Magna International

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Magna International Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
65 Reviews
3.4
65 Reviews
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Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, profit sharing and wages (in 4 reviews)

  • Strong culture, Employee centered, Good people, Strong management support (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to achieve a healthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to look at talent that is around them before making cuts (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    magna international

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Engineering in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Vice President - Engineering in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great opportunities for those willing to work hard and smart

    Cons

    being decentralized can be a real challenge at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong company but problems with communication and expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Director in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Global Director in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recent growth and globalization are creating more opportunities for job growth. Strong intern program

    Cons

    Tenured employ salaries fall short of peer salaries at other companies. Leadership development though a corporate objective is lacking here. Difficult to take time off, or work less than 60+ hours per week. Sr. Management is not approachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please communicate with, and trust your mid-level managers to make decisions, and support them if/when they make mistakes. Provide your people with the resources needed to eliminate burnout, and stoke productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn nothing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast pace dont work the whole year if you permanent, great benefits, great shifts, got to be hired on first.

    Cons

    Once you prove yourself as being a hard worker and love to be part of the team. Wait for about 1yr to 3yrs making about $10.00 to $10.50 before you get hired on. Third shift outside paint supervisor do even know his own job. to much negativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a Team, there shouldn't be any supervisors coming in with a bad attitude. please pay attention to all 3 shifts, there is a lot of favoritism, no leadership.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rapidly growing company with good compensations

    Cons

    need to better identify younger talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    Top company top management team is committed to doing the right thing, and there is a lot of positive momentum.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints about working here -- probably because I like all the people I work with -- those that I work wtih on a day-to-day basis, as well as those on a more incidental basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Large company that still lets their divisions make some choices.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy with all employees.

    Cons

    To worried about the short term and not 5 years down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on updated equipment to keep the business going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Better than most

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, Employee centered, Good people, Strong management support

    Cons

    High expectations of employees, but I see this as positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None noted at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its a good place to work, they try to care about the employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    great health ins., and pay.

    Cons

    long hrs. and lots of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall good company

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

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    family atmosphere and work life balance

    Cons

    because there is a family atmosphere it is at times dsyfunctional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and no room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Shepherdsville, KY

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are nice.

    Cons

    The management at the facility I work for are terrible. Way to many chiefs and not enough indians. The facility also hemorrhages line workers do in part of the terrible HR management and union. They abuse salary personnel and offer little to no room for growth. Offer no real compensation and do not recognize talent. None of the management actually understand what manage means and usually end up pawning their responsibilities off on lesser individuals who have had no experience then get angry when something goes wrong, yet accepts all praise when someone else does their job and gets it right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of employees with new ideas especially those who have had former automotive experience. Start recognizing where your dead weight is and turn it loose before it drags the whole facility down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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