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AISIN World Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Ok place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Marion, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Marion, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AISIN World full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of good people and good teamwork. Advancement is available for those that are driven.

    Cons

    Few "perks" for salaried personnel. It can be easy for salary people to fall into the trap of working extra hours. Micro-managing runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people for the hard work that they do. There are people that have dedicated many hours away from their families for the benefit of ALM and when annual raises come around, they do not feel appreciated.


  2. "Good stepping stone in the automotive parts manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at AISIN World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Camaraderie is great among the office/engineering members

    Cons

    Too much expectation on engineers with below market average salary for quality and process engineers


  3. "Quality offline parts checker"

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    Current Employee - QUALITY OFFLINE CHECKER in Clinton, TN
    Current Employee - QUALITY OFFLINE CHECKER in Clinton, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AISIN World full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits AND FELLOW EMPLOEES

    Cons

    12 hour shifts and one day off a week

    Advice to Management

    MORE FAMILY TIME AND PERSONAL TIME FOR ALL EMPLOYEES


  4. "Discouraging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Northville Township, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Northville Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AISIN World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Long leash and freedom. It is like automotive industry boot camp which does well to develop you for outside opportunities.

    Cons

    No support. On an island. All employees are treated equally regardless of performance. A high degree of favoritism that supersedes value.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tolerate poor performance, or justify it by saying "you'll never be fired at Aisin"


  5. "Good stable workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northville, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northville, MI

    Pros

    Job security
    Excellent benefits
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Not the highest paying supplier


  6. "Manufacturing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Marion, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Marion, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AISIN World (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent bonus program, money for the area is not bad

    Cons

    Too much overtime, no work/life balance, condescending managers (especially assistant managers), petty high school antics and cliques. Didn't know if you were working Saturdays or not...this was often a threat for low production numbers, equipment breakdowns you cannot control

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees rather than berate them, HR has gone down hill since Ms. Edwards has taken over. Let the employees do their jobs. Management usually has zero experience with the lines they are over.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Northville, MI
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Northville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, good coworkers, good culture

    Cons

    Did not really encounter any down side as such.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good Stepping-Stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northville, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AISIN World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young crowd. Very friendly people. Great benefits and vacation time. Company parties.

    Good company to get a quick 1-2 year experience with (they will not try to keep you if you resign).

    Cons

    Very high turn-over. Very top heavy. Do not expect to grow. Little to no training for any department. Managers are often inexperienced and over-paid. Company salary are not at all competitive and fall very short of expectations. The Japanese are rewarded while everyone else watches, no matter what their work experience is.

    Advice to Management

    I have seen MANY good, honest, hard-working people leave because they do not feel valued. They are often underpaid and/or not given any privilege.
    Every exit interview for the past 8 years have been the same. My advise to management would be to please listen to you employees. HR is very clueless in this regard.

    I hope they read this and decide to change something...anything. But very doubtful.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "only take the job if you're desperate"

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    Current Employee - Administrative (Not Specified) in Northville, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative (Not Specified) in Northville, MI

    I have been working at AISIN World full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great and inexpensive. Many of the people are really nice. Building is very attractive.

    Cons

    Most of the managers are really inexperienced , especially in the fields they are managing (HR staff put into accounting management, advertising staff put into engineering) and have a short term focus since they will return to Japan in 3 years (most management is not local staff but are here short term from Aisin Seiki in Japan). While your job security will be high (even if you are really incompetent, you will still have a job. If you want to coast, this is a great company). No matter how well you do - no matter how great your reviews are - raises are 2.5-3% per year for TOP ACHIEVERS and the annual bonus, again for top achievers, is 1-1.5%.
    You will not be respected unless you are male. The company goes on and on about being equal opportunity but I have not seen any evidence of that. You will not make it into management unless you were hired into management.
    The ethical environment is not great. I know two people (one at the Northville location and one at another plant) who reported unethical things who have since been fired. They will wait about a year but if you speak up, you should make sure you have another job first.
    Also, they will tell you in that the company offers a 37.5 hour workplace. This is not true. My department regularly works 60+ hours per week for no additional pay since they hired us as salaried employees. Holiday and weekend work is expected. They will tell you in the interview that this is not the case but it really is. They will say that it is only in emergencies but we and other departments have had 5 straight years of “emergencies”. Basically, they just want free overtime.
    There are some nice things about working at Aisin but there are a lot of really crappy things. Turnover is really high.
    If you have no other choice, take the job. But only if you have no other option.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the company culture. People are leaving in droves for a reason and have been since the economy improved. Take a good look at the feedback you're getting here and FIX IT.


  10. "Good learning and problem solving opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Northville, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Northville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AISIN World (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn, from design to leading projects. Seem the company invests in employees learning. Pretty relaxed work environment most of the time. Opportunities to travel, see suppliers or manufacturing plants. Managers are approachable.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Sometimes slow days and sometimes real busy days.

    Advice to Management

    Seems some things within HR could be improved. Maybe seek ideas from employees to recruit quality employees that stay. Email system and organizing meetings/rooms could be better.


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