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Lear Corporation Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Lear Corporation President, CEO and Director Matthew J. Simoncini
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  3. "Great People, Old School Business Mentality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Great company"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for advancement if you do your job. You will get out what you put in.

    Cons

    People tend to make it harder than it is. Worst part is that there are a lot of people who like to complain.


  7. "Team leader"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits wages and time off

    Cons

    Lack of consistency and control


  8. "Lear is a good place to work at for a short term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Mauldin, SC
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Mauldin, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, Good Benefits and compensation , Treat employee with respect, schedule is given a year in advance

    Cons

    Management has been known to go back on their word on things they promised, No good communication on the line, Promotions is done by seniority inside of being qualified, Required to come in on your days off if asked even if you have plans already

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better communication on the line on how the production is going. Most employees are left in the dark on most things.


  9. "It is what it is"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, Free Benefits, Unlimited Overtime

    Cons

    No days off, dangerous enviorment, poor quality of life for employees, no opportunities for growth, seniority based plant


  10. "Scheduling Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduling Supervisor in Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Scheduling Supervisor in Warren, OH

    I worked at Lear Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company, room to grow. I worked as a production supervisor before moving into Scheduling, and I had only been there a year when I was able to move into the new role.

    Cons

    Didn't want to use all available resources to improve efficiency. Instead of adding manpower, they chose to try and force overtime, which resulted in management running lines on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to listen to all solutions/ideas before implementing a new process. Don't think of an idea yourself and just move forward without regard.


  11. "Continuous Improvement Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, great co workers

    Cons

    It is hard to get a promotion

    Advice to Management

    Keep your talent in house, prepare better your managers to deal with every day conflicts



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