Linamar Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
38 Reviews

2.8
38 Reviews
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Linamar CEO and Director Linda S. Hasenfratz
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  1.  

    Strong company, very financial-minded strategy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linamar

    Pros

    wide variety of people in day to day basis

    Cons

    sometimes staff is spread thin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong financially stable company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many manufacturing based career options and in plants concentrated around Guelph, Canada

    Cons

    an "unknown" player in the USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is growing Company continously.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  Orosháza (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Orosháza (Hungary)

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They make me sure training and challenges. I can get any cafeteria (giftcard). Main leadership committed to envelopment.

    Cons

    They organise any festival, Sport festival, Family Festival ect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not enough to teach "know how" for employee,, but They have to keep him here.(or for other Plants)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    By far the worst plant in Canada. Linamar has nothing but sweat shops.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Linamar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will be forced to work overtime even if you don't want to. It's good for people who want to make more money. The starting wage is $ 14/H. Be prepared for 12 hour shifts constantly but understand that you'll be doing a lot of lifting and machining.

    Cons

    No ventilation system to speak of and the fumes are everywhere, it's a toxic work environment. The place just stinks, you can smell it from a distance. There is no heating in winter and no cooling in summer. If you work there you are guaranteed to get injured. All Linamar workers do the "Linamar gait" that's that strange one, two shuffle people do after leaving work because their feet and knees hurt so bad. You will probably develop all kinds of issues ranging from problems with your shoulders, back, wrists, elbows, hips, knees to feet. Unfortunately people have been injured far worse. There was a recent incident when an individual was badly burned by an arc flash while doing maintenance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and company culture in general is like North Korea. Frank Hasenfratz has a "cult of the leader" image that is actively propagated with myths. Management doesn't care about people and actively spies on you. They have favourites and insiders waiting for promotions... These freaks will just walk up to you when you're on the line to tell you how great you have it here and then ask you what you think. Don't tell them... It's a trap!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Learning experience but slow growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Coordinator in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great. Management is great as well.

    Cons

    Salary does not match job works. Slow growth the only way to increase your salary significantly is to get out of the company and transfer to another one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people more because they are the asset of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You're just a number

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linamar

    Pros

    They will keep you working

    Cons

    Employees are just a number. Always feel disposable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    working environment is ok, people are nice here

    Cons

    underpay & benefit is not good

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

    Underpaid

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

    I worked at Linamar

    Pros

    Challenging as a maintenance member, lots of variety

    Cons

    Didn't get raise I was promised even-though mgmnt said I was the best electrician they had had in over 10 years. Under paid for the job, to many hours, had to work overtime all the time. Management didn't care about your personal development or work life balance. benefits suck!! Left job after a year for new position making about 34/hr

    Doesn't Recommend
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    King of the Canadian SweatShops !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay decent. And that's about all..... I was shocked how rude an unprofessional management is behind closed doors....

    Cons

    They assume ownership of all your time, you are now theirs and only when they see fit do you get time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are to inbred to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Easy job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy position. If all you want is to come to work, do the same job every day, then go home, this is for you.

    Paid overtime after 40 hours is nice.

    Cons

    The company expects 6 days a week.
    Can be difficult to learn your position as most people are not fluent in English.
    Opportunities to advance exist, but it takes a long time if you don't know any body in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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