Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 25 June 2018
its been a while since i've worked there but when i was there i did enjoy working there it was good hard work that when done right made the day go by. they have three shifts like most places and some management is not so great but honestly every work place has at least one. advancement can be good long as you work hard and you can apply for different positions and take on new tasks and learn them fast. salary is as to be expected at any warehouse or manufacturing job anywhere between $14 - $20 an hr depending on where you start and your job title. other than that its not a bad place to work just make sure to go to work on time and every day and they will like you. oh and they also have events like bbq's and other cool stuff for the employees as incentive for their hard work.
Focussed on profits, but not quite focussed on products or process
Engineer (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 3 January 2019
Linamar has enormous depth within it's ranks, but the leadership chases every penny, leaving out a true focus. There is no real mission statement to guide decision making and certain departments are stretched to cover a number of fields. While I advocate a wide breadth of knowledge, it's impossible to excel when people are being pulled in a million directions. Something always suffers, and that is usually quality of work.
Company promotes workhaulic culture with less focus on quality family time.
Sr Quality Engineer (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 17 March 2018
Job security is the best in Linamar. Work is available. Great company to sta rt and learn and move on. Worse part is employ direspect and abuse. Most Managers are abusers and openly disrespectful. Company has poor human relations departments where HR is affraid of General Manager. Quality Managers havr same situation and they have to do what ever asked by Gerneral Managers. Salary is OK but bebifits are worse. Company is old fashioned with minimum support for healthy cafetaria food and flexible work.
Upper Mnagent (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 14 January 2019
Linamar is a great company to work for, BUT wait.... if you do not have a formal education nor work experience, you will start at the bottom and literally make just above minimum wage. Ok you can get piece work and make more (about 5$ per hour more than minimum wage) but know your will have 1 day off during the week in most cases and work rotation shifts, in some cases continental shifts (12h)... It is not all doom and gloom though... you have to start somewhere. with hard work and positive attitude you can make something of your self in this company as it is HUGE on promoting with in.
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 11 January 2019
I worked as a Mechanical Engineering Co-op student and worked with every team in the plant. It was a great experience and I enjoyed the nature of the work. Typical day at work involved using SolidWorks to design fixtures and Excel to enter data into spreadsheets.
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 2 July 2018
Senior management did not believe in investing in technology which made working in IT difficult. I worked there before the financial crisis and found I could not believe senior management forecast. The boots on the ground people I worked with were awesome.
Junior Engineer (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 26 October 2018
Manufacturing business is challenging, requires focus and co-operation within a team. Some people understand this and others don't. Those who don't will fear for their relevance, try to do it all, ignore others opinions, make mistakes and then try to hide or blame on somebody else. Other people are excellent teachers who will help you become a smart and competent leader. I've seen both.
Laser Robotics Operator (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 21 September 2018
Very helpful team to work with. If you are a team player this is definitely the place for you! Very flexible with work hours and typically are always hiring. Company is expanding more and more by the day
Lots of cross training paving way for new experiences