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Lear Corporation Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Lear Corporation President, CEO and Director Matthew J. Simoncini
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Great company, even better people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, culture, and work-life balance really stick out at Lear. Managers/Supervisors are more helpful than at any other company I've worked for. The culture is relaxed, but everyone in the company wants to work hard and achieve success for themselves and the people around them. The recruiters are upbeat and really give you a good sense of what the company will be like if you work here, unlike some companies I have worked with in the past.

    Cons

    Not many things to write about here. Lear will make you work hard; only motivated people will have success here. That is what makes it such a great environment to work in.


  2. "Review of Eagle Ottawa by Lear Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great internal company relationships, inter-corporation communication and collaboration.

    Cons

    Slow to fill open positions, so some departments have a disproportionate workload consistently.


  3. "Good Salary and benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company compensates the work you complete very well. Offers great benefits and a collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Training processes are not established for new hires, difficult at first to establish yourself in the beginning.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Really fun if you know the right people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Back Build in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Production Back Build in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back if you know the right people.....pay is ok new $21 an hour cap....insurance is pretty good and union dues aren't bad

    Cons

    If you don't know the right people you won't be able to get away with drinking and smoking weed on breaks.....I started in the mass hire of 9/2010 and it's been a blast....I was on 2nd shift for years and all we did was drink and smoke on breaks lol....but other people that weren't cool with the union and management forget it.....i went to 3rd shift yes the hours suck Friday and Saturday 6am to 6pm and Sunday and Monday 6pm to 6am.....but I finally got a better job so no more drinking and smoking at work lol.....but as long as you make good with the union and management you should have a blast just like we did.....I still hang out with my boys on 2nd shift and there still having a lot of fun and props to my 3rd shift homies too

    Advice to Management

    Nothing just keep doing what your doing


  6. "CAE Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment.
    Low stress work.
    Dont treat contract engineers different .
    Nice Holidays, almost 18 holidays including Christmas days.

    Cons

    I NEVER THOUGHT ANY CONS


  7. "Contract service group"

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    Former Employee - Union Representative, Union Griever, Shift Supervisor in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Union Representative, Union Griever, Shift Supervisor in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I got to defend Union members and cover night shift for a total of 5 locations and get to the bottom of issues on the job and help over 300 workers at once for the UAW.

    Cons

    The contract issue towards me being there for 5 years the job not being able to sign a new contract which caused my roll over with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Sign contracts and always love up to the client expectations, but most importantly go above and beyond, and use the funds properly for distribution so it will not be any roll overs or no new contracts.


  8. "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammond, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401k, health insurance, flex spending account

    Cons

    Very low pay, high turn over

    Advice to Management

    Take your own advice from the seminars.


  9. "Great People, Old School Business Mentality"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Lear are great; benefits (health care, tuition reimbursement, and retirement); half day Fridays; vertically integrated supplier; strong reputation in the market;

    Cons

    Compensation is based on market rate, which means no adjustments for increases in cost of living; yearly bonuses are not performance based; 8-5 work schedule with not much room for change (never expect to leave before 5, ever); workload is not balanced among members of the team; no development plans for employees; limited learning opportunities on the job; little ability to work from home or remotely

    Advice to Management

    Performance based bonuses reward the hard work of individuals; get away from the 8-5 work schedule (Lear is a global company); better career development plans for employees; flexibility to work from other locations other than base office in Southfield


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Loud environment due to low cubicle walls, too much work not enough resources


  11. "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is an extremely long list of good reasons to work for this company.
    -Excellent leadership with a clear vision for the future
    -Financial security
    -Tuition Reimbursement
    -1/2 Fridays in the summer
    -Community involvement
    -Solid compensation
    -Great benefits

    But most importantly, they have an excellent group of people to work with. Lear is full of extremely driven business professionals who recognize hard work.

    Cons

    Not much to mention in this section. Lear is a company where driven individuals will be successful and recognized, slackers won't make it long here.

    Advice to Management

    Lear still has a touch of old-school manufacturing mentality. With so many younger professionals they need to learn to develop an appealing work environment for the next generation. Flexible work scheduling are something I know is in high demand for young professionals.


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