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HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance can be a bit overwhelming depending on what department you are with" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours: most days last 12 hours, and can even last longer if the quota isn't met" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Maintenance"

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

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time

    Pros

    Money was great with bonus every year

    Cons

    Too much mandatory overtime required with no advance warning


  2. "Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time

    Pros

    Flex time
    Some managers
    Benefits
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Some managers
    Location
    Not professional culture

  3. "Process associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the changing jobs on the line or department because I learn more on the job and that is interesting to me to learn more.

    Cons

    I loved working there and enjoyed being apart of something being built so I don't really have a con.


  4. "Great money"

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    Former Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, uniforms, coworkers, job security

    Cons

    Work/home life, management, parking,


  5. "Great pay and benefits."

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    Former Employee - Equipment Service Technician in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Equipment Service Technician in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Great co workers

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance
    Swing shifts
    Working 6-7 days a week
    Management is toothless
    A lot of drama

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about getting sued for firing someone. Cut the deadweight and cancer out of the place.


  6. "Great job if you keep your head down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    HMA is a great place that pays well for the area, has great benefits and chances for advancement (to a degree). HMA works to promote a good community image (it's BS of course) and one of ethical treatment of it's employees.

    Cons

    - Poor middle and upper management: most of the level 3's and above are only chasing the next promotion, some by whatever method it takes. While this is to be expected in any company I have never seen one that rewarded unethical behavior the way HMA does. Most managers at these levels have created networks of other managers that cover for them and if they want someone gone they work to make sure that they are gone

    -work/life balance: You see that in almost every review of HMA

    - often are handed "tasks" that another person started, usually someone that messed it all up and since they are friends with "someone" they pawn it off on someone that can actually do the work.

    - HR department is a joke, they are used to cover for management and if you believe the line about reporting wrong-doing then you are in for a suprise. Have seen several people report things like pay-offs from suppliers only to see those same people get "re-assigned", suddenly have a poor performance review or even have a claim against them that leads to dismissal.

    Advice to Management

    Work to break up the cliques that have formed among management, they work to cover each others backs and create their kingdoms of "yes" men. Review those great cost savings and see if they really save money or is it just imaginary.


  7. "Working for Honda is a Great Working Experience"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Honda respects it's associates
    Great benefits
    Good pay with overtime, even for salary positions
    Excellent job security

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a bit overwhelming depending on what department you are with
    Plant environment, hardly any exposure to the outside world during your workday

  8. "Assembly Line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time

    Pros

    Paid well. Sometimes when the line would go down, you could stand around for anywhere from 5 minutes to a couple hours and get paid for it.

    Cons

    Very strict attendance policies in the beginning, they will expect you to come into work even if you're on your death bed.
    Long hours: most days last 12 hours, and can even last longer if the quota isn't met.
    Two week shift swap: every two weeks your schedule changes drastically. You will work from 6am to 6pm for two weeks, and then 6pm to 6am two weeks and it is difficult to work under these conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the two week shift rotation.


  9. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area, including overtime pay.
    Cafeteria on site
    Benefits are pretty cheap
    Open office environment
    Plenty of access to the tools you will need
    Steady pay increases if you meet expectations in reviews
    Multiple areas of work that allow in-house transfers after one year

    Cons

    Some departments will require weekend work(Overtime pay on weekends though)


  10. "From a Elwood employees perspective"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have the potential to make a lot of money. Think of it this way in 9 years you will make around 25$ an hour and time 1/2 saturdays, bouble time Sundays.
    The management i have came in contact with seems decent.

    Cons

    It takes 2 whole years to roll over to a "Honda" employee ( if you dont call in). You work through a temp service called Elwood until you roll over. You start out at $13.00 and go up the longer you work. Dont call in while working with them bc you might not roll over for another year.
    Elwood employees do the same job as all the honda employees, they should be treated the same way.

    Advice to Management

    It does not take you 2 years to see what kind of employee i am, or will be. You will know in 6-12 months if im going to call in or cant handle the job.


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