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Avoid if you value your life
North Assembly Technician (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, OHAugust 19, 2017
12 hour days, takes more than a year to gain any seniority. Management is a bunch of snakes. They'll act like your friend then write you up the next second.

Get this, they pointed a woman for having a HEART ATTACK and having to leave. Incredible.

I was threatened by an employee and the head of HR called me a liar.

It's all politics and nothing is fair. Management has their head in the sand 24/7 and doesn't acknowledge that you have a life or a family. I work 19 days in a row.

Disgusting atmosphere, gross management, insane hours. Work at the gas station instead, save yourself. It ain't worth it.
Pros
pay i guess, 15$
Cons
Literally everything else
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Worst place to work
Welder Operator (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYJuly 31, 2017
It's a bad place. No one cares about anything but numbers. You work 7 days a week management is a joke. I've seen baboons manage thing's better. They are heading their way to a lay off cause they can t quote new business now so it's overall a trap for unemployment
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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Unprofessional and high turn over
Production operator (Former Employee) –  Battle Creek, MIMarch 31, 2017
This company has a ridiculously high turn over. Let all temparies go but added a plant manager on top of having a gm and agm. They have 4 HR people for a company that employs around 100 and are still unsure of laws and policies. Went from working 12 hour days 7 days a week to no ot at all. Treat workers unfairly and management speaks disrespectfully often threatening job. Everyone is on cover your own butt mode and blame and point fingers to other people. Very poor place to work if you are looking for consistency
Pros
Ok pay
Cons
High turnover. Poor treatment of employees
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Bad management
Fabricator and Welder (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYMarch 17, 2017
If you have 7 days a week to work and not be able to spend time with your family, then this place is for you!!! If they want to get rid of you, for any reason, they will!!! You have no recourse, because Kentucky is a right to work state!!! HR management is a joke!!! Good luck!!! Great pay though, if you want to put up with unfair treatment!!!
Pros
Pay, benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Place is a joke
Worker (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYNovember 22, 2016
Been there 12 years. Hate the place but it pays bills. If you wanna get screwed everytime you turn around and don't want any life of your own then this place is for you. If your married you shouldn't work here cause with the schedule and all the things going on you won't be married long
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Great Potential and facility, terrible leadership
Manager (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MISeptember 26, 2016
This plant has turned over every salary position multiple time in past 2-3 years with the exception of the General Manager and Assistant General Manager who are from Canada. This is clearly a leadership issue not an employee issue. They expect 7 days a week, 12 hours a day out of salary while constantly threatening you. There is no work life balance or job security and corporate continues to allow it to happen!
They will schedule production at the last minute on a holiday weekend and the leadership only comes in for an hour or two to threaten salary employees.
Ask yourself "Why is there always 6-10 salary positions always open for a plant with 7 die cast machines and 5 cnc's." This is a big red flag!
Pay and benefits are above average. Turnover extremely high in salary and skilled trades.
Pros
Nice new facilty, new equipment, great pay and benefits
Cons
Leadership is atrocious
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Alot of hours, no support.
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Battle Creek, MISeptember 6, 2016
This is a company with a ton of potential, but the issue is upper management. There are a few at the top who are to blame, but everyone else is the problem. Plan on little support and alot of hours. There is little stability, and the way they treat people with their upper management scare tactics has everyone running around scared. It will take a corporate takeover to have this company headed in the right direction. The HR department is the worst I've ever seen, little to no support and will lie right to your face on subjects of issue.
Pros
Alot of hours? Not seeing your family if you into that?
Cons
Too Many
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Last place to seek advancement and progress or fairness
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Battle Creek, MIJuly 20, 2016
The management is absolutely a joke. HR management is out of this world. Total dis regard to any of the employees. Overworked, unappreciated and the blame game is of the highest order. The is some good people there though. Maintenance, team leads, operators. HR generalists. Alot of over time translate to nice pay checks but you will slave for it.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
No regard for quality, Promote management puppets only, Magna chater is a pipe dream.
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I could write a book...
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYMay 5, 2016
Been there done that.., BGM overall is decent place to work. That is if you like the following:

-Decent Pay
-Decent Benefits
-Plenty of Overtime for big checks
-Forget time off
-It will effect family life

Having worked there I can assure you Production numbers are what Management is after. Don't worry about quality. They will let that slide to make sure the production numbers are met.

The Business Unit leaders will ride that until it come back on them, then it rolls down hill. The stress is there. If you can handle it you will be fine. Management is a Joke. They definitely wont have your back on the plant floor. They talk a big game but you are on your own.

Be ready for Plant politics. There is plenty. Do you job and watch your back. Keep your opinions to yourself.

Like any plant there are good and bad Days, Employee's, Team Leads, Area Leads, HR personnel, Department Managers...

I would go back in a heartbeat.
Pros
Decent Cafeteria, Compensation, Benifits
Cons
No time off, Plant Politics
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Good pay and benefits, poor management, poor HR department
Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYApril 28, 2016
Worked there for several years and it's a pretty good paying job, but quickly learned this is no place for someone who values spending time with family vs work! I've seen people work 7 days/week for 6 months at a time, most of this was mandatory OT. No leadership from General manager on down to HR leader no consistency in policies. No one in HR to back up their team members. Will work temps for several months to year before hiring them as full time workers. Extreme temperature environment . It's a job, but you almost feel as if you've sold your soul to the devil while working there.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Poor leadership
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Poor place to work
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Battle Creek, MIFebruary 28, 2016
Company runs on threats and intimidation. Poor leadership losing millions and blame the people they hired. Unable to accept any responsibility.
If your are looking for a family orientated company with a solid management team that's building a future. Keep looking this company is a run away train headed for the bend pulling cars of ridiculous hours, poor planning, unfair treatment, a complete lack of integrity. Also not a company if your over 45,
If your currently employed stay where your at, if your desperate then you'll find out .plant is full of job scared desperate people that are beat down . 100 years behind the time management that completely disregards the company charter. On your first day program employee hot line number in your phone ..
Pros
A paycheck
Cons
Management team
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Unprofessionalism within upper management, especially HR
Operator (Current Employee) –  MissouriJanuary 30, 2016
The company thrives on how what sets them apart from other divisions is how they treat their employees, and this is not true.
Human resources employees have a lack of education, knowledge of the company policy and procedures and do not stand behind employees who are trying to advance within the company.
There are nothing but inconsistencies in policy, and rules are changing every day.
There is a complete lack of respect for internal publics and they make you feel like a complete burden if you ask questions.
Pros
Great coworkers, benefits
Cons
Upper management, irregular work weeks, passive aggressive environment
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Hardcore poor Leadership
Manager (Former Employee) –  Battle CreekFebruary 7, 2015
If you aren't an individual and you don't like doing your own thinking while worrying if you have a job tomorrow, regardless if you are working 70+ hours per week; then this is the job for you Magna Cosma Battle Creek aka
Diometric.
Pros
None
Cons
Leadership, lack of value, lost
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Lack of HR professionalism
need to know (Current Employee) –  Liberty MOOctober 22, 2014
No communication skills, and lack of leadership in Human Resources. Changes in direction are constant and very inconsistent. Safety is not "priority" and the talk is talk. The work itself is challenging and would have potential for great advancement if it were not for the games.
I would not recommend these temporary positions for anyone with a family who needs stability as the HR Manager is unstable with decisions.
Pros
potential for growth, expand skill, promote within
Cons
Human Resource Manager likes to play games
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New Equipment but losts of O/T
Automation Technician (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MiAugust 4, 2014
Brand new facility and little support.
Good company if you don't mind the O/T and don't mind being a slave to production.
Must be able to adapt and do other jobs not initially hired for.
Don't expect to do the job you are hired for.
Pros
new equipment
Cons
new equipment. lack of repair parts. lack of support.
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