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A typical day at Volvo is constructed of Short Interval Control meetings to measure and control productivity of the day and close all the necessary gaps in order to achieve set daily targets.

what I have learned through this is that close visual management is very necessary to be conducted and also that preventive management style is better than reactive management style, at Volvo we always visualize the problem before hand and deal with it before it physically affects productivity.


The workplace culture here is that we work as a team there is no split between functional departments we all work in unison there is no problem that depend to specific department every problem is for us all as a management, just like titanic story if it sinks it sinks for us all


The hardest part of the job is in my department as logistics we also deal with external problems that emerge from Thailand, sometimes we receive wrong parts from oversees and by that time the parts are already due for production, this creates a problem with line stoppages. So what i did was to indicate all those parts that causes problems so that we can have a buffer storage to eradicate the unnecessary line stoppages


The most enjoyable part of my job is that the role that we play as logistics we are like the bedrock of the company without us nothing goes in and nothing goes out, so our productivity is very crucial for the entire organization to be productivity, so I always work everyday with pride.
Pros
Company Cellphone and Laptop
Cons
Long Hours due to Single Shift Structure
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I was trained very well, now I am proudly a female diesel technician, the training took for years, they were difficult times where I needed to work in the Workshop during the day and late do assignments but
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I have learned a lot on the company of which I willing to more an be expert on my job. In short what I went through during my apprenticeship was to diagnose, mechanical repairs, fault finding, do campaigns as per manufacturer specifications, overhaul different components, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, services and quality control of our work
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It's a very good company to work for. Free breakfast and lunch. Nice working hours. Good management that cares for people.
The company needs to pay more in salaries.
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Best years ever, culture of the ethics suits everyones needs. Challenges are minimum when you keep to your task correctly, no room for mistakes.Counterbility is enduored
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My day starts at 6am and will continue until the last customer is assisted. At times I have 24Hour days - I always work at a fast pace - always do more than asked - always willing to assist in all matters - there is no time to take it slow or relax. Everyday is a new challenge - everyday is different from the last - customers are always in a rush..
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One had to make sure that the stock is always accurate, any missing stock must be investigated ASAP. Orders had to be place on time in order not to disappoint customers.
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One direction and going extra miles for their customers
Exceptional performance

New innovation

Excellent customer service

Code of conduct

Monthly sales target
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A forward thinking company which strives to have a collaborative, all-inclusive company culture.

Strong focus on employee self-development with internal tools and training programs for development.
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Enjoy doing field work and do road side repairs and assistance. Hardest part being that required tools are not always available. Enjoy working in a team and helping others. Made good friends which makes the job more enjoyable. I look forward to a new challenge every day to enhance my problem solving skills.
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Diversity culture and communication respect care for the environment work life balance was the best environment I was exposed to.Manegement style gave everyone an opportunity to express themselves.
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Great place to work at despite all the challenges you can come across in all the dealerships , learn everyday due to advanced technology upcoming with the new models
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well our company CEO is based out of South Africa, we are the best company in the trucks manufacturing , our trucks have safety features and advanced technology
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Challenging and u must be talented like me thank you be willing to multitask team work and independently is very important at Volvo company even thore there was this guy who didn't like me Sizwe the guy didn't get proper training on how to lead people
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I need a job where I can advance my skills and develop to better myself. I am always up for learning new things, does not necessarily have to be field related.
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Globally and advanced technology
Cons
No advancement
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It is great working for Volvo, great work place.
Management is awesome & I could never ask for more.

The only reason I would leave is for starting a new journey
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
None
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A typical day is when we were short staffed.i have learned a lot about warehouse management and protocols.The management where supportive and give us an opportunity for development.the workplace culture is very conducive.the most enjoyable part of the work was that there is room for development and growth
Pros
Conducive working environment
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It's situated in a very good position in the international is all over the world. Technically is growing and is the best. It produces the strongest and most powerful engines in the world.
Pros
It provides food, drinks and PPE
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You get paid for every hour you, overtime, standby and 13th chaque
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The company as a whole is very good to work for but from a dealer point of view,I am not enjoying my work experience. I have been a the branch about 6 years and in my opinion it is getting progressively worse.
Pros
They give us lunch.
Cons
Long hours and very little family time.
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Always busy with staff and branches queries .
Good culture - Mixed diverse people

Challenging deadlines - with System problems sometimes difficult to meet deadlines
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Free lunches
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Volvo Truck assembly plant is a high pace assembly plant with many opportunities for career advancement. Their operations management processes and systems are designed to achieve optimal production output but still leave room for flexibility and creativity with regards to work flow and continuous improvements.
Pros
Career advancements such as studying further and job promotions
Cons
Long hours due to shipment delays
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