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.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbelievable experience ! Professionals at their peak performance. Too bad they relocated to mexico. Jobs galore.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Pay. Great Coworkers. Ambiance is just pure heaven on earth. Management is just superb, under Bob Bowers tutelage.

    Cons

    No longer in the Syracuse area, having relocated to Mexico. Too bad that for $1 less for transfer cases, they outsourced American jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move back to Syracuse to build our economy, not theirs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work always

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Howell, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Howell, MI

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace conditions and safe

    Cons

    Long hours and many weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees longer don't get rid of them cause they are making to much money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Large company that still lets their divisions make some choices.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy with all employees.

    Cons

    To worried about the short term and not 5 years down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on updated equipment to keep the business going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst years of my life! Nightmare!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Magna International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. Magna took over New Process Gear from Chrysler for the sole purpose of closing us and moving the business to Mexico. All employees including management were treated horribly.

    Cons

    Treated like animals. Cutting costs was the only important thing. People were constantly being fired just to reduce the workforce before the plant closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no souls!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Better than most

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, Employee centered, Good people, Strong management support

    Cons

    High expectations of employees, but I see this as positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None noted at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a good place to work, they try to care about the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    great health ins., and pay.

    Cons

    long hrs. and lots of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time management

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

    overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    family atmosphere and work life balance

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and no room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Shepherdsville, KY

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are nice.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to spend a few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, always changing, never stagnant.

    Cons

    Political, Management is prone to micro managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made Magna. Loosen the reigns and let people do their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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