Honda Engineering North America

www.hondaengineering.com
Unclaimed Profile

Honda Engineering North America Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
10 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.1
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Steve Combs
3 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, amazing product lineup, strong positive culture, excellent history and company guidelines, good benefits, overtime compensation for engineers, strong bonus program (even in down years they still pay), history of proven innovation and technical expertise.

    Cons

    Not many cons outside the normal engineering concerns such as deadlines and late meetings (with Japan). It's an open office environment... and the uniforms, (but the uniforms are free, just not very comfortable).

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you are doing a great job. But make sure to watch for what customers really want. Balance form and function in products.


  2. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Honda Engineering North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good company. The business structure allows for a wide variety of engineering backgrounds (electrical, mechanical, industrial. The culture is fairly open and allows for easy communication with management

    Cons

    Flat structure does not allow for much vertical (or horizontal) movement. Part of Honda's culture is job security, but this also can also mean a bloated workforce with some members not able to fully contribute (base on lack of technical skill). Slow moving bureaucracy that can slow projects quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on associate flexibility and allow for additional movement and transfers. Look at ways to remove the layers of bureaucracy that slows projects.


  3. Great for experience, but don't expect to be hired on full time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Technologist in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Technologist in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Honda Engineering North America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great deal of overtime -learn a lot about trade -uniforms

    Cons

    -75% travel -no benefits. -low morale. -Employed trough contract for up to a year with possibility of being hired, but it seems that they had no intention of hiring anyone. Immediately following the peak busy season contract employees were let go. -People without experience are in leadership roles. -Lack of help due to understaffed

    Advice to Management

    - Give a better work/ life balance. - Give time off for contract employees.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Contractor, But No Complaints Here.....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support - Contractor in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Support - Contractor in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Division 3 PPC Block Leader challenges me to think outside of the cubicle. Flex-time is certainly a perk. Associates are compensated and treated very well.

    Cons

    Not a full-time associate. Paid very low, but that's not Honda's fault. Staffing agency is keeping more than their fair share!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire me! I have nearly 10 years of Honda experience; R&D, HTA, Mfg line and now EGA. I'm loyal to Honda. I just wish my hard work and dedication would be rewarded, and I'm beginning to wonder if it ever will be.


  6. Engineering Coordinator at Honda Engineering North America.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda Engineering North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid Over Time, Flexible Start Time, Flexible Time Off, included benefits with good 401K matching.

    Cons

    Having to work a lot of over time to meet deadlines, frequent travel, middle management set in their ways, dealing with 'the customer' who has no intention in helping the project secede.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp performance reviews as they seem to reward the hardest working people the least.


  7. Get in, Get out, Get on with your life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda Engineering North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Ability to do absolutely nothing and still keep your job, Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Your co-workers have the ability to do absolutely nothing and still keep their jobs. There is no system to identify and groom talent. Employees are just pawns, moved around to fit the company's needs with no consideration of individual career goals or aspirations. Reviews are comical and appear to only reward perceived (not actual) effort and not actual results.

    Advice to Management

    Re-verse the lobotomies. Realize that the best talent want out and you're grooming a culture of mediocrity. Promotions should come with a raise, not a pay cut.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Honda is a great company, by far the worst place you can work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda Engineering North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Don't even know where to begin. The most back stabbing, unorganized, unprofessional, and degrading place you can work. Whatever you do, do not come to this Division of Honda with any experience what so ever. It is not welcome nor is it excepted. It is done the most out dated way in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Replace management, try outside Honda associates for once


  9. Honda Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honda Engineering North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great bonus sharing, flex time, PTO, Pension

    Cons

    Limited career Ladder. Need additional classifications for employees. Lots are stuck at coordinator for 10 years + and will never make staff engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Make more aggressive decisions. Don't get stuck on this is how we always do business. Keep looking for additional talent with former automotive experience.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Reactive and conservative company that cannot seem to get on track

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Honda Engineering North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Honda Engineering has an excellent benefit package that is unmatched in the region. Opportunity to travel to Japan and other regions in the US.

    Cons

    There is nothing Engineering about this company, innovation and Honda Engineering do not go hand-in-hand. Engineering methods and checks are outdated and are irrelevant due to the poor culture of not doing PDCA or checking if the final design matches design intention. Design mistakes are always repeated due to what I mentioned before. Engineers are just there to put out fires, the jobs are very unsatisfying and there is mayor discontent among engineers. Executive and Senior Management beg for new ideas, but yet they do not open the channels of communications for engineers to suggest them and the few new ideas that they allow have to be reviewed in countless and unnecessary review meetings. The workload in this place is unreal, it is up to you to halfway finish the hottest items and miss out on your personal life or miss some deadlines and get to see your family for a bit every day. Either way you will be look down upon. Getting promoted in this place if a real joke, you get a minor salary increase and loose your overtime. Yet, they will assign you to more work.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of you cubicle and do some Gemba ("on the spot") verification of the problems all divisions face. Especially when it come to low manpower and poor strategy and planning of future workload.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Everything that everyone does has a significant impact that shows.

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Honda Engineering North America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Independence and driven to think on your own. Practice of "go to spot" encourages people to get out of their area and gain first hand experience on other aspects of the business.

    Cons

    At times, can be too focused on the external customers and not the internal customers. Resistant to change and adapt to employees wants and needs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to associates and be concerned about knowledge transfer. The next generation is going to need adaptation and flexibility.



RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.