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Volvo Car USA Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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Volvo Car USA CEO Anders Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and a growing culture that empowers me to explore new fields of interest(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "culture, it's about trying to recreate Swedish culture in the U(in 4 reviews)

  • "in senior positions are done so because there are no other jobs for them in Sweden, leaving the U(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized, poorly managed - leave it up to the USA to screw it up"

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    Current Employee - IMQ Engineer in Ridgeville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get paid on payday. (Unless your leaving then they take your last paycheck which you find out on payday)

    Cons

    Management is garbage, no directions, no vision, no standardized work. Free for all from the management team. Company doesn’t believe in department lanes (you know, make your dept #1) Nope, so you may have been hired as a QE busy rest assured you’ll be coordinating trucks, ordering parts, reworking cars but hey, it’s in the name of “team work”. Worse place I’ve ever been. Had to hire an attorney because the...

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    Advice to Management

    Read a book on structure. “stay in your lane” Not everything is a “coaching moment”. Leaders help others lead

    Volvo Car USA2019-08-09
  2. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment enforced by management

    Cons

    Very layed back. More than I like

    Volvo Car USA2019-06-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not what i expected, life changed and i got promises that the Americans could not provide"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Long hours equal more money, that is a con too. Nice people, but they are getting angry daily Potential union, which i do not believe in but this location needs it. Clean locker rooms to shower in Smoking is not allowed everywhere Free coffee

    Cons

    Everything, no communication, little direction and we make vehicles for no one. I mean, i was fooled by the Swedish people when they said this will be a culture to stay. If you think about working here for anything other than the money, do not do it. Before you sign on, go look at the parking lot, 8,000 vehicles made, 6,000 in the parking lot that cannot be sold. Joke HR is not existent, no policies for a year since...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate Get real Do not be an idealist, be a realist Listen to your team Be approachable Listen Learn Be nice and treat people as they are not idiots. I know i work in a factory, no education, but do not treat me like i am sum. Seriously Present me a revision of a policy book Smile and pretend like your happy, cause we on the line are not and could use the motivation. Do not work me long hours for cars...

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    Volvo Car USA2019-06-06
  4. "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment, pay, benefits cost

    Cons

    Long hours, work life balance

    Volvo Car USA2019-03-19
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sold a dream"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Ridgeville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee car leasing program for employees

    Cons

    Poor Management, too much overtime, favoritism, can’t have an opinion of your own

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from the Swedish colleagues. It’s ran nothing like we were promised. While in pre hire training you are truly sold a dream that this company will be ran like the one on Sweden with mutual respect and a wonderful culture. Even the colleagues from Sweden that came over to help couldn’t believe the way the US colleagues were running the company. They would get frustrated quickly with the way things were being...

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    Volvo Car USA2019-04-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Be careful what you look for"

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    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are not any pros to working for this Company

    Cons

    High insurance and long hours. Need to be on call for superiors

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

    Volvo Car USA2019-04-08
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Nightmare Realized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time

    Pros

    Free cars at higher levels of the organization

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized leadership that treat people with little to no respect in the way that employees are spoken to and treated- you feel completely disposable and taken advantage of. The culture is very toxic and instead of leadership looking to adapt to the U.S. culture, it's about trying to recreate Swedish culture in the U.S., which leads to various initiatives and processes being rolled out that make zero sense...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and try to understand the culture that you are a part of. Invest in your culture and people and make some bold leadership changes.

    Volvo Car USA2019-02-25
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Came in with high hopes but turning for the worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgeville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stepping stone to get experience on a resume.

    Cons

    Leadership is driving to failure. Becoming a toxic environment and managers blame everyone else for problems. Many unqualified managers/leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and learn. Being a manager or director or VP doesn’t make you right. Take suggestions from your teams.

    Volvo Car USA2019-01-19
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Inventory Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Volvo Car USA

    Pros

    Leasing discount for newer vehicles

    Cons

    Short breaks. No full lunch 4 15 mom breaks through out the day

    Volvo Car USA2018-08-18
  10. Helpful (9)

    "It could have been a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Ridgeville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The blue collared workers are nice and seem to care. The facility is easy to get to and close to the interstate.

    Cons

    You’re success at volvo is solely dependent on which building you are assigned to. The majority of management is not qualified to be in the positions they are currently holding. The “volvo” culture does not exist. Plan to be working 7 12’s and never see your family. Don’t expect to have a “private meeting” with HR without one of your managers babysitting you.

    Advice to Management

    Be humble and find a job you are qualified for

    Volvo Car USA2018-08-26
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