TRW Automotive
2.9 of 5 121 reviews
www.trwauto.com Livonia, MI 5000+ Employees

TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 121 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant

John C. Plant

(76 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great place for program managers who have no true skills to get hired into high salaries"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Work/Life balance for non-plant personnel is reasonable"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Senior management don't care about their workforce they expect lot with no rewards"
    in 3 reviews
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UK based role

Marketing (Former Employee)
Birmingham, England

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than a year

ProsGood employer, looks after your health

ConsBeing 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 Senior ManagementFewer meetings and more decision making!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disorganised, rushed and poor management

Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to (Former Employee)
Birmingham, England

I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFairly relaxed environment, people are nice when they're not being shouted at by senior management or the yes men. Lots of opportunity to move about as staff turnover is pretty high!

ConsManagement don't have a clue how things actually work. Even after explaining with evidence the reasons for things being the way they are, that information is discarded/ overlooked. They think things can be solved with emails and spreadsheets rather than using their eyes, ears and mouths to gather appropriate info.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop bullying staff and ask them how to solve problems as opposed to blindly barking orders and wondering why it's all gone to pot. A happy worker is a productive worker. An unhappy worker is miserable and bitter towards the company and people responsible. Think about it.....pretty simple, really!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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worst place I've ever worked.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Solihull, England

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

ProsNONE !!!.....leaving is a pro....because you've escaped.

ConsCompany does not care about employees, only interested in profits for share holders. When you resign you are treated like an outcast.

Advice to Senior Managementno point giving anby advice as they don't and will not EVER listen

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So-so

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TRW Automotive

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a two way system, you compensate more, you'll get more from the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Global opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Birmingham, England

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

ProsTruly global organisation with interesting products - excellent results

ConsPoor culture, too much pressure

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the soft issues as much as the hard ones

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good salary, reasonable facilities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsIn 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.

ConsWhile 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Leader (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

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

ProsI 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

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

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

ConsSometimes no the technology leader.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTRW is a great place to learn new aspects , employees are given sufficient freedom.

ConsMost of the development work happens in Europe & America. AP has virtually no development activity expect handling customer and manufacturing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Okay company

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Lafayette, IN (US)

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

Prospretty lay back, learning environment

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

Advice to Senior Managementneed to cut cost

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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