TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
155 Reviews
3.0
155 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great company, skills valued.

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working in TRW EPAS

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    Former Employee - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working, no having to clock in and out.
    Responsibility of projects.
    Travel to support manufacturing

    Cons

    On contract so no training.
    Leadership is a bit lacking at Shirley EPAS site.
    Management structure is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with your workforce as to what the company is achieving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not people centric but good technology

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Engineering in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Engineering in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great range of product and in general very good people with talent and comittment, ground level folks including mid managers are in the main very sound.

    Cons

    Highly political, lots of in fighting CEO is hire and fire has poor relationship with his key team. HR lead some silly initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest asset and you have lost large numbers of people that were once loyal, the problem starts with the CEO ... a genius but has no people skills and micromanages and drives infighting and insecurity. It could be a better company, even a great company and generate even more profits. That said is still has some tremendous people - it needs to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work. A pleasant working place with many talent people, nice diversity culture, dynamic environment, face challenge everyday...

    Cons

    Management is kind of chaos at this transition time, too profit driven, not sure what will happen next after join ZF...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better coordination between different departments, related teams need to talk to each other when doing the same project. Communication, communication, communication...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  11.  

    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.

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