Honda Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Honda President, CEO and Representative Director Takanobu Ito
Takanobu Ito
7 Ratings

Pros
  • great people, great pace, easy deadlines, job security (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to learn what you want (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, under paid, late night customers (in 4 reviews)

  • Also, there are no true interest in technical employee advancement, so they will not pay for you to go back to school, with no plans on ever doing so; (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good pay and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Service in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Equipment Service in Lincoln, AL

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, most people are nice.

    Cons

    I've been in maintenance over 20yrs. Line 2 weld department is the worest managed place I have ever worked. From top to bottom. Its the only place I have ever worked, that I thought would benefit from a union. Very bery bad management.

    Advice to Management

    Gind another Auto manufacturer to work for. Trust me on this!!


  2. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Honda

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy employment You at least get paid-- minimum wage.

    Cons

    stigma, long hours, overflow, bad management

    Advice to Management

    learn to care for employees and customers


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good Entry Level Position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer Associate in Lincoln, AL

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Salary + overtime pay. good benefits

    Cons

    The facility is not near a major city. Lean manufacturing leads to a heavy work load with unclear roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    There is a weak middle management personnel, which does not know how to communicate and motivate young engineers well. Which leads to unclear responsibilities and frustration.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Way too many people promoted beyond their ability.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Service
    Current Employee - Equipment Service

    I have been working at Honda

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The plant is close to where I live and money is ok.I work 12 hr shifts so I'm off half the time.

    Cons

    Too many people promoted beyond their ability.Almost no raises in over 10 years.Most of the good management has gone and replaced by the butt kissing jerks that Honda management loves so much.There is absolutely no trust in the current management staff.They fire or make it so hard people have to quit.You feel as though you won a mini lottery just swiping in at the turnstiles and you card still works.I had a choice of Alabama power and Honda and most defiantly made the wrong choice . If you just want to build a resume its fine for a few years and bail out for a good job.If you are a career person don't even think about wasting your time at this place.

    Advice to Management

    Make it "the "place to work instead just a place.Respect your working people and purge the sorry management staff.Let your people transfer or take another job in the plant and not write them up for something just to keep Em in their current job.Quit hiring total idiots to build your cars on the line.Go back to hiring people only after they are tested to be somewhat intelligent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    If you are looking for a career ladder position this is not the place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary; There is much to learn that you can either use at Honda or at another company to bring real value to their organization.

    Cons

    These are some of the characteristics of the Financial area I work in: Poor management communication. Superiors don't make what they want very clear, changing their minds all the time. This leads to the second problem: if something happens because you did something your superiors told you to do, they will throw you under the bus to save them even though its not your fault. Feedback system is in negative format - "this is why this didn't work", leading to bad moral,. They emphasize being on "one team", but actually they strongly encourage unhealthy competition and no co-op; Poor job/career mapping. No one knows how to advance, outside of "do very well" for your performance review, but they give you vague goals and no direction or guidance; You do not feel like you are a vested interest within the company. Also, there are no true interest in technical employee advancement, so they will not pay for you to go back to school, with no plans on ever doing so; Mandatory overtime (if you don't like working overtime).

    Advice to Management

    Improve leadership and people management as soon as possible.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No leadership, horrible environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Representative in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Account Representative in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits. Some coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    The systems and work rules are old. The culture is soul crushing. Management only care about bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the sand.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Arrogant....and lost

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (American Honda Corporate Headquarters) in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (American Honda Corporate Headquarters) in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discontinued employee pensions but, according to a senior executive, "Honda's decision wasn't as bad as that of other companies?" Still have health benefits.....for now.

    Cons

    Certain vital administrative functions are denigrated and de-resourced to the point of nonexistence. Spending half a billion dollars on HondaJet. Good luck making a profit on that... Spending hundreds of millions on F1...again. Obsolete enterprise systems patched together with standalone spreadsheets makes effective project management and coordination virtually impossible.

    Advice to Management

    You don't have a clue what your business is or how valuable the few loyal (to the company, not to the did functional management) employees are. Focusing on metrics instead of productive and necessary activities while cutting resources is a recipe for failure.


  9. good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda

    Pros

    good company and good co workers work wasn't too difficult

    Cons

    sometimes getting time off could be challenging unless planned well in advance of the specified time

    Advice to Management

    allowing more flexible time off


  10. Helpful (1)

    Was good but questionable now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing
    Current Employee - Leasing

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, car incentive, valuable learning skills

    Cons

    Management, sometimes mundane tasks can be a drag

    Advice to Management

    ...


  11. Helpful (1)

    Honda has lost it's mojo

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raymond, OH

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very secured job. Having Honda helps with being on your resume

    Cons

    No job growth potential, Doesn't give employees a good discount for cars like other car companies. Too many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Become new technology leaders than followers. Get rid of Acura



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