CalsonicKansei North America

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CalsonicKansei North America Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
12 Reviews
2.8
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great pay and benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lewisburg, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lewisburg, TN

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, interesting work. High tech, dynamic company. Learned a lot of lean manufacturing techniques. Excellent benefits, had an onsite clinic that provided free health care for employees and dependents.

    Cons

    High stress, lots of hours. Poor work/life balance. Schedule could change with little or no notice. Worked a lot of weekends with no compensation (no extra pay or comp time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on job satisfaction issues to help retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work for the area.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Shelbyville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good 401K and onsite health clinic.

    Cons

    Too focused on advancement requiring a 4 year degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the best people for jobs don't have a 4 year degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent..Loved it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welder/Technician in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Welder/Technician in Shelbyville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time great, people friendly

    Cons

    too much buddy system. I did my job the best I could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to see the Dedicated Employee's instead of there best friends and what they do outside of Work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Maintenance Technician

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Shelbyville, TN

    I worked at CalsonicKansei North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many types of equipment to learn/work on, good workmates with lots of experience

    Cons

    no formal training on any equipment, over generalized job descriptions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintenance Division is the core of CKNA. All production issues are not a maintenance responsibility.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at the shelbyville plant it was a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HRIS in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - HRIS in Shelbyville, TN

    I worked at CalsonicKansei North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits
    positive place to work
    great people

    Cons

    a little stressful at times but overall a great job
    had to work some sat., salary position, so no overtime pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard Work liTyler pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at CalsonicKansei North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You Get Some DiscouMrs On Buying A Nissan Vehicle

    Cons

    Low SalarY, They Tell You When You're Hired That You Will Become Permanent With The Company After Your Probation Period Which Is Three Months BUT That's A Lie, It Takes YearsTo Become A Permanent Employee, You are Considered Provisional And Don't Not Get The Same Benefits As A Permanent Employee But Does the Same Job. HR never Has A Straight Answer To A Question, Always Gives You The Run Around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise The Pay , An Have A better Ratio Of Permanent Employees To Provisional(Temp) Employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Foundational Change Needed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Management in Shelbyville, TN

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on responsibility
    Reasonable compensation with good healthcare
    Willingness to move employees around internally

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership
    Impact from HQ in Japan is detrimental
    Very significant turnover at all organizational levels
    Short-term thinking when approaching budgets
    Not willing to address foundational issues expediently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long-term structure and automation rather than short-term profits
    Look at imbalances in management structure
    Remember that you are a manufacturing corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Buyer

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Shelbyville, TN

    I have been working at CalsonicKansei North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benifits are OK but there is a large gap in pay amoung the people with the same tiltes.

    Cons

    They preach corportate cuture but do not follow it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage your employess.

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

    Not recommended. High Stress, High Workload, Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment
    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    Low chance of promotion
    Bad communication
    Behind technologically
    High workload
    High stress
    Too many managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees based on market value.

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

    Fair compensation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalsonicKansei North America

    Pros

    Fair compensation, Travel opportunity, Diverse people

    Cons

    High workload
    Minimal feedback
    Minimal promotional path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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