DENSO

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DENSO Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
38 Reviews
2.6
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 (less than an 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
  2. 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 (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
  3.  

    Denso Data Analyst

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at DENSO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is relatively nice to employees.

    Cons

    Not much of a lively culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great people, Poor Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at DENSO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Denso are great to work with. There are plenty of management positions to grow into, and transferring departments is common and easy.

    Cons

    Upper management is distant and relatively unfriendly. Room to grow is capped low due to Japanese executives being brought in.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    In the engineering group, managers are usually also engineers. Not someone with a business degree.
    Quality is #1.
    Employees are used to the best of their capabilities.
    Stability

    Cons

    Quality is expensive against innovation.
    60-80hrs a week is usually minimum.
    Poor performers are not fired and only stagnate climbing slightly
    History of promotion on age and seniority over skill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go or demote poor performers
    Promote/acknoledge high performers

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

    Excellent company to work for. (Very happy employee).

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to gain experience
    Friendly staff, some extremely talented people work here
    High job security
    Recent work-life balance initiatives show that the company has its heart in the right place

    Cons

    Culture and Job Security allow for some employees to out-stay their usefulness.
    Many decisions made based on "concensus" when common sense and expert opinion could deliver much faster action.
    Promotion system is a mystery to even some managers.
    Extreme workloads due to outdated systems, red-tape, lean staffing, and time zones.
    Easy to put more into the company that the company will return to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tolerating associates who can't or won't deliver. Address performance and attitude issues. Promote those that are actually doing the work instead of pushing them out by overloading them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that is good at what they do

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at DENSO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Invests in employees through classes at Denso during normal business hours.

    Cons

    As with most Japanese companies, change is very difficult to push through. Even when the business's environment requires it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase independence from the Japanese headquarters. Increase engineering level pay to better compete with industry.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  11.  

    10 years working for this company now

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Battle Creek, MI

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

    Pros

    onsite pharmacy with good benefits

    Cons

    Low Raised. Lack of staffting and manpower. overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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