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Lear Corporation Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Leadership does a good job of motivating employees to work hard, good work life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Flexible work hours, Smart Attire, Shorter hours during summer on Fridays, Great benefits and diverse culture" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "culture; work-life balance; unreasonable objective" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Long hours, pressure in deadlines, salary" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Manager"

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    • 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 Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative company regarding Industry 4.0 with great leadership

    Cons

    Automotive is obviously a very competitive market


  2. "Great Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Leadership does a good job of motivating employees to work hard, good work life balance.

    Cons

    None, great company with great environment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and Benefits - but that's it"

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    Current Employee - Production in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Production in Columbia City, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay $16.50 after 3 years top out around 22

    Great benefits and insurance

    Cons

    Work 6 days every 2/3 weeks (6, 6, 5, 6, 6, 5, etc.)

    LOT'S of OT - low seniority workers WILL get mandated 4 hours early or over regularly.

    (These 2 will be pros if you want the hours and as much money as possible, but gets old fast - especially if you have a life outside of work to maintain)

    TERRIBLE management - I have been here 5 years and have seen a steady decline in the coorporation. Running out of parts its a regular occurance. Inconcistancy and favortism is a big issue. The company recently hired ~150 new workers and there is next to no discipline so there is a lot of poor workmanship, little team work, and a lot of drama and arguments. Not the place for the easily stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and not just your favorites

    Fix the ordering issues and actually hold yourself accountable

    Fire the second shift superintendent!!! I don't know why anybody though promoting her was a good idea, not only once but twice. Actually maybe fire who promoted her also, because they obviously are incompetent as well.

    Start working 48-60 hours a week like you make us do to fix your mistakes

    Hold employees accountable. There are a lot of bad workers and many that stopped caring when you stopped disciplining people. If people won't care about the product, they need to be fired


  4. "Great place to spend your career at"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I did what I enjoyed doing and I did it well. Management saw that and increased my responsibilities and compensation. Definity got back what I put in. Everyone should have this attitude if you don't then find a job that will excite you.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons, as far as complaints, well, none there either.

    Advice to Management

    I can give any advice to management, I learned from Lear's management.


  5. "Great global company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company - besides great benefits and perks (who doesn't love 1/2 day Summer Fridays!), I get to work on a variety of exciting projects in a dynamic, global environment.

    Cons

    The auto industry can be very exciting but challenging at the same time


  6. "Flexible work hours, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Smart Attire, Shorter hours during summer on Fridays, Great benefits and diverse culture

    Cons

    Competition with other suppliers in auto industry

    Advice to Management

    Continue initiatives to keep the workplace culture flexible and diverse


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Winning new business - opportunities for job growth
    Summer Friday hours - IF the required charity contributions are met
    Core hours of 9-4

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy mentality in some departments.
    Poor communication down to lower employee level. Information shared with the chosen in the team instead of all of the team.
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat engineers as the professionals they are
    More opportunities for advancement than just the chosen ones
    Better day to day communication to all employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Team concept is a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Management seems lost on what they are doing


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company that will be around for a long time.

    Cons

    "One Lear" is just a quote and is not embodied in the culture


  10. "My opinion on jobs"

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    Current Employee - Assembler/Manufacturer in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Assembler/Manufacturer in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alot of overtime. Room for advancement

    Cons

    Missing time with family and layoffs are becoming more frequent

    Advice to Management

    None