Magna International

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Magna International Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
71 Reviews
3.4
71 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)

  • 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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 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
  3.  

    Atoma Division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Very qualified people.

    Cons

    Suppliers are not paid per P.O. terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The supply chain is critical for the overall success of any organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company's Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    A diverse culture and everyone gets equal opportunity for upward movement, provided he is a hard worker. Supervisor, particularly in the production line are very nice

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit on lower side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Know you workers qualification and skill, other than routine work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Magna has some of the most genuine employees.
    You feel like family at Magna. Everyone is so helpful whether it's corporate or division level.
    Magna does a very good job at upholding and living their Employee Charter.

    Cons

    Magna is still growing as they open more divisions. I hope they continue to maintain that Magna Family culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Volatile environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Milton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    When the economy is good, the atmosphere is energetic and such an amazing place to work. Unfortunately, when there is a downturn, the morale is often horrible.

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to provide opportunities for advancement for the operators in plants, and for junior employees with high potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  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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