Subaru of Indiana Automotive
2.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.subaru-sia.com Lafayette, IN 1000 to 5000 Employees

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2014

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Masahiro Kasai

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Hardworking People

Trim Nd Final Production (Current Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time for more than 10 years

ProsClean and organized place to work

ConsUnforgiving when it comes to attendance if you are sick your only option is to get fmla and this caused so many problems for people and then it spread throughout the plant and then it was hard to work when a lot of people were gone using fmla

Advice to Senior Managementadd more people to production areas. don't be so hard on group leaders. need sickdays

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work with good pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay and benefits, a rec center and health clinic available to associates, spouse, and children

Consback breaking body aching work...you will definitely earn every penny you make depending on what area you end up in

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize employees based on their talents. Individuals are sometimes put in areas that hinder them from being utilized to their best ability. Give hourly associates more opportunities for training to be qualified for promotions instead of turning them down based on them lacking those qualifications. If they express and interest and the company expresses a need..why wouldn't training be available?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad company to work for because of many reasons

Line Worker (Current Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe only good thing from the company is free health benefits (besides paying the deductible) once you managed to become a full time employee (takes up to 3 years to get hired full time, 2 minimum). Also bonuses are given twice a year, however the full time employees get around 10x more of a bonus than the temporaries do even though the amount of work is the same. Stealing. employees

ConsMost people don't last 2 years so the health benefits don't really out weigh the hard work.
Team Leaders/Group Leaders are horrible and don't care as long as they get their bonuses.
Company says they are equal opportunity and not racist, which is true in the fact that they deliberately hire blacks and women to work the lines just to avoid lawsuits (the blacks and women could be the worst workers but still keep their job just so the company is leveled out on the race part). The sad part is these workers get away with everything because they know they won't be fired due to their race alone.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement are worthless. Let's not mention the fact that every tool and machine in the plant is wired or wireless hooked up to a computer network which the team leader/group leader/AR person in charge can turn off or screw your machines up any time they want. Therefore, if one of them don't personally like you, they will manipulate your tools/machine to make it look like you can't do your job so they can write you up and get you fired. What has this world come to??

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was proud to work at a well run factory that produces great cars.

Production Associate (Former Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I worked at Subaru of Indiana Automotive

Pros-Competitive salary and benefits for the auto industry
-Job security is strong due to continued increases in sales
-Great opportunities for overtime
-Positive work culture

Cons-Upper management makes little effort to understand employee needs
-Employees are overworked and tired
-Can be looked at as just a number

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to employee needs and make a better effort to help workers feel appreciated for their hard work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work, friendly associates and hard working company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive

ProsGreat Benefits and extra's at SIA.

ConsIf you are female, don't plan on getting promotions or advancements.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat training ground for other companies, since some of the salaries are lower than other companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Underappreciated time and time again.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive

ProsHealth benefits are outstanding with no premiums. The wellness program is a great benefit to help reduce health care costs. 401k match is a plus.

ConsManagement is run by underqualified employees. Progression in the company depends on years of service, not your performance. Pathetic structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward the hard working individuals and set realistic expectations. If the company's rigid structure has to be altered to allow for the right people to progress, then do it. There are many highly talented and devoted individuals who are not receiving the right support or placement within the company. On the contrary, there are many individuals who are not qualified for their positions who are a roadblock for the more talented and skilled individuals. These are the individuals who have been around long enough, who are resistant to change, and are impeding many potential candidates who could better the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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