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"Mazda is at a cross roads with the old thinking and new speaking"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If its located close to where you live, you want to drive a mazda or just want some experience in the car business Mazda is for you.

Cons

The management of the company is all hat and no horse. The CMO can talk a good game but excels at politics. Its a bit of a snake den so be open eyed and watch anyone one who has worked there for more than 5 years.

Advice to Management

You talk a good game but don't really execute the plan. You have a couple of rouge team members who need to go back to military school and learn leadership.

Other Employee Reviews for Mazda North American Operations

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    "Cliquish environment. Managers emphasize team competition over cooperation. But cool benefits though."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Car allowance is great. B level employees get $550/month to use for lease of up to three vehicles. 'C' level employees get $650/month. Any money left over from the allowance is added to your paycheck.
    Great medical and dental benefits.
    Fitness benefit of $300 per year can be used to buy bicycles or for gym memberships.
    Very good looking cars.

    Cons

    Easy to plateau in your position and reach a career dead end.
    Absolutely NO diversity among senior management and executive team.
    Horrible food in the cafeteria.
    Very cliquish environment. If you're not in the "right" clique your career advancement opportunities are slim.
    The company refuses to support progressive fuel economy standards and deliver more fuel efficient vehicles.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pit employees against each other. Use employees respective talents to build well rounded teams. Forcing team members to compete creates unnecessary tension.


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    "The people are great."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting industry, small enough of a company to be exposed to multiple departments and projects. The employees are some of the best you will find anywhere.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management. Vision and direction is often lacking. Poor co-operation between divisions to the point that multiple groups can be working on similar projects at the same time and create conflicts.

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