American Suzuki Motor
1.9 of 5 18 reviews
www.suzuki.com Brea, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Brea, CA

ProsThe 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor


    Pros: Decent benefits, great car lease program, not on a time clock, not a… Cons: Upper management does not seem to get the "big picture" when factoring in American culture, rely on the Japanese… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your American employees more often since they know the… More
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    Where unprofessionals gather.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor


    Pros: Motorcycles are always profitable, easy to sell and will always allow the company to suffer along. Because Suzuki has a big corporate name and… Cons: Don’t trust the Americans. They were tossed out of other reputable companies and had no other place to go. Or, they started in… Advice to Senior Management: You have 300 employees in the US - there should be… More
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