Linamar
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3.2 out of 5 stars.
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not a bad place - wages could be better

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Honestly not a bad place to work. The top rates set out by corporate are very outdated for the times. The centre specifically is a very clean and futuristic building and has a really nice build room for large automation projects
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Tough hours, dirty job, poor lead hands, and poor supervisors

Had to wash my clothes at a laundry mat. Boots fell apart in less than a year. With costs today I can only imagine it's much worse to survive working at Linamar, than 8 years ago. Ultimate blame ALWAYS landed on the line workers. They need you to work overtime is not a general request. And the PPE is very cheap. Worked there 4 years with Mental Illness, it was not an appropriate atmosphere.

Pros

None

Cons

To many
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Based on 36 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
Areas for improvement
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Energizing work tasks
  • Fair pay for job

Not sustainable long term

Benefits kick off after two years and wages are the lowest in the market. Lots of rotating personnel and senior employees take advantage of the new guys.Long hours, constantly changing schedules. I ended up leaving because I was starting to get health issues due to exhaustion and lack of sleep. They were resistant to negotiate a different schedule.

Pros

Quick hiring process

Cons

Everything else
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Productive place to work

Productive place to work and meet good people lots of experienced tradesman to learn all kinds of machinery and skills to develop. Most of the management is friendly however any place you work at is going to have some bad seeds
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High paced environment. Hot environment.

Hot, stressful. Management wants everything , fast, cheap and right which is okay accept. The resources are not in place. Substandard equipment, poorly trained and undereducated employees are common failure modes. Repetitive failure is a daily occurrence. As a result, lies and cons become a daily practice. Consequently the service departments bare the burden.

Pros

Easy to get a job there. 50% of employees love it.

Cons

pay is below industry average. High turnover. Some middle management very unprofessional.
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Fast paced with an opportunity to learn a ton if you have a go getter mindset

Completed millwright apprenticeship at this company. Many bash linamar but I find I am a much more well rounded mechanic from working there. You get to see everything and anything. Keep you busy so shifts go by fast. Mostly optional OT. Seem to be compensating employees better and better lately.
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Good working environment

Supportive supervisors and opportunities to learn and grow.Good timing schedules, fast-paced environment.Learnt a good technical knowledge and testing with gauges.
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Production is number one priority.

Need to be ready for shift rotation. NO vacation for the first year, period. After one year working then you have 2 weeks vacation. Your hourly pay do not transparent, working on same job but your coworkers may have pay more or less than you.

Pros

Friendly coworkers

Cons

Paid under average. No transparent pay scale.
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To start a job ok but get out in 3-4 years max

No culture Nobody has a sense of belonging.People are not treated well at allIts really not worth talking about that place. Unfortunately to much talk of change but really nothing happening for years
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Horrible place to work

No matter how much you learn and how good you're at you job and if you never miss a day you can't advance in the company because the management will hire their family members who hardly even speak English but since they're family members they won't even give you a chance even though you been there for years and have more knowledge of all the machine and they don't
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No complaints

Excellent to work. Strong company. Great management. Lovely team. Busy, fair, and challenging. I would recommend a future with Linamar Transportation.
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Wonderful People. Welcoming Environment

People are so welcoming and encouraging. There are some politics here and there but if your focus is on learning and growing you can definitely excel in what you're doing.

Pros

Work-Life Balance

Cons

None so far
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Hope you get the right supervisors

The right supervisors make it nice to work there, they’re supportive and easy to talk to, but unfortunately there is not many of them, most of them don’t wanna head what you have to say and will burn you behind your back. Everyone’s replaceable even if you’re one of the most knowledgeable people there
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Very productive and lots of hours

Ppl are down to earth. More time for vaca would be better. Lots of heavy lifting. Smelly odour in work place but clean lunch rm. / washrooms. Plus new bbq area/lounge
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A pretty good company to work for

I enjoyed my time at Linamar - however i found living in Guelph (and all of Southern Ontario in general) too expensive and decided to take my talents to Alberta.
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Great place to learn stuff

The pay is not good and the growth rate is very slow.But, it's a good place to learn stuff and move on.The work life balance bsucks as you are supposed to come most weekends
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Disorganized work process, fix when breaks mentality, some excellent coworkers who became friends for life.

Documentation retention policy is very poor. Company is slowly trying to standardized the work procedure but it's no where near to a worldwide manufacturer. Decision making process is persons oriented rather than process oriented. People exercise power who are close to company founders. Company cut corners to maximize profits. Hire and fire culture is a very widespread practice.

Pros

Depending on the department, and manager your workload and stress level may vary.

Cons

Lack of standardized work process is the biggest challenge here, Payment and pay increments are very poor.
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Don't apply

Don't apply. Money hungry company. Would not recommended to anyone to work here. Do not apply. Save yourself the stress. If you already work there. Leave now and leave fast. They pay cents on the dollar.
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Productive

It was a great experience working at linamar and friendly place and I got some training while I was there. The problem was they don't pay us the right work the right salary.

Pros

Bonus

Cons

Working fair hours
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Decent place

It's a decent place to work, very busy. Lots of stress. Managers are good. Fast paced atmosphere. We got lunches sometimes. Saftey is number 1. Good overall place.

Pros

Learn alot

Cons

Long hours
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Good

Good company work with. Friendly coworker Safety places. Good benefit. Good learners. Good communicate with management between employee. Simple work.

Pros

Many

Cons

None
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Overall rating

Based on 489 reviews

Ratings by category

2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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