Magna International Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
61 Reviews

3.5
61 Reviews
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Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker
Donald J. Walker
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, profit sharing and wages (in 3 reviews)

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


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

  • All divisions of the company are considered independent which causes intercompany competition (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    This organizational structure allows for you to create your own path if you are entrepreneurial enough. Self starters can excell if will is there to succeed.

    Cons

    Decentralized business can make cooperation between units very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better system for identifying high achieving employees and mentor them rather than loose them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My place of retirement?

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Shepherdsville, KY

    I have been working at Magna International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Magna is family, and treats its employees with respect and provides great benefits as well as a more than competitive compensation package

    Cons

    No cons to report at this time. So far this has proved to be a great place to work with great opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Diversity of projects, lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of different programs to work on, with various customers

    Cons

    No clear vision of division strategy, uninspiring and seemingly uninformed senior management at times led to poor morale in division.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Magna International

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    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 for less than a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place to work

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Pay was comparable 24/7 to get it . Very many good people that you work with.

    Cons

    24/7 on call no family life with work life balance . Managers are clueless and manage with fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember we are people and need to have down time in order to function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    little room for growth for those who want to expand their careers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Assembly  in  Nashville, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly in Nashville, IL

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Wages and Benefits are very good compared to other companies in our area.

    Cons

    I do not understand why it is everyone from the CEO down to local plant management gets such HUGE bonuses when it is actually the people(to use managemants words) on the shop floor that makes sure we put out a quality part that we are proud to put our name on.
    I am not saying I am not thankful for what Magna has done for myself and other employees, but what I am saying is why do you feel you are of more importance than I and my fellow workers are.
    We need each other. YOU are no more important than I am. Salaries for these people are not a problem for I know they earn it. I guess we do not earn what we get. Let me ask one thing, what would you do if you did not have us? Also how many people could be put to work if you did not take such HUGE bonuses. Just SAYIN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at you are worth to MAGNA. NOW how much do you think the hourly associate is worth?
    How would you get your product out IF you had no associates? I guess it would be like what I have heard in some of the meetings I have set in on, which is I WILL DO IT then you go out and get the SHOP FLOOR employees to do it but you say you are the one doing it.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a career worth keeping

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, IL

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    Co-Workers were family
    Close to home

    Cons

    Management changed to many times
    New managers didn't know what you did - but would appraise you anyway???
    Lack of communiction on job functions when manager changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers in HRM!!!

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    the very worst company in the world.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Assembler in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    none. not one good thing about this company is good used to be a great place to work not now

    Cons

    magna sending my job to mexico ..this is how they do business bend over and take it ..and like it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you suck .......think about the people you screwed over for your bottom line.....4000 people down to 800 soon tobe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Good benefits use to be better. Mid to lwr management are fair to work with. flexible with time off and family time

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Removal of some nice benefits. Upper management needs to look at talent that is around them before making cuts. Direct employement will not stop a possible layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to look at what talent they have within the company. Opportunities for advancement. Imporve communication between the divisions

    No opinion of CEO

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