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Linamar Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2020

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3.4
61%
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83%
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Linamar CEO  Linda S. Hasenfratz
Linda S. Hasenfratz
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture and work environment that promotes lean suggestions from every employee(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good place to learn and develop skills(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "They often ask you to work long hours with no compensation(in 15 reviews)

  • "Very little job responsibilities, low pay, no flexibility of hours(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great teamwork, a lot to learn and the ability to implement what you learn. Real time goals and initiatives to keep you focused

    Cons

    Work is work there is a lot to do

    Linamar2019-04-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Obvious issues and lack of institutional knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linamar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are myriad problems to solve and latitude with which to solve them. There are people within the organization that are competent. The stepping stool bonus structure would be beneficial if there was any way to improve HR.

    Cons

    My boss was less educated than me. This place has a remarkably poor ability to keep employees. As of Sept. 2019, 160 people have left the company. This is another manufacturing company that 'talks the talk', but cannot 'walk the walk'

    Advice to Management

    You must understand the root cause of the exodus of personnel before any real change can occur. Get out of your own way.

    Linamar2019-09-14
  3. "Unstable company"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Felon friendly. No chance for growth unless you are buddies with the lead/supervisor

    Cons

    Never know from week to week what you will work. Raises are minimal and yearly. They dont even cover the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees that are going above and beyond. Stop showing favoritism just because you hang out with them after hours

    Linamar2019-08-20
  4. "If you love overtime, this is the place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilson, NC

    I have been working at Linamar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    Poor daily communication, not a teamwork environment,

    Advice to Management

    Start communicating with people on all levels. Be good listeners. Show more care and value for your employees.

    Linamar2019-08-13
  5. "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Wilson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linamar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Start out pay is $18 an hour, after 6 months receive vacation and benefits

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen Machines break often Not enough information to advance; i.e. it always changes

    Advice to Management

    Listen to operator problems Define advancement opportunities

    Linamar2019-07-11
  6. "Worst job"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linamar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1st shift was it nothing else

    Cons

    Everything low pay no a/c work you to death no accountability no quality control parts would rust because of no climate control would not by a car with their parts in them

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money

    Linamar2019-06-04
  7. "Great starter"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linamar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, decent pay, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Communication, sometimes mandatory overtime never ends

    Linamar2019-03-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    CNC Operator in Wilson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Money is good alot of overtime

    Cons

    No room for advancement management has their picks on who advances Need new management current management only interested in their picks or little girlfriends No sick time Certain employees treat temps like they are nothing and management does nothing about it Employees bringing their families in to work and they get special treatment Employees who have been here for years get looked over for their experience and most new people get what they want Very racists Some management treats employees like trash Everybody is told different things about how to get a pay raise 3rd shift tech is the bomb knows his job 1st and 2nd shift just getting paid for nothing they are not knowledgeable of there job maybe simple stuff but that's all

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    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same not ur picks or brown noses

    Linamar2019-01-31
  9. "Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Linamar part-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience, good work environment

    Cons

    Pretty basic work sometimes boring

    Linamar2018-12-11
  10. "Great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linamar full-time

    Pros

    The people, they were great.

    Cons

    They really expect a lot from you.

    Linamar2018-09-17
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