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Cheap company
Tool Crib Pre-setter/Attendant (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON30 September 2018
Using people as slaves.
Cheap benefits, cheap on salary.
No work life balance.
Can't stand the place.
If you are in upper management (which is hard to do get to) can be better.
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good structured company with minor flaws
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON25 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.
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Good company to learn
Quality Engineer (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON14 July 2018
Good company to learn and start career
Good training opportunities in Linamar.
Chances of advancement
Less room now for senior quality engineer position
Pros
Good environment
Cons
Less salary
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Focussed on profits, but not quite focussed on products or process
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON3 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.
Pros
lots of opportunity
Cons
long hours and a ton of make work projects
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productive
Millwright (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON11 April 2018
good experience, manager is very good, supporting, learning culture, higher management is cheap in some areas e.g salary, paid sick days, no flotters and less benefits.
Pros
good manager
Cons
long hours, cheap HR policies
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4.0
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Good Startup Company
Junior Process Engineer/Plant Engineer (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON12 November 2018
Its a good start up company. Good learning Experience. Learnt a lot as a student and enjoyed the engineering part too. Have to move in case you have big carrier goals.
Pros
Good learning exp.
Cons
Low salary
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Very busy place
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON24 September 2018
I enjoy working at Linamar it’s a very a busy place if you like to work with people and want to move forward in your career this is a great work place you will learn lots.

There is always something going on and lesson to take home if your open to listening and learning.
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Company promotes workhaulic culture with less focus on quality family time.
Sr Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON17 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.
Pros
Job security
Cons
Long hours low focus on health and family
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Not a healthy place to work at
Unknown (Former Employee) –  Unknown16 March 2018
Linamar is a cheap and unethical company. Pay raise is very low and the people there are incredibly sour. Working here is just gonna ruin your overall health. Not a good idea to settle in Linamar.
Pros
Absolutely nothing
Cons
Cheap, dirty, rude employees, poor management
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friendly environment
Ergonomic Consultant (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON4 February 2019
supervisor was interested in my future and was helpful in showing me the the aspects of the job and the company offered good training for ergonomists.
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Great place to grow and build your self
Upper Mnagent (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON14 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.
Pros
Great place to grow and learn
Cons
Low wages for new non professionals
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Good company to build your skills from
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON11 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.
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We use to have two breaks and launches
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON31 December 2018
I use to work alas well as machine operating at another city like Kitchener which is very great. We use to have discussions before every shift,so we made a lot of parts
Pros
At parts
Cons
50 a week
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Hard work with no reward
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON12 March 2018
Good place to learn, and great stepping stone for future opportunities. A lot can be learned, but a lot of work is involved and long hours. Can be fun too depending on the plant, and management.
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OK place to work
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON2 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.
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Linamar Volunteer
Customer service (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON11 November 2018
Volunteered for the anniversary of Linamar and was there from 6 am - 5 pm doing various tasks such as cleaning, greeting, setting up products etc while working with a great team of people,
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Wide variety of people.
Junior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON26 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.
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The worst treatment I have seen
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON29 August 2018
Hey everyone. I've journeyed into the pit and I'm back to tell you that everything negative you've heard about this place is true. Not a lot more needs to be said.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Supervisors abusing my coworkers and there was literally nothing i could do
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Long nights
Laser Robotics Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON21 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
Pros
Lots of cross training paving way for new experiences
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Good place for just a job
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON13 May 2018
Company is typical for a car parts manufacturer. If you want a job, this is the best place. With very little training( 3 to 5 days) you can be a fully trained employee.

Over time is mandatory for most of the plants, with work life balance being ignored or just completely disregarded.

However, if you need a job, this place will hire you and have you bringing home a paycheck in a pinch.
Pros
lots of jobs available anytime of the year
Cons
high turnover in employees, work life balance does not exist
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