Production AMT (Current Employee), Brigham, Utah – March 28, 2013
Pros: benefits are amazing. pay is comparable to effort.
Cons: constant "peasant" archetype pressed onto personnel, lack of leadership from management shows.
A terrible place to work.
Typical day is 8.5 hours. They want you clocked in 15 minutes before the hour. You'll do average production work (not really hard) while getting micromanaged by supervision. Don't even think about getting a weekend off, be grateful you get Sundays off. I logged 240+ hours of OT last year.
The most important thing that I've – more... learned while working here is to keep to myself, as most of the workers view the plant as a second high school.
Management is anything but, as they are more concerned with cutting man-hours per unit than anything else (like safety, traceability, or quality). Family and friends will see preferential treatment over qualified personnel in this "good 'ol boy" hierarchy. All they care about is numbers, whether incoming (inventory) or outgoing (shippable parts). Anyone that doesn't have a desk job here is treated as an expense that the company needs to trim.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with the constant double standards, which are not limited to: - Multiple sexual harassment instances hushed up, while maintaining a "Zero Tolerance Policy". - Training personnel to push out parts, regardless of quality and safety... while having them sign documentation of the opposite. - "Don't shake the vending machines, you will be terminated immediately if caught" direct quote during orientation. Followed up by multiple witnesses reporting the HR manager doing so.
The most enjoyable parts of the job are building parts that (if built correctly) save lives, and clocking out for the day. – less
Forklift Driver (Former Employee), Ogden, UT – February 21, 2013
Performed daily inspections of forklift and operating systems to insure safety and proper maintenance * Loaded and unloaded freight in a safe and timely manner * Scanned barcodes to make sure Freight was placed in the proper place
Quality Control Specialist (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – January 10, 2013
Pros: co-workers, great environment
My typical day at work includes maximum communication and concentration, I have to keep contact with trucker drivers as well as my fellow dock workers. On average each day I learn something new, whether it s a new name or a new procedure. My co-worker are amazing people and they are very professional and knows how to communicate effectively with each – more... other. the hardest part of my job is leaving in the afternoon without having all my tasks completed. The most enjoyable part of your job is satifying the customers needs, at the end of the day they make us who we are as a company. – less
Repetative job that was not bad, except for the management
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee), Ogden, UT – December 20, 2012
Pros: the place had a cafateria.
Cons: i was through a temporary agency and autoliv would rarly hire the temps to be perminent.
The work day consisted of using machinery to fold and assemble airbags for Dodge pickups. The only thing I learned on the job is how airbags are assembled. Management was the only real bad thing about this company, when I started my immediate manager was very rude and had no people skills to speak of. We had a quota and even when we hit our numbers – more... she was never happy and would complain about our performance. I requested to be moved off the line as I did not agree with how she treated me and my co-workers, needless to say my request was denied and a co-worker was moved instead of me. The hardest part of the job was working with co-works that would not pull their own weight so the rest of us had to work harder to compensate for the lack of production. What I liked the most was we had to work as a team, and when we had the right combination of workers the day went by fast and we had fun. Well as much fun as possible for being at work. – less
Module-Production Associate (Current Employee), Ogden, UT – September 25, 2012
Pros: great health benefits
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work I get there on time and start setting up the production line. I learned how important quality really is when assembling an airbag. Management is good but I do not see them very much. My co-workers are great and we all get along and joke around. The hardest part of my job is when we fall behind because there is a lack of material. – more... This can be stressful knowing you need to work even harder to make up parts. The most enjoyable part of my job is the people I work with. They are great and fun to work with. – less
Logistics Manager (Former Employee), Lowell, MA – August 19, 2012
Pros: most of the engineering quality and manufacturing team members.
Cons: the accountability gap my manager got away with.
Worked as a manager at the local production facility. My manager was located at a separate facility. I received no direction, only criticism for managing by exception - which is all one can do absent a plan. My manager also chose to disparage Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality at my facility rather than work toward constructive solutions or even – more... communicate an actual plan. It is a wonder I was able to build any relationships at all with other teams on site. I actually received more constructive insight from the Quality Director than my own manager, who clearly had her sights on something else. – less
Good company with a poor work culture in small town location
Production (Former Employee), Tremonton, UT – May 7, 2012
Pros: kaizen program, worker feedback with incentives for improvement
Cons: difficult management style
Solid company with a good product and positive attitude, but a negative work environment at this location because of 'good old boy' management style. Croneyism was quite prevalent. Long hours and shifts added to the stress of feeling no way to improve ones situation in company.
Production Associate (Former Employee), Ogden, Ut – April 29, 2012
Pros: quality product, stable environment
Cons: getting re-hired
Although it has been 7 years and a possibility Autoliv has changed, a typical day for me was arriving to work on time, join some of the best co-workers in a cell environment and begin building a quality airbag. Several times we would take a field trip to another Autoliv location and learn about the product they were producing. I learned the extreme – more... importance of wearing a seat belt along with having an airbag, and how they work together. The importance of making the product right the first time and how to avoid any injury. The management were always eager to show their appreciation to the production associates through incentives, time served awards to serving a Thanksgiving dinner. The hardest part of the job would have to be helping out in another area and getting up to speed with the team. Working for autoliv, I had a sense of stability, perfect hours while raising my daughter and knowing how to make a quality, life saving device. Autoliv was or is an awesome company. – less