Car Seat Assembler (Former Employee), Ajax – November 12, 2013
A typical day is standing in front of an assembly line and make sure that you are not holding the line. I learned how to work fast with accuracy, without this skill working in an assembly line will be impossible. This was only a summer job.
Materials/Production Supervisor - St. Thomas (Former Employee), St. Thomas, ON – September 6, 2012
For the better part of eighteen years I managed and directed 16 to 32 people within a JIT environment, in both production and material handling. I learned the values of respect, both giving and receiving, and the importance of keeping and maintaining a clean, safe work environment. Managers did not micro manage, but allowed you to make decisions regarding – more... your job. It is important to establish a working relationship with co-workers and to give assistance if needed. Like most jobs, motivating workers requires constant need, and the most enjoyable part was to have workers dedicated to their job and duties. – less
Team Leader (Former Employee), Concord, ON – April 17, 2012
Cons: midnight shift
Different place to work. I learned how to lead people. The management was good. the co-workers where OK. The hardest part of the job was the work shift. the most enjoyable was the ability to train other people.
Shift Union Rep and Assembler (Former Employee), Whitby, ON – April 12, 2012
Pros: excellent wages
Cons: repetative and hard on your body
Being elected as a shift union rep by my co workers was a exciting experience.I then had a chance to take many coarses to improve my skills and educate myself in the areas I need to be able to deal with.Beyond doing production work,I had a chance to negotiate a contract with Lear and the C A W union..Typical days would inclued doing overtime sheets – more... and filing paper work to managment and the union,health and safty and unemployment.I also had to defend other employees in matters at work.I work well under pressure and in hectic situations ..as per dealing with almost all men in a factory setting. – less
Great pay and benefits, wide gap between execs and non-managements
Analyst (Current Employee), Southfield, MI – August 24, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits
Cons: fear of layoff at quarter end to make numbers
Major industry player, great opportunity to work globally in automotive industry. Despite record earnings every quarter since the 2009 downturn, future bonus formulas for non-executives have been cut. Lots of talk about being Employer of Choice, and The Leadership Model, but it feels like propaganda. Great for execs and college grads, not so much for – more... the mid-lifers. Also, to be global can require evening conference calls from home in addition to your regular work day. – less
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee), Roscommon, MI – August 12, 2014
Pros: great people to work with and a strong staff
Cons: break downs, downtime, extreme heat
Strong Union support for fellow brothers and sisters. Fast paced work environment with a complicated layout. Great management and support from other team members. Hardest part is the hours are hard and shifts can become quite exhausting in the late summer months. Love the people and the staff I work with.
Sr. Material Planner (Former Employee), Duncan, SC – August 12, 2014
Pros: good learning environment.
Cons: expend-ability of employees. poor life work balance.
Good Company Learned a good deal in my tenure. Managers at the plant level are expendable and tend to be let go for issues that may or may not be in their direct control. This is the nature of tier One Automotive supply.