Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Tomomi Kosaka
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Pros
  • Overall the pay and benefits are good for the area that they employ from (in 8 reviews)

  • 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)

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

  • Hard workers are scorned by management because they may never have worked the floor (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Long Stable Career

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Anna, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Anna, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Stable employment, good benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Old boys club for promotions, incredible bureaucracy, inflexibility of rules, too many office workers, too much mandatory overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear ideas from people doing actual work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    A company in serious decline

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    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in East Liberty, OH

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

    Pros

    Associates are generally nice to work with.A good place to work if you like lots of overtime and don't mind missing a lot of family events.Stable job climate.

    Cons

    Poor life/work balance.You will not be treated with the respect that you would been have years ago before the company was turned over to American management.There is very little left of the three joys that are a key part of the Honda philosophy.You will not succeed in a management role unless you learn to say yes even if it goes against your values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to give that they will listen to. Things have gone too far to ever be turned around no matter how many speeches we sit through. Mr. Honda would weep to see what you have done to his dream.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Maintenance tech

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

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

    Pros

    Lots of equipment to learn on, training center

    Cons

    Some of the training is outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Initially excited to join but simply disappointed to find that this is Honda

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    -Honda has become a career 'step-stool' that helps propel careers to the next level after working there between 2-5 years, especially among younger associates with college degrees

    -The health benefits were good

    -There is a new training building in place that will open opportunities for people with no degrees to find technical positions such as Maintenance (if you're allowed to go)

    -If you intend to work in a Maintenance position, you'll be making significantly more money than most, if not all, college educated people but likely doing mundane work such as PMs

    -If you're willing to trade job satisfaction for job stability simply to provide for your family and intend to keep your head down until retirement, then this company is for you

    -Bonuses are great for line associates

    Cons

    -Logical decisions are not made

    -A very reactive maintenance/manufacturing environment that waits for old equipment to fail rather than taking a proactive approach

    -Too many clueless managers, supervisors and leaders that rose to the top because of "who" they know and not "what" they know

    -Depending which plant and department, college educated people are not respected as professionals and constantly compared against what line-associates can or can't do - a double standard

    -HR at certain plants has been caught doing unethical practices

    -The PPR system is a complete joke. It equates to a 'bell-curve' reward system where set number of pre-determined ratings have been decided based on budgets way before you've completed that which you'll be rated on. The highest rating is like the "trip to italy" on the Wheel-of-Fortune, nobody goes to Italy.

    -Although many upgrades has been put in place, there are still some areas , equipment, computers, software that are as old as the plants or significantly behind by decades in technology

    -Morale is very low

    -Below average wages for people with degrees

    -Retirees, especially in technical roles, are leaving the company with an ever-expanding knowledge gap that has started to take a negative effect within production areas as their impact was under-estimated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are developing an environment that creates mediocracy. An environment where those who truly wish to excel and push the company forward are not rewarded while those who under-perform are not held accountable. An environment where those who truly care for the company are not allowed the opportunities to advance their careers so to set an example, but instead they leave to a better company and the only example left is from those individuals with no work ethic or professionalism. There are some incredibly smart and humble people waiting to be given the opportunity to shine, promote those who will move the company forward along with its people while keeping true to the most important belief within the Honda Way - "Respect the Individual"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Not a great company. Engineers beware

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    Current Employee - Chassis Quality Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Chassis Quality Engineer in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Overtime and extra days off.

    Cons

    Soul sucking work. When you turn 30 you will realize that you made a terrible mistake and you are now a Honda slave. Engineers are treated with contempt and used as general labor. If you are on the fence about the company like I was. Avoid it. I mad a terrible mistake and wasted a year of my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your ways. HR has been know to use unethical practices

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

    Replaced president, lying Managment, Human Resources Hires Felons. Poor Quality cars causing Fatalities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Plan is in Ohio.

    All the human resources are 18 year old club hopping females.

    Cons

    I have known about Honda for many years since 1984 when I was very young. Since that time there has always been those attracted to Honda for the same reason. They wanted to Use Honda as a career. Honda, over the years has had many problems that if was serious, could have taken care of, yet they try to defy the odds and create another big mess for hard working people to climb out of. They use the conversation about being tough and knowing yet that didn't stop people from getting hurt in their cars.

     The kind of people at Honda is a mixture of people, but when asked a simple question have the same problems that other companies do, yet Honda has been warned by the FDA to not cover up easy to prove things. Honda human resources have been caught lying and they have been in over 100 court battles. I will never trust Honda and there shouldn't be a reason to, after all they make cars and nothing more. I don't trust mechanics either. Honda uses the excuse that it deserves the best from Ohio, yet statistics show they have bypassed good workers and hired felons and made faulty care that caused deaths. If they were a hospital it would be big news, but they are just a car company and we don't have to give them a second look, nor does anybody have to care about what they do. If the workers actually care about what they were doing they wouldn't be arguing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You even look like your lying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Anna Engine Plant, Anna Ohio

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    Former Employee - Associate in Anna, OH
    Former Employee - Associate in Anna, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clean and safe work environment. Bonus pay for Holidays, attendance, and suggestions for improving work place safety.

    Cons

    Temporary employees will get priority to go to first shift, which means bumping you off of first even if your there for 10 + years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the employees make the assembly lines work, ensure that they ALL are treated as equals. One department is not more important than the others.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Great benefits, good hands on experience

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, poor continuing education incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce programs that are aimed at keeping young engineers

  10. Started as temp, now full-time.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Associate in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Full Time Associate in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Excellent paying job, benefits, many opportunities for promotion. You just have to work and stay focused on your career goals.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs running around with no clue on what they're doing. Top out pay won't be reached for new hires until after 8 years. Too many temps on 1st shift so expect to be on 2nd shift for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim down management and remeber who is actually making the profit for Honda. The line associates, not managers behind a desk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Quality Operations

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    Current Employee - Quality
    Current Employee - Quality

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

    Pros

    Excellent job stability and fiscal management. Great union-free culture for manufacturing industry.

    Cons

    Executive opportunities / compensation not equivalent to similar companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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