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DENSO America Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Hikaru Sugi
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits reasonable for Maintenance anyway, relatively clean and comfortable work environment compared to previous jobs, (in 7 reviews)

  • New work from home policy allows more work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance difficult if your a field employee (in 9 reviews)

  • Very long hours and heavy workload (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Applications engineer review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.

  3. "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not a lot of work to do

    Cons

    no improvement since two years ago


  4. Helpful (1)

    "frustrated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You cannot get fired, even if you try. Pay is good. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Flat out... there is discrimination going on inside the walls. If you're a white woman just starting at DIAM you will make lower to middle management within years (and never go farther). If you're a black man, don't even bother applying for work here. I'm a white male. I can honestly recall only one black man in management in my over ten years here. This is a Japanese company, they import 90% of the middle management, 95% of upper management, and all of the C-suite.
    If you want career advancement look elsewhere.
    The HR Department is pathetic, slow, and won't disagree with Japan.
    The Engineering group is probably the most organized in the company but they lack Global clout.
    The "planning" teams for sales, marketing, and IT systems are a complete joke. My 90 year old Grandmother would fit right in with the speed they operate at.
    IT systems almost made an improvement a few years ago, but they are back to being 8 years behind.

    Advice to Management

    Does slow and steady really win the race? Maybe, but not in a company that needs to be a leader in technology. You will never compete in autonomous and/or electric vehicle segments because you move too slow. You best figure out that Tech moves fast and making a mistake in planning is less costly than planning too slowly


  5. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with decent compensation.

    Cons

    Lacks growth within the company.


  6. "Work / Life Quality"

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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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great stepping stone to further your career into the Automotive world.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance difficult if your a field employee.

    Advice to Management

    Add more qualified staff in each departments , too many managers not enough workers.


  7. "Long hours, decent pay and benefits. Lack of opportunities to move up."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - P2 Production Worker in Athens, TN
    Former Employee - P2 Production Worker in Athens, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay is decent for area until you top out, then there are only nickel and dime increases. Work areas are expected to be kept clean and safety is a priority.

    Cons

    6-7 day work week-low morale because of this
    Management doesn't care you never see your family
    Pay stagnant once you top out-no raises regardless of how hard you work
    Limited advancement opportunities
    Have to use your "vacation" days to get weekends off

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. Actually listen to them.

  8. "Low Employee Moral - Long Beach Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DENSO America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Denso provides monthly employee activities, including an annual Christmas Party, trip to Hollywood bowl, Chili cook-off competition,etc...

    Cons

    This is a small local DENSO office and not much room for job growth opportunities. It is a very male environment . Employees are very disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect!


  9. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Temp Worker in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Temp Worker in Southfield, MI

    I worked at DENSO America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teamwork is excellent. Supervisors supportive

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons


  10. "Good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Murrieta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is close to home, the pay is OK once you get hired full time regular for the job that you do. They will teach you everything you need to know.

    Cons

    Alot of overtime that's a good and a bad thing...also takes to long to become a regular full time associate...they only hire from temp agencies. High turnover rate because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Hire associates quicker...I have seen a lot of good associates leave for a more permanent job because it took too long to become permenant.


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