Honda Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
98 Reviews
2.9
98 Reviews
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Honda President and Board Member, Honda Motor and Honda R&D Takanobu Ito
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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  

    Wish someone had warned me

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    Current Employee - Assembly  in  East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly in East Liberty, OH

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

    Pros

    There are some very nice, very hard-working people there. Pay is not good, but it's the best around in this lousy economy

    Cons

    1) Ignoring long-term temps and hiring off the street is a pathetic, inexcusable practice.
    2) Management appears to be "willfully stupid".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hari Kari.

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

    Terrible Benefits- mostly temp employees NO UNION

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    umm...thinking. Plant closed on Christmas and 4th of July is about it.

    Cons

    Mandatory 6 days a week. 10+ hour shifts. Very low pay compared to rest of country. Most people try to get a job there in Lincoln , Al because its the only job around,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less temps and more perm employees. Give them decent family time. Your employees can only survive on OT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good for me.

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst  in  Greensburg, IN
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Greensburg, IN

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. They make a good product but have manufacturing problems they should have resolved by now. Well known name and quality.

    Cons

    Don't ever work in Accounting. Work area may have Carbon Monoxide contamination. Very strict work conditions and structure. Can't miss much work for any reason the first year or you will get fired. Poor training and management communication. People are overloaded in their jobs. Bad moral. Too much stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to train people so they have a chance. Don't know what you are doing. Upgrade software. Simplify processes.

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

    Terrible experience

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Tallapoosa, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tallapoosa, GA

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

    Pros

    -They clean your laundry for you
    -Honda name looks good on your resume
    -get to smell of ATF everyday
    -Stable job

    Cons

    -base pay is 20% off of Industry or other OEM's, unless you work ridiculous overtime
    -very strict, not receptive to new ideas (can't even have drinks at the desk!)
    -3-5 years til first promotion, raises are small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -raise pay
    -promote from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insane.

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    Current Employee - Production/Assembly  in  Greensburg, IN
    Current Employee - Production/Assembly in Greensburg, IN

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck-average pay, but not worth the insane pace you have to keep up with. The only good reason to work here is for medical benefits.

    Cons

    Insane pace of production line. You literally do not have the time to wipe sweat from your brow, much less get a drink of water-even when the fountain is only 10 feet away. I honestly believe, because of the speed of the line, they dont't care if you live or die. Yet some people have jobs where they spend half their time leaning on car hoods and talking. I see almost half the people on these hectic lines-who are at least 50 years old. And then, they disrupt your family life-by rotating your shift every 2 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the human factor.

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

    It was horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda

    Pros

    Never ever work with Honda Motorcycle

    Cons

    Manner of working, Management, Culture, Co-Employees

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrified

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    Former Employee - CRD Executive  in  Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - CRD Executive in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    I worked at Honda as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good trainings and Japanese working methods. Ichikiwa Diagrams and PDCA's, you have helped me a lot.

    Cons

    Stress working environment and people don't think out of the box and follow paper rules & regulations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think out of the box and do not sit and not listen to only your opinion. Sometimes lower staffs can have brilliant info's aswell. Listen up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great potential, but ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Never the less, I can't expain why but people like to work there !

    Cons

    Great philosophy, but lack practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to practice the philosophy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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