Honda Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
98 Reviews
3.0
98 Reviews
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Honda President and Board Member, Honda Motor and Honda R&D Takanobu Ito
Takanobu Ito
38 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)

  • Very low pay compared to rest of country (in 3 reviews)

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Employee 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.  

    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.

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CG Designer  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - CG Designer in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    great people, great pace, easy deadlines, job security

    Cons

    Not the most stylish or cool. Some managing schedule issues. Could be more amenities. Location not ideal in my opion but there are worse locations around LA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    finance manager

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    new build, nice store and location

    Cons

    long hours, under paid, late night customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arrogant....and lost

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (American Honda Corporate Headquarters)  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (American Honda Corporate Headquarters) in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Honda full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Discontinued employee pensions but, according to a senior executive, "Honda's decision wasn't as bad as that of other companies?"
    Still have health benefits.....for now.

    Cons

    Certain vital administrative functions are denigrated and de-resourced to the point of nonexistence.
    Spending half a billion dollars on HondaJet. Good luck making a profit on that...
    Spending hundreds of millions on F1...again.
    Obsolete enterprise systems patched together with standalone spreadsheets makes effective project management and coordination virtually impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have a clue what your business is or how valuable the few loyal (to the company, not to the did functional management) employees are. Focusing on metrics instead of productive and necessary activities while cutting resources is a recipe for failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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