Magna International

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Magna International Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
63 Reviews
3.5
63 Reviews
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Magna International CEO and Director Donald J. Walker
Donald J. Walker
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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.  

    Do not plan on a long term career with Intier Automotive 5 - 10 years tops!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Novi, MI

    I worked at Magna International

    Pros

    great coworkers, the people you work with are very supportive.

    Cons

    Very few people retire from the company. After a couple of years, you either take a buy out or are let go. Too few employees for amount of work. Mangement is not concerned about employees. They can replace you very easily. No women in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Do what you say you are going to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Magna - A Satisfying Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Magna International

    Pros

    Advancement through growth on the international front

    Cons

    Lack of NAFTA growth stifles opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great but demanding place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Magna International full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Magna

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  6.  

    Great place to start career and learn new skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    great company, focused on succeeding.

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    • Senior Management
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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 for 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
  8.  

    its had its ups and downs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Team Member  in  Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Magna International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    steady, stable employment.....except for on big lay off

    Cons

    immature, arrogant people in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and their suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Successful Company - a good place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Magna International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company has a long record of being successful. This company is very fair with its employees and wages are comparable too.

    Cons

    All divisions of the company are considered independent which causes intercompany competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits to employees should be same in all the divisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sweat Shop.... Period.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Concord, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Concord, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Magna International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing and wages.

    Cons

    Poor managemnet style "depends on different divisons". They change policy to fit their needs, does not benefit employees or their families. No work-life balance here. Alot of them promoted within, therefore have no people skills. Yearly bonus which drives them to get more production out of the employees. Quantity over quality, can make a car with a bad part but not with no part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you employees like human beings, no like FANUC robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Weld Technologist  in  St. Thomas, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Weld Technologist in St. Thomas, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good place. Friendly people. Enjoyed working with people there. It is good place to learn. Place provided good training, It situated in nice little town St Thomas.

    Cons

    No appreciation. people who work hard or smart not getting reworded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate smart / hard working people and reward them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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