Yazaki North America Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. OK EMPLOYER

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Memphis, TN
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Yazaki North America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits for permanent employees.

    Cons

    culture of the workplace is negative

  2. If you're looking for rewarding work look elsewhere. If you're looking for a stable average job, this is for you!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - W/H Engineer in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - W/H Engineer in Canton, MI

    I have been working at Yazaki North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, employee relations, low stress, great first job out of college, tuition reimbursement available, facility is really nice. Go to work at 8, leave at 5 = great work/life balance.

    Cons

    I can only speak of my OEM because I'm not sure how the other group dynamics are but for the OEM I work for: work is slow, management is very dysfunctional, jobs are not very technical, mediocre job, not much growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    At least for my division, stop micromanaging and assign tasks that will benefit both the group and the engineer. Management always seems to be bashing heads and nothing seems to get done. Too many people in higher positions which brings a lot of inefficiency.

  3. Good supplier to work for

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My supervisor was a great person to work for and very supportive. The building is large and nice to walk in the winter months when you need to get away from your desk.

    Cons

    Moved people up that shouldn't have been moved and overlooked ones that should have.

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  5. Recent MGMT changes for Engineering DPT have created a toxic work environment. Wait a few years before taking a job.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you're only interest is money, this is a good place for you.

    Cons

    Many MGMT issues from bottom to top.

    Toxic work environment

    No work/life balance

    Difficulty getting quality support from other groups in the company

    Very manual work. MGMT doesn't like using technology.

    Advice to Management

    All need training in how to be a good leader/manager. No one in MGMT has a Masters or degree in Management. Very unorganized.

  6. Good, great manager and mentor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Canton, MI

    I have been working at Yazaki North America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that you work with are great. Very nice and friendly. Although this could be due to the department and what you make of it. My manager thought well in advance for when I started and made plans with my mentor onto what I would be working on. I was always busy and working but not overworked.

    Cons

    The cafeteria is horrible but was recently renovated and now cost even more. There were many required activities for interns that were not enjoyable and a waste of time.

  7. Interesting Engineering career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Yazaki North America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company is one of the largest automotive suppliers, with over 80 years of experience worldwide.
    Yazaki people is on average very experienced and acknowledged about technical issues and standards.
    There are several different Engineering Departments, with many career possibilities.
    Friendly work environment.
    Opportunity to know how big OEMs work. Multinational company with many chances to travel, domestically and internationally.

    Cons

    Bad upper management. Poor training. Lacking in a good candidate selection. Difficult to keep experienced personnel. Terrible IT network and on-site cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    More information about company activities. Definitely need better training. More effort to make the employee as an asset for the company. More attention to the quality of the products.

  8. sad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yazaki North America

    Pros

    nice building
    keruigs on different floors

    Cons

    no room for growth
    poor management skills

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. Learned a lot about Distribution...

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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..

  11. Helpful (2)

    Incompetent Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Needs complete overhaul of exec mgmt team. Clean house.

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