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Linamar Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Linamar CEO and Director Linda S. Hasenfratz
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  • slightly worse work/ life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Very long hours and alot of overtime (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Like going back to high school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "Mucho Room for Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  7. "Mech. Eng"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Consultant in Milford, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Consultant in Milford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linamar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Short contract - challenging job - good company

    Cons

    Can't say nothing negative - short contract


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work with challenges always available"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar full-time

    Pros

    Linamar is a fast paced environment, where changes are both appreciated and encouraged. Management shows their appreciation, and will support you through different learning opportunities. There is a strong level of autonomy which i enjoy, as it allows you to develop as a professional.

    Cons

    The fast pace can cause frustrations, and at time things are changed without a full understanding of impacts, causing more issues in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your internal teams, by providing mentorship, learning opportunities, and pushing your team to stretch assignments.


  9. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Arden, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Family oriented

    Cons

    Slow down in business has hurt our business

    Advice to Management

    Other opportunities in management


  10. Helpful (4)

    "LinamarNC, what a disaster."

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

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

    Pros

    If you have no skills or are just out of prisin, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Management has no experience in how to make chips efficiently. So workers are not efficient, no workforce left in area that is willing to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in salary employee area and start over.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linamar full-time

    Pros

    great place for learning, supportive colleagues, some fun social events, you can do lots of overtime if you want, some opportunity for employee advancement and growth

    Cons

    low pay compared to other companies in the same industry, stressful and hectic environment, long working hours, mandatory overtimes, it is hard to keep a balance between work and life

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to employee satisfaction



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