Magna International

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Magna International Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
65 Reviews
3.4
65 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.  

    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
  2.  

    great company, focused on succeeding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Liverpool, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I have been given great opportunities since I started here 3 years ago, have learnt a lot of new skills. The company are really focussed on providing training for employees who have the potential to make a difference and are always looking to the future.

    Cons

    Management are not always good leaders and often can make rash decisions under pressure, temporary labour through recruitment agencies don't always have the same interests as the companies full time employees and are willing to let the company fail, but the company don't see this and keep those individuals within a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EOS is not the best way to find out what your employees think about you as a company, getting on the shop floor and talking to the staff to find out what we are thinking can sometimes go a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    Magna International

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Highland Park, MI
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Highland Park, MI

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

    Pros

    Working for Magna provides some the best opportunities for employees to advance to a higher level if desired. They care about their employees potential for growth and they encourage you to seek the education and training to better quailfy for new position within the company." It's a great place to work".

    Cons

    The only downside to working for Magna is if the auto manufacturers begin cutting jobs and and closing plants because of declining auto sales. This would be some concern only because Magna is a supplier to most of these companies that manufacture cars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, you have a solid grip on the world market and continue to perform exceedingly well. The management team knows exactly where this company is headed, and will stay firmly ahead of problems that may its way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place and Great Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Level of Knowledge
    Ability to improve skills
    High Technology
    Freedom to innovate

    Cons

    Not so much rewarded compared to competition
    Not enoug promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotion to people to lead new plants

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A company filled with opportunity for driven employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Opportunities are given to all levels of employees and team members to strive to do better for themselves and to support the company.

    Cons

    Typical challenges are present of a company that is founded in North America and trying to get skilled/competent staff to support growing operations worldwide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making timely decisions is the key to supporting profitable divisions and to addressing those which are underpreforming. Strong leadership and execution should be recognized and nurtured.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great but demanding place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has long reach in Canada, Europe and also Asia. Career wise it's allowing exciting assignments, movements or reassignments in other part of the world. Remuneration is fair and bonus endless when performing. Great profit sharing and overall employee support. As long you are performing, the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    You can be dismissed quickly if not performing in your role and bring profits together with great ebitda. You cannot spend long time in restructuring a money losing department. You must turn it quick to profit if you want to stay around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Often the office culture is creating suspicion and competition between same unit employees, rather than Team spirit and common goal oriented community.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Magna

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Engineering in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Engineering in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of work and good challenges

    Cons

    Work Life balance is of no interest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start career and learn new skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paint Robotics Programmer in Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Paint Robotics Programmer in Concord, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lots of available training
    Exceptional colleagues, smart and willing to help you

    Cons

    Salary, Work environment (Manufacturing - Painting)

    Apart from that, nothing significant to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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