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American Suzuki was a good company to work for.

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Former Employee - District Operations Manager  in  Brea, CA
Former Employee - District Operations Manager in Brea, CA

I worked at American Suzuki Motor

Pros

The company paid within the market value and the benefits were fair. Excellent product.

Cons

The company has not recovered fully from the industry crash of 2008.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tell the public about the product. It is extremely good and well worth the look.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    2 years of work, but it felt like a decade.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Brea, CA

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor

    Pros

    The only nice thing I can say about ASMC is that their employee insurance coverage was very generous. After all, they gotta keep you healthy if they plan on working you to death.

    Cons

    Insane work load. Very poor employee recognition program. They reward you $100 if you come up with an idea that saves them a million. Although in the U.S., was ran by Japanese corporate mentality of work your employees 6-7 days a week, no over time pay because they salary everyone (smart on their part) and you must be loyal to corporate. They don't have to be loyal to you. I left because the president of the company gave a speech that Suzuki did not meet their sales goals because the employees did not work hard enough. No raises or bonuses would be given for the year. I resigned that day. Apparently, it had nothin to do with the fact that the company introduced it's new flagship vehicles that got 14 miles a gallon when gas was over $4. Obviously, they didn't sell. Human Resources found that almost 75% of employees were activiely searching for employment elsewhere during work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as a Japanese corporation treats American employees like they are in Japan, your best talent will always leave. USA! USA! USA!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fairly good place to work, lacks solid direction from Senior Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great car lease program, not on a time clock, not a ton of micro managing.
    Located in a nice serene location in North Orange County.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to get the "big picture" when factoring in American culture, rely on the Japanese bosses to dictate what is to be done. Cramped working conditions since all divisions were consolidated into the main building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your American employees more often since they know the culture of this country, not just the Japanese way of doing things.

    No opinion of CEO
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