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Volvo Cars Reviews

Updated 24 Aug 2019

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Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson
Håkan Samuelsson
57 Ratings
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  • "Swedish attitude rether slower response than some german competitors(in 5 reviews)

  • "The salaries are also very low compared to similar positions in automotive companies located outside of Sweden(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    Drive new cars nice managers

    Cons

    No respect for selling a car on behalf of someone else

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation more on high achievers

    Volvo Cars2018-07-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Swedish leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars

    Pros

    Good people trying to do the best thing locally

    Cons

    Completely hopeless senior Swedish leadership team. Still reaping the benefits of Stefan Jacoby's past decisions and vision. No new ones of any substance since he unfortunately went.

    Advice to Management

    There are other countries & cultures outside of Sweden. Stick to design & let the markets sell the product.

    Volvo Cars2015-11-18
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Start up environment. Plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Not many lunch options in the vicinity

    Volvo Cars2019-08-21
  4. "Work-life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance and office space

    Cons

    Slow to get things done

    Volvo Cars2019-08-16
  5. "A company that cares for people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The corporate culture is collaborative, we are keen to develop and learn, the goals are ambitious, management is laid back. Fantastic products that I as an employee feel proud to be part of creating.

    Cons

    Sometimes we work in silos, happens easily in a big organisation like this. On site restaurants and gym facilities could be better.

    Volvo Cars2019-08-16
  6. "Old Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Product was superior in classes.

    Cons

    Was a female executive that dealt with ‘old boys club.’ Very unprofessional legacy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get semi annual employee reviews of managers, opportunities, equipment etc,

    Volvo Cars2019-08-24
  7. "Good thesis work experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars for less than a year

    Pros

    Good support and supervision from tuter

    Cons

    Salary low and little chance get a real job

    Volvo Cars2019-07-13
  8. "purchasing specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    friendly and work life balance; promotion opportunities

    Cons

    management change, organisation change, loss of passion

    Volvo Cars2019-07-10
  9. "KPIs, budget pnl and all tools of financial controller"

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Porto, Oporto
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work with goals based in people, environment and costumer satisfaction

    Cons

    Dont have quality time with family, friends, bad salary

    Volvo Cars2019-06-28
  10. "Great people and an enjoyable place to work, but not overly driven"

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    Current Employee - Safety Analysis Engineer, First in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is relaxed and positive, and one of their greatest strengths is their employee retention. With so many people that have been working together for so long, the company works well together in many ways. The company has many ways in which it is employee centric and offers a lot of possibility to move around within the organization. Current changes in corporate structure may improve cross-functional...

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    Cons

    The company is very conservative, which slows its innovation and market share growth. Because employee retention is so high, there is limited opportunity to grow into new positions, and they are the slowest I've ever experienced with regard to static promotions (eg moving someone from an engineer to senior engineer, which doesn't require a vacated position). The salaries are also very low compared to similar positions...

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    Volvo Cars2019-06-27
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