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DENSO America Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Kenichiro Ito
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Pros
  • Competitive pay and benefits, clear direction from management, well-communicated values, lots of training opportunities (in 13 reviews)

  • DENSO has good benefits and flexible work time (in 22 reviews)

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

  • Management is short sighted, long hours, heavy dependence on Japan for innovation (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Extremely valuable for personal experience with excellent management, definitely the best job that I have ever had."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management allows for a good work-life balance. Ability to move throughout the company is always available and EXPAT options are also available for various commodities.

    Cons

    Some commodities require communication with Japan locations and there can be a few difficulties that come with this; mostly with minor miscommunications lost in translation and confusion with document exchange.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DENSO America full-time

    Pros

    Global Company, Advanced Technology, Great benefits

    Cons

    Working hours are not consistent because the job demands calls with overseas groups.

  3. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in Maryville, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable job with good paay rate

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime on short notice


  4. "Wouldn't want it for a career, but good nonetheless"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Maryville, TN
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DENSO America full-time

    Pros

    If you want a lot of hours, this is the place to go. I got 60 hours per week consistently. Coworkers are for the most part very friendly, and management is nicer than i expected.

    Cons

    Scheduling was very random, and days off can be rare. Can get hot because of the machinery.


  5. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DENSO America full-time

    Pros

    Loyal to employees, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Very dependent on parent orientation and difficult to get high level support locally.


  6. "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DENSO America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, supportive and knowledgeable co-workers

    Cons

    Japan decision making is very slow and frustrating


  7. "Environmental Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience.

    Cons

    60 hour work weeks. Unrealistic expectations. Lots of office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and honor opposing views

  8. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Maryville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent money and available benefits

    Cons

    managers do not know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    stop the buddy system and hire people that are qualified


  9. "People seem to be very helpful, when you need them."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good and competitive pay. Very good benefits also. I dont know what else to say to make the word minimum.

    Cons

    Sometimes the overtime, can take a toll on your family members.


  10. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at DENSO America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, decent management

    Cons

    Not much to do, and lots of wasted time.

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns things to do, or don't have them at all (which is what it seems like they've done)


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