Lear Corporation

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I was provided the autonomy to get the job done with a clear understanding that help was available when required.

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Former Employee - Platform Manager in Southfield, MI
Former Employee - Platform Manager in Southfield, MI

I worked at Lear Corporation

Pros

Career Advancement Opportunities based on performance
Working with Industry Professionals that are among the top 10 %
Recognition followed by Promotion
Average to better than average compensation
Better than average industry benefits

Cons

Top Grading practices means there is a annual review resulting in 10 % of the population being sent down to the minor leagues (JV's, other companies)
Time demands require 50 - 60 hour weeks as the norm in senior management
Excellent work is rewarded but their is no opportunity for mistakes
Survival requires a mind capable of operating at a detail level as well as 50,000 ft all the time
Delicate balance of working with customers and making profit

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a simple strategic message that can be communicated across the company to all areas of the organization. Example the old Ford communication ---- "Quality is Job 1" ----- and start to live that philosophy in every encounter with the companies employees and customers.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    pay is decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    good if you enjoy long hours and a lot ...lots... of overtime.
    The pay is decent and the benefits aren't too bad
    good safety training program

    Cons

    Management wants to micro-manage line workers constantly
    Recognition that line workers do work hard
    more encouragement would be nice...everyone can use that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realise how hard your employees work to keep the line going.
    It would be informative if management let employees know what is going on in some areas of the work day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I liked working at Lear

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Estimator in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Cost Estimator in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    You own your work. Nobody was micromanaging me (I reported totally to 3 people over the years)..
    Benefits were good - I did not realize that until saw other companies' benefits.
    About 99% are really nice people.

    Cons

    I was bored. Economy did not support any kind of switch to more challenging work unless you wanted to travel to Mexico. Too many people are promoted because they are willing to travel and either don't care about leaving the family or are single - so they can travel.
    Too many really great workers were let go for political reasons (in tight economy). Politics don't surface THAT much when things are good. Nepotism is there. A lot of old boys network. But that's in a lot of places - this is not a bad environment although I hear it is not as good as it used to be a while back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote base on traveling availability - but father on competense - competense a lot of times saves travel time and money. Hold on to really contributing people. Be a little more progressive rather than reactionary.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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