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Lear Corporation Overview

Southfield, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LEA)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Lear Corporation was founded in Detroit in 1917 as American Metal Products. Today, Lear is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating systems and electrical systems (E-Systems). Lear serves every major automaker in the world, and Lear content can ... Read more

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  • We are delighted to be named one of FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies in 2019. We were measured on social responsibility, talent attraction and quality of products and ranked third overall in our category. #MostAdmired

    Lear Corporation Named One of FORTUNE'S Most Admired Companies

    The magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies is based on a survey of corporate reputations conducted in collaboration with global management consulting firm Korn Ferry. The survey was distributed to 3,750 executives, directors, and securities analysts from 680 global companies in 52 industries who were asked about the companies they admired most inside and outside their own fields of work.

  • Lear’s ConfigurE+ technology is recognized by Automotive News as a 2019 PACE Award finalist. ConfigurE+ is the industry’s only removable, adaptable, and electrified rear seating rail system. The rail system allows electrified features and various seating configurations to suit the needs of any vehicle owner. Learn more:

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Lear Corporation – Why Work For Us?

Bigger Challenges.

We thrive on challenge. From top to bottom and throughout our Company, we are always looking for new, better and more efficient ways to serve our customers. Our pace is fast and our range of work is diverse, so we count on people who are willing to take initiative and accept accountability. At Lear, you will push yourself and inspire your co-workers to achieve the best possible results in everything you do. You will learn something new, or reinvent what you know on an ongoing basis. Our expectations for you are high, because we know you have the very highest expectations for yourself.

More Opportunities.

Opportunity abounds for Lear team members. Whether it's upward promotion (or mobility), lateral growth, or a whole new area of expertise you are after, we'll help you get there. Our management team is accessible, so new ideas can always be heard, recognized and encouraged. You will have the opportunity to influence your career path throughout our organization, and to take on new skills and responsibilities that keep you engaged, challenged and enthusiastic about the possibilities Lear has to offer – today and in the future.

Greater Rewards.

Sure we have competitive pay and a great benefits package, but those are not the only reasons to work at Lear. You will also get the support and respect of other hard-working, dynamic people like yourself, and the knowledge that they value your contributions. You will be rewarded by the satisfaction that comes from overcoming difficult challenges and playing an integral part in a job well done. No matter what their title, Lear employees take pride in their work and know their effort makes a real difference to team members, managers and customers around the world.

A Global Leader in Automotive Seating & Electrical Systems

Lear Corporation is ranked #151 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. Lear is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems (E-Systems), Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 257 locations in 39 countries around the globe and employs approximately 165,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange.

Recognizing our similarities. Respecting our differences.

Lear's leading role as a global innovator in automotive seating and electrical distribution systems encompasses more than products and processes - we know that people drive our success and have proven to be our most important asset at every Lear location.

Simply put, we value diversity and inclusion, also extending to same sex benefits, because it makes us a better Company and better individuals coming together to form an even stronger team. When each of us contributes our abilities and varied viewpoints, all of us benefit in growing together and better understanding our complex world. Diversity in the workforce entails valuing dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, national origin, skills, age, education, military service and general life experiences.

One of our core values is being an Employer of Choice. Consistent with this, we seek to recruit, hire and retain the best from every background and community around the world. We know that diversity makes good business sense by ensuring we have the best talent available as we dedicate ourselves to maintaining our competitive edge. Lear recognizes that integrity and respect provide a cornerstone for all that we do, in all efforts that strive for excellence, from our workforce, business partners and supporting the communities in which we do business.

Lear’s commitment to Diversity as a Core Value includes establishing GROW, Lear’s Global Resources & Opportunities for Women initiative, with the objective to provide even greater dedication to growth, resources and opportunities for women.  Lear encourages its women leaders to serve on Boards of key non-profit organizations, mentor newer team members and serve as a resource for the many opportunities at Lear.  Lear also invites leading top executives and distinguished guests to provide insights as part of its special GROW speaker series to share their perspectives and experiences with both women and men on the Lear team.

The group defines the term “young professional” not necessarily by age but rather by mindset. Young professionals are those individuals who have the desire to innovate and invest in their work experience. Members of the group are asked to participate in one of the four foundational pillars (Develop; Network; Outreach; and Attract) based on interest and/or skill set. Talented individuals from every functional area are eager to develop skills, network within the industry and support the communities in which Lear does business.

Diversity & Supporting the Communities in Which We Do Business

Lear continues to support a wide range of charitable and service organizations in the communities around the world where we do business. Our long tradition of civic involvement and support provides a standard for the future as we highlight Community Support as one of our core values.

Our employees volunteer time, financial support and provide gifts of goods and services to a wide range of community causes and service organizations. From senior leadership to our newest team member, we all contribute to Lear's core value of supporting the communities in which we live and work. 

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    Innovative company regarding Industry 4.0 with great leadership


    Automotive is obviously a very competitive market

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lear Corporation (Southfield, MI) in April 2014.


    Met with and spoke with multiple members of the team I was joining. The interviews were smooth and helpful to the scope of the position. The process took three weeks during which I interviewed with different team members each time.

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Lear Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Corporate Equality Index, 2018,, 2018
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