TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
142 Reviews

2.9
142 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 salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to learn and grow in the automotive industry (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 3 reviews)

  • Limited career growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    UK based role

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fewer meetings and more decision making!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good for learning

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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 as an intern

    Pros

    very fast moving place. itțs good for learning

    Cons

    not so many opportunities for advancing

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  5.  

    Senior Product Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Some Flexibility with work from home. Good Dental coverage. Worker level employees are helpful and try to fulfill team objectives.

    Cons

    Medical benefits have high deductable when comparable to other automotive suppliers and OEMS.
    Work Life balance is not balanced. Not much leadership or mentoring. Staffing is short sighted and product knowledge is iffy. No career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff; aptitudes, knowledge, and your staff that are "weak links". Reassign people accordingly and compensate the capable ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    More challenging/rewarding work, work with good people.

    Cons

    Building condition, building layout/functionality, lack of actual cubes for each employee, Corporate lacks the benefits and employee appreciation of comparable companies/competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a higher degree of value on employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Fowlerville, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Fowlerville, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    nice working conditions and they provided uniforms.

    Cons

    To many bosses getting involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat People better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    top heavy

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    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    Okay company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lafayette, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    pretty lay back, learning environment

    Cons

    top heavy, laid off a lot of people to hire high level executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to cut cost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    About the same as most Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The people. Finally starting much needed building improvements

    Cons

    The penny pinching culture while consistently recording record profits. The building is old, leaky and erratic temperature controls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that engineering is equally important to the company as operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, but still a lot to improve

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    very challenging. You can learn a lot

    Cons

    don't do anything to hold good people in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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