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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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    Great talent within the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor

    Pros

    Great benefits keep numerous employees within this company. Also a large amount of great talent exists within the employees.

    Cons

    Employees are made to feel like second rate people by upper management by the sheer lack respect. The company has a large base employees with a wealth of knowledge that is discounted or severely underutilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice I can give upper management is stop ignoring your very talented employees and listen to their suggestions. If this listen could occur this company could grow by leaps and bounds. Provide employees a safe environment to give you some sound advice without any backlash. Listen to you employees that will actually tell what is wrong within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Poor top down management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor

    Pros

    Excellent product line up is all vehicles available to the U. S. market

    Cons

    Japanese management has to much control over the day-to-day operation in the U. S. Profit became the only driver to built a presence in the U. S. market. Senior Japanese management believed in expensing the company to a profit. With that approach, the company has seen its sales decline from a high of 100,000 units in 2007 to just over 32,000 units in 2009 and their sales are off 52% 2010 vs 2009 and delayed future product to the U. S. market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to succeed in the U. S. market you must allow the U.S. management to run the U.S. operations if you plan to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
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