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Updated 10 Jul 2019

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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. 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
  2. "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonably attractive Scandinavian design offices and furniture.

    Cons

    Ironically, no career advancement possibilities if you're not Swedish.

    Advice to Management

    Get woke.

    Volvo Cars2017-10-18
  3. "Customer Service Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porto, Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Extremely dynamic industry. Position of the company very Person Oriented. Extreme care with Customer Satisfaction. Swedish attitude. (Relaxed, flexible and target oriented).

    Cons

    Multinational typical bureaucratic procedures. Swedish attitude rether slower response than some german competitors

    Advice to Management

    The latest decisions and policy definition is the right track. The fast growing / quick development of Volvo Cars, which already started, is the final proof that current strategy is right. Should continue that way.

    Volvo Cars2016-10-01
  4. "Good working environment, but slow in career progression"

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    Former Employee - Customer Satisfaction Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, never overload, very Swedish. The culture is very much to "avoid conflicts" and is not very performance driven - very easy to survive in such environment.

    Cons

    Since the culture is not very aggressive, the development is slow too except the market in China. Global strategy is very centralized in Sweden HQ, and there is less communication between different country markets.

    Volvo Cars2015-01-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "It is a very flat organization, with a great oriented towards people culture."

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    Current Employee - International Graduate Programmer in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The designed around you culture means there is a lot of focus on people development and the leadership practices are oriented towards positive and constructive feedback, encouraging employees to have initiative and be proactive. The industry as such is very dynamic and rapidly changing, and working for Volvo which is a quite small player compared to BMW or Mercedes, means more exposure to the industry, different departments...

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    Cons

    It is not clear what career path you can have when you join the company. Currently there is a lot of encouragement towards horizontal moves of people, cross-functionally. The Swedish mindset and culture brings positives, such as a flat organization and democracy, and a great work-life balance, but it also generates a laid back working culture, with very few ambitious people willing...

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    Volvo Cars2013-12-12
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