Mazda North American Operations

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Mazda North American Operations – Irvine – “Mazda North America Operations”

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2.7 35 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

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Jim O'Sullivan

(25 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Quality Engineer

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee) Flat Rock, MI

    ProsPlenty of work when the plant was open, can work on the problems that are most urgent, most of the time.

    ConsDirect manager / supervisor may not know your job or can give any advise on how to solve / address the problem. Management changed constantly with 6 reorganizations in 8 years. Forget about regular raises, you may get 5% in 3-4 years total. New hires get more than current employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMold a concrete business plan and stick with it. Do not get rid of all of the quality people and then think that you can easily replace them. You do not go into launch mode with no Quality department or with all new employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    generally a good place to work

    Finance & Accounting (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    Pros-great car benefits
    -conveniently located
    -friendly environment

    Cons-no training for new employees
    -HR department is more of a hinderance than a help
    -old building
    -not enough parking

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees chance to review their managers to identify poor leadership within the company.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Quality Engineer (Current Employee) Flat Rock, MI

    ProsGreat Benifits, Family to work - 8 and out

    ConsZero Training. HR is in California and does not participate AT ALL in Flat Rock unless they have to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage more with the employees and try not to be so arrogant

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    Nice people, nice products, HR is abysmal

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsVery collegial place to work, with a real sense of mission. Lots of fun times there. Some excellent VP/C level managers who really know the industry and help people move around and broaden skills.

    ConsHR is horrible. They look for excuses to let people go, and encourage people to leave the company rather than try to work with them on their careers (I left for a better job elsewhere, was not broomed).

    Pay not comensurate with California real estate prices, or rest of industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure your HR team. Remember, they are there to fulfill payroll and benefits. They have no strategic function.

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    Without Ford's money it a wonder they're still in business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey offer Flex time and a Wellness benefit.

    ConsVery poor management out of Irvine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't tell your employees they have a job and then a month later offer everybody a buyout package. Better planning on important decisions might be a good idea.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere's decent opportunity for advancement, though with little training. Company car policy is good, oftenwith special deals on certain model lines

    ConsHR department has peculiar policies. Re-organizations every two years make it difficult to be competent in your assignment. Pay is just average

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees to become proficient in their area before transferring to other assignments. Increase pay to be better in line with other top competitors

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    Zoom-zoom organization with growth mentality but a little challenged with work/life balance

    District Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are really great and first class from immediate supervisor to peers. Some flexibility in work schedule. Great benefits from holidays to vacation to med/dental to vehicle benefits.

    ConsRequired to work weekends without compensation. Little employee development. At times, a sense of unwillingness to listen to dissenting opinions if not in line with managements point of view.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency from the top is given only lip service.

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