Akebono Corporation (North America)

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Akebono Corporation (North America) Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
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    AKB Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Hardworking Company - Not Perfect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time

    Pros

    Long, Stable History
    Very Good, Quality Products Produced
    Great People
    Solid Benefits

    Cons

    Mediocre and Below Average Compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Akebono Brake Corporation

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    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment and diversified work culture.
    Allow to work according to your way.

    Cons

    Less salary. No bonuses and less direct customer exposure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value experience of the employees and give responsibilities and salary to what they truly deserve.

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    CAE Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment to work. Flexibility to work techniques.

    Cons

    Low salaries and restricted to a single department.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great Place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akebono Corporation (North America)

    Pros

    great atmosphere, good management, flexible with schedule, they care about their employees

    Cons

    there are not any cons i can think of at this point in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to management, great people and great benefits.

    Cons

    They are strict in terms of work start and end times. So flex-time is not an option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flextime availability will be good for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a great company to work for I enjoyed the time I spent with them.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machining Associate in West Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Machining Associate in West Columbia, SC

    I worked at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have a good working environment along with positive attitude to wards their employees.

    Cons

    this company has some mid managers with attitude problems and are in need of learning to talk to Older employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company does not value the loyalty of their workers and turnaround is too high.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials in West Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Materials in West Columbia, SC

    I worked at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can take advantage of tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Not a close family type atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget those that got the company where it is today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peon in Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Peon in Elizabethtown, KY

    I worked at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime (whether you want it or not! Crappy management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people that are actually capable of doing the job, not just somebody's buddy. It would be nice if the group leaders and team leaders could actually use proper grammer and spelling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its a very hot place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Leader Machine Line in Elizabethtown, KY
    Current Employee - Group Leader Machine Line in Elizabethtown, KY

    I have been working at Akebono Corporation (North America) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The overtime is great. And the medical benefits are out of this world cheep. They also have a great plan with the local fitness center.

    Cons

    There isn't alot of free time. In the first year but over time you are able to build days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to work alittle closer together on production. And assembly needs to run only projected numbers. Would help save on waste and overtime spent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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