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"The best part of this job is the addition to your resume."

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Current Employee - Engineer II in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Engineer II in Columbus, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Stable position. Good health benefits. Not much technical knowledge needed.

Cons

Very slow to move up. Conservative philosophy presents a discouraging environment for ambitious engineers.

Advice to Management

Listen to the younger generations. Learn to be more dynamic and trusting if you want to compete with our competitors.

Other Employee Reviews for Honda R & D Americas

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    "Looks Great on a Resume, At Least...."

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability, Health benefits, lease car program, location

    Cons

    Incompetent management, low pay, lack of trust of employees, back-stabbing politics, don't even bother hoping for a raise

    Advice to Management

    -Stop putting so much emphasis on WHO good ideas come from - whether they come from your yes men or from others, a good, innovative idea should be implemented.

    -Nepotism. Stop it.

    -Stop promoting people just because they've managed to not quit for some number of years. Those with merit quickly become disenfranchised and leave (and immediately get snapped up for positions SEVERAL pay grades above where they were with Honda), while those who are mediocre/afraid to risk leaving hang around and get rewarded for said mediocrity/fear.

    -Find a leader strong enough and capable enough to take this company in a creative, innovative direction - proactively. Continue just REACTING to the rest of the industry's fast-paced innovation at your own peril.

    -If a manager is leading a group, and said group puts countless data points - both quantitative and qualitative - describing just how unhappy they are with said manager...AND this data also describes how this manager negatively affects everyone's productivity AND this data also shows that this manager has created a toxic culture promoting in-fighting, stealing, lying, and general Bad Times within this group....turning employees against each other like pawns in his own game...one would think that executives would see this data (which they did) and immediately fire this manager, right?

    They didn't. That's what you're up against at Honda R&D.


  2. "The work is interesting, gets dragged down by managment"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Raymond, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Honda R & D Americas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to see behind the scenes how every part of the car gets developed.
    Great perks and benefits.
    Flex start.

    Cons

    There is very little Honda led innovation. I.e. most things are carryover, or copying systems competitors already have in place.
    Unlike the name of the company, almost all the work is development, little to no research.
    If you have a good idea, everybody want to shoot it down if it goes against their preconceived notions.
    Depending on the group youre in, you are expected to work significant overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Give good pay.

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