HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

  www.hondaalabama.com
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good place to get experience

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineering Associate
Current Employee - Engineering Associate

I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (more than an year)

Pros

good benefits, job security, pay is not bad at all with over time pay.

Cons

Many non-professional behaviors. Depends on department and sub-group, work hours can be flexible or not. frequently making a new group and separating group. sometime function of the group is not well defined.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to start for an Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the cheapest states to live in. Start at around 55k a year which is like making 75k in an expensive city. Plenty of opportunity for overtime. May not be doing what you went to school for but it's a great introduction to the automotive industry and makes you money while you gain experience

    Cons

    If you are not a high motor person you won't like it. You won't be hanging out a computer all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting idiots just because they have been there for 10 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Honda has a solid reputation. HMA on the other hand...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Trussville, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Trussville, AL

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Infinite job security (exempt employees)
    - Excellent benefits
    - Pension program (for those that have grandfathered into it)
    - Great 401k match (for 2014 and beyond)
    - Flex time (for exempt employees)
    - Up to 20 vacation days (on top of two weeks for plant shut downs and national holidays)
    - Strong name to have on your resume
    - Paid overtime (for Level 2 and below)
    - Reasonable bonus

    Cons

    - Not really challenging... just really busy
    - Low pay and minimal increases each year
    - Talks a lot about Honda Philosophy but actually looks down on those who actually try to put it into practice
    - Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork...
    - The longer you stay here, the less marketable you feel for other careers
    - Not really serious about quality, just meeting production schedules
    - Pushes the line associates too hard (how many 5x10's weeks have they worked in a row?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many others have already said what needs to be said. Take some time to actually read these comments and maybe you won't have this continued attrition. Unfortunately, we exempt associates have been told many times that we are only "support" and are not "value added" and it shows in the way you treat us. Our job is to make cars and nothing more, right? If you want our plant to continue to be ranked the lowest among Honda plants, keep doing what you are doing and pay no attention to what we are writing here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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