Honda of America Mfg.

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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
89 Reviews
3.4
89 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 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.  

    Great learning environment for engineering students.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Tough manufacturing climate

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    The best IT job I have ever had.

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    • 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
  7.  

    amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Associate in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly Associate in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    the company is good to there workers and is very easy to work for

    Cons

    strict attendance policy and alot of walking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay the same dont change i worked here for 10 years and left and have regretted it since 2 months after i love the place so very much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great workplace atmosphere, everyone is friendly
    great engineering environment for an engineering intern
    good benefits and programs for co-ops

    Cons

    pay is lower than normal
    early starting hours

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    You're a Hondroid - which means you are disposable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Honda Associate in East Liberty, OH
    Former Employee - Honda Associate in East Liberty, OH

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

    Pros

    When I started in 1997 the Japanese ran the company, the place ran like a well-oiled machine. It was always right man, right job. Benefits and pay were good.

    Cons

    Americans took over, now no one knows what they're doing, you get the job if you kiss booty, no loyalty to me as an exemplary employee. I had 15 years perfect attendance, was moved to different departments because I would encourage and "fix" the department, and constantly told what a good employee I was... until I tore my shoulder on-line. They threw me away like trash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit paying the attorneys and Private Investigators to try and "catch" me doing something wrong... and use that money to fix my shoulder so I can get well and get back to work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    You have real responsibilities. Projects are meaningful and you get to see them through from start to finish, which is very rewarding. There are constant challenges with new vehicle designs, manufacturing problems, factory renovations, etc. It's a fast paced workplace that rarely has you feeling bored.

    Cons

    Not all areas are as exciting as others. Some jobs can be very monotonous and repetitive since this is a mass production factory. However, the company is big, so there are usually opportunities to try out something else that might interest you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to rotate through various areas within the company so they can understand and appreciate the complexity and interdependence of all of our functions. It will open their eyes and help them perform better within their own roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going down hill at an alarming rate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equimpment Service in Anna, OH
    Current Employee - Equimpment Service in Anna, OH

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

    Pros

    Stable job
    Decent benefits
    Good vacation policy

    Cons

    Rampant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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