Once you are a well respected employee, people start to treat you better. Lots of freedoms, for the most part (for salaried employees)

    Cons

    Earning the respect of "knowing what you're talking about" is overwhelming to a lot of people and so they think its a bad place. Things change at a ridiculous pace so you have to ebb and flow with the environment. I'm too good for my current position so I will never get promoted -- they cant afford to lose me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and pull the place together. There are too many low-level people making different decisions that dont align with one another. The management team needs to provide and enforce a common direction (but TAKE TIME developing that direction -- dont just whip it out there and MANDATE it for the next three weeks and then forget about it again.)

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

    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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    working for the automotive industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    good for learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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