American Suzuki Motor

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Training Specialist in Brea, CA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Training Specialist in Brea, CA

I have been working at American Suzuki Motor

Pros

If 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.

Cons

ASMC 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 ManagementAdvice

Lock 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.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Biggest Mistake in my Professional Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are pleasant to work with. Benefits were decent. Lease car programs was nice. Nice working schedule with a good days off.

    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 for the future that i know of. American workers content with no raises or bonuses, no advancement opportunities, do well. Creative and talented people either leave for better, brighter futures or get laid off. Worst place I ever worked for and regret ever excepting a position here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close up shop and stick with other markets, like you have already done. That, or have some respect for the people who work for you and maybe you will actually see results!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career or end it.

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor

    Pros

    Benefits was good, company and lease car benefit was very good. Freedom to do as you need for a district just meet you goals or numbers.

    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 but it will never be their fault. The goals are expectations are very unrealistic for the American market which goes back to the lack of understanding of the USA market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your American people you may actually understand why you do not grow in the US market. All senior Japanese need to be locked into a room and allow the US manager run the company, it would succeed.

    Disapproves of CEO
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