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Volvo Cars Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson
Håkan Samuelsson
48 Ratings
  1. "Nice organisation"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work culture. Easy going environment

    Cons

    Senior Management is not interactive.

    Volvo Cars2018-05-29
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Developer in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Development opportunities within company to try out new things. Great people and culture. A lot of growth and forward spirit. Good benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of change of organisation and roles going on. Still some traditional OEM culture going on with people resisting change and challenge of the business models.

    Advice to Management

    Dare to challenge old models and try the new. Give people a chance to grow into roles, hire people with right mindset and train on the job. Hire managers who can manage people not only the project.

    Volvo Cars2018-05-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "90s mindset still prevailing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gothenburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Growing and recognized brand - Decent product portfolio - Tons of development opportunities

    Cons

    - No governance on employee performance - Promotions are 100% subjective - Outdated digital infrastructure - Average age is high thus the mindset and culture are very old - HQ is almost 90% Swedes, major steps needed for international diversity - Regions are highly disconnected from HQ - Workplace is very bland and boring, feels like 1990s - Extremely slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more internationals - Hire younger people - Govern employee performance - Understand the importance of data and digital infrastructure

    Volvo Cars2018-05-21
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - NSW Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Product, ambitious plans, some good colleagues (outside the clique). Roomy offices, good furniture. Company car policy very reasonable. Gender equal pay structures

    Cons

    Totally toxic culture in Australia NSC. HQ actively promotes a whisteblower program, which enables disgruntled employees & dealers to tell outrageous lies about good employees. Targeted employees axed on basis of biased police style investigations, and without opportunity to answer accusations. Structure of bonus program actively favors head office senior management and discriminates against local team.

    Advice to Management

    Get real about ethics and culture. Build a realistic culture based on people. Time serving seat warmers have too much say. Targets are realistic, but budgets & resources aren't consistent. Allow a more stable plan to achieve growth targets

    Volvo Cars2018-06-09
  5. "marketing intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars

    Pros

    Great working experience and environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes things for pushing the progress can get a bit slow.

    Volvo Cars2018-04-29
  6. "Outbound Logistics Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Outbound Logistics Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Volvo China is the first auto company in the country that exports finished vehicles from China to U.S and other parts of the world - Proud.

    Cons

    Logistics system is out of date. Work location is too far from everything. Got discriminated when I was being pregnant.

    Advice to Management

    Should've train line managers to understand Volvo culture before they started the job, the culture of respecting employees.

    Volvo Cars2018-04-20
  7. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, lots of opportunities. Growing brand

    Cons

    You have to be an extrovert to make a career in this company

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to fast career climbing

    Volvo Cars2018-03-19
  8. "A superb employer!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good w-l-balance, positive momentum! Absolutely a place I would recommend to a close friend looking for work.

    Cons

    Hard to say, but being a relatively small player in the automotive industry does face certain challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Not to get too confident with the current success run, sometimes revolution comes in the form of quick evolutionary steps.

    Volvo Cars2018-02-23
  9. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Please check instagram handle @volvoinmyveins

    Cons

    Lack of marketing in India

    Volvo Cars2018-02-20
  10. "CAE engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time

      Pros

      good atmosphere innovative product design flexible working hiurs

      Cons

      not too many bad things to say

      Advice to Management

      some more money would be good

      Volvo Cars2018-02-28
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