Magna International

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Magna International Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
74 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)

  • Long hours during product launch with no direct compensation, so reward is hopefully through a recognized bonus for putting in time during launch (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    They have some good people.

    Cons

    They have a lot of snakes. Beware of job offers around a new plant opening. You may be let go once the launch is finished

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    MEI Lansing is horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Management in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Magna International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Certain managers are on point and great to work for.

    Cons

    Failure to disclose policies, I was totally disrespected by EHS in front of the HR manager when there is supposed to be a policy on respect, and lack of trust with management. The office has numerous cameras and with the uniforms, it has a prison like atmosphere. You can make the building look great with state of the art equipment and offices, but without the right people running it, I'd rather work in the middle of a garbage dump full of good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not leaving because of the policies. People have been looking and starting to leave because of how the "respect' policy is not being observed. Overhaul the entire HR department with fresh employees and a new manager and that should go a long way to improve employee moral as well. Eliminate all the employee monitoring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst years of my life! Nightmare!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. Magna took over New Process Gear from Chrysler for the sole purpose of closing us and moving the business to Mexico. All employees including management were treated horribly.

    Cons

    Treated like animals. Cutting costs was the only important thing. People were constantly being fired just to reduce the workforce before the plant closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no souls!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Tough place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay was comparable 24/7 to get it . Very many good people that you work with.

    Cons

    24/7 on call no family life with work life balance . Managers are clueless and manage with fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember we are people and need to have down time in order to function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Assembly in Nashville, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly in Nashville, IL

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Wages and Benefits are very good compared to other companies in our area.

    Cons

    I do not understand why it is everyone from the CEO down to local plant management gets such HUGE bonuses when it is actually the people(to use managemants words) on the shop floor that makes sure we put out a quality part that we are proud to put our name on.
    I am not saying I am not thankful for what Magna has done for myself and other employees, but what I am saying is why do you feel you are of more importance than I and my fellow workers are.
    We need each other. YOU are no more important than I am. Salaries for these people are not a problem for I know they earn it. I guess we do not earn what we get. Let me ask one thing, what would you do if you did not have us? Also how many people could be put to work if you did not take such HUGE bonuses. Just SAYIN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at you are worth to MAGNA. NOW how much do you think the hourly associate is worth?
    How would you get your product out IF you had no associates? I guess it would be like what I have heard in some of the meetings I have set in on, which is I WILL DO IT then you go out and get the SHOP FLOOR employees to do it but you say you are the one doing it.

  7.  

    the very worst company in the world.

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Assembler in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    none. not one good thing about this company is good used to be a great place to work not now

    Cons

    magna sending my job to mexico ..this is how they do business bend over and take it ..and like it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you suck .......think about the people you screwed over for your bottom line.....4000 people down to 800 soon tobe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sweat Shop.... Period.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Concord, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing and wages.

    Cons

    Poor managemnet style "depends on different divisons". They change policy to fit their needs, does not benefit employees or their families. No work-life balance here. Alot of them promoted within, therefore have no people skills. Yearly bonus which drives them to get more production out of the employees. Quantity over quality, can make a car with a bad part but not with no part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you employees like human beings, no like FANUC robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    assemble parts and other works

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Operator in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assembly Operator in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Magna International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    sufficient work weekly and overtime

    Cons

    wages too low and too mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of employees please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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