Nissan Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
94 Reviews
3.5
94 Reviews
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Nissan Co-Chairman, President, CEO, Representative Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee Carlos Ghosn
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44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment relatively clean and friendly (in 3 reviews)

  • You can use the cars for weekends if you ask for one (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Crazy working hours: sometimes meetings at 9 PM (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is completely missing (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Engineer, develop and test vehicle components

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Location is in a good area of greater Detroit area. Non union manufacturing

    Cons

    No carrer opportunities. One engineer is asked to do the job of 2-3 people. Long working hours. Defined pension plan was cancelled and bonuses reduced. Big disconnect between what the upper managment wants and what the company can deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create career opportunities for everybody in the company

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

    My experience at Nissan has been overall rewarding. I have learned much about the manufacturing industry in my position.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate  in  Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off are offered, as well as insurance (health, dental, vision), life insurance, 401k, etc. Work environment relatively clean and friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion selection could use some work. I am by nature a fast grower/learner, and have felt stagnant in my job for quite some time. Opportunities seem to be given to others in a loose "good-ol-boy" system to people who are sorely underqualified for their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance to prove themselves. Subject lower level management and line leads frequent anonymous employee surveys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company to work for...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    excellent benefits...401K, pension, profit sharing.

    Cons

    low to mid range salary...difficult to move upward into management (due to average employee tenure of 10 - 15 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One big lie. Co-Workers were great but the Management was terrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nissan full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere between the sales team was the best part about being a car salesman.

    Cons

    They paint a pretty picture but its all a lie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty will get you to the top faster.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work, challenging hours and culture, rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse cultural environment, focus on end result

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to employees' talents and aspirations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They treat you very well, I never felt disrespected, room for improvement.

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    Former Employee - Car Salesman
    Former Employee - Car Salesman

    I worked at Nissan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice work place, friendly environment, good money, good experiance.

    Cons

    Slow weeks, unpredictable, back out sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all did a great job, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A company that has potential to go far, but the employees are so bitter and hateful that success is doomed.

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    Current Employee - OEM  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - OEM in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's in a great location. It's the Auto business

    Cons

    LONG HOURS (7 AM until 6:30 is typical)
    On sales close, you will work until midnight. No exceptions.
    Employees hate each other.
    Benefits are terrible - especially insurance
    high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees to make them happy. Get rid of the bitter apples. From the secretaries (ESPECIALLY THE SECRETARIES) on up, they are all bitter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Average job with average people

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    Former Employee - Temp Clerk  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Temp Clerk in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nissan as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady hours, decent pay, mostly-friendly people, not difficult work at all, decent atmosphere

    Cons

    Peter Principle management, takes years to go from Temp hire to full-time, strict no overtime policy, "fun" activities are suitable for elementary-school kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When promoting employees, look past tenure and look at potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just another job in the car business

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    Current Employee - Manager, Parts Distribution  in  Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Manager, Parts Distribution in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At least it is Inside work

    Cons

    Breathe car exhaust in a closed area all day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cheap and unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Receptionist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nissan for more than a year

    Pros

    you make friends with the other misreable coworkers.

    Cons

    The managers expect so much yet refuse to pay a tad over minimum wage.
    The bosses and managers have personal relationships with coworkers and favor some over others, creating unjust "hookups" with deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a hold of your company and run it with integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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