Linamar Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Linamar CEO and Director Linda S. Hasenfratz
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  1. Awesome focus on growing innovation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Linamar full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company with core competencies in manufacturing. Huge investment in innovation in Detroit operations new tech center.

    Cons

    Rough recent reorganization, but bright days ahead!

    Advice to Management

    Provide a stable and competitive work environment, and let us continue to innovate with your full support ($$$)!


  2. Could be a lot worse

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

    I have been working at Linamar full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Linamar can be a great place to work. They respond well to initiative and reward hard work. The hours can be flexible when needed, and depending on your crowd, there are a lot of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Currently the company is going through a re-organization that is quite painful. Senior leadership is quite thrifty. Company wide "plant come first" mentality


  3. Good place to learn

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

    I have been working at Linamar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if you want it
    Exposure to many different areas and technology
    Good teamwork
    Ability to get licensed in a trade

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate anything/anyone
    Work overloading
    Lower pay
    Very profit driven at expense of employees

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees more


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  5. Sales Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I worked at Linamar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong focus on employee development and retention. An emphasis on doing what they do best, better, for the benefit of all stakeholders.

    Cons

    Need to build a stronger research and development program throughout all core competencies that not only supports lean initiatives, but develops innovation and a leader of processes and technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Should find a better strategy to employee communication.


  6. They didn't know how to actually be an effective automotive supplier.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Linamar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was paid a decent amount of money for my position and my benefits were very good. They also paid out mileage when traveling between the two offices.

    Cons

    I was hired as a software developer, but never given direction on what to work on. The manager of the group had a very hands off approach to managing, which meant that he had no clue to what was going on. We had quarterly reviews, but our goals were never concretely defined. Many of the people in the company had the view that projects were job security, and never shared information when needed. There was no real project management process that was followed, deadlines were not real, freeze dates were ignored, and designs were changed constantly. One guy would constantly be argumentative, and was never disciplined because of personal relationships with management. The was no room for growth in the company whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    A thorough examination of the goals and processes needs to be reviewed if the engineering department is going to be successful. An honest look at why so many people have quit in such a short time is very needed. The entire style of management is flawed.


  7. Strong company, very financial-minded strategy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linamar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wide variety of people in day to day basis

    Cons

    sometimes staff is spread thin


  8. Strong financially stable company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linamar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    an "unknown" player in the USA


  9. Inviting, challenging at first, disappointed by the unbreakable wall of hierarchy I slammed into.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Linamar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to work, they can provide hours and jobs, and perhaps growth within the company or job.

    Cons

    Due to a massive wall of hierarchy with split companies who have little room from the squeeze of the highest management, you will find yourself frustrated in lack of personal development or tight micromanagement from lower managers (who worked the job you worked).

    Advice to Management

    Cost efficiency is very important for any healthy company, be aware that in the process you don't squeeze the will out of floor employees


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Linamar (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to get your hands on projects. Friendly staff, great community and social events. Plenty of challenging work.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have found yet.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Good introduction to automotive, lacking in passion and culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Linamar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of challenging work for mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Can be very fast paced. Internships provided an introduction to a diverse range of fields from manufacturing processes to sales and accounting.

    Cons

    A little too much tension at times between the different departments within the company. Engineering, quality, sales, management felt a little disconnected. Also not many company outings or a good place for young people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook the importance of culture within the company. Make it more of a priority to have different groups of people within the company bonding and engaged.



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