Magna International Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker
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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)

  • Long hours during product launch with no direct compensation, so reward is hopefully through a recognized bonus for putting in time during launch (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great company, easy work, great pay

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They care about their employees, and my experience there was wonderful. The pay we received for the work we did seemed more than fair, and if I had the opportunity, I would return there.

    Cons

    Very strict attendance policies. long hours and possibility of working lots of weekends....so if you like overtime, this would be considered a pro.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest to take a second look at their sick day policies, and medical leave policies. being a non union company and an at-will employer, they need to offer up something to give employees a better sense of job security in the event of personal injury or illness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I got my start here.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Lordstown, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Lordstown, OH

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Get to work in multiple areas of IT/Networking.

    Cons

    Maintaining a "normal" family life and life in general due to schedule changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great coworkers and rewarding work environment

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Magna International part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, vacation, opportunity for growth, profit sharing, etc. Leadership opportunities for those whom desire.

    Cons

    Communication between departments lacks at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve interdepartmental communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Neutral for now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of scope for learning

    Cons

    Manager has always carries a sad and pathetic face

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lot of trainings should be undertaken for new hire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Worked as summer intern on HIL setup of a brushless DC motor

    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is wonderful.

    Cons

    no cons as such in my experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Good, stable place to work in Automotive industry.

    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    People were like family, great stable work.

    Cons

    Sometimes pinched a penny too hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great company but poor management and organizational planning.

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    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 a 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
  9. Don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    They have some good people.

    Cons

    They have a lot of snakes. Beware of job offers around a new plant opening. You may be let go once the launch is finished

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 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.

  11. Strong company but problems with communication and expectations

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    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

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