Honda Manufacturing of Indiana

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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Global Opportunity in Indiana

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

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth and development as a professional with a global viewpoint. Supportive of innovation and creativity. Excellent benefits and compensation. Built in vacation time during 2 plant shut down weeks. Strong core values and philosophy which makes the company even more respectable.

    Cons

    Could continue to develop more flexibility through creative alternatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job of engaging and being actively involved. Continue to develop young or new to Honda talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best job I've ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, IN

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Encouraged to think "outside the box," continuous improvement is in the company's DNA, respect for the individual is practiced. management tries hard to make associates feel valued, stable company - no layoffs, same rules for everyone on attendance, conduct.
    Health insurance paid for by company as well as providing a health fund to keep the associates' costs low for doctor visits, prescriptions, etc. 401k is matched $ for $ the first 6%, company provides additional contributions based upon years of service, up to an additional 8%.

    Cons

    Promotions don't happen very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing with recognition, we are eating it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bait and Switch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Greensburg, IN

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The health insurance is really good. A single person doesn't have to pay anything towards it and it includes medical, dental, and vision. Plus they give you a health fund with money to pay for your doctors visits and prescriptions. Unless you are extremely ill, you probably won't exhaust the fund.

    Cons

    Human resources department lacks professionalism. In evaluating the job offer, I asked questions and when they didn't know an answer or just didn't want to tell me the answer they ignored it. When I asked the questions again the recruiter with whom I was working told me "If you don't want to come then don't!"
    The company is not afraid to lie to get you in the door. Once you start, they will tell you the truth about everything that they lied about.
    Company values only exist on paper; they do not practice what they preach.
    They use a no fault attendance policy with no rewards, only punishment. If you are unfamiliar with no fault attendance policies, they basically dictate that there are no excused or unexcused absences, only absences, and they all count against you. They use this for both exempt and non-exempt employees, so if you thought that degree was going to get you some benefits, think again.
    The attendance policy makes it such that employees who are contagious and should not come to work show up so that they don't get punished.
    Speaking of your degree, it doesn't make a difference here. They don't offer any incentives for a degree.
    Your past experience means absolutely nothing here.
    Compensation is very poor for exempt employees. Any other company in the area will pay you tens of thousands more in a comparable role.
    Employees in their first year may earn 8 hours of paid time off if they have perfect attendance the first 90 days. If you get sick and use that one day, the next time you get sick, you will be punished.
    Paid time off maxes out at 15 days, and that is once you have been with the company for 10 years. In all of my previous professional positions, 15 days was the allotment for the first year.
    The people who hold management roles are incompetent to say the least. The company is young and it shows with the people who have been chosen to lead.
    Some job functions are looked down upon, and no one is afraid to tell you if you are in a position that they look down upon.
    The roles and responsibilities for each job are not well defined due to a lack of understanding by the management of what each position takes. If you are used to getting a job description when you start a job, you won't get one here because they don't exist.
    There is no room for advancement... period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk. Mr. Honda would be ashamed of the way associates are treated. Company policies are focused on making money at the expense of employee morale and health. The policies need to be more balanced to promote healthy employees, because without the employees, you can't make any money. Professionals should be treated as such. Don't be so focused on treating everyone the same because treating everyone fairly is much more important than treating everyone the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plant is 5 years old and has many growing pains at all levels.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Greensburg, IN

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No union presence. Multiple shift operation. Opportunity to travel to Canada, Ohio, & Japan. Able to work with other like minded people. 6% 401k match. Annual pay increase. Ability to purchase new Honda cars, motorcycles, and equipment at discounted price. Multiple opportunities to learn different skill sets from welding, injection molding, supplier quality, technical accounting, project management, regulations, etc. Job perks are slim now, but are growing. Some current events are attend Indiana Black Expo luncheon, multiple local school career days, Indy 11 soccer team, discounted tickets to Purdue, IU basketbal/football, race events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There are 2 week long plant shutdowns. 1 week for Christmas and 1 for 4th of July week. Personal growth is not clearly seen nor promoted at this time. Intentions are there just not well executed at this time. Plant is right off the highway. So most commute with mostly highway driving.

    Cons

    Large organization brings many problems that the management team is not currently able to adapt to the situation. Japanese culture is very present is difficult to understand and is not readily taught to its employees. Most meetings are not well managed. My misconception was that Honda has been around 30+ years. I thought the experience and knowledge would reflect that. Instead I arrived at a plant that is only 5 yrs old and does not appears to be starting on its own with out much help from 30+yrs of experience of its parent company. Unless you grew up in a 40 mile radius of the plant, it has a unique culture. Most resources such as home improvement stores, car dealerships, fine dining, cultural events, shopping, tourist attractions are 1hr drive from plant. The work-life balance varies depending on department, seasonal timing, and manager. All levels of good bad are experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the work place environment. Bring strong leadership and stay consistent. Knowledge must be past quickly to new hires. Talent is continuously leaving, thus all the knowledge is leaving, putting us no further forward than we started

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attitude Reflects Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Greensburg, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greensburg, IN

    I worked at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company was starting to get a little better, but my outlook on this company has been too tarnished to wait for the inefficient admin group to implement anything.

    Cons

    The old saying is "if you can't do, teach". If you're terrible at your job, you're more likely to get promoted to management so you can't screw things up. There's exceptions, but the trend follows this pattern. Poor hiring/promoting policies have created a sense of cynicism that causes all groups to hoard information. The company policy "One Team" was very contradicting to actual environment.

    Pretty much everything. Best to take a part time job and wait until something better comes along.

    Not optimistic long term because upper management are puppets to what Ohio/Japan want and middle management are toxic in regards to performance feedback, personal growth, team building, and technical training. Their looking out only for themselves and not those under them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not be people from non-manufacturing departments. There are too many upper management who don't know anything about manufacturing or common sense and manufacturing middle management (mainly equipment groups asking for money) take advantage of these shortcomings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company values and principles not followed

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    Former Employee - Team Coordinator  in  Greensburg, IN
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Greensburg, IN

    I worked at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Tiny raises for associates. Bonus much less than forecasted year after year. Minimal training for new associates. Company values and principles are great however they are not practiced in the plant. Upper management inept and "good ole boy" system for key positions and promotions with no regard for actual skills and ability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I HAVE WORKED AT Honda FOR OVER 4 SORROWFUL YEARS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Greensburg, IN

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    INSURANCE, OK PAY, not much anything else.

    Cons

    rotating shifts, too many ignorant TC's and TM's. AR will not back production employees even when they know the employee is in the right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use Hoosier common sense in running this company. Too much Japanese influence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your Degree is worthless here

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

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Your will be smarter than your managers

    Cons

    No promotion structure for engineers an engineering degree is not valued. Manager who 9 time out of 10 doesnt have a degree spend time saying how they are so much better "engineers" because they do have a degree and did line processes for years.Because of this true engineer enter in to a very close minded environment and spend alot of time explaining to engineering theory to the line associate that have been promoted to be engineering managers. It is a very frustrating work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get education look outside of hondas walls to bring in new tech and ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    An interesting learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Associate in Greensburg, IN

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A steady pay check, and clean working enviorment

    Cons

    Putting up with management that looks at an employ as a piece of meat and if you get hurt, they want you out the door. The management staff has no business being there, 90% have no qualifications or abilities other than they know somebody or they are a professional suck up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those with skills and qualifications or quit and leave the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    When will they realize that they are doing it all wrong?

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

    I have been working at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is OK, but not not as good as it could be. Indiana associates get the shaft when compared to Ohio.

    Cons

    Well educated and experienced members are passed over for promotions. A person who was once a floor scrubber has a better chance at being an engineer than an experienced or educated associate. Boot lickers and yes men get the promotions.

    Managers and people in the front office treat employees like idiots. There is no respect given to the production associates. You are a burden if you ask to speak with them and they treat you like you don't deserve to breathe the same air they breathe.

    Very little time is taken for communication. A quick quarterly meeting is about it. There is seldom an open and honest discussion of ideas. New ideas are often struck down even as the little message board in the hall encourages associates to do so.

    Mr. Hondas ideas and principles are often set aside. This is the most mismanaged employer I have worked for. IMO.

    Benefits are sad when compared other Honda facilities. No education reimbursement or career path development in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More meetings with back and forth discussion. As a manager you should be able to think on your feet without canned answers. Hire better managers. Trying to educate the poorly selected ones is a bad substitution for doing it right the first time.

    Start a better process for promoting internally. Don't be afraid of cleaning house in the front office. Something is not right with the way it is ran.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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