Honda of America Mfg.

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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
87 Reviews
3.3
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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 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Even some of the other comments here seem to confirm that the Work-Life balance is pretty bad (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Liberty, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    It's a really friendly work environment if you make it that way. They really take care of they're interns from relocation expenses to housing. The work in parts quality would probably lean more towards the business side of engineering. Responsibilties consist of containment of parts issues and working with parts suppliers to find countermeasures. No one is going to hold your hand though, you have to be self motivated and find work. It's a great place to make what you want out of it. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Little direction at first, felt like I was being tested to see how self motivated I was. Not a lot of engineering knowledge required. Can get redundant at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more direction to new hires to get the ball rolling per say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Honda of America Manufacturing - Engineering Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Good job security and professional environment to work in. Great exposure to the Honda Way and Honda's philosophy. Benefits are a definite plus.

    Cons

    Organizationally flat structure which can make movement within the company tough at some times. Many old associates retiring which could cause a knowledge gap from loss of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage young engineers within company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Purchasing Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides you the opportunity to grow with the company. The medical benefits, 401k and vacation are one of the best.

    Cons

    One of the downsides at times working for Honda is the amount of overtime, which is necessary to get your job done. You are compensated for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be aware of the younger associates an their lack of providing clear direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Honda Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Co-Op in East Liberty, OH
    Former Employee - Purchasing Co-Op in East Liberty, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and making very reliable cars

    Cons

    Not very flexible and not able to advance as fast to other roles or becoming a supervisor or manager. The pay is low as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging, but rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love the people there. Some of the tasks or issues can be tough to handle, but it's very rewarding when it's accomplished.

    Cons

    Vacation days are not flexible. Terrible for being there the first year. No sick days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible vacation days or hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Honda of America, Marysville

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, health insurance, 401k, overtime

    Cons

    Stuck on 2nd shift, no chance for 1st shift for at least 15+ Years!! Management is poor, promotions involve the buddy system. The temps work harder than the full-timers!!! Full-timers treat temps as such, hours are horrible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, decent treatment, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    Most 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Honda East Liberty

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in East Liberty, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not use people....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent but strict company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll in Timmonsville, SC
    Current Employee - Payroll in Timmonsville, SC

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance with low premiums.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Honda 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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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