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DENSO America Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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Hikaru Sugi
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Pros
  • Competitive pay and benefits, clear direction from management, well-communicated values, lots of training opportunities (in 13 reviews)

  • Job security is unmatched: During the economic downturn, there were no layoffs (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance difficult if your a field employee (in 22 reviews)

  • Being a production environment, you can expect to work long hours at times and be called in on weekends (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "DENSO Manufacturing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Athens, TN
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Athens, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Job Security
    -Great People and Work Environment
    -Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    - Training and experience for personnel is lacking at our facility


  2. "Production Control Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Control Specialist in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Control Specialist in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Going through a period of great growth

    Cons

    With that growth, underestimated the challenges associated with growth/change

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee suggestions to improve the processes that impact them on a daily basis

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at DENSO America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, promotes from within company, off for 2 weeks in December and a week during July

    Cons

    Heat in the summer


  4. "Former employee giving own personal opinion"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DENSO America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have good health insurance

    Cons

    Long hours, and no bonus

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  5. "good job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, pay reasonable

    Cons

    lots of weekends, lunch room

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Applications engineer review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people, always get support and feedback in a positive manner

    Cons

    Bonus were lower than competition. Annual raises are minimal

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees the market rate or you
    Will lose them


  7. "Mostly positive, but company has room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New work from home policy allows more work/life balance.

    Team environment is helpful. You are never solving a problem or facing an issue alone.

    Cons

    Although team environment is good, there is a lot of gossip and nothing is kept confidential. Cannot confide in management and expect that information not to get spread throughout the group.

    Advice to Management

    Provide honest feedback during reviews. Open communication is essential to allow Associate growth.

  8. "Hostle Work Enviroment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Battle Creek, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical, pay is ok, place is kept clean

    Cons

    Despite 100+ degree heat in the plant, they care nothing about the health and safety of their employees. I've witnessed numerous people fainting from heat stress/stroke. The machines are old and in dire need of maintenance, however, if a machine goes down and your the employee working with the machine, you will be immediately blamed as if you had something to do with it. And management treats employees like crap. God forbid you want to leave ONCE YOUR SHIFT ENDS, but no, you must stay for an additional 20-30 minutes of no pay to finish up production. I've also been denied breaks and lunch breaks for "production needs".


  9. "Long time DENSO associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good, solid company. Never afraid to sell a DENSO product, as quality is a DENSO strength. DENSO has offered consistent employment with excellent (now good) benefits.

    Cons

    DENSO is not competitive on salary. Management style is not to deal with poor performance. Instead, poor performers are put to the side while others take up the slack. Not a good company for women, as there is limited opportunity. Very much controlled by parent company in Japan.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people on the bus and (more importantly) get the wrong people off the bus. Invest in up to date technology in your operations.


  10. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, but the benefits keep getting reduced to save the company money. Clean work environment. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Non-trustworthy management that is constantly on a witch hunt.


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