Subaru of Indiana Automotive

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Subaru of Indiana Automotive Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Hard work, good pay and job security.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trim Shop Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Trim Shop Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, better than average job security, free health benefits, paid shutdowns, great way to stay in shape, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Long temp to hire stretch, extremely hard work, lot of bureaucracy and overhead, treatment of temporary workers need to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease time to hire. There are a lot of lost workers due to the long wait time to be hired full time.


  2. ok if your desperate

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits for entry level into factory or assembly line processes. fellow associates are generally easy to get along with and all work together rather well

    Cons

    unfortunately since the economy crashed Subaru now takes advantage of its associates. combined you now have to be there around 7 years til you top out in pay scale and they rely on temp services for very unskilled people for associates to train n retrain which brings a high turn over

    Advice to Management

    take better care of the more senior associates offer more advancement opportunities so people aren't wearing out their joints and health on the assembly line


  3. This company is fake and two faced.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate
    Current Employee - Production Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, affordable car lease options, fitness center, and does community work (mainly for advertising purposes) and they are on a small wildlife refuge area.

    Cons

    When you compare pay with other leading employers in area Subaru isn't as good seeing how they have an unpaid 30 minute lunch while others have paid lunches, 2 ten minute break times through the day which your not allowed to walk and talk on your cell phones during breaks so you have to choose to talk to a family member or use the bathroom cause some of the distances are far, they hide behind federal trade zone barriers to ban employees from exercising their 2nd amendment right to keep firearms in their vehicle like Indiana laws permit, Subaru sticks their nose where it doesn't belong as a FOREIGN company speaking out against the passed RFRA law saying it would deter future investments, they cater to cry baby employees that should be fired for creating a hostile work environment, FMLA abusers are everywhere that drive up costs and hardships for others, a high portion of jobs are very hard on your body, they are always trying to give you more work than you can handle through manning reduction, the designated smoking area's aren't so designated, bathrooms are not very sanitary often smell bad, they hire subcontractors that hire illegal aliens for some not so good jobs, takes 7 years to top out in pay cause they keep you as a temporary employee for 3 years before they hire you, and people are stuck on 2nd shift for 10 plus years many having to work many 6 days a week (ruined/divorced family life).

    Advice to Management

    Stick to making cars, stay out of local/state politics, make federal trade zone active at turn styles so people can exercise their 2nd amendment rights, allow for people working the line enough time to get a drink during tact time, better job rotations, allocating extra time on jobs that are strenuous on body for tact time, make smoke free work place or penalize those that walk around outside designated smoking area's, terminate or penalize those that abuse FMLA, don't hire contractors that hire illegal aliens, have a rotating shift of some sort or create a 3rd shift, better hourly pay to subsidize unpaid mandatory lunches, 15 minute breaks if we can't talk on a cell phone walking to bathroom ( this would help with restroom breaks during the day), hire people full time within 1 year.


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  5. Some days you like other days you hate it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The health, vision, and dental insurance is amazing. They have a leasing program that is a great way to get a new car. I pay $121 a paycheck for a brand new subaru impreza.

    Cons

    You do the same thing everyday! You generally work more than 40 hours and an occasional saturdays.


  6. pro staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits package is slightly above average.

    Cons

    The "Free Healthcare" really cuts into wage increases and your base salary. This is one of the lowest paying companies in the automotive industries.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out some of the levels of management. I have no less that three "bosses" telling me what to do every day.


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    Think twice before coming to work at this company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Premium free health insurance (outrageous deductibles) -On site health center -Career advancement -Vehicle purchase/lease discounts

    Cons

    Where do I begin? To become a production Associate you must work on average three years as a temp, once hired, it takes four years to progress through the pay progression, which equals a total of seven years before topping out. The temp agency treats their employees horribly and could really care less, which in turn contributes to high turnover. If you are a salried/management associate they take complete advantage of you. The pay is the lowest in the industry, by several thousands. Management is uneducated (most have no degrees) and manage by fear versus actual leadership skills. Work/life balance is horrible. The environment is the most political I have ever seen. Everybody loves throw each other under the bus. Company is producing record number of vehicles monthly and have not increased the staff to accommodate the demand. This leads to a horrible work/life balance if you are tied to production in any way. The company is loosing great talent as SIA is no longer the top employer in the area, but they have adopted the "we can find another" attitude. Do not leave a good job to come here. When interviewing take a look around at how stuck in the 1980's the company is.

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs changed. Stop focusing on personal agendas and spend that energy on developing the workforce. The company is full of good people, identify that talent and utilize it to better the company. Increase the salaries for the exempt workforce. You state it is based off of market value, but we all know that is a load of B.S. When you have management associates stepping down to be production associates you have a problem on your hands.


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very competitive including Health plan, vacations and child care on site. People is one of the best thing of the company very nice and warm

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult if you want to exceed performance because meetings run very late o very early. Its very difficult to make changes in the company it is very rigid.

    Advice to Management

    More flexible in terms of schedule and work environment


  9. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customer focused, team based atmosphere. Produce some of the best cars around especially for the price.

    Cons

    Employees tend to stay for a long time. Great if you are looking for stability!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


  10. Great company to work for whether temporary, associate or staff.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sealant and Coating Associate - Paint in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Sealant and Coating Associate - Paint in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package - no premiums. Available OT - high wages. Focus on employee health/well-being/safety. Good co-workers, and room for advancement. Ergonomically friendly - no positions require lifting more than 30 pounds. Work rotations ensure full body utilization and lessen fatigue/stress on an individual body part.

    Cons

    Mandatory OT - up to 2 hours daily (not a con to myself personally). If on line - repetitive and can at times be boring.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  11. paint group leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    back stabbing politics, made you cheat the IRS by not paying OT

    Advice to Management

    Mark really?



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