Magna International
3.3 of 5 56 reviews
www.magnaint.com Aurora, Canada 5000+ Employees

Magna International Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.3 56 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker

Donald J. Walker

(26 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, profit sharing and wages"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Strong culture, Employee centered, Good people, Strong management support"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management needs to look at talent that is around them before making cuts"
    in 3 reviews
  • "No longer in the Syracuse area, having relocated to Mexico"
    in 3 reviews
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    overall good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfamily atmosphere and work life balance

    Consbecause there is a family atmosphere it is at times dsyfunctional.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized and no room for growth

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Shepherdsville, KY

    ProsPay and benefits are nice.

    ConsThe management at the facility I work for are terrible. Way to many chiefs and not enough indians. The facility also hemorrhages line workers do in part of the terrible HR management and union. They abuse salary personnel and offer little to no room for growth. Offer no real compensation and do not recognize talent. None of the management actually understand what manage means and usually end up pawning their responsibilities off on lesser individuals who have had no experience then get angry when something goes wrong, yet accepts all praise when someone else does their job and gets it right.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe mindful of employees with new ideas especially those who have had former automotive experience. Start recognizing where your dead weight is and turn it loose before it drags the whole facility down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to spend a few years

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsGreat experience, always changing, never stagnant.

    ConsPolitical, Management is prone to micro managing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to what made Magna. Loosen the reigns and let people do their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unique Company

    Management (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsDecentralized structure provides ability for quick problem solving and eliminates the corporate vs plant mentality

    ConsThis decentralization can allow for some less than desirable GM's and Assistant General Managers to abuse their power if they are politically connected and ther profits are meeting target. Abuse of employees can go unchecked for a long period of time before the 18 months between employee opinion surveys.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook beyond the balance sheets and get your senir executives into the plants more, make the HR department Independant of the General Manager to improve oversight. Career oportunities are limited due to the isolation at the plant level created by the extreemely decentralized structure and GM's hiding their talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Politically charged, great ride while it lasted, not the same company anymore

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey invest in their operations, they support the customer.

    ConsTo political, not about performance.

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    Challenging, fast paced

    Finance (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsExposure to all facets of the company. Lots of interaction with the Executive team.

    ConsNot enough resources and infrastructure. Little room to make lateral moves or advance in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter succession planning and career development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsMagna has great culture and values

    ConsCompensation can sometimes be lacking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsThis organizational structure allows for you to create your own path if you are entrepreneurial enough. Self starters can excell if will is there to succeed.

    ConsDecentralized business can make cooperation between units very challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better system for identifying high achieving employees and mentor them rather than loose them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My place of retirement?

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Shepherdsville, KY

    ProsMagna is family, and treats its employees with respect and provides great benefits as well as a more than competitive compensation package

    ConsNo cons to report at this time. So far this has proved to be a great place to work with great opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Diversity of projects, lack of direction

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsLots of different programs to work on, with various customers

    ConsNo clear vision of division strategy, uninspiring and seemingly uninformed senior management at times led to poor morale in division.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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