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American Honda Reviews

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  1.  

    Hero to zero.

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    Current Employee - Auto Sales in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Auto Sales in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at American Honda full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product and easy to sell.

    Cons

    If you are not the top guy every month.... you get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what your employees have done for the company since they've been there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not impressed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Honda full-time

    Pros

    The ability to meet some very powerful and well connected people. Wining and dining guests can be some of the best events you will ever go to and get paid for. Car program is ok, but not great compared to other manufacturers.

    Cons

    No transfer of knowledge between divisions or even within departments that are right next to each other. Managers are not well educated, have no direction and give no feedback until several months later. You will not be allowed to switch between divisions and if you do it will be looked down upon even though the company will say they are all "one".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in well educated talent to lead the company and break up the office politics. Making reports of reports already available is a waste of time and resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Conservative, nice enviornment

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Administrator in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Administrator in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at American Honda as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a lot of freedom to work on my own projects with little management unless I asked for it. Everyone was nice there. Honda campus was beautiful and had many features such as a gym and sports fields. People were friendly and nice. There were a lot of security issues so you were given a code to access only certain rooms. The security actually made the job more exciting. I was allowed to go in certain rooms to work on the computers that I was maintaining but they had to have guards there with me so I wouldn't look at classified projects. It didn't interfere with my work but it was fun to go through that process.

    Cons

    There were no real cons working here besides the fact that it was quiet and conservative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's good company to work with for long term.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at American Honda

    Pros

    Original intention is to keep people long term if possible, but sometime the economic situation changes everything.

    Cons

    Hired lots of contractors, even they are actually doing the long term job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong automotive company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I worked at American Honda

    Pros

    Stability, excellent benefits. Key assignments with high visibility once you've proven your abilities. "Undiscovered jewels" of associates - high talented but untapped resource. You experience the talent almost by accident when you are working with associates on multiple projects. A fantastic company philosophy. Hindsight is 20/20... Mr. Amamiya made several wise decisions that paid off in today's economy.

    Cons

    Limited growth (flat organization), favoritism, high tolerance for mediocre work by a significant portion of associates. Lack of a reward system for high performers/high potential employees. The true essence of the company philosophy seems to have gotten lost/been forgotten/pushed aside in the last 5-6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard, objective look at those who are in key leadership roles, including those who are in "unofficial" leadership position. Leadership not management roles. There is a difference between the two. Ask if these associates should truly be in their current roles. If they do, great. If not, have the courage to make a change and identify the right talent, internal or external. Great leadership can cause great transformations. Poor leadership can destroy a corporation.

    "Leadership is not a magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people", that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
    — Peter F. Drucker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work but not for the ambitious.

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    Former Employee - Advanced Product Placement Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Advanced Product Placement Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I worked at American Honda

    Pros

    Hands on experience. Learn a lot. People are nice. This is one of the best possible opportunities you could have if you want to work in R&D. They are very loyal to their employees, you have the option of traveling and you get to work in an exciting industry. If you aren't interested in cars, don't waste your time though.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. Old school Japanese mentality for developing cars. If you are a car enthusiast and you love learning, work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up a bit. You can make exciting cars without ruining what you already have.

    Recommends
  8.  

    A great place to work, but sometimes doing the same thing repetitively can get tiring especially in the heat.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at American Honda

    Pros

    Working for American Honda can be a rewarding experience because of all the great people you will find who work there. As far as the actual job goes, Honda provides a great atmosphere for learning the ins and outs of warehouse safety and equipment, as well as how to use the scanners so often found in most types of retail businesses. If you have a Honda vehicle you will also be able to get parts for cheaper than having an actual dealer obtain the parts for you. Occasionally Honda will auction off old company cars that you can purchase too. The management from Honda is wonderful. They keep everyone informed of what is going on and of job openings for employees seeking a change in position, new hirings for Randstad (a hiring agency) employees, or other applicants from the area. In the heat of the summer, as stated in the negative aspects of working at Honda, management provides gatoraide to keep employees hydrated.

    Cons

    The major downside for working at American Honda is how hot and humid it gets in the summer time within the warehouse . Being in the south, temperatures rise to at least 80 degrees in the warehouse every day, though sometimes it can reach even higher temperatures. Although this is not that hot, the humidity provides a stuffy work place. Honda does it's best to maintain the temperature, but a warehouse is too large to have adequate heating and cooling. Another issue that can not be easily avoided is the monotony of the work we do. There are several different jobs, from stocking parts, to sending them out to customers, but each becomes very repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management at American Honda does very well to keep everyone informed of events that are going around in the workplace. Though the job is repetitive, the warehouse supervisor do try to move you around if you ask. One word of advice to the management would be to maintain the wonderful job you are doing, and you will be rewarded with great employees that will do their best.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Honesty at AHM ISD.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at American Honda

    Pros

    Respect towards the individual employee.

    Cons

    Due to the abundance of consultants in the ISD group, there is a dire lack of accurate feedback and non-bias opinion / objectivity. This promotes the incompetency of middle mgmt which relies on consultants to just fix the problem and bill the company while they sit on their hands. There is a very obvious presence of long-time associates who are resistant to change that may jeopardize or stress their current situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert consultants to associate positions. Set aside managers that are an obstacle rather than to shield them by placating them with inefficient slogans e.g. Bring down the obstacles of glass-house mentality used by BLDG 600. Set aside the finger-pointing stance used by many and hold each individual accountable instead of threatening the consultants with possible demise on the next budget-funding.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it waz amazing cool

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    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead

    I have been working at American Honda full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    enviorment was good and healthy

    Cons

    stress on mind increases and tension

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they neeed to be calm out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    fastpaced hardworking

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at American Honda

    Pros

    well made cars and customer support

    Cons

    extremely competitive industry especially in todays economic environment, but honda should maintain being the well run co. that they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't ever forget to remain true to your employees as well as customers, don't fall into the trap of toyota and prove there was no concern for customer safety and livelihood,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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