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Magna Powertrain Reviews

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Jake V. Hirsch
21 Ratings

    Amazing place to be an intern. They teach you a lot about EVERYTHING.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Coop  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Coop in Troy, MI

    I worked at Magna Powertrain as an intern for more than a year


    Management cares about the interns/co-ops. Your learning experience and your contribution matter to them. They focus on training you, not just so they can meet quotas and have a better reputation, but so they can mold the best magna employee out of you. WHich is a good thing, because if you do well, you get a full time position.

    An example of this is their willingness to send you to many different training sessions so you can learn about every component in the company so you understand how it works as a whole. As a student, I was very happy with my experience. NEver had to get anyone coffee, not once. haha. For the most part there's something to do. Sometimes you have down time but its tolerable amount. Everyone is friendly and tries to contribute to your learning experience. They try hard to fix their reputation. They are pretty good to their employees in terms of networking sessions/activities/interaction.


    High turnover rates.
    Like every company, some people are plain a**holes and some will give you a hard time.
    If you have a crappy mentor teaching you, you're just plain unlucky because you cant switch around.
    understaffed, but trying to change that.

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    Magna is doing a lot better than before in terms of office culture. I would be harder on the employees in terms of organization/meeting deadlines and train them to interact better with suppliers/customers.
    Also, Id make sure to hold more people responsible for their actions. Seems like finding out who caused a problem is a problem. accountability is lost. Also, focus on having all departments work in sync with eachother while still making sure that each department does their job and ONLY their job. That would help decrease the amount of firefighting going on.

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Magna Powertrain Interviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
Updated Apr 1, 2014

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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Magna Powertrain in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Detailed interview between 2-3 hours. Candidate is asked to respond with several theoretical situations. What would you do if such and such happened? Need to be very knowledgable in GD&T. Magna is a very progressive company, very cutting edge, outside the box mentality. Magna excels at doing more with less. Have to have cut-throat insticts. Must be able to sink or swim. Generally new hires are thrown into the mix and have to fend for themselves. Management does not 'hold hands" and honeymoon period is very short. This is not a place for the timid. Magna is tough on suppliers and is bold when dealing with customers. Must have a stand your ground mentality. Must be willing to work inordinate hours. Must be able to accomplish difficult tasks quickly and thoroughly. Will learn vast amounts of skills and get familiar with great tools.

    Interview Questions
    • There really were no difficult questions, just very specific job based questions. If you know GD&T, Blue Print Reading, APQP, Problem Solving, you will not have an issue passing the interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Brutal, I accepted less money than I wanted, but I was desperate. This was post 2008 in the Metro Detroit area, few suppliers were hiring. I wasa desperate and they knew it.
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Magna Powertrain Awards & Accolades

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50 Best Large Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2009

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Headquarters Troy, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Magna Powertrain is not a charter to restrain the tyrannical power of a high-speed bullet train -- the name is purely automotive and refers to Magna Powertrain USA, Inc., which concerns itself with the manufacture of powertrain components. The company makes driveline & chassis control systems, including its Dynamax all-wheel-drive coupling system, transfer cases, axle drives, and steering systems. Fluid pressure & controls products include engine, oil, water and vacuum pumps. It also offers stampings, die castings, and engineering services. An operating unit of... More

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