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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work/ life balance, your home is just a place to store your stuff (in 5 reviews)

  • There is no training and no consistency between people who share roles (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working in TRW EPAS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England
    Former Employee - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of working, no having to clock in and out.
    Responsibility of projects.
    Travel to support manufacturing

    Cons

    On contract so no training.
    Leadership is a bit lacking at Shirley EPAS site.
    Management structure is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with your workforce as to what the company is achieving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good working experience in an Automotive company.

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    The pros of the position include flexible working hours and friendly people who help you out whenever needed.

    Cons

    Have not been working there long enough to specify. The training side of things could be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Disorganised, rushed and poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to in Birmingham, England

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly 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!

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst place I've ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England

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

    Pros

    NONE !!!.....leaving is a pro....because you've escaped.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no point giving anby advice as they don't and will not EVER listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Truly global organisation with interesting products - excellent results

    Cons

    Poor culture, too much pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the soft issues as much as the hard ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work/life balance. Generous compensation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, work with intelligent people.

    Cons

    Raises are minimal, can be challenging to move up, extremely poor health care (high deductible HSA plan).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the heath coverage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-so with Company, great overall workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Insert Operator
    Current Employee - Auto Insert Operator

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

    Pros

    The people are great for the most part.

    Lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    The management from one shift to another and even within the same shift don't communicate.

    The most understaffed plant in Body Control System yet we make the most profit.

    Cannot get enough support people like Electric Techs, Maintenance, and Material Handlers. Also 2 and 3 shift need Engineers but all we get from Management, "No Engineers will accept 2 shift."

    I've worked Assemble and Auto Insert Operator and I've seen that AIO's are given no respect by management. We are forced to work 50+ hours each week and expected to keep up with General Assemble of 300+ people with only 10+ AIO's on 2nd, 3rd has 10+ openings because no one wants to work that shift, and 1st has 15+ AIO's and twice as many assemble? It's ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better between Supervisor and Upper Management. Maybe have some of the paper pushers actually see what it takes to run the floor. New manager wanted to change established things set down in our union contract like forcing mandatory 12 hour days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Supply Chain Intern

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

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Very good experience this summer and have learned a lot of skills which will benefit my future career. It is really doing lean very well.

    Cons

    Need more teamwork and bring more intelligence into the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people oriented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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