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Lear Corporation Reviews

Updated 18 September 2018
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance is practiced and flexibility is allowed" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, good opportunities for advancement" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance, some management issues" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours, pressure in deadlines, salary" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "get your head down and earn some money"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    rewarding for the hard workers .

    Cons

    can be made redundant if work slows down

    Advice to Management

    bit more recognition for the workers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IF YOU LIKE BULLYING THEN APPLY FOR A MANAGEMENT POSITION AT LEAR"

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    Current Employee - Line Worker in Redditch, England
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Redditch, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Livable wage. Can’t say much more.

    Cons

    Lower management (on the line) are BULLIES!!!!!!! HYPOCRITES!!!!!!! And ABUSIVE!!!!!!
    Do not take these words lightly.
    I am a middle age person with a lifetime of automotive production line experience. I have worked for Lear for a valuable number of years and as I type this I am getting ready to write my resignation.
    I have been verbally abused, threatened and disrespected by management with little or no management experience.
    I held a specific position for a number of years, when I requested to move to a different position I was informed that I wouldn’t be moved as I was the only person who could do the job as required. However, recently I have felt the need to express my dissatisfaction of a decision that would affect all the line workers and since then I have been told “ you no longer work on here, you’re not wanted here”!! I was then told to complete a task that I knew required certain H&S procedures, when I pointed this out I was shouted in my face. I have excellent H&S training so was not prepared to put myself or colleagues at risk.
    I could go on and on but it’s fruitless, in my experiences opinion. I will be willing to speak with top management if they require further information.

    Advice to Management

    CHOOSE YOUR FML’s, LINE MANAGERS CAREFULLY, THE ONES YOU HAVE USE THEIR HI VIS JACKETS AS AN RIGHT TO, HUMILIATE, BERATE, ABUSE VERBALLY & EMOTIONALLY. THEY SHOULD BE RENAMED ‘ LINE BULLIES’
    It’s simple, respect your employees and they will respect you and the company.

  3. "Good Company To Work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of potential opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Immature management always In firefighting.

    Advice to Management

    Think ahead, make decent long term plan


  4. "Line operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet some good people, canteen on site, money isn’t bad for an easy job

    Cons

    The management is poor at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all operators and listen to operators


  5. "Good company but some terrible management experienced by me"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Support Analyst in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - IT Systems Support Analyst in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good product; friendly staff; some good perks, above average pay (discussed with many colleagues in different departments)

    Cons

    What made my time bad was poor management in my department within the UK. They had a higher than normal turnover of staff and there was a reluctance to deal with a member of the team who was not pulling their weight. Manager had been put in to the role only recently and he lacked management skills; either people management or project and task management. Most of the time he was ok, but at times he was very friendly and other times he would barely speak to you. He also bad-mouthed other managers, his manager and other departments. My manager was extremely knowledgeable and capable technically, but definitely not a team player.

    I feel the role was also mis-sold in some respects. The experience I had in my previous 20 years were wide and varied across all IT. In this role I did no real IT troubleshooting. I was doing basic IT admin (ordering, managing assets, password resets) as well as imaging computers but the remainder of my time was supporting a bespoke manufacturing system that I wasn't given much training on.

    Advice to Management

    Specifically in the UK, you know where you have 'issues' with certain managers and as such you may have higher than expected turnover of staff. Have the gumption to deal with those issues - short-term, yes there will be fallout, but after a year or so it could be a truly great place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "production operator"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Redditch, England
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Redditch, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    paid breaks two 15 min starts at 6 finish 13:30 friday finish at 13 when on late shift as this is rotation starts at 13:30 finish monday- wednesday 20:30 thursday 21:30

    Cons

    sometimes you finish at 23 when on late shift on friday.
    it can take even 5 years to get a contract.

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone eaqully


  7. "Warehouse Operative"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Redditch, England
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Redditch, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple work and Regular pay

    Cons

    Short breaks and too much pressure by management during new builds.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production Operative"

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    Former Employee - MRA in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - MRA in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individual and work team, perform work with health and safety

    Cons

    Too little creative work, too much routine work

    Advice to Management

    Eddie


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    People are supportive and innovative technologies are inspiring to see the company work on

    Cons

    Career path isn't very clear, management more concerned about themselves than their employees

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to leverage the experience of your employees, keep them motivated to continue to want to do well for the company


  10. "Asking too much from too few"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good basic salary in comparison with other sectors, variety of tasks and every day brings a different challenge.

    Cons

    No such thing as a standard working week, erratic long hours often at short or little notice. No compensation for long hours or travelling on personal time. Impossible to maintain work / life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Work closer with customers and suppliers at senior level to introduce standard practice, invest in critical areas of the infrastructure for long term benefit not short term cost save.


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