Magna International

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Magna International Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
70 Reviews
3.4
70 Reviews
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Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, profit sharing and wages (in 4 reviews)

  • Strong culture, Employee centered, Good people, Strong management support (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to achieve a healthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to look at talent that is around them before making cuts (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company but poor management and organizational planning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with 401K.

    Cons

    Unorganized management, micromanaged, too many hours,...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your HR manager should NOT have relatives working there. Give your associates training, REAL training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Frustrating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Wasn't very hard work-About what I expected.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate-Created lots of training issues.

  3.  

    MEI Lansing is horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Management in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Management in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Certain managers are on point and great to work for.

    Cons

    Failure to disclose policies, I was totally disrespected by EHS in front of the HR manager when there is supposed to be a policy on respect, and lack of trust with management. The office has numerous cameras and with the uniforms, it has a prison like atmosphere. You can make the building look great with state of the art equipment and offices, but without the right people running it, I'd rather work in the middle of a garbage dump full of good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not leaving because of the policies. People have been looking and starting to leave because of how the "respect' policy is not being observed. Overhaul the entire HR department with fresh employees and a new manager and that should go a long way to improve employee moral as well. Eliminate all the employee monitoring.

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

    Strong company but problems with communication and expectations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Director in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Global Director in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Recent growth and globalization are creating more opportunities for job growth. Strong intern program

    Cons

    Tenured employ salaries fall short of peer salaries at other companies. Leadership development though a corporate objective is lacking here. Difficult to take time off, or work less than 60+ hours per week. Sr. Management is not approachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please communicate with, and trust your mid-level managers to make decisions, and support them if/when they make mistakes. Provide your people with the resources needed to eliminate burnout, and stoke productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    magna international

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Engineering in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Vice President - Engineering in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    great opportunities for those willing to work hard and smart

    Cons

    being decentralized can be a real challenge at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn nothing.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast pace dont work the whole year if you permanent, great benefits, great shifts, got to be hired on first.

    Cons

    Once you prove yourself as being a hard worker and love to be part of the team. Wait for about 1yr to 3yrs making about $10.00 to $10.50 before you get hired on. Third shift outside paint supervisor do even know his own job. to much negativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a Team, there shouldn't be any supervisors coming in with a bad attitude. please pay attention to all 3 shifts, there is a lot of favoritism, no leadership.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rapidly growing company with good compensations

    Cons

    need to better identify younger talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Many Hours - Top Management Abuse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work and business is booming. Future of the company is very good. Very diverse portfolio.

    Cons

    Upper Management turns over constantly and expects more dedication to work than home and family. Worked there for 8 years and averaged 1-2 days off per month for over 4 years. No pay increases and very abusive language. Salary and Hourly employees were very dedicated and passionate but Management did not care and hid issues from Corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Salary Support Staff and Hourly staff. Re-prioritize vision and goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Magna Deception

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    Great insurance. Pay is okay

    Cons

    Long hours and no set days off. Poor treatment of employees

  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    Top company top management team is committed to doing the right thing, and there is a lot of positive momentum.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints about working here -- probably because I like all the people I work with -- those that I work wtih on a day-to-day basis, as well as those on a more incidental basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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