Machine operator (Former Employee), Penetanguishene, Ontario – October 21, 2014
Pros: got a free tshirt :)~~~
Cons: get fired if a temp for no good reason!!!
I started working for a company with a temp agency. Everything was going great until Magna bought the place!! I was fired for being too slow. I was praised on the work I was doing before it was bought. Now all of a sudden I am too slow??? I really feel sorry for the full time staff there. I was early to shifts, took less then was allowed for breaks – more... and this is what I get... MAGNA SUCKS!!!!!!! Oh I forgot to included I have a disability so I am not able to run like a chicken with my head cut off. (injury to ankle so have a limp) – less
Team member (Former Employee), sc – September 22, 2014
Pros: sometimes the job could be so laid back
Cons: too many people wanting to be in charge
-12 hr shifts/6 days a week -I learned that working 3rd shift is hard on your social life -management kept the place clean, but treat the temp workers bad -I loved most of my co-workers -the hardest part of my job was working in a place with no air/heat -the most enjoyable part of my job was my paychecks
Machine operator (Former Employee), Newyago – September 12, 2014
I I was hired to work 7-7 sat sun. every day I was put on a new machine with no training. They want you to run at least 3 machines at a time. they are not all in a row or close. I worked a machine for 9 hours did not ask questions or talk to anyone. My machine went down and I asked what do I do, they said call ts. I asked where the phone was and how – more... and what to dial and they just looked at me like I was dumb. once I got a ts to the machine she got upset and said what. Like why are you bothering me. I was told on my second weekend they wanted me running 3 machines that I have never run before. 1 of my machine was putting out bad parts and it took forever to sand them. All my parts was good until 3 when 2nd shift management told me to quit sanding so much and pass the parts with in 2 hours my parts starting comming back. No one would fix the machine and they wanted me to keep putting my name on the parts and pass them. It was my job on the line not theres. No training second shift management is horrible and they run you worse than a dog for 8.75 and hour. – less
Assembler (Current Employee), Howell, MI – September 9, 2014
Too hot and treated their workers badly but it was okay. It was hot and didn't provide me with a fan like they should have. Management was rude to everyone and constantly was unhappy. They expected your life to revolve around them and you to drop everything to work there. They would give us 12 hour shifts 6 days a week and expect us to be okay with – more... it. – less
Die Setter (Former Employee), Salisbury, NC – June 4, 2014
Cons: short breaks
this place is very hard to work for. our hours is earthier a 12 or 16 hour shift. not at home a lot to spend time with the family. take molds off pre heat, put molds on die sled, put molds into press, bolt molds to top of press, take out die sled, set the mold on the ground, unbold straps that's holding the molds together, left up press, bolt molds – more... to the floor, put in stumps so that the imc ( paint ) can left up to shoot the imc in, the stumps range in weight from 20lbs to 200lbs, hook up the steem and the hydraulics. then got to the next press. witch we had to do 8 to 10 mold changes a shift. all coworkers know what we were all supposed to do and were all coordinated with each other. – less
Challenging, interesting but stressful with a negative rooted culture
Mould Shop Quality Manager (Current Employee), Banbury, ENG – May 16, 2014
A strong negative culture exists that is counter productive to achieving high quality standards and lowering scrap production. New tooling is below the companies own standards and is conducive to producing scrap. Each working day is interesting and challenging, if sometimes a little stressful. As with any company, co-workers are a mixed bag, most however – more... being very decent hard working and knowledgeable. – less
it was a very productive place and it was non stop.
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee), Piedmont, SC – May 6, 2014
My typical day was running a machine, stoning, and operating a crane so I was busy. I learned what hard work was there and leadership. the hardest part was doing our line change which was very heavy at times.