HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

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More work and less pay.

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Current Employee - Team Manager in Anniston, AL
Current Employee - Team Manager in Anniston, AL

I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

Pros

Health / Medical Benefits are good. You have a job for life if you work here. It's impossible to get fired (regardless of what kind of job you do).

Cons

Poor leadership. Very difficult place to work these days. Workload on salaried associates is almost unbearable. No signs of improvement anytime on the near future. Lost dozens of salaried people the last two years and there are no backfills. There really seems to be a lack of direction and leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If the strategy is to continue to reduce the salaried associates and not backfill...tell the associates. Most are holding on to hope that things will be better. Don't continue to myth that things will get better.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good job for mindless drones, willing to conform

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    Former Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

    Pros

    Pay is good, but once you are topped out don't expect much more. Medical/dental are free to single associates, minimal for family coverage.

    Cons

    Good job if you value money more than your happiness or sanity. Employee morale is the lowest I have seen at any company. Not much chance for diversity here. If you don't conform, you will be worked harder than those who brown nose or are "buds" with the team coordinator. The management is a joke and needs constant reminding of who has the power. Constantly shifting employees and process duties at a whim so that you are never quite sure what your process involves. This is usually done with the front that another zone can't keep up. In reality, it is an attempt by those associates to make their jobs easier. In most departments, it is necessary to come back early from break/lunch and do prep work off the clock so that you are ready for the assembly line that always starts up to the minute when 10 min break or 30 min lunch is over. Overtime is announced 5 or 10 minutes before quitting time, leaving you no choice but to work over or get points for leaving early. Better to make arrangements beforehand, just in case. Rotating shifts stinks. A lot of personal lives are in the crapper after working here. Expect to be on the assembly line for life unless you are part of the good ol boy network. DO NOT look to receive honest feedback at your performance review or be recognized for doing a good job. If you are caught trying to change the way employees are treated or suggest ways to boost employee morale, you will be targeted and blacklisted with the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is due. Don't try to use power for your own lack of self esteem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Specialist in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Specialist in Lincoln, AL

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

    Pros

    Job Security (If permanent associate)
    Very good and cheap Health Benifits
    Pays overtime and have the oppurtunity to work it.
    401k and Pension Plan.
    1 weeks off for Shutdown during July 4th and Christmas Holidays plus normal Vacation time.

    Cons

    Communication Between departments is not very good
    Things can get bogged down in planning and never get accomplished
    Pay is really low for starting employees and pay increases very slow.
    You can not start a career and end one here based on Pay.
    Better to come to once you have experience.
    You have to Clock in and Out every day.
    Schedule is very rigid.
    Lot of pressure on instant solutions rather than doing things correctly.
    Once you are at office you are there till the day is over.
    Not much chance for advancment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility in the managment of non-exempt and exepmt associates

    No opinion of CEO
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