Honda of America Mfg.

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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.0 78 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Tomomi Kosaka

(5 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall the pay and benefits are good for the area that they employ from(in 8 reviews)

  • Honda is a great company to work for they have great benefits and retirement also you make good pay with this company(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Even some of the other comments here seem to confirm that the Work-Life balance is pretty bad(in 3 reviews)

  • Hard workers are scorned by management because they may never have worked the floor(in 4 reviews)

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    Good pay, decent treatment, great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsFor the area, you won't find any better compensation. It is a farming area and if anyone works for another factory, it is likely a Honda supplier. Great parking, olympic pool/fitness center with trainers and massage therapists. Very laid back and low expectations. You get a bonus once a month just for showing up to work everyday. Also profit sharing and stock options. No business attire needed for working ANYWHERE at Honda. The CEO wears the same shirt and pants as the man who puts the floor mats in. There is a plethora of inhouse training, from MS Office, to accounting classes and many thing that will heighten your business acumen. However, trying to get into an off-site training that will look good on your resume is difficult.

    ConsMost of the facility is run by "good ole boys". The best education you can have is from the local high school. If you have a bachelors or a masters, your opinion will hardly matter and you will be there for the paycheck. Your manager will likely have a high school diploma, have no idea what a pivot table is, and be divorced because they will do anything management says. They stress family values, but that doesn't amount to quality time with family. Just means they will pay you. Most of the japanese who are there left their families in Tokyo and send their paychecks home. Also, you are stuck wherever you are. It is very hard to move to a different position and IMPOSSIBLE to move to another division.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow cross training to improve schedule flexibility and associate freedom. Reward employees with options for vacation or compensation.

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

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    Honda East Liberty

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) East Liberty, OH

    ProsGreat pay
    Keeps you busy
    Once you are in its hard to get lose your job
    Very stable company with no layoffs

    ConsDo not trust some of the management
    Weekend work
    Hard to move up and get promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not use people....

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

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    Excellent but strict company to work for.

    Payroll (Current Employee) Timmonsville, SC

    ProsExcellent health insurance with low premiums.

    ConsManufacturing environment with strict adherance to policy or perfect attendance bonus is lost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    My experience with HAM in the NAT department has been fast paced, rewarding, and exhilarating!

    Industrial Engineer (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsHonda actually cares about each one of their workers, the leadership I had in my department was providing me with knowledge outside of just doing my current job but assisting me in acquiring my dreams and goals. Honda employees are very enjoyable and easy to talk to about ideas despite some of them being difficult to implement

    ConsA lot of upper management have become accustom to the way things are, instead of fighting against the norm to implement changes that could drastically improve systems! I feel Honda has gotten a bit dull in the design of their cars and are afraid to step outside the box and offer exciting models! Loosing their way in what made Honda Great!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose sight of the core values of Honda! A lot of major issues between Honda's corporations goes unseen, hurting the growth between networks!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Honda Manufacturing - Internship

    Intern (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsInterns/Co-ops get to work on many different projects related to the assembly line. You get a lot of exposure to Honda's manufacturing methods. Coworkers were great.

    ConsThey had some bad past experiences with co-ops and didn't have very high expectations. You have to prove that you really want to learn something from working there.

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

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    Things have changed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsDecent pay. Up until recently, management had a strong attitude that the front line worker was key to success. They were given the tools they needed, listened to, and respected.

    ConsLately, decision are made secretly and not shared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what is going on in Japan Operations. It has gotten scary in the last ten months!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning environment for engineering students.

    Engineering Co-Op (Current Employee) East Liberty, OH

    ProsHonda provides a mentor who thoroughly trains you in a realistic position solving problems and enhancing the company with true deliverables.

    ConsPlacement is determined by the talent management staff through the co-op program (interns do not apply for a specific assignment).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe flexible with co-ops: when I arrived my mentor realized where my talents were and gave me specific tasks where I could be challenged and find success. A rigid assignment would not have been nearly as beneficial for myself or my team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tough manufacturing climate

    Engineering Coordinator (Current Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsGood pay Hours are strict, must work when they tell you. Office environment is from the 60's
    Good benefits
    Good pension

    ConsNo opportunity or promotion unless you are connected. Or you must have a college degree.
    No further training once hired unlike Honda R&D

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management (SE + AM and above) shuts themselves off to lower staff. Private meetings and secret agendas

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

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    Average place to work

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    Pros- No pressure work environment
    - Flexible work hours
    - Good starter job
    - Honda name looks good on resume
    - Most people you work with are friendly

    Cons- No challenge
    - No coffee/eating at desk
    - White uniform
    - Slow decision making process
    - No opportunity to advance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lean culture, respect for all employees, not very flexible work schedule, vision on organizational goals

    Engineer Coordinator (IT) (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    Proslean culture, respect for all employees - uniforms for everyone including CEO.
    good products and strong flexible manufacturing processes. 2 weeks of plant shutdown every year for added vacation time.

    Consall employees must be considered with equal respect which causes some friction with the manufacturing associates versus office associates. work schedule is not flexible, no sick days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to find talent in your team as the jobs (constraints) may not show case all potential talent for individuals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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