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Martinrea Industries Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Martinrea Fabco"

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    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Springfield, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of overtime. 3 shifts to chose from. Friendly environment. Many advancements possible. Over 40 Martinrea companies world wide.

    Cons

    If your inmate search for you are a laser maintenance technician, expect to never have a day off. I worked for martinrea for years and only received 20 days a year off.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old overtime system we had back in 2012. That is one shift will get a weekend off every 3 weeks. For example this weekend first and second shift will work first shift will come in 4 hours early and second shift will stay for hours late that will give third shift weekend off. Then this rotates every week that way you can schedule a vacation or time off up to 12 months in advance because you know what weekend you will have off.


  2. "Run for your life"

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    Former Employee - Floater in Hopkinsville, KY
    Former Employee - Floater in Hopkinsville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Martinrea Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people cause that's all u see

    Cons

    To many chiefs and not enough Indians under paid always your fault and don't care about you

    Advice to Management

    Too many to remember I know we had 8 plant managers and 10 HR managers but whoever is there now just listen to your people doing the job and things will get better and quit working everyone 7 days

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Program manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay only if you negotiate it , I did, however the bonus in my contract never materialized, therefore I quit after 2 years

    Cons

    Very disorganized, always ship poor quality. They will hire two people to manage the same people, which ends up as in-fighting. A top manager thinks he is the smartest guy on earth and therefore won't listen to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    If youre so smart why do all your plants lose money? Look in the mirror, and start listening, rather than telling everyone how smart you are.
    Also if you promise a bonus....pay it, very simple.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Production Planner in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Tupelo, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits overall.

    Cons

    Too many managers wanting to point fingers and can't control their own department.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "no future"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Springfield, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    very nice people to work with

    Cons

    no management very old equipment bad quality


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Based on all the quality/safety issues with the products, I would never purchase a vehicle from Martinrea's customers"

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    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in North Vernon, IN
    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in North Vernon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Martinrea Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Small community/town, friendly people
    can get away with a lot of things since management doesn't know what each person's job responsibilities really are
    Growing business despite sending out bad parts
    good pay for those with degrees if you negotiate your offer well.
    A lot of employees are positive and always willing to help get the job done

    Cons

    Turnover is awful even for salaried employees. I worked at Martinrea less than a year and in that time 13 out of 24 salaried/office employees (excluding supervisors and managers) quit. Since this division has to report to corporate why people quit they complete an exit interview. Some employees "get fired" after putting in their notice if they say they are leaving for being poorly treated or because management lies to the customers.
    Not a lot of room for growth within this division or other divisions. Each plant operates as their own business, ie. money in- money out = profit. A lot of decisions made by management (purchasing cheaper products even though they are bad quality, not approving over time even though they are late on orders) are solely based on money without considering quality, engineering, or safety
    Work life balance is non existent for salaried employees. (expected to work over for an hour every day-not just when it is needed)
    There is no safety, quality, or engineering going on in the plant due to management not knowing how these areas need to run and not hiring competent personal/not holding people accountable to do their jobs.
    Located in a small town with a sub-par school system so a lot of employees commute 30+ minute a day making for an even longer work day and less work life balance.
    A lot of people are on edge because they are scared to get yelled at by management.
    Bad parts are shipped out because operators making $10 an hour do not care, managers only care about money and the line supervisors are overworked
    From comments made to me by co-workers Martinrea has been this way for a long time and it is unlikely that it will ever change.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees.
    Spend some time on the floor so you know what is going on and not just believe what everyone tells you.
    take some "how to be an effective manager" classes
    Stop yelling at your employees like they are children. Run the plant like a business and not a day care.
    Learn the balance between not managing at all and being a micro manager
    Be truthful when interviewing so you have a chance at keeping people around.

    Advice to corporate: start having quality, engineering, and safety report directly to you instead of the GM so these areas are actually run correctly. Or replace the GM.


  7. "Total lack of professionalism by upper management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job paid well while it lasted

    Cons

    anyone with any senority or benefits was let go because they did not want to pay current salaries or offer great benefits

    Advice to Management

    treat employees like people not throw away things

  8. "Educational"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Jonesville, MI
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Jonesville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning various methods and techniques.

    Cons

    Not enough communication between operators and management.

    Advice to Management

    Communication!!!!


  9. "mixed. No training or job description but expected to know anyway"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, IN

    Pros

    benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    no training or written job description. management incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Realize that respect and not allowing few bad employees with bad attitudes to ruin morale of all.


  10. "Controls Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Great people learn as much as you want tackle any problem that you want to

    Cons

    No oversight everybody in that canoe is paddling like hell. No body's telling them which way to go. Lots of talent no real structure

    Advice to Management

    Managers, especially atomotivre, have to have a level of training and experience, in automotive, I have not seen in any other industry in more than 40 yrs of a professional career. MAGNA other major tier 1 suppliers get tooling or maintenance , promote them then train the hell out of them . Keep them , cause they know production starts on the plant floornot in a meeting!!!


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