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AW North Carolina Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Maintenance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Friendly Co-Workers, Friendly HR

    Cons

    Management, Scheduling, disorganization in many areas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees or single people out over things other people are doing as well


  2. "Level 3 offline"

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    Former Employee - Level III Offline in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Level III Offline in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AW North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Guaranteed 40 hours a week

    Cons

    Work 7 days a week don't care about your health or safety just transmissions all the time

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not numbers they hurt and breath too

  3. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn from knowledgeable mentors. Fast paced environment. Great teachers of Japanese manufacturing. Fun, quick decision environment for work.

    Cons

    Potential to work long hours. Temporary management transitions discourage team member attitudes. Positive or constructive feedback not given on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Provide constructive or positive feedback. Promote positive leadership from within. Communicate with team members some expectations. Provide an internal mission employees can believe in.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Challenging duties and very good salary. AW is a good place to learn a lot although my senior general manager just retired.

    Cons

    The main person who kept the department functioning at a high level just retired. The remaining management does not take the time to teach as much as she did.


  5. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great campus, good benefits, some perks such as on-site massage therapist and chiropractor, bonus program, decent pay

    Cons

    Japanese culture tough to get used to and can bring on a lot of stress. A lot of turnover throughout the plant including Management.

    Advice to Management

    The training and growing of employees needs to be put at the forefront. Also, need to get out of the dark ages with company used systems.


  6. "Be ready to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AW North Carolina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great place to work if you're trying to save money to get established in a home or automobile.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Be on time. Short breaks and lunches. Get used to wearing a hat and safety glasses all day.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and fairness.


  7. "machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Good pay for work at company, Raises every 6 months until you reach top pay.

    Cons

    Work alot of hours. No home life when working.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

  8. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits and plenty of overtime for people who need or want it

    Cons

    some of supervisors show favoritism to friends and only advance there friends and hold others back no matter how long they have been there


  9. "Customer service and sales specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Japanese share only as much information as is necessary to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more US staff


  10. "Good college graduate position"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting opportunity for those looking to build their resume after graduation.
    Opportunity to contribute to Toyota products.
    Benefits are about average if not a little better.

    Cons

    Information needed for continuous improvement stays with key individuals and is rarely shared. At AW, information is power; so, historical project information is buried, lost or archived in an Indiana Jones type warehouse where only those who know where it is will ever find it.
    High School like atmosphere of cliques and petty backstabbing.
    The classes you took in TQM will only hurt you now; forget them while you're here and just go with the flow.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a uniform method of organizing historical data and project info that is digital and immediately accessible to all and hold people accountable for sharing data (including "minor" process changes).
    Paper data collection and SPC don't work well together.


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