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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. great opportunity challenging environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Scale, market presence, brand and heritage. Has all the ingredients for successful growth and well established global footprint to build on.

    Cons

    Very conservative, engineering product centric company. Little diversity in the middle and senior management teams tending all decisions to be based on past experience rather than future needs.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate and diversify your management teams and bring in new skills from parallel industries. Do fewer bigger things well and look at the waste generated by multi layered regional structures.

  2. UK based role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, England

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good employer, looks after your health

    Cons

    Being an American Automotive firm will always mean a meagre salary, fewer benefits and the sound of constant whingeing from people who have been there a long time (fewer benefits, no pay rises, loss of perks, moral etc)

    Advice to Management

    Fewer meetings and more decision making!

  3. Helpful (2)

    So-so

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    loads of opportunities to get experience
    Staff are friendly
    early friday finish
    opportunities to travel around the world

    Cons

    Not hesitant on giving more work but not reflecting it in pay.
    HR is slow to act
    Last minute pay freeze

    Advice to Management

    It is a two way system, you compensate more, you'll get more from the employees

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  5. Learnt a lot, very nice bunch of people. Understaffed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Learnt a lot, very nice bunch of people, good company to start your career

    Cons

    Very low salary, Understaffed, very high people turn over

  6. Sweat Shop

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and business processes

    Cons

    Meat Grinder - work load, work life balance issue

    Advice to Management

    Hire people and support staff. Senior Managers spend there time being building presentations

  7. Good company to learn and grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Controller
    Current Employee - Financial Controller

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to several tools that allow people to learn and devolop skills.

    Cons

    High pressure from management that leads to poor family balance. Flexible hours only work in company benefit.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Compounding stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Marshall, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Marshall, IL (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent for the area, clean environment, very little physical work, the equipment is becoming newer every day, greedy shareholders and CEO are on their way out, safest place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Heath insurance is terrible, high deductibles, zero copays. Responsibilities are adding up but pay and people are not. Production software is overloaded and outdated. Training programs are sub par and entirely to complicated, fiefdom

    Advice to Management

    Let actual production operators in on the new hire selection process, continuous improvement is supposed to be a step forward not two back, move away from the dictator approach, aquire a personality and a sense of humor please

  9. Long term employee

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with huge market strength. Opportunities are easily found for the right candidate.

    Cons

    Large amount of red tape, infrequent senior management updates

    Advice to Management

    Share vision more frequently and allow some insight in to the ZF acquisition plans.

  10. It is a world wide company, customer focused, working in a lean mode and

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The internal climate is the highest point

    Cons

    The workload and few people development tools are negative points

    Advice to Management

    The salary and benefits are not on top of the market, they´re on average and the work-life balance is really unbalanced.

  11. Finance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Good school for professional development.

    Cons

    To much politics. All promotions are based on recommendation / special interest

    Advice to Management

    Get you act together. Do what you said you stand for. Start promoting the right persons and the company profit will increase big time

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