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Volvo Car USA Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2019

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Found 63 reviews

3.6
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Volvo Car USA CEO Anders Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and a growing culture that empowers me to explore new fields of interest(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "in senior positions are done so because there are no other jobs for them in Sweden, leaving the U(in 3 reviews)

  • "culture, it's about trying to recreate Swedish culture in the U(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment"

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      Current Employee - Senior Engineer 

      I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time

      Pros

      Great team environment enforced by management

      Cons

      Very layed back. More than I like

      Volvo Car USA2019-06-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not what i expected, life changed and i got promises that the Americans could not provide"

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      Current Employee - Maintenance in Charleston, SC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Long hours equal more money, that is a con too. Nice people, but they are getting angry daily Potential union, which i do not believe in but this location needs it. Clean locker rooms to shower in Smoking is not allowed everywhere Free coffee

      Cons

      Everything, no communication, little direction and we make vehicles for no one. I mean, i was fooled by the Swedish people when they said this will be a culture to stay. If you think about working here for anything other than the money, do not do it. Before you sign on, go look at the parking lot, 8,000 vehicles made, 6,000 in the parking lot that cannot be sold. Joke HR is not existent, no policies for a year since...

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      Advice to Management

      Communicate Get real Do not be an idealist, be a realist Listen to your team Be approachable Listen Learn Be nice and treat people as they are not idiots. I know i work in a factory, no education, but do not treat me like i am sum. Seriously Present me a revision of a policy book Smile and pretend like your happy, cause we on the line are not and could use the motivation. Do not work me long hours for cars...

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      Volvo Car USA2019-06-06
    • "Great Organization"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

        I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Work environment, pay, benefits cost

        Cons

        Long hours, work life balance

        Volvo Car USA2019-03-19
      • Helpful (3)

        "Sold a dream"

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        Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Ridgeville, SC
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Employee car leasing program for employees

        Cons

        Poor Management, too much overtime, favoritism, can’t have an opinion of your own

        Advice to Management

        Take advice from the Swedish colleagues. It’s ran nothing like we were promised. While in pre hire training you are truly sold a dream that this company will be ran like the one on Sweden with mutual respect and a wonderful culture. Even the colleagues from Sweden that came over to help couldn’t believe the way the US colleagues were running the company. They would get frustrated quickly with the way things were being...

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        Volvo Car USA2019-04-13
      • Helpful (2)

        "Be careful what you look for"

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        Current Employee - Administrative 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        There are not any pros to working for this Company

        Cons

        High insurance and long hours. Need to be on call for superiors

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees

        Volvo Car USA2019-04-08
      • Helpful (3)

        "Worst Nightmare Realized"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time

        Pros

        Free cars at higher levels of the organization

        Cons

        Extremely disorganized leadership that treat people with little to no respect in the way that employees are spoken to and treated- you feel completely disposable and taken advantage of. The culture is very toxic and instead of leadership looking to adapt to the U.S. culture, it's about trying to recreate Swedish culture in the U.S., which leads to various initiatives and processes being rolled out that make zero sense...

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        Advice to Management

        Treat people with respect and try to understand the culture that you are a part of. Invest in your culture and people and make some bold leadership changes.

        Volvo Car USA2019-02-25
      • Helpful (6)

        "Came in with high hopes but turning for the worse"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgeville, SC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Stepping stone to get experience on a resume.

        Cons

        Leadership is driving to failure. Becoming a toxic environment and managers blame everyone else for problems. Many unqualified managers/leaders.

        Advice to Management

        Listen and learn. Being a manager or director or VP doesn’t make you right. Take suggestions from your teams.

        Volvo Car USA2019-01-19
      • Helpful (2)

        "Inventory Specialist"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Volvo Car USA

          Pros

          Leasing discount for newer vehicles

          Cons

          Short breaks. No full lunch 4 15 mom breaks through out the day

          Volvo Car USA2018-08-18
        • Helpful (9)

          "It could have been a good place to work"

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          Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Ridgeville, SC
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          The blue collared workers are nice and seem to care. The facility is easy to get to and close to the interstate.

          Cons

          You’re success at volvo is solely dependent on which building you are assigned to. The majority of management is not qualified to be in the positions they are currently holding. The “volvo” culture does not exist. Plan to be working 7 12’s and never see your family. Don’t expect to have a “private meeting” with HR without one of your managers babysitting you.

          Advice to Management

          Be humble and find a job you are qualified for

          Volvo Car USA2018-08-26
        • Helpful (5)

          "Can be best if there's a leadership turnaround"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Volvo Car USA full-time

          Pros

          Open culture. Individuals have great exposure to trending technologies. Working with Startups Some very kind people.

          Cons

          Everybody is focused on pleasing their immediate manager. Bias management. Lack of focus, goal & long term vision. Low productivity.

          Advice to Management

          Recognize talent and provide opportunities based on experience, skills & abilities. Have local goals aligned with global vision. Develop leadership skills & scrap the 100 year mentality. With tools, exposure & location, this can truly be the best place to work for individuals & great success for Volvo.

          Volvo Car USA2018-07-22
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