Volvo Cars Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 7 Jul 2020

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Volvo Cars President and Chief Executive Officer Håkan Samuelsson
Håkan Samuelsson
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "friendly and work life balance; promotion opportunities(in 15 reviews)

  • "Interesting technology, good working environment, great colleagues and often really great results(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Swedish attitude rether slower response than some german competitors(in 6 reviews)

  • "City is a bit sperated from rest of sweden(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, good working environment, great colleagues and often really great results.

    Cons

    Agile way of working steals focus from product development.

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  2. "designer Engineering"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multinational Company, work with people from the world. Nice car and nice working environment

    Cons

    High quality, high demand for excellent product

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  3. "Great people and an enjoyable place to work, but not overly driven"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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 work and information exchange, but it remains to be seen as it's a work in progress. The benefits are good and the management is flexible to the life interests and demands outside of work.

    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 in automotive companies located outside of Sweden.

  4. "Good work environment with flexible work hours"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "International company with great work-life balance. Great working environment."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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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.

  6. "Room to to do better"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. "thesis worker"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Volvo Cars

    Pros

    nice working environment, full surpport

    Cons

    not attractive payment, generally big company problem in management

  8. "Worked as a thesis student"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars

    Pros

    Good working Environment and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Knowledge transfer takes quite a bit of time

  9. "Master student"

    5.0
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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.

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  10. "Good work environment"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Infotainment Test Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars

    Pros

    Good working environment and international culture

    Cons

    Not many assignments as an intern

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