Honda of America Mfg.
2.9 of 5 77 reviews
www.ohio.honda.com Marysville, OH 5000+ Employees

Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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2.9 77 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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Tomomi Kosaka

(4 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Overall the pay and benefits are good for the area that they employ from"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good pay Hours are strict, must work when they tell you"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Even some of the other comments here seem to confirm that the Work-Life balance is pretty bad"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Hard workers are scorned by management because they may never have worked the floor"
    in 4 reviews
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    Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Marysville, OH

    ProsGood engineering experience especially for co-op's

    ConsSome departments can be strict and others are a little laid back

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to begin your career.

    Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Russells Point, OH

    ProsThe pay is OK, the benefits are very good.
    Lots of paid holidays and time off.
    Smart and innovative employees.

    ConsSalary is average to below average.
    A real lack of communication from HR and management.
    Promotions are few and far between.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to gain experience

    Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Raymond, OH

    ProsTeam-focused environment, wearing a uniform every day saves time, saves money, and allows all associates to be treated equally, ample break time

    Conspay structure is very flat, not a lot of advancement opportunities, associates tend to get 'stuck' in certain departments

    Advice to Senior Managementemployees should be promoted based on merit, not only on length of employment, pay structure should not be as flat to encourage associates' performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Honda Manufacturing - o.k. but not great.

    Engineering Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Marysville, OH

    ProsIf you're a young engineer - especially one without a family - it's a great place to go and work a ton of overtime and get paid for it. They have recently introduced newer technology in both the manufacturing and design areas, which is exciting.

    ConsWork-life balance is horrible. Working at Honda is a lifestyle, not a job or career. If you have children in school - be accustomed to missing events and missing holidays with your family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to find a way to better balance work and family life with exempt associates. Often times, the hourly production workers are much better 'taken care of' than management / technical staff. There has recently been a push - especially within HAM - to reduce overhead manpower. That is understandable, but the methods for doing so are leading to a culture where those who you don't want to leave (the younger, more efficient staff) are leaving and those you don't want to stay (the more experienced, more costly, less effective staff) are staying.

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    Good company, strong Japanese culture in U.S.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRole longevity if you want it

    ConsLow compensation, not a great career path

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    Worked there 27 years, career advancement is good if you get along with the boss.

    Honda Associate (Former Employee)
    Marysville, OH

    ProsGood people, decent pay, good hours

    ConsVery redundant type atmosphere. Check Check double check! Honda is cost cutting big time. They are taking away benefits and not giving raises like they use too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook around more, dont select peoplae based on how well you get along with them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging, great for resume, place to land for a few years then get out.

    Buyer (Current Employee)
    Raymond, OH

    ProsLots of individual decision making, lots of responsibility and chances to make decisions.

    ConsLarge office, no much chance for promotion, very manufacturing orientated workplace. Mid level management doesn't do much, more babysitting than actually responsibility, which is passed onto lower level associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore incentives, more reason to do a "better" job, not promoted because of how long you've sat in chair rather how much you've accomplished.

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

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    Not the same company I hired into

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsMany opportunities to try new things. Good health benefits. Reduced rate lease car benefits for management.

    ConsFew development opportunities. Lack of respect and appreciation for experienced associates. Lower than average professional compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to Honda Philosophy. Question leadership and go to the spot. Improve work environment for engineers in manufacturing.

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    Assembly (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsOT and nice people to work around.

    ConsSame thing and hard to develop career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpportunities to enhance careers.

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    Going down hill at an alarming rate

    Equimpment Service (Current Employee)
    Anna, OH

    ProsStable job
    Decent benefits
    Good vacation policy

    ConsRampant confusion and mismanagement at department levels
    Inconsistent application of policies, many decisions bases on hidden favoritism
    No rules, only "guidelines"
    Everything subject to business needs clause
    The motto seems to be "Ignorance is bliss and the truth is not welcome"
    People live in fear of failure more than anticipation of success

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much time spent with form instead of function, stop worrying about having all your charts and graphs looking pretty and start paying attention to the core business of making cars.

    Stop punishing the innovators

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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