Honda Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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Honda President and Board Member, Honda Motor and Honda R&D Takanobu Ito
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  1. Way too many people promoted beyond their ability.

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    Current Employee - Equipment Service
    Current Employee - Equipment Service

    I have been working at Honda

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership and people management as soon as possible.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    No leadership, horrible environment.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of the sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Arrogant....and lost

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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 ManagementAdvice

    allowing more flexible time off

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Was good but questionable now

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing
    Current Employee - Leasing

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

    Pros

    Great perks, car incentive, valuable learning skills

    Cons

    Management, sometimes mundane tasks can be a drag

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Honda has lost it's mojo

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Become new technology leaders than followers. Get rid of Acura

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Right hand doesn't know what the left hand doing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Business Development Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Development Consultant in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Honda as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team but hard to communicate. On site sushi chef

    Cons

    Old timer are too old time to accept new things. AHM, HAM and AHFC are all in power conflict on who will gets what. Manager thought they are doing you a favor on giving you a job???? What were they thinking??? It is a mutual relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you decide to bring in new blood, please give them guidance not just dump them on the job and wish it works out. Honda basically exist because of a group on die had Honda fans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I would not recommend this to a friend

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    Current Contractor - Mission Assembly in Tallapoosa, GA
    Current Contractor - Mission Assembly in Tallapoosa, GA

    I have been working at Honda as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steady pay check, stable hours

    Cons

    I worked for Honda for over a year after being there for six months they moved me to another temp service and I never had gotten hired in. After being there for over a year I was let go . No future really no direction or incentive to work harder the pay is not competive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management could try harder to help people instead of using temp services and let them get hired in. I would not recommend this place to a friend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't decide to go into car sales

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok. There is a lot of time spent talking to people and fresh air

    Cons

    Having to deal with dishonest people consantly. Managers who are constantly in your pocket. Work crazy hours and don't know if your going to get paid for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees more "Spin" programs. Can't just cut invoices on vehicles and expect your good employees to stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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