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"A once-great company that has clearly lost it's way."

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Liberty, OH
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Liberty, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great place to get experience.
An industry that drives constant innovation in its products.
Good location, Columbus is a hidden gem in the midwest.
Good medical benefits.

Cons

No flexibility in the manufacturing departments.

Too many "benefits" left to individual department discretion - no consistency across the company.

Salary is generally 20% less than similar jobs at other OEM's.

No ability to easily move across the company - department managers can, and often do, block associates from changing jobs.

Poor communication of goals and objectives

Company has shifted from a culture of building consensus among stake holders to being managed from a top-down direction.

No accountability for poor performance.

No effort, on the part of the company, to retain good engineers who work hard. No incentive for young engineers to stay and buy in.

Advice to Management

1. Stop benchmarking other Honda plants and take time to SERIOUSLY benchmark other OEMs in terms of salaries and benefits. We're losing good people at an alarming rate. The problem with only looking to Honda DNA for innovation is your family tree never branches.

2. Stop preaching about going to the spot and actually do it.

3. Consensus among stakeholders was once a fundamental way we did business. We need to get back to this way of doing business. Being top-down is no different that many of our competitors.

4. Stop promoting people only based on business needs and actually reward high performers for just simply being good at their jobs. Someone doesn't need to lead people to be great at what they do.

Other Employee Reviews for Honda of America Mfg.

  1. Helpful (6)

    "25 yrs with Honda, watched it go from a great company to a poorly run company."

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    Current Employee - Assembly Associate in East Liberty, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly Associate in East Liberty, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security up to now.
    Very good pay and benefits so far.
    In the beginning you were the expert and decentralized management was the philosophy. Now centralized management is the way.
    Safety, Quality and the customer was the goal, now only Quantity.

    Cons

    Very hard and physical work.
    The Honda philosophy is dead and forgotten.
    Management has no clue as to how to run this company efficiently.
    Moral is worse than I have ever seen it.
    All tools used by the associates (suggestions, quality etc.) have been so diluted they are worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Learn and understand the Honda philosophy!
    Stop finding the blame and find the problems.
    Quality costs nothing!
    Listen to the experts.
    Solve the problem don't band-aid it!
    Advancement from within is very slight.


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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Did not enjoy working here

    Cons

    Does not welcome new ideas

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