Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Flowery Branch, GA – August 9, 2016
TRW has standard 8 hour work days, but it is a 7 day a week work schedule. This may sound good if you're willing to sacrifice time spent home to work everyday for an average of 3 months with no days off. Very heavy lifting (50 lbs. +). Management had me working a two man position which left me very drained, and machines secrete some kind of chemical steam as a result from solution used to wash parts. Also, metal fragments are constantly flying around which people have inhaled before. Learned about the assembly of break calipers, and assembly of them.
Commodity Manager - Capital Equipment (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – August 11, 2016
Over the course of my career at TRW I had the opportunity to work in many positions, and got along well with other employees. I was able to utilize my organizational and negation skills as I moved through different areas of responsibility. My day involved activities with multiple departments to complete my responsibilities. Hardest part of job was dealing with low performance employees, and the best part was seeing a new piece of equipment complete run-off and start production
Production Technician (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – June 9, 2016
While the third shift commercial supervisor is one of the best managers in the company it is terribly outweighed by the counterproductivity of upper management. The Safety manager has no idea of what a proactive safety decision is. Every decision he makes comes in response to an injury or near miss. The workers here are generally downtrodden under by the oppressive regime that is upper management.
Very nice place to work and co workers all got along.
The hardest part was making sure all the print request for the shop floor and vendors were all filled and ready to distribute in a timely matter. The other part was making sure all the blueprints and specifications were all up to date and previous revisions were on microfilm for future reference if needed.
Good hours and company cafeteria avalilable for lunch
TRW is not the same company after the aquisiiton by ZF
Senior Manager (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – July 13, 2016
TRW Automotive was a great company until ZF bought them. ZF is driving them into the ground. All top management has been replaced with people that do not understand the safety business. This is now going further into the organizations.
Administrative Secretary (Former Employee) – Redondo Beach, CA – March 24, 2016
- Learning new things, developing skills, supporting various task - Polocies/proceedures, aerospace and defense workplace, etc. - Very desciplined and professional - Willing to help you grow and learn new task. - Not enough funds for secretaries to take on-the-job training at the time. - A great place to work.
Load incoming components at work cell using necessary material handling equipment. Perform a variety of gauging and inspection techniques including SPC and charting. Perform TPM tasks on line equipment as scheduled
ASSEMBLY LINE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – July 15, 2016
I was hired as a temp and there was constant talk of layoffs. It is a fairly easy job but a lot of overtime is necessary to bring home a decent check. All of the managers that I had were great and i still talk to a few as friends now.
Machinist (Former Employee) – Romeo, MI – May 15, 2016
Would get a work order for prototype parts, complete what ever the engineer required. Most work orders, where for the module or inflater builds. Had to make them to print and do what it took to get the job done.
Cell Lead (Current Employee) – Marshall, IL – February 13, 2016
I have worked for this company for eight years, but am ready for a change, and looking to be able to move up in a company that offers better hours to suit my busy family life. A day at work consists of meeting with my Team Leader and coming up with a plan to have a successful night by making sure everything runs smoothly and we meet out shipment deadlines. The hardest part of my job is trying to keep everyone happy while at the same time making sure to do what the company wants.
General Ledger Fixed Asset Accountant (Former Employee) – Independence, OH – February 11, 2016
I enjoy working with people, enjoy learning new things so I can grow professionally and personally. I work very well with everyone, can connect quickly with others, have good communication skills, and written skills. I am very good in computers and a fast learner.
The hardest part of the job is that many times I have to stay late at work and/or work extra hours to fulfill the needs to the company. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I learn new things and have new opportunities to grow professionally.
I machined brake rotors / drums and assembled braking system components to meet QS9000 and ISO14000 standards using Statistical Processing Controls. I operated various machines, including: CNCs, automated grinders, vertical lathes, drills and assembly cells. Performed Shipping and Receiving responsibilities, prepared parts for shipment, and operated forklifts for material handling. I worked with others as a team or independently. I am grateful for the learning experience.
Inventory Management (Former Employee) – Marshall, IL – January 18, 2016
A typical day at work would consist of: working with customer service to provide correct and accurate shipments to over 200 customers in multiple countries. Accuracy in all aspects of these shipments including, Bill of Lading, Customs, Picking/Packing to customer specific specifications. Loading and unloading freight shipments, inventory management and time management.
Learning the strengths of each of my co-workers and they mine, helped us work efficiently and accurately as a team.
The hardest part of the job was adjusting orders and expediting orders when issues with production or computer networks would arise.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was being able to work as a team and also independently to accomplish the daily goals.
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – January 10, 2016
Not too stressful work environment with good co-workers. Weekly overtime not compensated however. Hardest part of job is communication with management and having to deal with people in positions they aren't qualified for.
Non-stressful work environment
Insurance not completely covered, no weekday overtime compensation, have to deal with under-qualified employees