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Lear is a good corporation to work for. It has highly qualified and highly motivated employees.

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Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Southfield, MI
Current Employee - IT Manager in Southfield, MI

I have been working at Lear Corporation

Pros

Lear is a well run global corporation. Upper management does a good job of managing a lean operation and growing the company's business operations. Lear has an excellen IT department.

Cons

Lear is not as flexible as it could be when it comes to flex-time and working from home. A more progressive approach could mean happier and more productive employees who have more tools to balance career and family responsibilities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider flex-time to accommodate employees' family responsibilities. Consider giving employees more opportunities for tele-commuting.

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Other Reviews for Lear Corporation

  1.  

    Relentless, customer focused organization with some opportunities for improvement

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    The pace at which you are expected to work and perform is relentless, as much a factor of the automotive components industry as it is the Lear culture. If you accept it and work with it, it will prepare you for whatever other endeavors you may undertake in your career and, quite possibly, your personal life.

    Cons

    The behavior and demeanor of many of the executives, at some of the locations, are, at times, less than professional in front of other employees and subordinates, never in front of the customers. This does not promote a satisfying work environment, much less a proffesional one. Also, process is often sacrificed in the name of expediency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is great opportunity in finding a way to adhere to process without the loss of being expedient.

    Approves of CEO
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    Work/Family balance excellent, but there is a price to be paid for it.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    In the area that I work, the ability to balance work and family life is excellent. I have never held a job in which I've been able to have this much flexibility. That in itself offsets a lot of other issues with the personnel decisions they make.

    Generally, the employees are fairly close knit as well. There are attempts to have "fun" days such as "Michigan vs. Michigan State Day," and even a few on site employee luncheons.

    Cons

    Lear lays off employees at an alarming rate, even in the profitable times. They are also very short term thinkers, and seemingly rely on the stock performance to make their decisions rather than what is truly best for the product and the expertise. Lear seems to ignore true technological advances in favor of saving a penny, even if the investment in that technology will save them money in the long run.

    Training is given lip service, but it has always been difficult to get external courses like software training or SAE development courses approved. It again fits the profile that Lear is not at all interested in the technological expertise that they have at their disposal, nor do they want to feed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management must have more faith in their engineering process and long term planning. They need to realize that they really aren't as very well trusted by their employees as they seem to think they are. They should know that the moment a company wide email goes out praising the employees as the backbone of the company, every employee gets ready for the inevitable layoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
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