International Automotive Components

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Updated August 26, 2015
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International Automotive Components President and CEO Jim Kamsickas
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Pros
  • It's been a great experience so far (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people, better training, more in depth orientation, plenty of hours (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance whatsoever (in 5 reviews)

  • If the supervisors do not follow a standard how does this management team expect these hourly employees to (in 2 reviews)

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  1. A Good Place To Gain Valuable Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time

    Pros

    - Flex Time helps create a strong work/life balance - Business Casual attire including jean Fridays - Laid back working atmosphere - Yearly raises based upon company goals along with merit and attainment of personal goals

    Cons

    - I feel underpaid for my workload - There is a lot of time spent in unnecessary meetings and conference calls - Tough to be made aware of new career opportunities without the proper connections


  2. One of the best jobs i have worked at.

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greencastle, IN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greencastle, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly, it was very easy to get along with my co-workers.

    Cons

    The factory was always so hot inside, sometimes made it difficult to work.


  3. Wonderful Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time

    Pros

    An exciting company with lots of room for career growth and always learning new things. Many wonderful people to work with and an excellent company for learning about the automotive industry

    Cons

    Organizational changes or large scale decisions are made and then not shared well with the company. Corporate works a bit in silos for their departments and could work on sharing information between departments better which would make things more efficient and cut down on repeated work.


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  5. Good money

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Material Handler in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Material Handler in Springfield, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is good money and benefits. Easy to get along with management and co workers.. All lines are easy to work on.

    Cons

    This place is very dirty and disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense.


  6. An atmosphere of chaos with zero accountability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a large company with a lot of resources. Break rooms are nice. The people are friendly. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Revolving door management. The union runs the plant, making it impossible to get rid of bad employees unless it's for poor attendence. Supervisors are afraid of employees and that has created a very poor quality of parts. There is absolutely no personal accountability. Over half of management have been promoted off the floor and given almost no training. Management hired from outside are given almost no training.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to hold people accountable, both in the hourly ranks and in the salary ranks. Do the right thing. Do what you say we do.


  7. Assembly Production Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Greencastle, IN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Greencastle, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Wonderful employees that care about their jobs.

    Cons

    Some things may never change.

    Advice to Management

    Ask operators what will make it run better.


  8. IAC Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Automotive Components (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard working people; strong focus on Kaizen and continuous improvement

    Cons

    Not a cohesive culture; organization somewhat top heavy


  9. Machine Operator

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hourly rate is good for the area.

    Cons

    Hours are too long. No adequate training for staff, Management does\n't care about employees, Too many management changes within one year. Terrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training for your management staff and treat employees like humans


  10. Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly at times, have brought in several outside sources to help correct issues, corporate has dumped tons of money into the plant to make it better

    Cons

    Poor management, long hours, 6-7 days a week, plant conditions are hazardous, union makes it impossible to get rid of bad workers, HR is a joke, The pay versus hours worked makes you feel like your working at Walmart. Have to work paid holidays with no comp time. Favoritism is huge in this plant.

    Advice to Management

    None, this plant will shut down in the next 2 years


  11. Chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of work, Nice people (non-management) who really care about the company and try to put in their best effort. The company encourages a culture of mutual respect for each other.

    Cons

    Upper management is very transient (short time in any position). The company has so many problems that they are constantly in meetings, fighting fires and issuing short term "band-aids". Any clear lines of leadership or management are seriously lacking. Corporate managers come in and demand from random employees to be gophers. Customer representatives are allowed to roam free and many times disrupt working employees even if those employees are not involved with their product and also inquire about other customers. A definite no-no in the automotive industry. Several professional employees are looking to leave. Some managers have no grasp on how auto supply business works.

    Advice to Management

    Get a firm plan and stick to it. The revolving door of management does not foster any confidence that things will and are getting better. Customer representatives should be better controlled and not placed in the middle of the department bullpens where they can and do disrupt other employee's work.



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