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International Automotive Components Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance, Minimal positions for upward mobility (in 6 reviews)

  • At times those who may not have been connected with the upper management group directly can be overlooked (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Greencastle, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Greencastle, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and relatively decent people

    Cons

    Getting anything done is like wading through mud up to your waste. It is hard to make progress.

    Advice to Management

    Think out side of the box you are in. You can make more money if machines work. People are given strong guidance and you do more than talk


  2. "Pretty Good Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time

    Pros

    decent pay. corporate outings, good travel coverage

    Cons

    poor department communications, not the best at keeping hiring promises


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Riverside, AL
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Riverside, AL
    Recommends

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very clean, orderly and safe work environment.

    Cons

    Very hot in the summer.


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    "Very "meh""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. I really can't complain about what I make. The benefits have been eroded to almost nothingness, so one bad day (severe illness or injury) and that "good pay" is irrelevant. Some of the work can be rewarding, but it's the rare occasion.

    Cons

    -Shoddy communication; that saying "the left hand doesn't know what the right one is doing" applies.
    -Reliance on "band aids" to fix everything, some going on 20 years.
    -Nepotism and Cronyism are standard hiring practices.
    -OT every weekend, most often mandatory. No work/life balance.
    -"When in doubt, ship it out" is the company motto, because it's cheaper to deal with reject fees than expedite fees. Unfortunately, when bosses OK bad parts, they conveniently forget when they come back, and try to write up/fire employees.
    -FO wants to change culture, but no one there interprets the change the same way.
    -Many are stuck in 1960/70's way of doing business, including how employees are treated.
    -The "good ones", those that connect with employees, treat them right and get good output, are often seen as a threat... They don't last long.
    -Unless you're part of the Good Ol' Boys Club, good luck moving into something more meaningful. If you're a minority, you're better off looking somewhere more progressive, that actually resides in the 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    There are many things that could be said, but it falls on deaf ears. I get that not every request can be honored, but employee input is only touted as a show, to make people think they're being heard.


  6. "GOOD EMPLOYER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Automotive Components full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, Good people, Insurance, 401K, paid vacation days, Good work environment.

    Cons

    No cons except sometimes you need to travel and work more than usual

    Advice to Management

    They are good


  7. "Great Co-Workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team to work with, policies are clearly defined, communication between plants and corporate is great

    Cons

    Communication at plant level could use some work

    Advice to Management

    Filter information down


  8. "Production Supervisor M2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor II in Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor II in Springfield, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hourly employees great to work with.

    Cons

    Heavy turnover upper management, no steady leadership when I was there. Fire code violations numerous times that year. Very unorganized, disengaged from 5s methods, Lean continuous improvement practices

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff of supervision, allow our input and act accordingly to turn this particular plant around in Springfield. Most importantly, caring about the lives of people should be the number one safety rule. Do not block fire exit doors with piles of scrap.


  9. "Great People!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Specialist
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Specialist
    Recommends

    Pros

    This company puts a high value on Lean / Continuous Improvement. Although there is always room for improvement, IAC has created a good culture of embracing change. I work with great people also!

    Cons

    Its a young company of over a 100 facilities worldwide that were purchased and assembled by a private group. There are still some silos and work to be done solidifying IAC as one company.


  10. "Need Training and Developement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Lack of training hurts production quality.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a real training program.


  11. "Not terrible but not great either"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Automotive Components full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were lots of opportunities to learn new things and experience a lot of different manufacturing technologies. I liked most of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The politics of the office were bad. The pay wasn't all the great either, especially considering how much travel was expected.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees like real people more often and limit the amount of politics at corporate. It is hard to play that game.



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