Denso Manufacturing Tennessee

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Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good pay for easy work so-so benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Athens, TN
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Athens, TN

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay for the work. easy jobs. okay benefits. great health care. lax uniform freegym focase on health and my personal growth flexible trys ro be

    Cons

    the competitors of the company offer better benefits and pay . policys are not always followed. HR doesnt have a clue about what goes on on the plant floor. HR is never available. Ethic are a concern. the percentage of african americans employed is smalle than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Denso should give more vacation hours and more emergency sick days. Denso overworks their employees with long hours and lots of required overtime,tocompensate Denso should telltheir employees thank you by giveing more than 3 Emergency days per year or sick days.Show that Denso understands and cares or you will lose great emplyees to othercompanies that will

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Denso is a top notch work place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Associate  in  Athens, TN
    Current Employee - Office Associate in Athens, TN

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Denso has great benefits and room to grow in the chain of command. The jobs vary and so do the shifts so there are many different areas to work. Denso likes to promote from within.

    Cons

    Biggest con would be that the employees act like they are still in high school. There is a lot of back stabbing and gossip. Also, it seems to be that rules can be bent or broken for some but not others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate team leaders more often and thouroughly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience with the company has been a roller coaster ride.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The best reason for me working there is the insurance benefits. I have work with the company long enough to earn four weeks of paid vacation.

    Cons

    My biggest challenge is not having the help I need to do my job properly. When the economy was so bad the company let most of our temporary associates go and cut back on hourly associates' hours. The salary associates had to take up the slack. Since then the company has been running with a leaner roster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to consider how to help team members (esp. Section Leaders and above) work together. Most Section Leaders and above I know fight against other people's ideas. Mostly for spite because they don't like the other person. They should realize that we would all benefit by working together in the same direction instead of pulling against one another. After all, we are on the same team.

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

    Stability leads to Complacency

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Total Industrial Engineer  in  Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Total Industrial Engineer in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very high level of stability in your job, very rarely fires associates. Great experience early in career.

    Cons

    Same as the pros, much of the promotion and organization structure is based on how long you have been at the company. Very infused with the Japanese culture, it can become very frustrating for young professionals looking to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on ability not the amount of time an associate has been there. Not all employees are qualified for their jobs, as bad as it sounds you should not be so afraid of firing someone and retaining new talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Limitless potential but over extension of capacity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay, Good People, Sound Foundations

    Cons

    Unreasonable Work Load (for some), Questionable Management Decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove favoritism and follow through on promises, stop over extension of your most valuable resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company. Great Co-Op opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company. Great Co-Op opportunities

    Cons

    There are some trust issues between the headquarters in Japan and the manufacturing plant.

  8.  

    Good money, but clueless supervision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good salary and working conditions. The work isn't very physically demanding and takes little thought to do. We are allowed to talk and cut up on the lines. Not much accountability for productivity or quality, so it's easy to get through the day.

    Cons

    Good old boy mentality and lack of skilled supervision. The supervisors and teamleaders don't come around unless someone in management has a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require supervision to spend time on the production lines, at least part of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not too shabby if your starting out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Athens, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Athens, TN

    I have been working at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, a lot of things to learn

    Cons

    pay is not the greatest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working at DMTN changed me, but not in a good way.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maryville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN

    I worked at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee

    Pros

    The tuition reimbursement was a great benefit, along with the job stability. Unfortunately, that's about it.

    Cons

    Essentially, you sell your soul to work for DENSO. The pace and expectation there is completely unrealistic and upper managment is completely out of touch with what is going in the lower ranks. It is very top heavy and upper management is completely overpaid. Promotions are not earned by talent or merit, they are given to people who are in the "back pocket" of upper management OR given to people they want to grandfather out of their current position. The whole concept of DMTN is very ''old school'' and the life expectancy of a new hire is around 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your associates are telling you and if you don't want the true answer to a question, then quit asking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I found DENSO to be a professional, highly competent firm to have worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Faciities  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Faciities in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Denso Manufacturing Tennessee

    Pros

    DENSO enjoys an assortment of Associates who are well trained and well suited to their taks. Their work is a standard others in the industry would be wise to enumlate. Working for DENSO exposes you to many points of view from which much can be learned.

    Cons

    The firm went through a severe budget constriction the past two years. The resulting cuts in budget and staff were highly impactful. I found that while management worked very hard to communicate its strategy, there often were gaps which lead tomore confusion than was necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to keep employees in the loop. In the present business climate it appears as though the industry is beginning a rebound. Reduced budget and staffing may be necessary but it doesn't appear that way to employees. From that perspective the company strategy seems to lack a clear, strong direction.

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