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Conservative, nice enviornment

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Computer Systems Administrator in Torrance, CA
Current Contractor - Computer Systems Administrator in Torrance, CA

I have been working at American Honda as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I had a lot of freedom to work on my own projects with little management unless I asked for it. Everyone was nice there. Honda campus was beautiful and had many features such as a gym and sports fields. People were friendly and nice. There were a lot of security issues so you were given a code to access only certain rooms. The security actually made the job more exciting. I was allowed to go in certain rooms to work on the computers that I was maintaining but they had to have guards there with me so I wouldn't look at classified projects. It didn't interfere with my work but it was fun to go through that process.

Cons

There were no real cons working here besides the fact that it was quiet and conservative.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's good company to work with for long term.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at American Honda

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Original intention is to keep people long term if possible, but sometime the economic situation changes everything.

    Cons

    Hired lots of contractors, even they are actually doing the long term job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Strong automotive company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I worked at American Honda

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, excellent benefits. Key assignments with high visibility once you've proven your abilities. "Undiscovered jewels" of associates - high talented but untapped resource. You experience the talent almost by accident when you are working with associates on multiple projects. A fantastic company philosophy. Hindsight is 20/20... Mr. Amamiya made several wise decisions that paid off in today's economy.

    Cons

    Limited growth (flat organization), favoritism, high tolerance for mediocre work by a significant portion of associates. Lack of a reward system for high performers/high potential employees. The true essence of the company philosophy seems to have gotten lost/been forgotten/pushed aside in the last 5-6 years.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard, objective look at those who are in key leadership roles, including those who are in "unofficial" leadership position. Leadership not management roles. There is a difference between the two. Ask if these associates should truly be in their current roles. If they do, great. If not, have the courage to make a change and identify the right talent, internal or external. Great leadership can cause great transformations. Poor leadership can destroy a corporation. "Leadership is not a magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people", that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." — Peter F. Drucker


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