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TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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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. Helpful (1)

    Great experience working in TRW EPAS

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. great opportunity challenging environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at TRW Automotive as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Scale, market presence, brand and heritage. Has all the ingredients for successful growth and well established global footprint to build on.

    Cons

    Very conservative, engineering product centric company. Little diversity in the middle and senior management teams tending all decisions to be based on past experience rather than future needs.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate and diversify your management teams and bring in new skills from parallel industries. Do fewer bigger things well and look at the waste generated by multi layered regional structures.

  3. Good working experience in an Automotive company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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  5. UK based role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Fewer meetings and more decision making!

  6. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  7. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (2)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    It is a two way system, you compensate more, you'll get more from the employees

  9. Helpful (1)

    Global opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly global organisation with interesting products - excellent results

    Cons

    Poor culture, too much pressure

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the soft issues as much as the hard ones

  10. Purchasing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRW Automotive full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overall most workers competent and responsible.

    Cons

    Not focused on 100% of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat expand market and improve competitiveness.

  11. Lead Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great direct manager who doesn't micromanage. Facility is reasonably nice work environment. Decent salary. Reasonable work load.

    Cons

    Management's decisions are often short term without looking at the big picture. Management decisions are frequently made without input from the worker bees.

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