TRW Automotive Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
148 Reviews
2.9
148 Reviews
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TRW Automotive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO John C. Plant
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90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, acceptable work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • good salary good people place to learn on seem to make smart business decisions (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Limited career growth opportunities (in 3 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    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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    • 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
  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.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. They don't care when you come in, when you leave office, or work from home, as long as you get the jobs done. Almost no overtime work.
    Most people are easygoing and relaxed.
    Opportunities to move up the ladder due to relatively high turn-over rate.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing. Outdated building.
    Always understaffed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Publicly traded mentality in a small town shop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Great employee culture
    Secure customer base
    Seasoned / high tenure workforce

    Cons

    Little room for advancement
    High performing plants "lumped" in with poor division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deep dive into the performance metrics before making cuts division-wide - specifically relating to commercial steering systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Its automotive. Its fast paced, chaotic, and constantly changing.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Auburn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Auburn, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Once you are a well respected employee, people start to treat you better. Lots of freedoms, for the most part (for salaried employees)

    Cons

    Earning the respect of "knowing what you're talking about" is overwhelming to a lot of people and so they think its a bad place. Things change at a ridiculous pace so you have to ebb and flow with the environment. I'm too good for my current position so I will never get promoted -- they cant afford to lose me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and pull the place together. There are too many low-level people making different decisions that dont align with one another. The management team needs to provide and enforce a common direction (but TAKE TIME developing that direction -- dont just whip it out there and MANDATE it for the next three weeks and then forget about it again.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at TRW Automotive

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    They should do higher pay raises each year.

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