TRW Automotive

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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
176 Reviews
3.1
176 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 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England
    Former Contractor - Principal Development Engineer NVH in Solihull, England

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (more than a 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
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  5.  

    Disorganised, rushed and poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to in Birmingham, England
    Former Contractor - Irrelevant, I Did Multiple Peoples Jobs As They Refused to in Birmingham, England

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor (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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst place I've ever worked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    prestige

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    excellent place to work, people are great.

    Cons

    Lot of job duties and have to stay focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n one

  10.  

    Fast paced environment with plenty of opportunities to grow

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

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

    Pros

    Safe and clean environment. Plenty of opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    Lots of silos that are not conducive to teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is very competitive. Company needs to develop teamwork among the various different groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    GOOD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Handler in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Freight Handler in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great front office Leadership and warehouse was A-1

    Cons

    there are None to discuss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing as you been

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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