American Suzuki Motor
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www.suzuki.com Brea, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Senior Technical Training Specialist (Current Employee)
Brea, CA

ProsIf you are an enthusiast (MC) you'll find good comrades. While not great poduct/parts/accessories prices are OK. Auto lease program. Good benefits, but employees must contribute as of 2008.

ConsASMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corp. Japan. Ther are 20% Japanese nationals in US operations assigned for 5 years. They are running the company on a day to day basis rather than as overseers of the operations that the Americans know better i.e. market. Auto division is 45th of 45 competitors in market, CEO in Japan is dedicated to Auto sucess, this is brining the corporation down. Worst of both worlds; Japanese corporation with no 10 year plan, concerned with next quarters profits, American Corp where personal input is shunned. Upper (Japanese) management adopts US corporate management style and executes ruthlessly (rather than Japanese style). Management runs on fear of Japan. Parent company is so large and poorly run it is mired down in it's own policy, none of which seem to be written down.

Advice to Senior ManagementLock the Japanese in a room. Hire good directors and middle managers, let them take care of the US market. Invest in infrastructure. Innovate and be aggressive in market ...not 6 years behind it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked at American Suzuki Motor full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Co-workers are pleasant to work with. Benefits were decent. Lease car… Cons: Japanese management treats employees poorly. All of their bad decision are the fault of the employees. No direction. No mission statement. Not even a plan… Advice to Senior Management: Close up shop and stick with other markets, like you have already done. That, or have… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good place to start your career or end it.

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    I worked at American Suzuki Motor


    Pros: Benefits was good, company and lease car benefit was very good. Freedom… Cons: Upper and senior management is generally Japanese which do not understand the American culture. Becuase of the lack understanding each Japanese manager has failed… Advice to Senior Management: Please listen to your American people you may actually understand why you do not grow in the US market. … More
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