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Linamar Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Linamar CEO and Director Linda S. Hasenfratz
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Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn additional skills (in 4 reviews)

  • Good place to learn about automotive industry and various manufacturing processes (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • slightly worse work/ life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Full of bullies who abuse their positions, low pay, long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linamar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upward movement possible. Plenty of experience gained. Good work mates

    Cons

    Lots of hours and stress

    Advice to Management

    Hire more help to get things done


  2. "Not a steady or perminate job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linamar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's money when you need it....

    Cons

    ·Long hours
    ·Required over time (all the time)
    ·Little to no advancement opportunities
    ·Low pay
    ·Consant fear of losing your job to some one they can pay less
    ·Sever lack of employee appreciation
    ·Employee are treated as a disposable resource
    ·Unsafe work environment
    -heat (90°+ with no AC)
    -chemicals
    -unsafe sound levels
    -unmantained machines
    ·Not a job for people with familes
    ·Random unpaid "shut downs" throughout the year
    ·Terrible location (dense traffic from every direction adds 30+ mins to your commute)
    ·high production demand mean your work a month with no days off
    ·low production demand means you'll be laid off

  3. "Crappy managing"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the overtime you want

    Cons

    Its super hot. No A/C. They give you a popsicle on a hot hot day... when they have them. Pay rate is less than competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Last Resort Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centrally located in area. Easy commute from anywhere.

    Cons

    Absolutely ZERO management skills at this place. Always reactive instead of proactive. Cheap Company. Never wants to spend money where it should be spent.

    Advice to Management

    Go to some leadership courses. Listen to your employees and stop lying.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement made easy if you conture yourself to managements ideas

    Cons

    Feels like a startup even after 5 years. Upper management changes practices and procejures daily. If you think differently they will find a way to push you out even stooping to lies

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and see your hourly employees for what they are , good hard working people who have great ideas. This is how i veiwed them and it cost me my job


  6. "Like going back to high school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Linamar full-time

    Pros

    The pay was okas long as you were happy with the rate you started with because the raises were small and bonuses were a joke. The benefits were good. Never short on hours.

    Cons

    They treat employees on the floor like trash and I was an office employee and saw how they overworked them and then let them go at the drop of a hat. The leadership team is like the snobby group from high school you always were bullied by, they gave themselves all the dinners out and raises but left the actual working people out.

    Advice to Management

    Need to realize that the people on the floor are worth something too and put their pants on just like the rest of you. No one should be treated like they are nothing.


  7. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, great environment for a self-starter with no time for a bureaucracy. Overall a very positive experience with no major issues.

    Cons

    Can be tough balance at times as a lot is available to you. If you're well liked, it can be overwhelming.

  8. "Mucho Room for Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Extracurricular activities for team building.

    Cons

    Poor to nonexistent discipline system. Weak upper management who does not lead by example.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the cliques and do the right the for the company rather than your personal interests.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No limit to your growth as long as your dedication is always professional. Goals can be achieved by demonstration of capabilities. No easy button to promotions.

    Cons

    Relocation assignments regular. A stronger adherence to the performance rating personnel without biases. Top performer's should be rewarded. This is not always the case.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar full-time

    Pros

    Provide plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Unprofessional and disrespectful employees. Always looking for somebody to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are educated and respectful.


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