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Updated Jul 19, 2014

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3.2 93 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Honda President and Board Member, Honda Motor and Honda R&D Takanobu Ito

Takanobu Ito

(37 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    6 people found this helpful  

    It's a pay check. Stable place to work, but not a good place if you want your pay to reflect your hard work

    Technical Specialist (Body Assembly) (Current Employee) Greensburg, IN

    Pros*No lay-offs in the history of the plant
    *Solid benefits
    *Brand new plant; clean
    *Stable place to work
    *Legitimately some good people to work with
    *Great place for assembly line workers to grow and mature within the company
    *Great place for newly graduated engineers to get work experience
    *You don't have to choose what to wear to work, because you wear uniforms
    *Free pair of work boots every year

    Cons*Minimal pay raises/increases, with no encouragement to try harder
    *They emphasize being on "one team", but, no such evidence of actual application of this principle
    *Feedback system is majority in negative format - not so much "good job", but "this is why this didn't work"
    *No real choice in your career path. They place you where they want you, and you have no clue how to work towards a position that you're interested in
    *Very strict with a vague set of rules. No established departmental policy - every policy is verbal, with nothing documented for reference, like the associate handbook is
    *No clear-cut way to show how you can advance within company
    *Poor job/career mapping. No one knows how to advance, outside of "do very well" for your performance review, but vague goals.
    *You do not feel like you are a vested interest within the company.
    *No true interest in technical employee advancement (They will not pay for you to go back to school, with no plans on ever doing so)

    Advice to Senior Management*Open your eyes. When your people are dissatisfied, actually investigate instead of saying "we're looking into it"
    *Improve your medical treatment program.
    *Pay your engineers competitive wages
    *Define engineers' career paths. Allow engineers to move within company to other jobs to help them grow and mature.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVery diverse and challenging. Gives you the opportunity to take on big responsibilities

    ConsSalary is low and there are not too many opportunities to move to different jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place depending on management and surrounding

    Technician (Current Employee) El Monte, CA

    ProsEasy cars to work on

    Consflat rate pay when it's slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Great starter job...but lacking upward opportunities.

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Raymond, OH

    ProsGreat coworkers for a young crowd. For those looking to settle down, this company offers great long term job security as long as you aren't too ambitious for advancement. Good benefits as well.

    ConsYearly pay increases are typically below inflation. Promotions have very little to do with ability and more to do with tenure. Senior management often tell you that you are important, but rarely do they show it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnd the revolving door. You are bleeding talent and losing valuable knowledge as they leave after 5 years. It should be cheaper to keep talent than to recruit, relocate, and train new bodies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-op experience

    Co-op: Vehicle Research Engineer (Former Employee) Raymond, OH

    ProsHonda R&D has a GREAT co-op program. Well, "had" a great co-op program. Word has it that they've ditched it in this automotive market downturn. I had a great experience there and learned a lot about mechanical engineering.

    ConsThe co-op program is now gone. If they reinstate it, I would HIGHLY recommend applying. But the location is terrible. Ohio? C'mon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the co-op program! It's valuable!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good place to start off, but the "revolving doors" are an indication that this is not necessarily a place you

    Engineer (Current Employee) Raymond, OH

    ProsHonda is an amazing company to work for. You can learn a lot from the expertise of those above you, and there is much to learn that you can either use at Honda or at another company to bring real value to their organization. The people are generally very supportive and see each other as "teammates" instead of opponents. This is why such quality product comes from this R&D center.

    ConsThe pay is pretty marginal (even though they claim that it is competitive). Growth can seem slow if you don't embody exactly what your superiors want, but they don't make what they want very clear necessarily.

    Work can sometimes be very overwhelming, and if it weren't for the paid overtime, the high expectations that are put on the associates could never be met.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management. No advice to management. No advice to management. No advice to management. No advice to management.

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    Working in auto sales

    Finance Manager (Former Employee) Bend, OR

    ProsYou can make decent money selling used cars. New car pricing is very competitive, and most dealers pay a "mini" averaging $100-$150 on new car sales with number bonuses...10 units sold, 15 units sold, etc. You have set hours, but things are usually pretty flexible because you are not punching a clock. If you enjoy selling, and can show true concern for your customers, you can have a good career in auto sales.

    ConsBelieve it or not, when I started in car sales, there was no internet. No Edmunds,Costco,Consumer Reports websites. These sites make it very easy to price shop and get reliability and ownership feedback on any make or model car. As consumers, we have all become very smart shoppers and want the best price, best interest rate etc. Downside? You will rarely make a decent commission on a new car. You must go over the car completely with the customer, and they will do a survey with the manufacturer. If they didn't like the Finance Manager for instance, it may reflect on you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour salestaff is more important than the customer. Treat them with respect and dignity, and they will do what ever you ask.

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    over all very happy with dealership just wish that they showed they cared more about their employees.

    Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosespecially in a time of poor economy, honda sales are up and see no slow down in sales

    Conslong hours. very little time for a social life

    Advice to Senior Managementmore employee recognition. the employees don't feel like much importance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unlimited Learning Experiences

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCareer growth, Bonuses, learning opportunity like manage and leading a project or activities.

    ConsToo much of revision on presentation slide and proposal. It will demotivate associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequired clear and firm direction in order to achieve objectives. 2 way communication with associates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You can learn alot

    Quality Project Leader (Current Employee) Celaya, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    ProsYou can get a lot of expierence

    ConsSalary is not so good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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