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Volvo Cars Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson
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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 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
  2. "Good work environment with flexible work hours"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, Flexible work hours Carrier growth and learning Stability

    Cons

    Oraganizational transformations Team activities support is limited

    Volvo Cars2019-06-25
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Master student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    The working environment is really nice, and the colleagues are also kind to help you. The company has a great culture to value you and inspire you. A lot of resources are available to you if you want to be better.

    Cons

    The working location is a litter bit far from the downtown.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Volvo Cars2017-09-19
  6. "Master Thesis Student"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Volvo Cars

      Pros

      Good Work Environment and challenges

      Cons

      Nothing I would like to change

      Volvo Cars2017-04-08
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      Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Gothenburg
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      A lot of momentum at the moment with several exciting projects and nice working environment

      Cons

      Pays less than the main competitors at the moment.

      Volvo Cars2017-01-08
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