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I have had opportunities, but you won't get them if you don't show significant initiative.

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Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Lincoln, AL
Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Lincoln, AL

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

Pros

Benefits are very good, salaries are okay. Not much mentoring, but training is available. Average performers have limited opportunities for new assignments.

Cons

Honda believes in crossing the T's and dotting the I's. Good processes with checks and balances are part of manufacturing and administrative activities. If you want flexibility, Honda is probably not the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Honda believes in associate involvement, but relatively few actively strive to implement improvements. The Honda Philosophy is well reasoned but most associates don't understand it well. Management needs to find a way to engage associates on an emotional level.

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Other Reviews for HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

  1.  

    Excellent. Opportunity is there for those who truly apply themselves.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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

    Lots of project opportunity - you have to go after it and show apptitude
    Easy to shine above your peers
    Great opportunity for advancement without a degree - but it takes a lot more to get a foot in the door
    Lots of opportunity for lateral moves to learn other areas/departments
    Program to teach problem solving - if you embrace it and really want to learn it
    Successful projects + advanced problem solving + knowledge of a lot of areas with in Honda = promotion (based on business need, of course)
    Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    HR is weak and ineffective
    High Attrition due to Morale and lack of development
    Very little flexability when compared to other companies
    Engineer pay is much lower than other companies
    Honda as a whole seems to have lost its innovative edge
    Inefficencies abound
    No Succession Planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A) Put focus back on innovation, associate development and Quality Circles. B) Invest in manufacturing process that allow our vehicles to be exciting again. C) Give people something to be excited about in thier jobs and morale will improve. D) Salaried jobs are not the same as hourly - acknowledge it in the form of flexability and it will provide incentive for hourly to apply for salaried openings. E) Find a better way to gather associate ideas for improvements.

    No opinion of CEO
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    The first few years were great. Then a total turn around. Morale is non-existant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Associate  in  Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are o.k., But have not increased in much in about seven years. There isn't many pros to working at Honda anymore. Honda has kept people working during the economic downturn. I think they only do this as a smoke-screen to make themselves look good in the media. They have withheld enough raises and bonuses from the workers to pay for this.

    Cons

    Try working 2 week rotatiing shifts for 10 years. Workers have begged Honda to change this set-up with no success. I believe the company is trying to get rid of full time workers and fill the positions with temporary workers.Skilled workers are leaving as fast as they can. Morale is non-existant. Honda has not replaced a lot of the workers that have left and upped the workload of all associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We started out as a great company. Honda tries to say their motto is to Respect the individual and they somewhat did the first two years, but they are far from that now. Wake up management. Honda is going downhill.and it's not because of the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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