HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama)

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HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Keep your nose clean and don't catch any points. Full time hiring won't be too hard to get that way. Very good pay and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    The rotating shifts, but hey, I'm not going anywhere lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a review of your communication abilities. Nobody wants to find out three mins before clocking out, "Hey, we're working late." Not cool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Busy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great benefits, and diverse culture

    Cons

    Lots of work with little to no training.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL

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

    Pros

    They pay very well, you are guaranteed forty hours a week (more if wanted), benefits are good, in-house cafeteria with good food.

    Cons

    The management plays favorites so butt-kissing is the game. It can be difficult to keep up with the processes. They will get rid of you for any reason that they can. Swing shift, meaning you switch from 1st to 3rd every two weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect, screen middle management members better, stop treating temps unfairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL

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

    Pros

    There is a starting wage.

    Cons

    Repetitive work.
    No opportunities for vertical advancement.
    Low morale.
    Stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think resourcefully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    They never lay off employees?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good facility. Training is good. Quality product

    Cons

    The company says it had never done lay-offs for it's workers. That means HONDA employees, not the 100"s of Temp workers they bring in, pay 1/2 the wage, and discard at will. There are too many HONDA employees that simply don't do their jobs while the TEMP workers do the work for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your HONDA employees and really evaluate if they are working or skating by. You have a great deal of TEMP workers that seriously need a job that aren't treated very well. Also, your ethnicity of workers doesn't match the geographic area and make up of the community. Lot's of favouritism on the assembly line. TEMP workers perform a lot of repetitive motion procedures while HONDA workers don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work but just a number to management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As a temp here for over a yr the pay is great considering you make more than other places in the state. Good skill building.

    Cons

    As a temp I feel like all management really cares about is numbers and not quality of the product. It hurts many of us (temps) who break our backs working and volunteering but then during the quarterly meetings you praise all the full-time with a bonus for all their hard work. We signed on with our temp agency understanding this but the way we get treated is destroying our morale. You say HMA is 60% temp and 40% full...my question is this...Why then is full-timers complaining about us. Most of them got hired on full-time when you opened and we work our butts off working all the volunteer overtime and getting no bonuses. To you full-timers on here. We get half your pay and it takes us 4 months to receive 8 hrs PTO. Quit crying about your little raises and $2,000.00 lump sum bonuses. I know there are many temps you and I see who are worthless to HMA but please know many our working and trying to get on full-time. Us temps have no say here because basicly it seems like everyone just thinks of us as a nobody. On my team where I work we take up money when a full-timer goes out on FMLA or when a death in their family has occured. They respect us temps and understand why we choose to volunteer the overtime when asked by our TM or TC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to treat and listen to full and temp associates better. Even though i really dont think you will im still giving you 110% of me. Also, is it true that you give $18,000.00 to Elwood Staffing for each temp you hire full-time? If so, I know now why we dont receive any bonus.

  8.  

    good place to get experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  9.  

    pay is good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay...job security...never lay off full time employees

    Cons

    rotating shifts, long hours, work is hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hey, they are tired too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved working here.

    Current Employee - Co Op in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Co Op in Lincoln, AL

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced field, producing great cars. Unlimited opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box more often.

  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Japan culture is great to help develop young engineers

    Cons

    Salary was to low and raises were small.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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