Akebono Corporation (North America)


Akebono Corporation (North America) Reviews

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time (more than 3 years)


    - Good location, nice work environment (building, etc)
    - Great Team environment
    - Reasonable hours (40-50/wk), and travel requirements
    - Multi-cultural, global activities and opportunities


    - Global systems not fully established
    - Growing pains to support added business and growth
    - Culture sometimes impedes progress

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    Focus on global process systems standardization and implementation to ensure One Akebono is achieved

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Akebono Corporation (North America) Interviews

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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Akebono Corporation (North America) in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly, after a general overview on the phone, asked to come in for multiple 1:1 interviews. They gave a nice tour. They had a new Quality Manager and new Japanese owners (formerly a Bosch facility)

    All the staff seemed very nice. If I was to say one thing they needed to do to improve the process is to tell interviewers not to show up in a suit. The facility is very dirty due to the processes involved.

    Other than that I found them a very positive experience.

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Website www.akebonobrakes.com
Headquarters Elizabethtown, KY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

If you'd rather repair your car's brakes than make your horn louder, Akebono Brake can help. The company designs and manufactures original-equipment brake systems for carmakers, as well as brake components for the automotive aftermarket. It produces such products as disc brake calipers and ceramic disc pads, and parking and drum service brakes. The lineup helps to stop vehicles as well as control the noise, vibration, and harshness of braking. Akebono Brake operates four brake plants and an R&D and engineering center in the US. Customers include AUDI, Ford, General Motors... More

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