Autoliv Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
66 Reviews
4.0
66 Reviews
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Autoliv President, CEO, and Director Jan Carlson
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment was very collaborative (in 5 reviews)

  • nice people, good benefits, and competitive pay (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management and HR seem to be a little to "equal" oppertunity (in 4 reviews)

  • This plant closed in 2009 due to difficult times in automotive due to recession (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    too much politcs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager|
    Current Employee - Manager|

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    There is always a problem to solve and work to be done, which makes your days short.
    Worked within engineering, production and maintenance.

    Cons

    Upper management likes politics instead of results, which makes everyone taking care of their own back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall not a bad place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Ogden, UT (US)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are better then most employers, but a cost a little more every year and now cost above average. Decent wages but top out quickly for workers without some kind of degree. Education assistance is a nice benefit. Good and cheap in house Cafe.

    Cons

    Upper management and HR seem to be a little to "equal" oppertunity. If you can't check off at least one box on the list of possible minorites and /or dicriminated groups ( i.e. race, gender, sexaul orintation), you're not condisered for promotion unless none applied. If they need to trim fat and your boss doesn't care for you he/she will find a reason to fire you instead of doing a RIF and pay seperation benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the best person for the job regardless if is just another middle age married straight white guy. Don't be affraid to face baseless accusations of discrimination when you pick the best applicant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Life changing

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

    I worked at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is part of saving lives on a daily basis through the engineering and design of safety restraint systems.

    Cons

    Office culture dictates to follow certain behaviors but management does not fully support the behaviors. Work-life balance is not supported in all departments by all managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Limited experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Transparent technical and business operations
    Excellent Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Limited scope of work or career progression

  6.  

    Overall a great company to work for that has a passion for occupant safety

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The work has a purpose which is to save lives through automotive occupant safety
    The atmosphere is one of teamwork without too much of the politics that can occur in a large corporation
    Good opportunity through advancement if the hard work is put in
    Goal oriented company which has helped to cement it's future as the best in the business

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many meetings that don't necessarily get the job done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    not bad at all

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Engineer  in  Braşov (Romania)
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Engineer in Braşov (Romania)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice bunch of people
    a lot of international people and that is pretty much it
    somewhat good pay package, if you got good negotiation skills

    Cons

    -twelve hour shifts in the weekend, that are re-compensated in 3free days (though in money that would mean more) - but the framework is illegal for that
    -no professionalism
    -HR employees discussing sometimes their processes of recruiting in front of others
    -long time to get to the office, no paid extra hours
    -expectation to stay over working hours, but no clear statement that transportation would be paid for doing this when staying over hours as the offices are far out of town and no public transport available
    -no real training, just inside - so no possibility of certification training and no recreational facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    might want to pay more attention why all your good people are leaving and you only stick with the lot, and stop favoritism and nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Southfield, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI (US)

    I worked at Autoliv full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly staff, down to earth work environment

    Cons

    no room to grow within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    GOOD working environment, nice people and nice management.
    Flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Cold weather, need to work longer sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's alright.

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

    I have been working at Autoliv full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are mostly respectful people.

    Cons

    Sometimes people stick to what they know and are afriad of changes and ideas new to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to get started

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Responsible  in  Braşov (Romania)
    Current Employee - IT Responsible in Braşov (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Met a lot of Great people, which made the environment very pleasant to work in.
    Learned about core business processes in the automotive industry, applied Six Sigma methodology

    Cons

    Non competitive salaries, lack of career / growth opportunities, the plant was far from the city, long boring commutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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