DENSO America Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Hikaru Sugi
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Pros
  • job security, friendly, multi-culture, work-life balance, (in 8 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits reasonable for Maintenance anyway, relatively clean and comfortable work environment compared to previous jobs, (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Global systems are typically old and behind the times as they are in any big company (in 3 reviews)

  • There is no incentive to work harder than coworkers because this Japanese company is set up to be fair to all (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Overall good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, and good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Very frugal with the budget for development and training


  2. Contracted Quality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice coworkers and comfortable environment.

    Cons

    Poorly constructed training and expectations


  3. Positive environment, communication encouraged throughout company, and managers are very helpful.

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Full benefits, health program, competitive salaries, employee relations, many co-op opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to transfer sections within company, movement to higher positions is slow

    Advice to Management

    Consider a wider variety of training opportunities for current employees


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  5. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to do many different types of work. Great pay and benefits. Great people. The company is always looking to invent new technologies for the auto industry.

    Cons

    Not always having the most recent computer technology needed to get the job done. Change can sometimes be way too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Give your people more chances to showcase their talents.


  6. Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job Stability, Large company with many benefits/perks

    Cons

    Understaffed, fast paced, high work load.


  7. Good Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DENSO America full-time

    Pros

    Top automotive supplier in the world

    Cons

    Not a very good team. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  8. Not horrible, could be better....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Battle Creek, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Little risk of layoffs, bonuses are possible, clean work environment.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not guarenteed, poor training to new line workers, hours are long, and vary week to week, extremely hot inside plant, dental insurance plan is terrible, high employee turnover rate, too many co workers act as if theyre still in high school, making it difficult to maintain morale. Without 40 hours of overtime per pay period, a new accociate would live in poverty. There have not been raises in years, and we have not had a Saturday off as a team in over a year with the exception of a major holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Retool the overtime formula. Leave it up to the team leaders as there have been many a Saturdays of having to be there at 530a only learn that we don't have the parts to build and are forced to clean things that are already clean. That's very valuable family time wasted. Also, if we are truly not just bodies on the assembly lines, it would be nice to see steps taken to attract talent. Working today's 20 year olds 6-7 days a week for 10 hours a day is going to attract the wrong crowd. Production numbers would only raise if you had people who wanted to be there rather than had to be there.


  9. Stable company with good pay and excellent benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Machinist in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consistent pay, above average pay for the skillet in this region, company bonuses and 401k match, good health care options, clean facilities

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, outdated equipment, stagnant management practices, loud work environment, excess of management yet lacking in numbers of workforce


  10. So much BS, so little common sense

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company Good Benefits Average + Salary My mom could use the green screens just like she used to before she retired

    Cons

    Japanese Management think Americans are lazy and stupid Half of the American Management might actually be lazy and stupid - but they are good lackeys Computer Systems are old - need to spend some money to improve systems - I use so many Excel spreadsheets I don't know how I don't go insane Not a fun place to work - stuffy attitudes - outdated dress code - boring cube farms Silo! Silo! Silo! Status Quo! Silo! Status Quo!

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the butt kissers in management that got their jobs because they have been there for 15-20 years but really have no management skills. Shake this organization up! SPEED IT UP - your decisions take 3 years, let middle management do stuff, heck, let the staff make some decisions. Everyone is afraid to take a chance. That strategy works if you want to stay in 3rd place, but it won't ever make you #1 Invest in the good people and cut the muda - they are holding us back. Tear out the Cafe and put in a Planet Fitness Cut the noise and idiocy generated from the cheer-leading squads otherwise known as Human Resources, SHE, and Corporate Communications. I'm not living in 1954.


  11. I had a great experience!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a co-op for the company and had a great experience. All the employees are very supportive.

    Cons

    No graduate interns as of now

    Advice to Management

    The company can improve its orientation / induction process for international employees.



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