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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Nummi

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good job security, fast-paced environment, can (usually) always stay busy, neat factory environment, Toyota experience, great immediate supervisor (lucky), a lot of young engineers

Cons

Extremely long lead time to substantial promotion, sub-par compensation, low challenge, office with no windows, lack of communication between departments, management VERY resistant to change, does not encourage higher education, expensive cafeteria with sub-par food, UAW

Advice to Management

Find a way to keep engineers for more than just a few years; the "revolving door" (as quoted by our GM) needs to stop, and management needs to think outside the box on this one.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work if you have no other life, or obligations to distract your focus on the job.

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Nummi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Only car plant in California, will probably be shutting down soon since all the lazy union employees are just sitting around exploting the system of senority and barely contributing to a friendly, enjoyable environment for everyone. But I did enjoy getting to learn how toyota works and the insider knowledge that will probably prove to be invaluable to my career. Also, no 2 days are ever the same, it's like be a cop, but you have to solve crimes that pertain to quality.

    Cons

    Long hours, stress, no management support. Lazy workers doing the minimum to scrape by. No time to take a vacation. Management is either too overcontrolling or just plain swamped and bogged down by unneccessary items that are not really their responsibility, but have no problem handing the issue down to lower ranks and letting them deal with it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to talk with other managers instead of sending lower level employees to be your puppets. Provide better training and lead by example, not throw someone under the bus and then try to offer help when it is way too late.

  2. Sinking Ship??

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Nummi

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning the Toyota Production System. The problem solving structure and tools that come with learning TPS are invaluable and can help anyone stand out when looking for employment elsewhere. You want to learn some solid problem solving skills in a high volume manufacturing setting, this is the place to be. There is a sense and level of team work that is also prevalent throughout the organization which can be good at times. The benefits are probably one of the best things about working at NUMMI. Very little employee contribution for medical coverage which is good. There is also access to purchasing low mileage, NUMMI built vehicles for a very good price .

    Cons

    There is too much emphasis on production when making decisions. The work hours can be frightening to some,especially if you are looking for some degree of work-life-balance. The hourly, unionized production workforce has problems with coming to work. This always affects the ability to run the production line and quality since many times, they just throw people on the job who may not be fully trained. With all the recent non-production workdays, the hourly work force has the option of coming to work to get paid and do meaningful work. How long can NUMMI survive with this reduced volume and still pay people for coming to work when they are not producing vehicles which make money???

    Advice to Management

    Get back-to-basics. It seems this is what President Ogura is shooting for. Let's hope its not too little-too late.

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