Honda of America Mfg.

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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
84 Reviews
3.2
84 Reviews
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Tomomi Kosaka
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a temporary employee- Treated as trash

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

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a paying job that is better then working in a gas station. Most of the people are good hard working.

    Cons

    Being a temp. and watching Honda hire people off the street faster then giving the temporary employee's a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the full-time the hard working men & women who work years in your factory more of an opportunity for employment. Those who think they will have a better shot at getting a job for Honda if they temp are mistaken...it hurts more then helps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tempered expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Buyer in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Job security
    Not much else to speak of

    Cons

    Lack of accountability in management
    Unattainable expectations
    Poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least in the purchasing world management needs to start supporting associates instead of continually tearing them down. The amount of work that is expected of associates is unrealistic and it only creates tension between associates. There is no longer a sense of "Honda", but instead it is CYA everywhere you turn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Flat Organization, lack of middle level management structure, no growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability for an auto manaufacturer

    Cons

    Reduction in benefits each year for the last 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the Honda Philosophy of the past where there was respect for the individual and rewards for good work ethic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Alarmed over the Corrupt Management and HR at HAM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Anna, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Anna, OH

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Generally safe. Mostly a clean environment. Great product! More good people than the company morons have the aptitude to recognize. Good area to harvest workers from...or it would be if we didn't treat people like a commodity!

    Cons

    "Good old boys system" in Management and HR. No system for checks and balances to establish respect for the individual. Hard workers are scorned by management because they may never have worked the floor. HR is a crime in the making. NOT professional! American management establishing their version of the Honda Way has led to much strife and criminal activity. People are scared for their jobs. There are many many workers not willing to give their ALL. I attribute this to poor leadership! If someone in management has a beef with you they have many tools to "get" you and are willing to destroy careers to do it! Very sad times. Caring about your work is running second fiddle to people who "think" they are running the show. Many fat cats doing practically nothing to produce the product. Incompetent white collars everywhere. Poor leadership and advancement procedures. Perhaps a refection of the greater societal woes of our times??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to respecting your workers. Get rid of the ones who don't want to work....go to the spot and open your eyes. If you are part of the management problem then FIX it! Get out on the floor and take a day or two each month and use your hands and mind to WORK. Get rid of the HR establishment and for heavens sake give the good worker temps a full time position if they show that they are good workers. Be fair and be hesitant to trash peoples lives!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not the same company I hired into

    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    Great learning environment for engineering students.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in East Liberty, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Honda provides a mentor who thoroughly trains you in a realistic position solving problems and enhancing the company with true deliverables.

    Cons

    Placement is determined by the talent management staff through the co-op program (interns do not apply for a specific assignment).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible with co-ops: when I arrived my mentor realized where my talents were and gave me specific tasks where I could be challenged and find success. A rigid assignment would not have been nearly as beneficial for myself or my team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Tough manufacturing climate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay Hours are strict, must work when they tell you. Office environment is from the 60's
    Good benefits
    Good pension

    Cons

    No opportunity or promotion unless you are connected. Or you must have a college degree.
    No further training once hired unlike Honda R&D

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management (SE + AM and above) shuts themselves off to lower staff. Private meetings and secret agendas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Very stable company. Never a layoff. Great benefits at zero cost. Always a bonus in November.

    Cons

    Pay is comfortable but not great. Lots of fat and overhead that needs to be trimmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make morale any worse by reducing medical benefits any further.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Assembly

    Former Employee - Assembly in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assembly in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    OT and nice people to work around.

    Cons

    Same thing and hard to develop career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunities to enhance careers.

  11.  

    The best IT job I have ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PC Services in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - PC Services in East Liberty, OH

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

    Pros

    As an IT professional working at Honda is extremely versatile. Its never a dull moment. One minute I could be working on a computer back in the lab, the next minute is my time to shine, fixing and IT issue that keeps the manufacturing process going.

    Cons

    The commute is close to an hour. Thinking about moving closer to the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a fine job, thank you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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