Lear Corporation Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Lear Corporation CEO Matthew J. Simoncini
Matthew J. Simoncini
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Pros
  • Good work culture, perfect learning place for career growth, good projects (in 5 reviews)

  • Flat organization, with lots of upper management exposure (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Formalized training programs and career development for mid-level employees largely absent (in 5 reviews)

  • Impossible to maintain work / life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Opportunities ahead...

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Taylor, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Taylor, MI

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Being in the door of a leading automotive components supplier with the unlimited opportunities for the career's future when you can get yourself in the right track.

    Cons

    Like in many workplaces, favoritism is prevalent, but in general if you can be strong and keep sailing on and you should be OK...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can get the middle managements to recognize and act on the bullying and favoritism issues which could impair the individual's career development...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great benefits & family company, terrible management

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    - Benefits are competitive
    - Compensation is at or just over market value
    - "Summer hours" on Friday, leave at noon
    - Family oriented company, parties with family invites several times a year, leave early before holidays & Halloween

    Cons

    - Mandatory donation to United Way required. Specifically told that not donating enough will negatively impact future growth.
    - Management is inflexible, close minded, combative to change, out of touch with best practices or recent technologies.
    - No remote work policy, everyone shows up at 8:00 & leaves at 5:00 regardless of work load.
    - No conferences, minimal training allowance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. engineer

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    Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in South Bend, IN
    Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at Lear Corporation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people

    Cons

    Long drive to work. My kids are sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile, life is too short

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It was a great experience

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Taylor, MI
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Taylor, MI

    I have been working at Lear Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot from the company. Was a great start to my career

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. to many hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    the benefits are very good

    Cons

    they don't care about your safety by making you work 6 12hr shifts every week

  7. Maintenance Technician

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician

    I worked at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    Like the people,never knew from day to day what was in store.

    Cons

    Learning new robots.and sometimes its wad very hot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Lead not repress

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, medical, dental and health benefits. Good company to retire with. Great promotional potential for management. World wide leader in the seat industry.

    Cons

    Us vs them mentally. Need to get on one accord if the plant is going to survive another 20 years. Management and union should work together. Hourly employees understand what works on the line and have ideas that will improve productivity. Management should listen, instead of looking to crack the whip. The hourly need to develop trust in management.

    Good place for ex-prison guards to work. Seems to be the only culture that is respected by both management and hourly.
    Very demoralizing atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees recommendation on improving productivity. Provide a culture for everyone to feel as though their input matters. Allow the line supervisors to lead the production line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    Good opportunities for summer interns

    Cons

    Large company so the normal inefficiencies

  10. Fairly steady employment, long hours, average pay.

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    Current Employee - Production Assembler in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Production Assembler in Hammond, IN

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work is steady with long days

    Cons

    wages capped, union shop UAW,avoid this union! third shift is fri and sat 6am-6pm, and sun/mon 6pm-6am that is a health hazard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be proactive not reactive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Was a great company; now wouldn't advise no one to work there.

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    Current Employee - Fork Truck Driver in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Fork Truck Driver in Morristown, TN

    I have been working at Lear Corporation

    Pros

    Just work an go home

    Cons

    Management.
    They don't have it together anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some common sense: goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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