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Magna International Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, good benefits overall (in 39 reviews)

  • Tremendous efforts put forth to make sure the production personnel are comfortable and happy with the work environment (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes long work weeks with long hours (in 54 reviews)

  • no work life balance at the company (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Work at Corporate"

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

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Time off around the holidays

    Cons

    If you have any interest in working at Magna, work at Corporate. They are not a cost center which means they spend whatever they please. Employees receive benefits above & beyond and are able to hold a work life balance.
    If you interviewing for a group - understand that you will be working long hours, expected to work holidays to meet customer expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Share with your employees a clear leadership development plan.
    Be conscious of how corporate actions are perceived by other groups.
    Allow employees to have a work life balance.


  2. "Magna innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and good benefits, not a stressful place.

    Cons

    Not a stressful place, not the most advanced culture for innovation and creative work environment, cubical on cubical....

    Advice to Management

    invest in employee growth and independence.

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Magna International full-time

    Pros

    Steady competitive company, pay could be better.

    Cons

    Invest in assembly...no other department gets overtime.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very nice people and a consistent pay check. Also close to home.

    Cons

    Misguided management, NO work/life balance.
    New AGM is a donkey.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people like humans not numbers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits but not people oriented"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Magna International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Workload not distributed equally, resources very thin

    Advice to Management

    Need to care more about the people


  6. "outside paint"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Magna International as a contractor

    Pros

    the pay is okay. plenty room for OT

    Cons

    Have to work for almost two years before they hire you on permanent


  7. "Ok place to work, you are just a number."

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

    Pros

    Pay, decent break schedule. Some people are ok to work with, but others are "favorites" and these are some of the worst people to work with.

    Cons

    Where to start? Very hypocritical in fairness. What is clearly stated as unacceptable in the employee handbook is acceptable for one employee, while the other employee doing the same thing will be terminated with no warning, seen this happen several times. There is no work life balance, you work when they say, for how long they say, schedules are never consistent. Most management is backstabbing and manipulative, this seems to be the driving force in being promotable. If you're​ not fond of your family, work here. Otherwise, just keep searching. The longer you stay, the worse it gets.

    Advice to Management

    Actually practice what you preach. Stop pretending to care to boost morale. It works for a time, then it builds even more resentment, once people understand your true intentions.

  8. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good technologies and products that customer need

    Cons

    Management in each Division is different some good, some not good and this can be seen in the also in plants around the world.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Headquarter, should listen to other layers downstream.


  9. "shady idiots running the show"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Magna International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy work
    Good benefits
    Employee hotline for help

    Cons

    No raises ever
    Work every holiday & down day in somenpositions because that's when the plants are closed. Execs and leaders aren't there - just the minions whose lives and families don't matter as much as PMs
    Idiots promoted & running the place in the ground
    Sales people lying to customers to get contracts
    Use unskilled & unreliable temp labor
    Managers will set you up to fail or worse
    Execs just pass blame around & when they can't figure out why everything is such a multi million dollar mess, change leaders, change policies, and start all over - about every 12-18 months.
    Trust no one but yourself
    Shady business and backdoor deals going on
    Key knowledgeable people get set up to get canned
    No one sees nothing & no one does the right thing to make wrong BS stop - including HR
    Railroads run through there with frequent stops over good people who deserve better treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense
    Fix the root cause not the symptoms
    Pay the good people, not the ones passing the paper around
    Retain the good people not just the warm bodie or floaters
    If someone busts their butts and sacrifices their life and family to keep things running - treat them like they matter
    Stop promoting the wrong people in to positions of power they can abuse.
    Promote the right people & train them.
    HR shouldn't discourage employees from education & should create opportunities for all to move forward - not just select groups or pets.
    Stop feeding in to the egos or rumor mill drama BS - everything can be made to look like something it isn't.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Magna Does Not Walk The Talk"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth (If you are politically savvy, and work hard). Magna is a great place to get experience!

    Cons

    The employee Charter is only followed when it benefits the company. HQ serves the Magna "Kool-Aid" and if it was executed at the group/division level it would be great! Unfortunately it is not and people are numbers. The extremely high turn over and back stabbing make Magna a stop along the way instead of the destination for a career

    Advice to Management

    Follow the Charter, invest in your people and listen to them.


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