Nissan North America Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits (lease vehicles at discount)
    Exciting up and coming company growing market share

    Cons

    Politics can lead to bad decisions
    Work life can be difficult depending on meetings with Japan.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Fair company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Buyer in Franklin, TN
    Current Contractor - Buyer in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is one that gives all employees the chance to excel. Nissan offers various training classes and motivational tools to succeed.

    Cons

    If you are not a direct Nissan employee you are treated differently. Contractors are not given the right to park in the covered parking area, use of the onsite gym, nor company wide bonus's.

    Advice to Management

    Work to cater to all employees. Be sensitive about direct employee comments when it comes to bonus's and benefits.

  3. Hard driving company that gets results from little investment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nissan provides a hardworking environment that pushes you to your limits but gets the most out of its resources. The pay and benefits are definitely above average for the area.

    Cons

    There is very little regard for an employees time outside of work. The company says that frugal is one of it's core pillars, but they are downright CHEAP!

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  5. Great Place to work, very flexible with hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, very flexible, nice perks - Car

    Cons

    Mobility up is hard and limited.

    Advice to Management

    Create better opportunities to work in upward mobility positions

  6. Technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Short shifts. low starting pay for the work we do. Hire too many young supervisors. Need to hire from within the plant more. Give the people on the floor a chance at a manager Position without a college education.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the lines more. Get the top pay to the people in less than 5 years

  7. Lots of exposure to multi-disciplinary functions, leaders, international business, and global projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I have worked with some of the most considerate co-workers and leaders I have had the pleasure to have met. Car allowance is a very nice perk.

    Cons

    International and global work causes odd hours and long days at times. Compensation is nearly competitive. Opportunities are limited even if you are a motivated performer.

    Advice to Management

    Values spoken and lived out are not always aligned. Few executive leaders practice the corporate values used to measure performance.

  8. They take care of you if you give it your all.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Smyrna, TN

    I worked at Nissan North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay rates, vehicle discounts, safe work environment.

    Cons

    Strenuous work, tedious repetitive processes.

    Advice to Management

    As far as I can tell, it's a great job if that is what one is looking for. It was a good place to work.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, rewarding job, but have to deal with differences in personalities and unwillingness to change.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work, good benefits, and structured pay. Almost military-like in pay structure. Troubleshooting is fun and rewarding most of the time. Schedule is very flexible and allows you to do what you need to.

    Cons

    People with different personalities doing their own thing with weak management. Personalities clash, and management won't do anything to reprimand the individual that is causing issues, and more often than not will have a talk with the rest of the shop about how to deal with it, without solving anything.

    Also, get used to hearing the words, "That's how it's always been done around here." The place has been here 30 years now. If that's how it's always been done, then apparently innovation isn't a strongsuit here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and take their advice more. There would be less turnover and more experience on hand.

  10. Standard US manufacturing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady work.
    Reasonable pay and great benefits.
    Management emphasizes active participation to improve jobs and processes.
    Relative job security.
    Diverse work force.

    Cons

    No incentive to try harder.
    Major disconnect between line workers and management.
    Poor communication between departments.
    Facility is showing it's age.
    3-shift nonstop work schedule is taking toll on facility.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to maintain morale. Workers are more efficient when they are happy or at least content. Must move away from outdated managerial techniques and good-ole-boy system of job placement and advancement. Keep supervisors and managers more accountable to they're decisions.

  11. Tough culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Director in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great business
    Full of smart people

    Cons

    Very negative culture created by the most senior management now trickling down to others.

    Advice to Management

    Too short-term focused. Bad behavior is encouraged and celebrated. Teamwork is not a strength. Need to win in business and be human to each other in the office.

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