Yazaki North America

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Yazaki North America Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Missed opportunities galore

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Canton, MI

    I worked at Yazaki North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager was a great person to work for. If you are located in the Canton, MI building you have a great indoor place to walk when you need a break from your desk. Some work from home opportunities exist to help with work/life balance, but if you are able to use that is really manager-specific.

    Cons

    Lean principles were taught during the SAP implementation, but were never embraced by Yazaki N.A. as a company. Implementation team members were never allowed to bring those techniques to the rest of the company and many of them were severed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot about Distribution...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yazaki North America

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the auto industry. Great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No bad things to say about this job... great place to work..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Canton, MI

    I worked at Yazaki North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    An Ark in the lobby in case of flood. Large glass greenhouse building is great for roasting employee morale on hot summer days.

    Cons

    Idiotic and unethical management, no strategic direction, lack of innovation, doesn't appreciate employees, terrible compensation relative to work performed, Japan calls all the shots while NA exec team are puppets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs complete overhaul of exec mgmt team. Clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Favoritism and bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst II in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst II in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Yazaki North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits. Other than that everything else pretty much sucked.

    Cons

    Putting up with bad management, did not care about the general picture, just there preferences, which included nit picking over every little thing and always micro managing being highly strict.. A lot of favoritism, you get treated different if they just don't like you personally, and corporate does not seem to care of any of its facilities in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try getting more educated people to work for management, many of the mangers became mangers after 20 years working with no college degree and get titles such as process engineers.... once they become managers they have no clue what they are doing and make employees on edge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Leadership is weak but coworkers were like a family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canton, MI

    I have been working at Yazaki North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I grew up at the former AYC which is now YNA. My coworkers made going to work enjoyable. The building is nice plus YNA does a lot for the community which is great. They also have a great Christmas party for the kids which is awesome.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than the market and that is due to the company not making enough of a profit. Leadership is very weak in many areas but there are a few diamonds in the rough. Some of the senior leadership are so far over their heads they are dragging down the company. Many best practices are not followed and YNA is not liked by most of their customers due to slow responses and lack of follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify your associates that are leaders and promote them or give them the power to make changes. Stop worrying about promoting only women and start looking at the complete talent pool. Many good people have left because of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Average Place of Employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI

    I worked at Yazaki North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has some good people and workload is typical for an automotive company

    Cons

    Some VP & Directors don't deserve the positions they have and limit the growth of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fear change... embrace it and leverage it to grow the morale of your organization.

  8.  

    Don't get stuck in the wrong department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yazaki North America full-time

    Pros

    Company wide benefits, friendly co-workers, nice facility

    Cons

    Pay is low; more specifically, they will hire someone who is overqualified for a certain title, while promising growth within company to sucker them in, then never showing a path to promotion. The result is a Transportation Department (stay away) that has too many bright minds with no room to allow all their talents to flourish. In reality, any high school drop out could do most of the work...and since all Yazaki is about right now is cutting costs, they could pay employees even less if they were smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less qualified people for departments such as Transportation; or else expect a quick turnover for the well-qualified current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI

    I worked at Yazaki North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, employees are given a lot of perks

    Cons

    Management (at all levels) does not listen to employee concerns, procedures are not compliant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee concerns seriously and review policies and procedures to bring them into compliance with laws and regulations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company Overview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI

    I worked at Yazaki North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, comraderie, progressive, easy to transfer between jobs

    Cons

    Lower than market pay, some degree of politics, too much influence from HQ in Japan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to the talent by giving them incentives and upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Planner in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Material Planner in Canton, MI

    I have been working at Yazaki North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to see as a stepping stone, a lot of tools can be acquired

    Cons

    Too old fashioned. Many older people who are incapable of knowing how to use computers in an effective way. Too much stress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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