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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Livonia, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    TRW is a large, global company. If you are looking for a place where you can learn, be challenged, and grow your career, this is the company to join. I have always been able to make a move/take on a new role when I was ready for a change. I have been able to maintain adequate work life balance.

    Cons

    TRW is very lean. Resources are not abundant and if you are a manager, you must be willing to roll up your sleeves and work - not just manage - not a con for me but is for some others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more robust, global systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good working experience in an Automotive company.

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    The pros of the position include flexible working hours and friendly people who help you out whenever needed.

    Cons

    Have not been working there long enough to specify. The training side of things could be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company only for managements

    • 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

    Good engineering skilled / communication employee except for managements,
    though only a few managements are good.
    I don't remember others..

    Cons

    No valuable managements.They move only for own profit and never support the staff.
    They goes on frequency travel to get a mijlage
    at business class ,though they re not VPs.
    They're provided iPhon,but we can never contact with the managements after5pm.They use it mainly for LINE and SNS.
    They often goes to night club for the customer meeting. Is this true? I'm not sure it is For Custmmer or for private entertainment?

    Internal Audit team or Helpline is no use...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider engineers as most important.
    TRW is not investment company.
    Should check the management'expense carefully.
    There is a rumor Some managements may waste JP's money for own...in our country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    amazing experience, learnt a lot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    it is a multinational company and gave me an exposure to automotive industry

    Cons

    I cant think of any.

  6.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, acceptable work environment.

    Cons

    Typical of large companies, there is a struggle between departments, conflicting agendas and miscommunications, and an inefficiency that comes with the "system".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees a priority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Saginaw, MI (US)
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Saginaw, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions . production incentives. ways of growth within

    Cons

    ceo salary out of control while cutting workers compenisation and work rules. lack of communication with managers and empoyees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    comunicate comunicate use common sense for solutions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Distant Management, Race to the bottom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Windsor, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Unionized location, good people to work beside

    Cons

    Management is out of touch, focus on quantity over quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on quality so that long term relationships can be maintained with suppliers. Start treating your employees like they matter and your attendance issue might dissapear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good salary, reasonable facilities

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    In my area, I receive a good salary for the work that I do, competitve with other industries. I work in a good facility. My co-workers and my team have been very stable, having been largely intact for fifteen years. We are given significant autonomy.

    Cons

    While corporate top managment must be given very high marks for solid financial decisions and more than adequate financial preparation for future, some operational and human resource decisions appear to be shortsighted. The CEO is very autocratic and surrounds himself with yes men. The corporate level appears to be primarily motivated by fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't shoot the messenger. The best manager and employees are those willing to tell you the truth even when it is unpleasant to hear. Allowing other ideas than your own is using the strength of your people to its fullest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company to work for who clearly understands Automotive OEMs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Leader in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    I have been able to work myself into different roles as there has been upward movement. Company is resolved to be number one in their market making the tough decisions along the way.

    Cons

    Staff in plants do not seem to have opportunities for training, i.e. (depends on the location).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has a good business plan and continuously has a strategic outlook.

    Cons

    Sometimes no the technology leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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