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generally a good place to work

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Former Employee - Finance & Accounting  in  Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Finance & Accounting in Irvine, CA

I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-great car benefits
-conveniently located
-friendly environment

Cons

-no training for new employees
-HR department is more of a hinderance than a help
-old building
-not enough parking

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give employees chance to review their managers to identify poor leadership within the company.

Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Mazda North American Operations

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    Great people, great cars, great design, confused and not in trouble

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time

    Pros

    Fun, friendly workplace with people that are passionate about the brand. Great benefits. Zoom Zoom spirit is real and exists there.

    Cons

    Layoffs and reorganizations every 2-3 years. HR functions to punish and hinder operations, not help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mazda is not a Japanese version of BMW despite what Mazda Japan thinks. Since the US is where all the current profits are, focus efforts to help Mazda US, not force layoffs and buyouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fear Based Culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    For the most part, there are a lot of good people at Mazda.
    The products are good.
    The company car benefits are a plus!

    Cons

    The culture, by far, is the biggest negative of the company. It's cronyism at it's worst and I agree with a previous post that it's "who you know", not "what you know".
    Overall, the leadership at the company is very weak and becasuse people are promoted based on "friends and relationships", the real talent within the organization doesn't get promoted. That's why such a high percentage of people took the recent voluntary buy out package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on talent and who's most deserving. By continuing to promote managers that do not demonstrate leadership, you are erroding the morale and overall talent base of the company. Institue a 360 of all managers....find out what's really going on within the organization and take your heads out of the sand!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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