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Goken America Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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Douglas Smith
20 Ratings
  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goken America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working with Goken America for 2 years now. Management is very nice and transparent on policies, company goals and growth directions. HR is very friendly and address issues immediately. Good training on required skills, lot of opportunities to learn, potential for growth in the organisation. Nice coworkers and friendly environment. Flexibility in many ways, feel like second home.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Goken America2019-07-10
  2. "Perfect place to work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goken America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Providing better opportunities to enhance my skill levels in engineering field. Good support in VISA extensions. Most positive thing is they will find a new opportunities when your current assignment is closed for any reason. management is very transparent and friendly.

    Cons

    No concerns at this point.

    Goken America2019-07-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goken America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Paid OT - Parking lot

    Cons

    - No work-life balance - Your opinion doesn’t matter, only Honda’s associates opinion matters -Do as you are told and don’t try to innovate

    Advice to Management

    You should have more clients

    Goken America2019-04-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "will resign soon"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goken America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can't really think of any pros except they sponsor your work visa. Everyone knows if you need to be sponsored go to Goken. If you didn't need it you wouldn't work there.

    Cons

    Company has been on the way down for a long time What happened to the owner? Has he disappeared... Does no one seem to know what he looks like?

    Advice to Management

    You try to be something you're not. You brought in a lot high salaried employees and talked about delivering results during town halls but no one is delivering. Benefits bad, sales bad, delivery bad and hr bad.

    Goken America2019-04-23
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Very bad company to work for and selfish company"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goken America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    something in your hand until you find a better one

    Cons

    Low pay, almost 0% pay hike, they are so greedy that they try to skip filing for H1B if a person has 3 attemps, finally if you are working at honda through goken then an ant has a better life than you (seriously), contractors are treated like dogs at Honda, and the quality of people goken hires is garbage, their health insurance is lower than crap

    Advice to Management

    hire better people and pay them better, apply for H1B irrespective of number of attempts

    Goken America2019-03-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goken America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Work culture is Good

    Cons

    Nothing so far to point out.

    Advice to Management

    Make Referral Program more transparent.

    Goken America2018-08-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Goken America full-time

      Pros

      PTO, Relocation, Good Opportunity, Keen to help and support employees

      Cons

      Less opportunity to grow, Less Pay-hike

      Goken America2018-08-27
    • Helpful (2)

      "JOB Roles"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Goken America full-time

      Pros

      Good -company, Orientation, HR policies, training & placement

      Cons

      Under paid, culture biased, Not a global company policies, Negativity of supervisors & no career growth down the line.

      Advice to Management

      NA

      Goken America2018-08-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "Not too bad, not too good either-OK till you find something better"

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      Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dublin, OH
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Goken America full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Goken mostly places its employees in Honda R&D Americas and a few other Honda suppliers around Columbus, OH area. Training program is pretty good and they tend to take care of their employees, by and large. You find decent Goken support at Honda if you're stuck or if you're having issues. Goken is cool with you coming back for more training if necessary. Goken is also quite particular in following labor and immigration...

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      Cons

      A few significant ones 1. Pay is peanuts (28/hr for an entry level engineer) with 1.5x that for every hour of overtime. You'd probably not earn much after Uncle Sam takes his cut, unless you do a lot of overtime. Apart from that, the cost of living is relatively higher in the Dublin/Columbus area and you shell out a lot on gas travelling back and forth to Honda (which is in the middle of nowhere). 2. They usually...

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      Advice to Management

      Pay a little more, make sure your employees know clearly what their role at Honda would be before placing them there.

      Goken America2018-04-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Test Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Goken America full-time

      Pros

      Mediocre benefits. include insurance and 401K.

      Cons

      Just a staffing company. Nothing you would expect to this company.

      Goken America2018-05-01
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