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Volvo Cars Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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. "great work life balance and agile way of working"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gothenburg

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

      Pros

      great work life balance and agile way of working

      Cons

      low wages compared to other countries

      Volvo Cars2019-01-22
    • "International company with great work-life balance. Great working environment."

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Integration Engineer in Gothenburg
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time

      Pros

      Work-life balance. Friendly working environment. Innovation and drive to be better. Great company culture.

      Cons

      Far from the center. Could work better with benefits and salaries.

      Volvo Cars2019-01-10
    • "Room to to do better"

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      Current Employee - Hardware In Loop Engineer in Gothenburg
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Amazing flexibility in the work environment allows you to have a good work life balance. Also the work challenges are quite fulfilling for an engineer.

      Cons

      Sometimes things move very slow. You may feel the disconnect with end goal or mission of the company.

      Advice to Management

      There is more room to improve on making employees feel involved in the end mission of the company .

      Volvo Cars2019-01-24
    • "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
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      "Thought was better"

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gothenburg
      Doesn't Recommend
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      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good environment, team working, low stress job, skilled people, flex hours, fair salary, adequate work-life balance, people care

      Cons

      Job not so exctiting as expected, low multicultural environment, continuous changes from the management, slow paced environment,

      Volvo Cars2017-08-17
    • "Nice internship"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Volvo Cars full-time

      Pros

      Flat hierarchy, interesting projects, opportunities to contribute, work/life balance, nice offsites. Good opportunities to meet leaders and learn from them. All in all, nice internship and I would always recommend Volvo Cars as a good employer for interns.

      Cons

      Many processes are quite slow. Often, it takes much time to get the information one needs.

      Advice to Management

      Improve data management

      Volvo Cars2017-07-09
    • "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
    • "interesting and challenging"

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

      Pros

      Cutting edge safety tech. Interesting and technically challenging tasks. Very good work /life balance, with high focus on the individual employee.

      Cons

      Less resources than at major OEMs, but this is can give some positive challenges. Somewhat slow processes, but this is rather common at bigger companies. All in all a good place to work.

      Volvo Cars2014-02-06
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