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HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • So the work/life balance is pretty much lopsided (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of travel, outdated systems, exempt treated as hourly associates (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Gtreat career opportunities. Very great benefits.

    Cons

    Work can be very strenuous at times. A lot of over9.


  2. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people I meet there are really friendly.

    Cons

    Supervisors are sometime clueless in talking to the employees with respect.

  3. "Fast paced, challenging work with a friendly atmosphere."

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is interesting and engaging

    Cons

    Location could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. "Good place, But .."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Awesome Benefits
    All the perks there are above par and the company is active in community
    challenging work.
    Great learning and training (if sometimes self taught OJT)

    Opportunities abound (see below)

    Cons

    Hours and travel can be hard
     expectations are high about being ready to travel at a moments notice

    Company professes to have high values and ethics but in practice they fall very short. Payoffs are common and covered up or ignored as long as the right people are included.

    Payback for any whistleblowing is ignored by Sr. MGMNT and HR, this is complicated by the layers of lower management that cover for each other and make sure that only people that toe the line are promoted. Guess this is to be expected in a large company.

    Opportunities are everywhere, but only if you don't rock the boat and buddy up with some management who covers for under performers by giving their work to others.
    Moving "friends" from project to project is a common practice, while the new project leader is chastised for falling behind

    Advice to Management

    None, because they will not hear what is being said and the company HQ will not care as long as they are showing a profit.


  5. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great family environment, bonuses, cares about employees.

    Cons

    Swing shift can be rough


  6. "Production Associate"

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    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money for starters The benefits have decreased but are still competitive

    Cons

    Shift work and physical work combined with mental strain. Fast pace and solid two break and unpaid 30 minute lunch

    Advice to Management

    People are not robots allow for human abilities and human mistakes. practice what you preach. Treat people how you would expect to be treated and your production will increase


  7. "Great starter but wasn't a fit for my career path"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I received great benefits for health, vision and dental and was able to work plenty of hours with pay difference if needed.

    Cons

    The downside is if their were issues or behind schedule, extra work became mandatory even after working 60+ hours that week.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is if the upper management desires respect, respect must be shown to the workers who bust it day and night plus weekends.

  8. "Part Time Production Associate FST"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. Most coworkers are helpful and will assist you if you need to catch up. The company culture is fun and hardworking. The success of each shift depends on every worker, so you feel that your contribution is important and valued.

    Cons

    It is repetitive, but job rotation solves that to some degree. You will learn more processes the longer you stick with it. Certain departments such as welding regularly work over one to two hours, but overtime pay makes it worth it for most. You just have to be prepared to stay over if needed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you acknowledge hard work, it goes a long way in motivating your subordinates.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, very stable job security. Upper management such as President and Vice President levels are actually very good at their jobs and very motivating. Overall the best company I have ever worked for. Honda is one of the few companies that truly care about their associates (employees), at least at the Lincoln AL plant.

    Cons

    Some managers (mid level) promoted to make a "quota" and not base on experience or knowledge. They also are more interested in how upper management perceives them and less worried about motivating the associates that report to them.


  10. "Assembly Line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very easy to work for

    Cons

    Hours are long and hard


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