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"Looking at American Suzuki?"

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Training Specialist in Brea, CA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Training Specialist in Brea, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you are an enthusiast (MC) you'll find good comrades. While not great poduct/parts/accessories prices are OK. Auto lease program. Good benefits, but employees must contribute as of 2008.

Cons

ASMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corp. Japan. Ther are 20% Japanese nationals in US operations assigned for 5 years. They are running the company on a day to day basis rather than as overseers of the operations that the Americans know better i.e. market. Auto division is 45th of 45 competitors in market, CEO in Japan is dedicated to Auto sucess, this is brining the corporation down. Worst of both worlds; Japanese corporation with no 10 year plan, concerned with next quarters profits, American Corp where personal input is shunned. Upper (Japanese) management adopts US corporate management style and executes ruthlessly (rather than Japanese style). Management runs on fear of Japan. Parent company is so large and poorly run it is mired down in it's own policy, none of which seem to be written down.

Advice to Management

Lock the Japanese in a room. Hire good directors and middle managers, let them take care of the US market. Invest in infrastructure. Innovate and be aggressive in market ...not 6 years behind it.

Other Employee Reviews for American Suzuki Motor

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

    I worked at American Suzuki Motor full-time

    Pros

    Supervisors were all really helpful.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy in 2012 set the company back a bit.


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    "Move forward"

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

    I have been working at American Suzuki Motor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice fellow workers and laid back vibe

    Cons

    Stuck in 1980 - need to clean house and start over

    Advice to Management

    Make a desision

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