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American Honda Motor Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
75 Reviews
3.2
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American Honda Motor President Tetsuo Iwamura
Tetsuo Iwamura
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • American Honda has a very strong corporate culture that promotes work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • The job is secure, the people are nice, and the company offers good benefits (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • no work-life balance, no management involvement, no planning, only politics, (in 3 reviews)

  • No team dynamic as Managers treat associates with disrespect (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    District Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Honda Motor

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    As with any company, there is a hard ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Honda Motor

    Pros

    Good pay for just saying hi to people

    Cons

    Not much tasks to do. No room to move up.

  3.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dealer Analyst
    Former Employee - Dealer Analyst

    I worked at American Honda Motor

    Pros

    Great reputation, good for people who want to be promoted, grow with a company, nice benefits!!

    Cons

    None! I loved my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job. Don't give in to the demands of lazy employees that ride that clock. Look hard at the people there, and you'll see who's there for a check and who's there to help the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Company has changed

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at American Honda Motor as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, casual. People really seem to be dedicated to doing their job the "right way"

    Cons

    Poor to almost abysmal management - all layers
    Not concerned with cost cutting unless the management really screws up - single source suppliers
    No advancement to speak of
    No recognition of a job well done
    Management lacking experience and leadership skills promotio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice your original philosophy
    Lead by example
    At least show some interest in controlling costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of dead weight

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I have been working at American Honda Motor

    Pros

    Good benefits and easy work.

    Cons

    Lazy long time employees just getting by until retirement. Not what it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Losing lots of good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the best job to have.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at American Honda Motor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A great learning opportunity for someone starting out as a automotive technician that's about it.

    Cons

    Bad pay, no job security, old equipment, nothing is OSHA approved, management cares nothing about your work/home life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees and not the money that is scammed off of customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Honda Motor

    Pros

    It was a great company.

    Cons

    There were no cons in my opinion. Lunch breaks were pretty short maybe....

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't even bother

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Credit Discounter in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Credit Discounter in Irving, TX

    I worked at American Honda Motor as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers were good people; I enjoyed interacting with folks. Social events were fun; some managers had a good sense of humor.

    Cons

    In-line with what others have said regarding contractors being treated as a lesser breed. We (contractors) would be included on emails that didn't actually include us~ we should have been on a separate list from the non-contractors.

    Also if your manager doesn't like you for any reason (could be the color of your glasses!) you'll be out the door at or before three months is up.

    Contractors= expendable!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors as equal to your own employees. They are human too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the few global companies that strives to realize the founder's vision even if they sometimes get it wrong.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at American Honda Motor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the most important things to consider (and also a Pro) is that Honda is comprised of many divisions which each have their own set of idiosyncrasies. If you are a passionate, enthusiastic, single young person there are many great opportunities to work in a field that you love and be involved in a wide variety of roles within the motorcycle/automotive industry. What other company can offer the long term stability, benefits and growth that this 66-year old institution provides? From Research & Development to Sales & Marketing to Service Engineering.... even if you aren't a motorcycle/automotive enthusiast, the company also has huge Parts Distribution Operation, Logistics, Accounting, Training and an IT Department so large that people joke, "Honda is now an IT Company." Of course, entry into the company as an older individual can be more challenging as you may find yourself with ideas and habits that don't match the existing culture. But, you may also be part of the solution to the stagnation and malaise that are currently plaguing the company and its brand. Training, growth opportunities and benefits abound within the company, but it can be a labyrinth to learn about them. Self-motivated, confident and resilient individuals will thrive here.

    Cons

    The "Good Ole Boy" mentality still reins supreme in many departments and even some of those that have been at the company 20+ years frown on this crippling resistance to change. After the 2008 Recession, the Motorcycle Division let nearly half of the staff take a generous parachute. This is a Con, because in the past 6 years the work didn't go anywhere and the remaining staff work insane hours. Approach this division with extreme caution unless you like living where you work. On the other hand, the Automotive Division is going through some strategic flux that has increased frustration levels among the more experienced associates to the point of an internal company Cold War. The biggest Con, is that no matter where you currently work and whether you are good at it, love it, etc. you may get swept up in a "re-org" and find yourself in a completely different position and/or in another state. Training is often non-existent (or isn't seen as a priority by Senior Management) and this often results in staff being promoted up to management level positions without the proper skillset. It's not enough to just "know" the product if you don't manage your team well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your Associates are telling you. If they are taking the time to fill out those "Satisfaction Surveys" you give us every few years, visit Associate Relations to "complain," or thoughtfully provide the "whole story" on websites like Glass Door, it's because we CARE. Many of us LOVE Honda. We bleed Honda Red. We want our success and Glory Days back. Lead us there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Company to work for as a student and a full time associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Office-Assit in Troy, OH
    Current Employee - Part Time Office-Assit in Troy, OH

    I have been working at American Honda Motor part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for students. Career advancement opportunities for new graduates in several departments. Good benefits and STILL HAVE PENSION PLANS

    Cons

    No raise after first year. Not very easy to get familiar to Abbreviation and jargon used in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yearly pay increase for students will be nice. we face inflation just like every one else

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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