Linamar

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A good place to start

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Linamar

Pros

If you want to start learning a trade or get into technology out of school this is a good place to start. It is the biggest employer in the city and there are some good discounts to be headed for gym memberships etc.

Cons

This would not be a place to move to from any other job. They cut employees' salaries without approval and turn over is extremely high. When customers are slow to order management can close off a complete factory sending everyone home - temporary layoff is one of the buzz words.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate better to your employees. Stop scaring new employees away by re-hiring or when there is a temp layoff to follow up with these people on placing them elsewhere.

No opinion of CEO

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    Good Overall

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    Former Employee - Operations in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Linamar

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture. Good and very diverse group of people through out all the plants. Good attitude amoung employees and management.

    Cons

    It is a family owned company so there is a glass ceiling. Management is overwhelmed. Its in the Auto Industry - not the best times currently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with your employees and continue the hard nosed engineering and business culture that has made this company great and successful.

    Approves of CEO
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    Dont be afraid. You need to speak out to make good changes for the future!

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Machinist in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Linamar

    Pros

    Okay place to work if you make friends with upper management.
    Good place to work until you get on your feet and get a more stable and fair place of employment.

    Cons

    The place is hazerdous to your health as the air in the plants are toxic.
    Very long hours and alot of overtime.
    They tell people they are laid off when what they are really doing is firing people they no longer want around.
    Most of their work force have minimal education and language barriers.
    These vulnerable workers deserve better.
    A union needs to be implemented for Linamar to be a fair employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No words can help.
    The workers need outside help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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