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DENSO Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work expectancy (work life balance) (in 7 reviews)

  • Nice pay, Good Benefits, Friendly people (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Too much over-time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Production in Maryville, TN

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. No lay offs.

    Cons

    Plan on working every week end.

    Advice to Management

    Have a weekend crew to work weekends.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at DENSO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-known company, great reputation, produce some of the highest quality and performance products in the world

    Cons

    Very slow in all aspects including job promotions

  3. "Large Automotive supplier"

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    Former Employee - Final Assembly Process Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Final Assembly Process Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DENSO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They try to take good care of their employees, and were working very hard to reduce OT load when I left. Most departments within DMMI have fairly open channels for feedback to management. Great people working there.

    Cons

    A lot of decisions, ranging from how to run the company to what software you're allowed to have on your computer, to what process will be used to actually build are products, are handed down from global HQ in Japan, often with literally no input from DMMI. Big wall between DMMI and any support areas that are not also based on site. Workload is really high too, but that's all of automotive right now and management is aware and trying to fix that. Culturally "stuck" in kind of the 1950's, which doesn't always work well if you're not a white (or Japanese) male.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your people: we get pushed around a lot when suppliers, designers, etc. (WHQ), set all of the terms of a transaction and makes it hard to do our job effeciently and right the first time.


  4. "Good place to work for office workers"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Producer of high quality automotive components. Many opportunities to learn manufacturing process. Good reputation and compensation for office professionals with flexible schedule. No history of mass layoffs.

    Cons

    Mismanagement, many conflict of interests between internal departments. Unclear roles and responsibilities. Too much reactive instead of proactive. Bad work-life balance for plant workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what associates have to say. Provide appropriate resources for associates to be more productive. Stop 7 days/week schedule for production team.


  5. "Good Place to work."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, on site gym and plenty of other perks.

    Cons

    Poor management, tons of mandatory overtime, no good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates and provide a good work life balance by reducing overtime.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k and work life balance

    Cons

    Too much focus on work and no non work activities

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all departments give time to activities outside of work


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    Pros

    PROs:
    Great job security
    Stable company
    Competitive health care benefits
    Some work from home days available

    Cons

    CONs:
    Promotions based on time-on-title (rather than job performance)
    Decisions heavily influenced by Japanese culture and Japan Headquarters

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Denso is a global company with a wide product portfolio. Since Denso is such a large company, there are many opportunities.

    Cons

    Denso does not get rid of underperformers. To make it worse even a sub par employee will get promoted eventually.


  9. "Stable company, Japanese management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, no risk of losing your job. Great opportunity to learn Japanese manufacturing and management.

    Cons

    Large work load/overtime, high expectations, high stress

    Advice to Management

    Value people more


  10. Helpful (1)

    "40 hrs a week plus ot good hours"

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    Current Employee - Teardown in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Teardown in Murrieta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits for associate and dependants

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth

    Advice to Management

    Reward good associates and recognize their potential


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