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On average, employees at TRW Automotive give their company a 3.7 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest TRW Automotive employees are Executive Secretaries submitting an average rating of 4.9 and Member of Technical Staffs with a rating of 4.3.

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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 83 TRW Automotive Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.5
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.7
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"Very structured work environment, good place to learn established software development life cycle engineering."
Posted 8 years ago in Colorado Springs, CO
TRW Automotive Employee
in Rogersville, TN

"I have worked for TRW Automotives for 6 years. It is a very good place to work at due the size of the company, professionalism and work ethics."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Cost Engineer
in Washington, MI

"I am working for TRW as a contract Engineer through Satyam Venture Engineering Services for 2 years. It is a great company to work and grow with."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.7
TRW Automotive (177)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is GM Powertrain (7)
2.6 Lowest Rated in this Industry is PACCAR (10)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,912)
TRW Automotive Employee
in Michigan City, IN

"Interesting culture. Good upward mobility. Lots of hours, typical auto industry purchasing job."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
TRW Automotive Employee
in Galesville, WI

"I worked for TRW for 20 years. I enjoyed it at first but as years went by employment there has become a nightmare. Management consists of underqualified BULLIES (especially the department I worked in). The biggest bully in my dept. is one who targets an employee and will get them fired. That's what happened to me."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average TRW Automotive Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $3
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $3
TRW Automotive Employee
in Farmington Hills, MI

"I have worked at TRW Automotive since 2012. It is a great place to gain hands on experience and is a comfortable place to work at."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
TRW Automotive Employee
in Winona, MN

"I've worked for TRW for over 10 years. For the most part it has been a positive experience. In recent years it has however gotten ridiculous in regard to the number of hours expected to be worked each week. On average the engineering core is working over 55 hours/week with increased work loads expected soon but no new people will be hired."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Technical Writer
in Worthington, OH

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"The pay, while it lasted. Other factors were extremely difficult to quantify."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Excuse yourself and get out of there before you are also black-balled. Should have hired a lawyer who could get some restitution. TRW Management neglected to establish the structure which was needed to encompass a state-wide project, which lacked the necessary structure and proper uniformity to cover the wide expanse of a statewide communications system which we were attempting to configure."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"I was terminated after only 5 months by a visiting executive who did not even know my name or what I did! Being a contractor consultant, I packed up my old motorhome and headed 1,000 miles back to my shack in southwest Nebraska, and I have not been able to find employment in approximately ten years, perhaps because I may have been black-balled, coupled with the Obama recession looming over the entire country."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Quantify the capabilities of the working class, and implement a much-needed structure, which was missing."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Customer Service Representative
in Westminster, MA

"Good experience in the auto industry."

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"The ability to take care of individual accounts in the manner they require."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be open and honest in what you expect from and expect to be doing."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"The fact that it was only a temporary assignment as I would have liked to continue on."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay more attention to the suggestions of your employees as they are directly connected to the customers."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Product Engineer
in Washington, MI

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"It is hands on yet collaborative with other group members"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is not a bad company and the people you work with can offset the pay"

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Not too sure yet as it has been only a few months."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not too sure as I haven't been there long enough."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Project Cost Analyst
in Redondo Beach, CA

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"This was my first job after acquiring my Master's Degree. Left the east coast to embark upon a great career in southern CA."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is now Northrop Grumman which is also a wonderful employer."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"I loved this company. Wish that I had stayed a little longer to gain more experience."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should give more opportunities to junior analysts and trust that they can make sound decisions."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Industrial Engineer Supervisor
in McAllen, TX

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"The engineering manager was a boss, not a leader, ordered without sense of organization nor plan and was always screaming and blaming all the personnel, he feels he is the only one right."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This division would be really good for starters, because you will learn big time, also as it is very demanding you would have no problem to get a new job."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"The bad thing about TRW VSSI is that everybody fears the engineering manager, nobody wants to confront even though he is not right... the bad thing is that this guy makes everybody feel stupid."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Empower people and place organization and as real as possible timelines and plans for better execution... also implement a balanced scorecard that showcases the results gained."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Product Engineer
in Farmington Hills, MI

"Been here 10 years and things haven't changed."

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Flexible hours & convenient location. Great people to work with (but they are leaving)."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Focus on cost reduction and bring those experiences to the table if you want to get hired. That is #1 focus here."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Lack of resources and poor facilities (buildings are old). No career progression (limited options). High attrition. Heavy focus on off-shoring."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Start with a better strategic roadmap. Think longterm 5+ years, not quarter to quarter. Poor strategic vision and high focus on cost reduction only."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor

"Great learning experience, good teamwork."

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Respected my experience and great opportunities to work into new products."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To be prepared to work with different groups and cultures."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Some people were jealous about my performance and restricted my team goals."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Select better team members and create better relationships with other departments."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Systems Engineer
in Clearfield, UT

"I really enjoyed the work for the most part it was interesting and challenging."

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Most of the people that I worked with were knowledgeable and supportive."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Brown nose, brown nose, brown nose, it is better to be seen and heard than to get your work done."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"There was nothing wrong with company, it was just my manager."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be more proactive in informing their employees that they need some improvement."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Account Director
in Washington, MI

"Overall it's been a great place to work and I've enjoyed a solid career."

What do you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"I enjoyed the people and the location and being involved in life saving technology."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Negotiate the highest starting pay up front, as annual merit increases are minimal."

What don't you like about working at TRW Automotive?

"Excessive pay for the CEO and other top management, limited career growth opportunities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"need less process based management and allow key people to make business decisions"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
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