Magna International Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
61 Reviews

3.5
61 Reviews
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Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker
Donald J. Walker
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, profit sharing and wages (in 3 reviews)

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


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

  • All divisions of the company are considered independent which causes intercompany competition (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Strong company but problems with communication and expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Magna Deception

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

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    Great insurance. Pay is okay

    Cons

    Long hours and no set days off. Poor treatment of employees

  3.  

    Great place to spend a few years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great experience, always changing, never stagnant.

    Cons

    Political, Management is prone to micro managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made Magna. Loosen the reigns and let people do their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically charged, great ride while it lasted, not the same company anymore

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    They invest in their operations, they support the customer.

    Cons

    To political, not about performance.

  6.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    This organizational structure allows for you to create your own path if you are entrepreneurial enough. Self starters can excell if will is there to succeed.

    Cons

    Decentralized business can make cooperation between units very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better system for identifying high achieving employees and mentor them rather than loose them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Diversity of projects, lack of direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of different programs to work on, with various customers

    Cons

    No clear vision of division strategy, uninspiring and seemingly uninformed senior management at times led to poor morale in division.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    little room for growth for those who want to expand their careers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a career worth keeping

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, IL

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    Co-Workers were family
    Close to home

    Cons

    Management changed to many times
    New managers didn't know what you did - but would appraise you anyway???
    Lack of communiction on job functions when manager changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers in HRM!!!

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Good benefits use to be better. Mid to lwr management are fair to work with. flexible with time off and family time

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Removal of some nice benefits. Upper management needs to look at talent that is around them before making cuts. Direct employement will not stop a possible layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to look at what talent they have within the company. Opportunities for advancement. Imporve communication between the divisions

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive

    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced. Good People. Competitive environment.

    Cons

    Company has changed focus from employee to investor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always address employees concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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