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
Donald J. Walker
32 Ratings

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.  

    Could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a career worth keeping

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    the very worst company in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Magna - A Satisfying Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Atoma Division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Company's Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great but demanding place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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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