Magna International Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
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  1. Very Frustrating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Wasn't very hard work-About what I expected.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate-Created lots of training issues.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to learn nothing.

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Too Many Hours - Top Management Abuse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work and business is booming. Future of the company is very good. Very diverse portfolio.

    Cons

    Upper Management turns over constantly and expects more dedication to work than home and family. Worked there for 8 years and averaged 1-2 days off per month for over 4 years. No pay increases and very abusive language. Salary and Hourly employees were very dedicated and passionate but Management did not care and hid issues from Corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Salary Support Staff and Hourly staff. Re-prioritize vision and goals.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized and no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Shepherdsville, KY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Unique Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decentralized structure provides ability for quick problem solving and eliminates the corporate vs plant mentality

    Cons

    This decentralization can allow for some less than desirable GM's and Assistant General Managers to abuse their power if they are politically connected and ther profits are meeting target. Abuse of employees can go unchecked for a long period of time before the 18 months between employee opinion surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the balance sheets and get your senir executives into the plants more, make the HR department Independant of the General Manager to improve oversight. Career oportunities are limited due to the isolation at the plant level created by the extreemely decentralized structure and GM's hiding their talent.

  7. Do not plan on a long term career with Intier Automotive 5 - 10 years tops!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Novi, MI

    I worked at Magna International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great coworkers, the people you work with are very supportive.

    Cons

    Very few people retire from the company. After a couple of years, you either take a buy out or are let go. Too few employees for amount of work. Mangement is not concerned about employees. They can replace you very easily. No women in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Do what you say you are going to do.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    The skills and knowledge you can get working for this company is great
    The way that the people is involved in the business becomes all the employees very proactive
    Is a company where the challenges and expectations are very high so the people have to evolve well if they want to grow

    Cons

    Not all the people who is on the top positions have the skills to manage a business like this is
    Seems some managers in Mexico have a very poor vision about what a world class plant means to make a successful business
    The lack of communication gives poor results to everyone
    Don't make that the key personal grow internally makes the talent goes away of the company
    Don't have a strategic plan for the business makes all the manager departments go to anywhere, that without mentioning the rest of the people
    Lack of high business performance knowledge makes to redirect every time and waste time on bad decision
    If the lack of preparation of the employees could be a problem, maintain that issue could be worst instead educate the people for the targets of the business looking for a world class business position
    No having a plan to pay the people by a good evaluation of results and skills makes the people leave the job without a well performing and good elements could go away

    Advice to Management

    Some key words to follow and use
    Humility
    Honesty
    Encouraging
    Generous
    Proactive

  9. Magna's background.

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    Current Employee - Director - Business Development
    Current Employee - Director - Business Development

    I have been working at Magna International

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to Travel and move though the ranks are very strong. Take on the new technology or business assignments they may the work rewarding.

    Cons

    Need to speak German and be ready to take International assignments for 2-3 years. Get to know someone @ Magna to understand their employment contracts terms. If you go into this blind you will get screwed. Google it, you will find examples on the web, because Magna was taken to court over not fulfilling the contracts. Also; Magna is a Bank to small companies, so get prepared to work for a little company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to move beyond the traditional Magna decentalized structure, China and India will bring down the auto sector. Expansion beyond Auto sector is needed.

  10. Helpful (1)

    SENIOR MANAGEMENT HAS LOST ITS WAY BRING BACK THE "magna way"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Magna International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Magna makes so many poor decisions that you can be sure you will not be short of work

    Cons

    AFTER MANY YEARS OF MISGUIDED LOYALTY AND SERVICE WORKING LONG HOURS HOLIDAYS INCLUDING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TO MAKE SURE PROGRAM TIMING IS MET ONLY TO FIND THAT LOYALTY TO MAGNA IS A ONE WAY STREET

    Advice to Management

    Do what ever you can to bring back the old Magna Way to what it was 7 years ago and before

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