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ASMO North Carolina Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. ""Training Facility""

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASMO North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security, fast track "training" (i.e. thrown into the fire), acceptable work environment, decent benefits

    Cons

    U.S. employees permitted to "play in the Japanese sandbox", time-based promotion instead of skill-based (lounge for 5 years for a promotion), lowest percentile salary, no bonuses, chaotic upper management power-flexing game, temp-heavy manpower, blame-game, un-compensated overtime, over 50% irrelevent "other" duties, language barrier, over-tasking way past the 40hr/wk load at already underpaid salary, Japanese constantly berating US employees in Japanese language, Japanese:American wage gap minimum 2:1 ratio respectively,

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the "Black Company" status and the company will change from a revolving door to a flourishing business. Treat your educated staff (accountants, engineers, technicians, production controllers, etc.) correctly.


  2. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASMO North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great, pay wasn't to bad

    Cons

    The Japanese management lacks a lot to be desired!

  3. "Logistics Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant Manager in Statesville, NC
    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant Manager in Statesville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASMO North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plant President involvement with continuous education, quality, process improvements and growth potential.

    Cons

    Japanese managed American ran until Corporate downsized most all of American management. Very uneasy environment and communication barriers. Quality product issues, employee turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Dictatorship; Treat people as employees and not as a number; take care of those employees who do the work so that they can produce a better product.


  4. "LINE TECHNICIAN"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Technician in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASMO North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were OK you get dental medical disability life insurance with fsa account and also 401 k with company match

    Cons

    Management was not always up to par; there was a lot of managers having sexual relationships with the young temp girls

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to do their jobs instead of of trying to get into some young woman's pants; the company would be more productive!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "ASMO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASMO North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Many different projects, I usually work on 5+ projects at the same time, and those change week to week. Depending on the urgency of a project, you generally get to pick what you want to accomplish. Very relaxed atmosphere, and I generally work about 40-43 hours per week. Sometimes more than 45 when working on urgent projects or tight deadlines.

    Good benefits: 401k match, health and dental insurance, annual bonus depending on performance. Pay generally reflects your experience, skills, and responsibility.

    Very safety and quality minded company. Factory is generally clean, and facilities well maintained.

    Pros definitely outweigh the cons

    Cons

    Its a Japanese owned company, so you must play by their rules. "Its their sandbox, they just let us play in it" is an often repeated quote. What they say goes, no matter if you think its a bad idea, or you think it could be done better.

    There are numerous interruptions from the Japanese managers to do small tasks, which take immediate priority over larger projects, making it difficult to make progress on the larger projects.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive and less reactive when it comes to quality issues and associate concerns. Provide training on the automation technology used in the factory.


  6. "Looking for a better job."

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    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ASMO North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job is very easy to learn.

    Cons

    You have to over work yourself to make a nice check.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employer.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ASMO North Carolina (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet tons of new people. Free lunch when visitors come. Excellent way to understand a business and how different departments are "suppose" to operate.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Poor manufacturing quality. Low morale. No employee incentive. Dirty restrooms and break rooms. Weak security clearance. Unsafe working environments. Increase in insurance every year. No promised merit raise or cost of living raise. Outsiders hired with no experience and knowledge rather than promote current employees. The word education does not exist inside ASMO. Cheap mandatory uniforms and japanese staff make approximately 200k+ while they barely can afford to pay an American average salary of 40k a year.

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up. Be honest. Do not hide problems.

  8. "line operator"

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in Statesville, NC
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Statesville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ASMO North Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job safety and 401K they actually match. Fair and safe environment to work. Clean and the president of the company is constantly having meetings with employees to see how they feel about their jobs and if any changes need to be made to make the work environment safer or more productive for the company. Great place to work.

    Cons

    None that really stand out. You just have to work hard and some heavy lifting required.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Quality Control Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Control Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASMO North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Very discipline company due to Japanese culture. Company pays for tuition /advanced degree and provides on-site training. People are friendly and company is 90% automated which provided products to leading automobile makes worldwide.

    Cons

    Many people had tired and disgruntled faces due to the mundane workload. Everyone wears a uniform and does not take someone to actually studied engineering to perform the job a person titled as an engineer does. Boring work, and had t work odd hours.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for your employees to take on more responsibility. Change the culture with activities for your employees and become less strict to your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's almost management looks for ways to get rid of people,only their ideas count,the employees know nothing."

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    Former Employee - Operator in Statesville, NC
    Former Employee - Operator in Statesville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASMO North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Classes you take are helpful and educational, workers are willing to help you with any problems you have, clean work areas

    Cons

    There ideas for problem solving is to throw paperwork at it, instead of working together to fix the problem, it's the buddy system out there they will get rid of someone to bring in one of there friends in,, the place is just a revolving door people coming and going all the time, If you like headaches, stress, politics and being looked down on this is the place for you

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over, work with the employees and listen to their ideas to make it a better and more productive work environment.


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