Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Honda is a great company to work for they have great benefits and retirement also you make good pay with this company (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, Good benefits, good people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Even some of the other comments here seem to confirm that the Work-Life balance is pretty bad (in 4 reviews)

  • Higher level Promotions are done by the buddy system, not performance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Made good money and made some life long friends!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Associate in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Line Associate in East Liberty, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money is great for a hourly wage! Work environment is pretty clean and overall safety is fairly good. Overtime is pretty much always available.

    Cons

    You have to be on the buddy system to get promoted and management likes to enforce rules that they can't even follow.

    Advice to Management

    Communication!! Communication!! And respect for the individual!! Practice what you preach!! If their out to get you watch your back!!


  2. Team Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leaders in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Team Leaders in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

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

    Pros

    Good wage and benefits, for the time being

    Cons

    Company does not support long term employees


  3. Good if you stick around for the long run

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay is good for the responsibility level and Columbus area.

    Cons

    Flat corporate structure. Some promoted based on length of service instead of on merit, but this is changing for the better. Performance review is sort of a joke. Ratings are determined before review is submitted. Your rating is based more on what fits you into the budget than your actual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Management direction seems to constantly change, pick a strategy and stay with it long enough to implement.


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  5. Engineering Staff

    Former Employee - Engineering Staff in East Liberty, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Staff in East Liberty, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (401k, health insurance, profit sharing bonus), opportunities for great work experience to start your career. People that work that are intelligent and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Have to work a 2nd shift every couples months. The work schedule is fairly inflexible and you sometimes have to work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Overall management did a very good job. There needs to be a better solution for work flexibility for Engineers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Stepping Stone. Not a Good Long Term Choice.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Anna, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Anna, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Stable job. - Great 401K - Pays great for entry level If you are looking for stability you found it, but you won't find much else.

    Cons

    - Terrible work life balance - Weak management system. - Top heavy for no reason - Flat compensation for everyone. - Company values are hardly observed. - All reactive activity. Very little proactive activity. - Work becomes mundane quickly. - Drama, Drama, Drama. More drama than days of our lives.......

    Advice to Management

    Go to the spot and actually see what is happening..... Understand the processes and the people. Consider giving rewards to those who perform. Focus on training. Training that will help people think and make good decisions. Learn to actually convey your values daily.....


  7. Helpful (1)

    too much inconsistency

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Machine Maintenance Technician in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Industrial Machine Maintenance Technician in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is good for the positions involved in maintenance, benefits are good

    Cons

    No department policies yet constantly attempting to quote them, not to mention changing them to meet the needs of whatever they feel that day.

    Advice to Management

    grow up


  8. Helpful (1)

    Procurement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent sense of community, good culture, and nice office. There is a sense of working towards the same goal and all within the three mottos of honda: joy, respect and innovation.

    Cons

    The community is lacking in an work ethic. Everyone does the minimum to get by. The systems used by Honda are really aged and lack in efficiency, but the office makes them to be the latest. Everyone complains about their job and acknowledges there is a retention problem.

    Advice to Management

    Work to inspire the workforce and continue to innovate through the use of new technology. Make the place an environment that attracts younger crowds that push business to be more efficient


  9. The longer you stay, the better the benefits.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great medical benefits Honda will provide 150-400% 401k match depending on longevity Large bonus Everyone wears uniforms

    Cons

    Flat company Lower starting salary Hard to leave after 10 years due to 401k match

    Advice to Management

    Management is good in my experience.


  10. Helpful (5)

    The best years of my life given to Honda,and they could care less

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Anna, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Anna, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Line associates can make really good money with all the OT offered. Free uniforms Better than avg health care OK 401 plan Stable employment

    Cons

    Favoritism is the rule of law The level of stress and amount of responsibility has to be experienced to be believed The PPR process is dehumanizing.Ratings are decided well ahead of the actual performance review and you WILL be forced to give poor ratings to associates who deserve better because the bell curve must be met. Archaic work rules.I mean really,we are supposed to be excited that we can have a water bottle at our workstation? Performers are not rewarded but given the crumbs left over after the managers get their favorites placed in strategic positions that serve to support themselves Total lack of respect for injured associates,who are labeled frequent flyers or worse Concerted effort to pressure older associates to retire

    Advice to Management

    Have the common decency to lose the arrogance. It's ok to look me in the eye instead of looking at the floor when we pass each other in the hall. Learn how to be truthful at your own town meetings because it's very obvious that you aren't. Finally,replace the department managers who have abused their associates for so long(yes,you know exactly who they are).


  11. Helpful (5)

    Engineers treated without respect by the farm boys who have been here 30 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have an unbeatable benefits package. Great 401k package. Free health insurance. 10 percent off of powersports products. Workout facilities are about 20 bucks a year. You get to work on some high dollar projects depending on the department.

    Cons

    All managers are only in their positions because they have been there forever. The people who were good left and went onto better jobs. Everyone here is a good ol boy and you'll move up if you're their best friend or you are a yes man who doesn't think for themselves. People feel the engineers are know it alls. They don't trust you. They micro manage until your head explodes. The people at the top like to flex their power even if it makes no sense to do so.

    Advice to Management

    More pay. More creative freedom. Thin the herd and do the company a favor. Honda is not the company I expected it to be.



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