IAV Automotive Engineering Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2020

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2.9
43%
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IAV Automotive Engineering Interim President Maisa Oliveira (no image)
Maisa Oliveira
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Vacation time is generous, but you have to use vacation for any sick time(in 3 reviews)

  • "Great people, they recognize my contributions and that I have more to offer(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Northville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is good for 1-2 years max, then you start to realize how poor the management is in this place. Vacation time is generous, but you have to use vacation for any sick time.

    Cons

    Benefits are poor, medical provider changes way too often. Management is not transparent, layoffs every year.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company has lost all direction"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Calibration Engineer in Northville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation time is generous. (no sick days though, so don't get sick)

    Cons

    Benefits are OK at best (401k match maxed at 5k, which is super low for the industry). Pay is on the lower end of industry, yearly increases are very low usually do not cover cost of living/ inflation. Management has ZERO accountability, everyone will sit in a meeting and just talk about what could be done when it comes to do it no one will do anything. The entire company is "all talk". When you are working on a project expect the direction from management to change 50 times a day (not customer driven changes).

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lost Momentum after 2015"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Northville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    During the period 2010-2015 IAV had great employee friendly policies, customer satisfaction and growing client base

    Cons

    I have seen IAV Inc which is a US Subsidiary of IAV GmBH grew fast during my initial years and for some unknown reasons the Leadership from Germany lost focus on their Business Strategy which eventually led to layoffs, people leaving the company and lost business.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic, headless organization/serves only as sales office for IAV Germany services."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Northview, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    20 PTO days and 13 Holidays -> however, if you are laid off (BTW annual layoffs in October / November) you will lose your PTO / Holiday hours -> unpaid. If you are interested in consulting look for better options such as AVL, FEV or Roush. Org charts are irrelevant, as you can use any title and you will be working with different teams with quite different responsibilities (chaos). Employee evaluations are difficult, since some employee might have had 4 or 5 different supervisors...the result is poor evaluation results -> no/low salary increases

    Cons

    2018 HR Survey (Facts): 70% of employees rate morale as low. Average tenure goes from 2 years to 5 years depending on group/team. Reasons: lack of career planning, lack of communication/cooperation, false immigration promises (22%), no knowledge transfer from Germany to local teams. 88% of resignations are from millennials.

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  5. "Controls Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health insurance, 401K, paid time off

    Cons

    Not many career opportunities available

  6. "Layoff + No organization, no growth = look elsewhere"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation time, that's about it.

    Cons

    Pay is low, President doesn't know what she is doing, lots of lies, no growth. Yearly raises are extreme low below cost of living adjustments. Yearly layoff's, closing locations, outlook is poor.

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  7. "Software Application Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time

    Pros

    The company is very good and treats its employees very well. There are great benefits and there is also much support if you want to move across the company to different department. Management does the best that it can to support employees in their growth.

    Cons

    The company scatters its contract employees which makes iAV more of a satellite establishment.

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  8. "Not great company to work with, Learn and leave for better opportunities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fair benefits, flexible working culture, friendly people at the work place, possibility to work onsite through IAV with companies like VW, M&M etc. IAV is part of VWAG group

    Cons

    Company does not bother about their employees at times specially the employees working onsite, companies main goal becomes to stay in business and earn the comission. No carrier plans for employees, probably you will work in same area till your last day in company even if you want a role change and growth. No training is provided or if it does you have sign a bond (depends on training program) Currently company facing serious business situation at some location inn the world Many global IAV offices has been shut down due to lack of local business, only Germany doing well because of VWAG (possibility to get a job there is hard)

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  9. "Intern"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to learn , friendly employees

    Cons

    Commuting can be a problem from the city

  10. "Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IAV Automotive Engineering full-time

    Pros

    20 days Paid Time Off

    Cons

    No Bonus, stock options etc..

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