Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
79 Reviews

3.2
79 Reviews
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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 9 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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  1.  

    I have worked here 17 years and will continue to be employed because of the job security.

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    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the best part of Honda

    Cons

    Repetitive work and injuries are the main concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard Work, Good Pay

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    Current Employee - Assembly Associate
    Current Employee - Assembly Associate

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Overtime pay. You always know what your pay will be because everyone makes the same amount of money. Uniforms. No need to ruin your own clothes.

    Cons

    Recently a lot of overtime on weekends. 30 minutes overtime on week days. Equipment breakdowns. Employes who do subpar work make the same amount of money as excellent workers. Whiners get off of the hard jobs and the hard workers have to pick up the slack. Assembly is extremely hot in the summer. Uniforms do not breathe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who do the processes before changing the way things are done. All plants should have the same standars. If one plant requires sleeves to be down and snapped, they all should. Get cooler uniforms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Good engineering experience especially for co-op's

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to begin your career.

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Russells Point, OH
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Russells Point, OH

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Raymond, OH
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Raymond, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Honda Manufacturing - o.k. but not great.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Coordinator  in  Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Work-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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, strong Japanese culture in U.S.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Role longevity if you want it

    Cons

    Low compensation, not a great career path

  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Honda Associate  in  Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Honda Associate in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Good people, decent pay, good hours

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look around more, dont select peoplae based on how well you get along with them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Buyer in Raymond, OH

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large 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 ManagementAdvice

    More 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not the same company I hired into

    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

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