International Automotive Components

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International Automotive Components Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Finance in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at International Automotive Components

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere
    -Promote from within attitude
    -Wide variety of employment opportunities

    Cons

    I really can not think of a single bad thing about IAC. It's a great place to work, especially if you are looking to move up within a company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Injection Molding in Wauseon, OH
    Current Employee - Injection Molding in Wauseon, OH

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, better training, more in depth orientation, plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Not enough group leaders in sections of the shop.
    Some of the people in charge of lines are no where to be found when you meed them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more group leaders to certain parts of the shop that are more demanding especially injection molding at wauseon, ohio plant to much for two people to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High Stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anniston, AL

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with exception to some management.

    Cons

    Direct leadership was very disrespectful and nothing was done about it. Allowed to be yelled and cussed at without any intervention. Work-life balance was terrible. Incredibly long hours with little time to focus on family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mostly good people, but poor leadership and overall company direction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are the biggest plus to working at IAC. Without the relationships I built, I would have left the company years ago. Some of the special events, life the yearly golf outing, are a plus. The time off (holidays and vacation) is pretty good.

    Cons

    The compensation is below average and is not at all equal for people in similar positions. The benefits aren't great overall either. There are functional silos galore. The politics are endless for a company that has a "no egos, no politics" slogan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team needs to pay people what they are worth. The benefits package needs to be overhauled. The politics need to stop. The CEO needs to be open to suggestions on company strategy and the management team needs to speak their mind more rather than doing the same thing over and over again even when it isn't working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Unprofessional, Political, Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Automotive Components

    Pros

    Salary and benefit package are above average. Automotive holidays.

    Cons

    Organization claims there are no politics - most employees would disagree. Management promotes the loudest squeaky wheels while qualified employees remain in stagnant roles. HR department is misguided and works with blinders on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running the place as if it was Lear, Jr. Create your own identity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company to work for if you are an arrogant egotistical narcisistic sociopath.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering in Southfield, MI

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you look forward to working for narcisistic sociopath management this is the place for you. Bullying is not only condoned here, but it is also rewarded. The more arrogant and narcisistic you are, the higher up the management chain you will climb. They promote the best micro managers in the business. They require you to leave your brain at home. If you think of or have any good ideas, do not bother sharing them with management. They will see you as a threat and they will terminate you for bringing a brain to work. This company is the scene for the next Idiocracy movie.

    Cons

    There are no cons. It is awesome to work for a company where you are not required to think. You also do not need to show respect or any human decency to those below you. You can also practice your acting skills as you pretend to be friends with your equals while stabbing them in the back. You can treat everyone below you like second class citizens. You just have to kiss your managers butt everyday and you will do well. If you can secretly kiss his managers butt it may allow you to be promoted, but it has to be kept secret. The more butts you kiss and egos you stroke the higher up you can be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise men learn from their mistakes, but idiots continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. The company should have been named Collins & Aikman 2.0. After all it is a sequel of the Collins & Aikman / Lear merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Manufacturing Company needing small makeover

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity encouraged, Ample-Hours available and Stable Work

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Minimal positions for upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst working experience of my career. Felt like a corrections officer in a maximum security facility.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary plus overtime. I now understand why my base salary was higher at this employers. You will need the money to pay a doctor after you have a nervous breakdown due to constant stress.

    Cons

    No amount of money is worth your sanity or peach of mind. Cut throat, sink or swim, it's you or me mentality.100% unorganized chaos from the time you come in until the time you leave. No plan, no initiative, NO TRAINING, just chase the trucks. No one cares if non-conforming product is on the trucks, just make sure you make the trucks. Union environment. Temporary personnel "fake it until they make it". Once this company hires in these bottom of the barrel personnel they are stuck with them. Unable to discipline employees due to union protection. If the supervisors do not follow a standard how does this management team expect these hourly employees to??? Continue to promote from within, this is the only way you will keep employees in these salary positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training. Start with your hourly operators then train your salary individuals. Try leading teams instead of throwing new personnel out in a pool of sharks to be ate alive. Hold all employees including yourselves accountable. YOU HAVE A ROOM CALLED ACCOUNTABILITY, WHERE YOU HOLD MEETINGS, YET NO ONE IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANYTHING !!!! Praise personnel when they are doing well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A Former Great Job That's No Longer Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions Held in Mendon, MI
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions Held in Mendon, MI

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay (for Tier I employees... not so much for Tier III/new hires)

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    No consistency in quality calls
    No consistency in HR/Union agreements
    No room for movement/self-improvement
    Health insurance downgraded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would... but they don't care about the "idea generators" we have now, so why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A good learning experience when being introduced into the automotive industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at International Automotive Components as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Task being due is pretty fair

    Cons

    almost everyone at the company is contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people as contract

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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