Factory line worker (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 6 February 2018
Automotive, factory line work can be boring and tedious at times but the pay is good and most the people that work there are good folks. I was laid off so I didn't have much job security being someone with less seniority than most. Overall it was a good experience!
Line worker (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 24 November 2017
Wow Lear .... They start off telling you how great the place is and how you can move up and make your own hours . They lead you on to think you can move up in the company and join the union. So many people have to retire before they can even ask you to join meanwhile taking small union dues every check. They say it is not forced to work 6 days a week but if you want a day off you get punished and only work Friday and Saturday. People that have been there over 10 years do not even like the place and around 90 percent of the workers hate being there and the pay and hours. So glad I left Lear in ajax . Worst experience when you find out what is really going on and you will be very disappointed. I give lear 1 star for being clean that is it . If you want a life and pay do not work there the union says they help you by paying 50 cents above minium wage . I thought they were joking and when I cracked a smile I just got dirty looks.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 20 June 2017
Work started off great, training was given (Although it was not the best), jobs are relatively easy when taught correctly, most workers are nice, lots of workers and mainly management favour only full-time workers and treat temporary or part-time workers with disrespect. Some jobs were fun and enjoyable, able to listen to music for some of them. Most enjoyable part of the job was specific jobs if assigned to them, otherwise - going home.
Line worker (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 18 April 2017
Absolutely horrible company who cares nothing about the employees or the quality of the product they produce, supervisors are impossible to have any respect for I wouldn't recommend anyone to work thier for any amount of time
Quality Inspector (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 14 April 2017
Amazing experience, got to experience and learn new skills. Employees are really helpful and were able to support me. I was able to further enhance my skills and learn new opportunities to ensure my possibilities in the future
Assembler (Former Employee) – St. Thomas, ON – 18 January 2017
Lear was a physically demanding job, with long hours & swing shifts. I learned team work, time management, & instructing new employees. Management was fair. Most co-workers were very pleasant to work with. New model launches were toughest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the end product & being able to take pride in your work.
Supplementary worker (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 21 June 2016
On a typical day, supplementary employees would go to what is called "the marketplace" to get stationed on available jobs. We had frequent breaks, but because of long hours, i would only be able to have a real social-work balance on morning shifts.
A strong company that was innovative in their field
Engineering / Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – St. Thomas, ON – 18 January 2016
Learned Six Sigma and Lean techniques there. Was given the opportunity to use these tools to improve the workplace in areas of safety, ergonomics, and enjoyment. Strong union environment caused some obstacles that were difficult to overcome. Plant was closed when the Ford Talbotville facility closed
Ability to learn new methods
VERY strong union environment that was not challenged
My job at Lear was fun and I learned every job on the line.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 21 October 2015
I worked on an assembly line at Lear and I loved all of the people there. We would help each other get the job done. The supervisors were very fair and appreciated a good worker. I never let them down. I came in early or stayed late because I liked my job so much. There was really no hard job there once you learned it.
Very fun place to work. Supervisors respected all hard workers