TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
141 Reviews

2.9
141 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good working experience in an Automotive company.

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    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
  2.  

    UK based role

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    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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst place I've ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England

    I have been working at TRW Automotive full-time for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    So-so

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time for 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
  8.  

    Fairly positive. I like my current Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. We can set our own course mostly.

    Cons

    Not many perks anymore. No pention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore pention

  9.  

    Great Company to work for that has all their ducks in a row.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment that is small enough where you can have your center stage. Opportunities to learn various disciplines about the business side and the technical side.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your job function and some weeks you will work more than 40 hours during crisis mode (nature of the business) Maybe tough to move up the ladder within this company but is a great stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in updating your technology!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Product Engineer

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    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
  11.  

    Solid Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid automotive global company with very high paced, challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    TRW runs very lean and employee expectations are extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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