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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Brussels, ON – May 7, 2013
Pros: great work environment with good cafeteria
Cons: not always easy to please all the employees as some where quite demanding
It was such a pleasant experience. The work environment was healthy: clean, lot of space, with windows. The team was simply amazing. We all know what our tasks was and did it. We had structure but had flexibility within it.
The hardest part of this job was when I had to create on SAP the organigram of the entire world-wide company. It was a huge company, – more... thus the challenge was present. – less
Technician, go to guy. Shop administration. (Former Employee), brampton – September 8, 2012
Pros: friendly work environment
It was a great place to work. I really enjoyed it there but left for other reasons. Management when I was there was awesome. Most enjoyable part was extended lunches and the boss didnt mind at all as long as the job was done.
Purcahse to Pay (P2P) (Current Employee), Greensboro, NC – April 11, 2014
This my typical day: Received incoming calls from customers regarding invoicing, provide payment status, and handled complaints. Assisted a large customer base with system access, troubleshoot problems, research, payment advices and etc. Provides accurate information regarding Purchase to Pay (P2P) policies, tools, and guidelines for all processes. Performs – more... assigned responsibilities in a timely manner. Maintain effective relationships with customers, gains their trust and respect. Ability to use various systems that interface with SAP in order to answer questions. – less
Fast paced global company with a great company culture and opportunites for career advancement
Director of Skid Steer Loader Operations (Current Employee), Shippensburg, PA – April 8, 2014
-Responsible for the management of the overall global distribution of Volvo Skid Steer Loaders (SSL) -Responsible to lead, manage, and continuously improve all operational processes including capacity planning, sales & operations planning, order handling, and order delivery.
Assembler/Lead-man in Paint shop (Former Employee), Shippensburg, PA – March 30, 2014
Pros: great place to work.
Working at VOLVO was rewarding. Each day I worked the assembly line and build road machinery. The co-workers were great and at that time management was good. I left there in 2009 due to a lay-off and that was probably the hardest part of the job.
Cons: arrogant and non caring upper management not reflected by middle management
Volvo had a quick and demanding work pace. Very focused on employee needs in the fact there was a strict cleanliness and curtness attitude expected from production employees and management both. Very much enjoyed cafeteria located on premises.
A typical day at work includes: - Securing the material suppliers quality service level having impact on logistics costs. - Reducing number of deviations in the shipments which have the biggest impact on the organisation. - Monitoring actions taken in logistics system (Oracle based) by material suppliers and the carriers, react when deviation appears – more... in order to secure effective Order to Delivery process. - Working on the reports on the daily basis. - Providing constant feedback regarding reports quality to the appropriate IT department. - Preparing and working on monthly KPI reports and sharing the result with concerned departments in Sweden, Belgium, China, India and Brazil. - Close cooperation with Volvo offices in Sweden and Belgium. Providing requested data in an approachable format. - Analyzing and verifying system data on the daily basis. - Taking part in the reports preparation providing feedback to the project group in order to secure Material Supplier Management process. - Contacting European Material Suppliers via phone in order to provide system support
My coworkers are experienced professionals with positive,friendly and strong problem solving attitude.
The hardest part and at the same time the most enjoyable part of the job is working on the constant improvement and fulfilling multiple customers demand. – less
Productive workplace, coworkers were helpful and open to new employees
Purchasing Intern (Former Employee), Hagerstown, MD – March 11, 2014
Pros: compatible with school schedule, free to leave office for appointments(dentist, doctor etc.), 1 hour lunch break with cafeteria on site
Cons: intern/co-op program was new and unstructured, busyness and stress of workplace made it difficult to reach coworkers
As a purchasing intern, my daily activities varied but were not limited to attending local and global purchasing meetings, assisting buyers with supplier analysis, contract information, and ordering parts. The most valuable thing I learned was understanding the relationship between buyer and seller and how to become a competent buyer. Management in – more... the purchasing department was good, in particular my direct supervisor. My coworkers were supportive when help was needed, however because of the busy nature of the workplace, were not always available. The hardest part of the job was learning how to use the systems and apply them to the parts of the engines involved. There are many parts that make up 11 and 13 liter truck engines and understanding the functions of each was overwhelming at times. However, the complexity of engines made the job interesting, and I interacted with people from around the world. – less
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Lewis Center, OH – February 19, 2014
Pros: stayed busy all day.
Cons: short breaks
I worked for Volvo Trucking North America on there summer help program. I worked 10 hour shifts just about everyday of summer. I picked and packed parts. I learned how to operate different types of equipment. I also learned how to work at a fast rate and still make sure that the parts were packaged with care. Management was always trying to help out – more... and most of the co-workers did the same thing while some of them were very lazy. The hardest part about the job was staying on schedule with all of the shipments we had to get out at specific times. The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling like I really accomplished something when we would get all of our work done on time. – less
Product Launch Trainer (Former Employee), Dublin, VA – January 17, 2014
Pros: great salary and healthcare
Cons: cyclical industry
I enjoyed working for Volvo. I was able to learn many new skill by doing different jobs through the bidding process and working in the absentee pool for several years.Some of the jobs are very physical and can wear you down physically.
Data entry (Former Employee), Monroe, LA – January 9, 2014
Pros: great work environment friendly co workers
Cons: desk job no interaction with people
My Job at Volvo was only a temporary position because the department of the company I worked in was moved to Houston. The manager was caring and fair and my co workers were kind and fun to work with. The most difficult part of the job was processing a tedious payroll for 100+ employees and not making any mistakes. The job its self was data entry so – more... it did not provide much of a challenge. – less