DENSO Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
35 Reviews
2.8
35 Reviews
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    Management has the right to MISMANAGE anyway they see fit and they are doing a heck of a job!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DENSO

    Pros

    Good people in skilled trades.......Used to be more before they were ran out.

    Cons

    The previous person is out of touch. They do not value their employees. There are many opportunities but only if you are willing to suck your way there. People are overworked because management abuses them until they finally quit and that leaves less people to do the job. I have been involved in making improvements but got in trouble for doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How's the new Hyundai business working out for us? Perfect example of MISMANAGEMENT!!!!
    Instead of missing trucks we are missing planes!!!!
    Way to start out new business with a new customer. Try to get our foot in the door for new business and mismanagement blows the foot off!!!!
    Management has nobody to blame but themselves.
    For advice. How about we focus on getting a new product around before it goes mass instead of after the fact!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    STAY AWAY!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at DENSO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ummmm......whenever I think of one I will add a second review

    Cons

    Condescending managers that create a hostile work environment, whenever a complaint is made to HR, nothing is done about it. Not to mention the sexual harassment and nepotism. The company file on the "troublemakers" is ridiculous but, no action is taken. Whenever an issue occurs you will get a different answer 125% of the time! There is so much drama and there is an apparent lack of resources to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop enabling the problem(s) and eliminate them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is a Nightmare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at DENSO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They employed me full time.

    Cons

    Redneck management (including females). Management that has been there too long should and that is dead weight should be retired. Treat hourly employees poorly. Technical knowledge is poor. Culture is one of 1972. Managers and section leaders talk about other managers and their chain of command poorly. This is NOT a progressive company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire if you a dead weight. Don't bad mouth your chain of command (your boss) to your direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Terrible skilled trades management low morale too much overtime

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    Current Employee - Matenance  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Matenance in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at DENSO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Make good money no layoffs

    Cons

    Skilled trades management is terrible one of them shut some guys in a furnace and they promoted him the morale is really bad the company has taken away so much from the workers. They want to write people up so they can show there power this is a terrible way to deal with people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the floor maintenance management out of the building and get somebody that knows what is going on in there that is why people are leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    LOw on working experience quality

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer
    Former Employee - Production Engineer

    I worked at DENSO as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    easy manufacturing, better production layout

    Cons

    no caring on part of workers....no safety ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect guys who work for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Rapidly becoming a typical American automotive supply company, and that is a bad thing.

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Technician in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at DENSO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I used to think there might be some, not anymore. Steady pay until I can find another job.

    Cons

    Total dis-involvement from executive level. Crisis management is the normal way of operation. Lack of trust. Lack of communication. More resources given over to finding who to place blame with than to resolving the crisis of the hour. No training. No reliable communication from leadership. Serious lack of trust in management. All leaders are moving in different directions. All risk and crisis management is reactionary. I hear members of the so-called leadership team openly bad mouth and disparage the company and senior management and executives. Very low morale and low quality of life. Equipment is neglected and the TPM/PM systems are a joke at best. If production is threatened in any way; safety, maintenance, and any proactive plan will be summarily pushed aside without hesitation. I have heard the maintenance group repeatedly complain that they want to fix breakdowns properly, but the "DENSO Way" has become just get it running vice making a permanent repair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is far to late for the current management/executive hierarchy to learn from and fix the problems they have created. Only the Japanese finally saying Jūbun'na! and cleaning out some offices soon can keep Denso from becoming another Delphi.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Low Moral,Low Pay, Mis Managed, No Communication. Drama

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at DENSO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Work, Company provided tools. Company provided Uniform.

    Cons

    Company Managment doesn't understand Maintenance (Skilled Trades) needs. Compare pay with only Automotive Companies. Maintenance(Skilled Trades) is not tied to Automotive ONLY. Maintenance(Skilled Trades) is only tied to a machine. A Tier 1 company should base pay off of surrounding area. Top Pay should be reached within a short time. Denso has a "Qualification Card". All Skilled Trades are already Qualified!! We don't need Denso Management to tell us that!! We already went thru our Apprenticeship. Denso Management is spreading rumors of a 12 hour shifts to get rid of overtime. Management can't manage their people. So instaed of dealing with the individual, they punish everyone. Send mass email to all, instead of dealing with that individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Qual Card!! Base pay on Surrounding Companies. Make top pay with in a year. Communicate. Stop spreading rumors (Management). Deal with their issues and stop punishing everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    underaprieciates there employees and will let you go at the drop of a hat

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at DENSO as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    better than average machienist pay

    Cons

    no life, lots of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your employees need a life outside of work. they cant continually run twelve hour days seven days a week

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

    Good experience, but slow career growth.

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    Current Employee - Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Service Engineer

    I have been working at DENSO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity of learning technically and management.

    Cons

    Bad salaries compared to others specially it is a huge company.
    Lack of promotion system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about life expenses and compare your staff salary schemes with the local companies.
    Hold your experienced employees and promote them.

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

    I had a great time working with the smaller company but didn't learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DENSO

    Pros

    Wrote my own ticket to move up just got to the top

    Cons

    When I moved up to Sr. quality engineer there was nothing else for me to do so had to leave the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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