Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 28 March 2017
12 to 18 changeovers on the midnight shift with limited forklift operators. zero changeovers on other shifts and an abundance of forklift operators with nothing to do. warehouse has zero organizational systems in place, and very unsafe for all employees.
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 February 2017
Martinrea international make products which used in auto industries such as Ford Automotive. People working well in friendly and safe environment. Salary and benefits are good but not excellent. But it is a good Industry overall.
Factory Line Worker (Former Employee) – London, ON – 16 January 2017
My experience at Martinrea was quite fun I met a lot people close to my age range that i still consider friends and often get in touch with even after my employment.i enjoyed the people, the management were not very well considered but i still enjoyed going to work.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 10 January 2017
Was responsible for the production and manufacturing of car suspension systems for Cadillacs, Buicks, and Camaro's. In an 8 hr shift we were required to build a x amount of parts so that GM could build x amount of cars per day. If we fell behind, GM fell behind. I was incredible at my job. It was just unfortunate that there was very little room for growth, and that I was doing the same exact thing every single day 5 days.
Production Worker/ Welder (Former Employee) – Ridgetown, ON – 21 March 2016
A typical day at Martinrea would be chatting with co-workers before start of shift. Then I would be assigned a job and that's where I would be for the entire unless told otherwise. Management was good for the most part if you tried your best to get them the quality and quantity that they were hoping for. I enjoyed working with my co-workers and I would donate my time if anyone had trouble understanding process reports or troubleshooting a machine quickly for them. I would say the hardest part of the job would of been the repetitious motions you would have to endure 5- 7 days and changing shifts. The most enjoyable part of the job I would say was getting along with my teammates and just having a well- paying job in this area.
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) – Ridgetown, ON – 9 February 2016
This is a fast pace environment. The work load can be challenging at times. I enjoyed my time here but now look forward to a part time job which is more attuned to working with animals and being creative
Operator (Former Employee) – Ridgetown, ON – 31 December 2015
A typical day at work, I would go in clock in, get my work stuff out my locker, and then check the work bored where I was working then sit in the cafe and talk to my shift started then go and do what I was an assignment to do that day. Quilty control, packing parts, working on lines, working by myself, working without people, working with close supervision and at times none at all. The hardest part of the job was most the time working on call so not knowing when I would be working and when I would not but at it would have been packing some the larger parts of the big press due to my smaller height. My favorite part was working on the one line that was fast paced and the people that I would work with on that line I worked really well with.
Production Worker-Press Operator (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 11 December 2015
Typical day at work consist of 8 hours a day, 40 hour a week. I was a punch press operator. What I learned was to meet production on time and work as a team. Management was great they just wanted you to do your job right and safely. Co-workers were great to work with very hard working. The hardest part of the job is to work with others that don't take there job seriously and don't care about production. The most satisfying part of the job was you felt appreciated from management when you do your job the right way.
Hand Welder/General Labourer (Former Employee) – Ridgetown, ON – 4 November 2015
Was a good place to work but do to lack of new contracts, the company laid of 80 % of the work force. There was generally plenty of voluntary overtime for the workers. We knew our jobs and were able to transfer positions if a new posting was available.
assemblyman (Former Employee) – Ridgetown, ON @ Kitchener – 6 October 2015
Just a bottom feeding company. I worked at Kitchener frame and Ridgetown under this company. No respect for workers and management tries to use intimidation to motivate workers. Hope they go bankrupt soon!
Production Supervisor/Production Team Leader (Former Employee) – Ajax Ontario – 21 September 2015
A typical day started with a meeting between all departments, Followed by attendance and ensuring all personnel started the shift on time. Correcting any issues that arise on a day to day basis and planning for future projects. Management was supportive however sometimes to secretive. Co Workers were an exceptional group of people. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the issues that arose on a daily basis as this was a challenge and exciting
Material Supervisor (Former Employee) – ajax – 14 September 2015
steady work learned to become a great leader enjoy working with employee clean and organized automotive diversified and competitive 5's and lean manufactured excellent customer service provide great quality product to customer
I was a dedicated employee for 20 years and retired , I enjoyed working in all areas of the plant , from a press operator to setting up transfers. I
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Ridgetown, ON – 15 June 2015
I was a dedicated employee for 20 years and retired , I enjoyed working in all areas of the plant , from a press operator to setting up transfers. I found learning all these different jobs an exciting experience. I learned to be a team player and would run for committees such as health and safety , communication and anything which benefit the people I worked with. Management , supervisors and myself had great communication. I found the fumes from the welders which I also worked on hard on my lungs. I enjoyed doing different jobs and found I could accomplish most task easy.
great benifits, and learning new things all the time
fumes from welders and it being very loud at some work cells
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 12 June 2015
I've worked for them for over two years and they have done nothing but screw me over and over again. Once I was hired on I've gotten no real raise but the penny (yes not a joke a PENNY) they gave me for a raise. They are laying a lot of full timers off in the Ajax and Pickering plant to make room for temp workers, all to save a few dollars. A large group of employees have complaints filed with the labour board. You will work hard for nothing but a knife in your back. If you work a 12 hour day all you will get is two 10 min breaks and a 20 min lunch. Don't trust anyone!!!!