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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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Honda President and Board Member, Honda Motor and Honda R&D Takanobu Ito

Takanobu Ito

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Competitive and hard work

Salesperson (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Honda full-time for more than a year

Prosyou can make a LOT of money very fast if you are willing to work for it. Commission based = the harder you work the better the results in your pocket.

ConsVery competitive which equals to fighting amongst your coworkers for those customers. Hours are very long. Lots of outdoor work. requires a certain personality

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

Prosit is very fun to work at

Consharder as hell to work at

Advice to Senior Managementbe better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quite an "interesting" place to work..

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Lisle, IL

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

ProsGood compensation in the "busy" months (December and April through August).
Personable coworkers and friendly atmosphere
Excellent customers who will give you referrals if they like you.

ConsLong hours, long days. Some days up to 12 hour shifts with 30 minute break or less
Very little money made in the "slow" months (winter is rough!)
Angry customers every once in a while
No room for growth into a new position - just growth in your own position

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a leader to your employees, not just a boss. Show them where they can improve and let them know what they're doing well at. Only way to grow is with guidance!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Requires great commitment

Engineering Technician (Current Employee)
Raymond, OH

I have been working at Honda full-time for more than 10 years

Pros-Job security. This company will take care of you in that aspect as long as you take care of it.
-Pay. The pay is good...not great but good. Sure you could make more in Michigan but if you want to stay in central Ohio, the pay is good for this area.

ConsHours. As others have stated the hours can be long and brutal. Also, it is very hard to plan your personal life with these schedules.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou already know what is wrong, have the courage to address it and fix it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Originally part of American Honda Motors. Re-orged into part of Honda North America.

Lead Projects (Current Employee)
Torrance, CA

I have been working at Honda full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStable work. Friendly atmosphere. This is primarily a Windows development shop, but AIX, AS400, MVS, and some Mac application development.

ConsTechnology is not leading edge. Very conservative adopting new IT technology. IBM is primarily used for backend support. IBM India needs to improve responsiveness and skills.

Advice to Senior ManagementResponsiveness to business needs is highest priority. More career opportunities would be great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good intentions, but slow moving and conservative.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Honda

ProsA genuinely well-intentioned company filled with good people.

ConsSalaries are not competitive. Priorities for hiring are not in line with previous company values. Increasing reliance on contractors. Less focus on retaining core engineering talent, attracting and educating new engineering talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what made Honda successful. Well engineered product combined with good sales and aftersales support. Exciting product developed by people that care about the product.

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Ok money but High School all over again.

BDC Representative (Current Employee)
Queens Village, NY

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

ProsMoney is not too bad and they are flexible with hours.

ConsNot very prefessional, Management is petty and not willing to work with you. Learn on your own kind of environment where they dont know your last name.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake an interest to help employees grow and develop loyalty.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No accountability

Quality (Current Employee)
Marysville, OH

I have been working at Honda full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPay benefits and job security

ConsNo accountability. If people are not doing their jobs there is no real drive from management to correct the real problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo more " ready shoot aim" problem solving.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's an okay place to work.

Automotive Technician (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Honda

ProsEnjoy working on cars.

The use of dealership equipment

The state of the art training

You can clock out 40 hrs and get paid 90hrs if you are flat rate.

ConsThe service adviser likes to play favoritism meaning you have to kiss their asses to make lots of money

Limit amount of cars to work on

You can clock out 40 hours but only get paid 25hrs if you are flat rate.

If a customer comes back with a complaint about their car that you just worked on, the advisers will throw you under the bus to save their asses even though its not your fault.

Management will hired incompetent people.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis is not a fun occupation anymore. You freeze our payrolls but yet your payrolls increases.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a good place to start off, but the "revolving doors" are an indication that this is not necessarily a place you

Engineer (Current Employee)
Raymond, OH

I have been working at Honda

ProsHonda is an amazing company to work for. You can learn a lot from the expertise of those above you, and there is much to learn that you can either use at Honda or at another company to bring real value to their organization. The people are generally very supportive and see each other as "teammates" instead of opponents. This is why such quality product comes from this R&D center.

ConsThe pay is pretty marginal (even though they claim that it is competitive). Growth can seem slow if you don't embody exactly what your superiors want, but they don't make what they want very clear necessarily.

Work can sometimes be very overwhelming, and if it weren't for the paid overtime, the high expectations that are put on the associates could never be met.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management. No advice to management. No advice to management. No advice to management. No advice to management.

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