Honda Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
101 Reviews
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Honda President and Board Member, Honda Motor and Honda R&D Takanobu Ito
Takanobu Ito
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great people, great pace, easy deadlines, job security (in 8 reviews)

  • i love working at honda because i really learn a lot (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, under paid, late night customers (in 4 reviews)

  • Japanese Executives care only promotion when they go back to Japan (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Elmhurst, IL

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

    Pros

    Competitive opportunity to make good money

    Cons

    Difficult fighting fellow employees for customers entering the parking lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with professional system so consultants are not blatantly fighting for customers. It's not a good look for the company/dealer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Total compensation is pertty good because the benefits (both medical and retirement) are very good. Professional salaries are average for the region. Co-workers become a second family.

    Cons

    Professional associates spend a lot of time in meetings and you need to be able to "fight fires" and "grow the business" at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the shift in expectations for today's professionals and increase flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good benefits, terrible management, terrible company policy practices, high school graduate "engineering" managers ,

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    Current Employee - Engineer (Not "Honda ATS Engineer")  in  Tallapoosa, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer (Not "Honda ATS Engineer") in Tallapoosa, GA

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

    Pros

    Honda Benefits - Although the benefits at HPPG are the worst of all other Honda locations.
    If you are a pathological liar and a hypocrite, this place is great for you.

    Cons

    -No proper training, no management, strict work hours.
    -No respect for individuals...You would thing people are nicer in the South..Not in this facility
    -Terrible pay (low 50s starting, 10k less than other Honda plants)
    -Your work starts at 7:30 and if you clock in at 7:30:00, you are late, must clock in at 7:29:59 or earlier.
    -People switch around positions but the positions are not made available to everyone (bad reputation for the company)
    -Management spend hours on how to save $40 on cleaning rags but will spend thousands for their work trips.
    -Promoting process is disappointing...some of the managers don't belong where they are.
    -You can become an " Honda engineer" if you stick around long enough...but really, a recent graduate from a reputable school will run in circles around you...although experience is bliss, right?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Do not bring in people from other plants and pay them 20% raise + stipend for doing so...they already make more than us and don't work as hard.
    -Do not let managers talk down on their employees.
    -Do not lead people on with promotion hopes.
    -At least, try to treat everyone equally.
    -Put an end to the wasteful Japanese influence. Actually go get stuff done rather than meeting about it 20 times.

    In Honda in Japan, before meetings, decisions are already made among the upper management, so then why do they hold more meetings?...stupid, disorganized and wasteful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Honda Ohio sucks

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    Former Employee - Product Engineering  in  Marr, OH
    Former Employee - Product Engineering in Marr, OH

    I worked at Honda full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None. Ohio engineering center is a jail full of idiots.

    Cons

    Bunch of freshly graduate engineering comunityes, with no understanding of vehicles design. They just blindly follow a process created 15 year ago, that is mo longer valid.
    Expect to work 60 hours in 5 day with 40 hours pay.
    Everithing is by the book . And the book is poorly done.
    Management flexibility is zero.
    Forget about the word Promotion.
    Never ever unless your Japanese from Japan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a look on the outside of the carbord box you're living inn.
    Engineers are not slaves. This is why manny leave in 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you are looking for a career ladder position this is not the place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary;

    There is much to learn that you can either use at Honda or at another company to bring real value to their organization.

    Cons

    These are some of the characteristics of the Financial area I work in:

    Poor management communication. Superiors don't make what they want very clear, changing their minds all the time. This leads to the second problem: if something happens because you did something your superiors told you to do, they will throw you under the bus to save them even though its not your fault.

    Feedback system is in negative format - "this is why this didn't work", leading to bad moral,.

    They emphasize being on "one team", but actually they strongly encourage unhealthy competition and no co-op;

    Poor job/career mapping. No one knows how to advance, outside of "do very well" for your performance review, but they give you vague goals and no direction or guidance;

    You do not feel like you are a vested interest within the company. Also, there are no true interest in technical employee advancement, so they will not pay for you to go back to school, with no plans on ever doing so;

    Mandatory overtime (if you don't like working overtime).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership and people management as soon as possible.

  7.  

    No leadership, horrible environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Representative  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Account Representative in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits. Some coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    The systems and work rules are old.
    The culture is soul crushing.
    Management only care about bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of the sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very helpful as far as finding my own way

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    Current Employee - Co-Op/Intern  in  Tallapoosa, GA
    Current Employee - Co-Op/Intern in Tallapoosa, GA

    I have been working at Honda as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    It is very laid back environment and everyone is very understanding with the time frames for bulky projects.

    Cons

    don't see much opportunity to really grow
    also very few references for information concerning software development in house

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    documentation of what a new associate should become familiar with would help with bringing anyone up to speed. I am still asking what do they call certain equipment and their different processes so that my projects will be more effective, but learning the process in the middle of a project slows the project down and could lead to misconceptions if the process is explained in a rushed manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - General Associate  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - General Associate in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Set hours with possible overtime, job security and lots of extra's i.e. gym, holiday shutdowns, and family days at amusement parks

    Cons

    mandatory overtime (if you don't like working overtime)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    5th grade level of comminication and games

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda

    Pros

    Marysville is a nice place to ride around.

    Cons

    The company has several problems with being respectfully and Honorable. Being picky and revengfull is not Honorable.

    I got a State Job after I left. I got tired of so many inexperienced personnel running drama. So many people pretend to be running something and in the end it means 5th grade.

    You would think people in there were running NASA. In reality they are rude, crude, uneventful dramatic reality stars.

    The treatment toward US Veterens is sad. Honda should know that America has allowed them to do business here. They can leave tomorrow which is where some of the business already has left and stayed.

    Aloha MEXICO. That's the start of the end for Honda. Hyunda is producing better cars at a cheaper rate. Honda recalls are at a record high and not Hot tempered Manager is going to stop them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Japan

  11.  

    Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    steady hours and decent pay

    Cons

    over analyzing everyday task on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out and see the people that make it happen everyday

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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