Yamaha Motor

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Yamaha Motor Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
14 Reviews
3.4
14 Reviews
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Hiroyuki Yanagi
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  1.  

    Great learning place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor

    Pros

    Helpful people and good opportunities

    Cons

    Not a great work culture

  2.  

    Production Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yamaha Motor

    Pros

    Broad responsibility; international experiences; great work life balance

    Cons

    Need to be fluent in Japanese; Location of headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focusing on new business development; Integrating marketing and R&D divisions

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fairly good growing experience if i would have had a degree

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Vonore, TN
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Vonore, TN

    I worked at Yamaha Motor

    Pros

    Great benifits
    A great oppurtunity for over time and to make money
    Some bonus's were given when the company did well

    Cons

    Coming from a maw and paw type of setting, trying to make it to a japanese operated company
    some of the employees are hard to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to learn your employees and actualy take into consideration some of their ideas
    Show the employees that they are an important part of the company or that they are an asset and not just a worker

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with good benefit but hard to advance your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor

    Pros

    They have a very good benefit package. People working there are down to earth and fun to work with. They provide huge employee discounts on company products such as piano and motorcycles. Management is good as far as taking care of employees. If you work as an engineer or marketing person, you would have an opportunity to test ride the products you develop and it is fun. The company makes ATV, Golf car and Water Vehicle.

    Cons

    Manufacturing company does not really provide a big raise. Especially, Japanese companies are known to take good care of employees with good benefits but they don't give a huge monetary compensation. Seniority seems to be considered for promotion rather than performance. Management is good but can be improved. It is hard to get promoted to management positions since the parent company in Japan keeps sending expatriates to those positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should give more empowerment and opportunities for locals to get ahead. Innovation comes from variety of opinions and diversity.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Pay, Good benefits, but can be unstable and unfriendly if also pursuing education.

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    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Newnan, GA

    I worked at Yamaha Motor

    Pros

    Decent pay of $14.11/hr. after 3 months of fulfilling reasonable "satisfactory" requirements. Training is usually very thorough and it is very rare to be "left in a lurch" though it does happen. Management is extremely communicative, often calling employee meetings to explain downtime (or overtime) and when work flow and hours are expected to be back to normal. Quarterly bonuses ranging from $200 to as much as much as $800.

    Cons

    As an assembly job it is very very monotonous. Depending on the area you are assigned to you may have very little to almost too much to do within the time limit (which was 2 minutes while I was employed). Moving to different areas during the first few months was far too often for my taste, though this may be a pro to some. Hours can be shaky, over time can be excessive at times (58 hours per week is usually the absolute maximum). Actual employment has been unstable (as of 2009), with only 4 months worked out of 6. Temporary unemployment is given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Requested reasonable changes from employees regarding their workstation could happen more quickly, as this can be critical in comfort, safety, and work flow efficiency. Communication regarding vacation time left and attendance/performance could be more forthcoming.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun place to work.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Yamaha Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get free stuff whenever the company hits a milestone. The company has bbq's, lunch and learn's and staff demo rides.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, high turnover in some departments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Review as a Marketing Strategist

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    Current Employee - Supervisor Marketing Strategy  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Supervisor Marketing Strategy in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    This company allows you to express your creativity in a very dynamic working challenge. They empower you with a quite sufficient capital to explore with, and let you learn from the mistakes you made. It is very ideal for those who loves challenge and like to explore endless possibility. It is like a laboratory where you can do a lot of innovative experiments by getting paid.

    Cons

    Dynamically environment in marketing area makes the work process almost rapid and change time by time. It is almost impossible to find a solution by applying same approach. Every case should be solved tailor made, case by case. This often makes you spent much energy in the working place than your own personal life, makes work-life balance quite not ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be brave to make Quick Decision and consistent with that. Do not easily change decision without comprehensive evaluation of total process. Should develop employee regeneration mechanism to preserve the senior management knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience but less growth

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Noida (India)

    I worked at Yamaha Motor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Have Good exposure.
    Great learning
    Good company for freshers

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Package is very low compare to industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joined as a fresher

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    Current Employee - Software Engg  in  Farīdābād, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engg in Farīdābād, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool Company , Very Simple & Bonded Environment , Give Oppertunity to learn & grow

    Cons

    Salary is an issue + No Exposeure of Service Industry as it only works yamaha only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to raise salary bar

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Bad work culture

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Yamaha Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best global brand; best product lineup

    Cons

    too much politics that even forces freshers to take sides; irrational judgements of top management; legacy problems from previous joint venture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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