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HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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  • work/life balance is a joke, known for killing marriages (in 5 reviews)

  • Swing shift (2 weeks 1st shift and 2 weeks 2nd shift) will put a toll on your body quickly (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Computer Support Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, proficient training

    Cons

    I have no complaints about HMA


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Pay / Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, although the benefits package is shrinking and costing associates more every year.

    Cons

    Poor management practices, especially in Department Mgt, Human Resources and Admin. High turnover of young professionals... stepping stone to something better.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on associates who show true dedication and want to stay and make improvements.

  3. "Mass Pro Buyer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great people, and a excellent way of getting t know a very complex manufacturing world. Honda is a company that is going to be aroud for a while.

    Cons

    low pay, stagnate working ladder, low and seldom raises . a hard environment for young people

    Advice to Management

    pay better, and evaluate the 'open office' environment that has and will bread a scene of deception when management is speaking softly among other management.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The real truth"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and PTO days IF and when you fulfill your time to cap pay which is now 8 years and are a actual employee. If you are just starting off in life and you bank and invest your money right you could retire by 45-50 years old. They have a awesome 401k and stock options.

    Cons

    Swing shift for most all areas. 2 week rotation. Causes health issues and stress on home life. You must start out through Elwood Staffing which hire woman over 25. They will claim not enough experience but yet hire 18 yr olds without H.S. diploma. If you aren't from the South they will pass up you for promotions and allow Management and other associates to stalk and bully you. It takes a yr or more to get hired full on from Elwood some employees as still Temps with 10 years. Temps Benefits are next to nil specifically insurance for males. Most everyone is lazy and think showing up is all they have to do to get paid. A lot of waste of company money due to this. Management worries more about the amount of the bonus to keep cost low then getting employees their needs. You MUST have a uniform to work doesn't matter whose it is. But they don't supply big enough lockers for your clean uniforms coming back from being cleaned so 90% your uniforms are stolen so have to wash them at home. If you have a nasty chemical job it ruins your washer and other clothes.

    Advice to Management

    Do your jobs. rewards those that bust their butts and fire the ones that are laying around sleeping on the job or bullying.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits ... but"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are out of this world!
    Learning different skills is encouraged, even if it's all just OJT
    Programs in place for anyone and everyone to contribute new ideas that are taken seriously, as long as you can prove it.
    Lot's of movement available (both internal and external)

    Cons

    HR is a joke .... they cover for people and ignore the real issues.
    Corporate ethics are laughably selectively enforced.... if you're making money for company everything is ok.
    People are stressed out a lot of the time (support staff)
    Lot of people just come in for a job and leave no real

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the ethics talk, everyone knows when you are full of it and it comes off as you being ignorant at best.

    Start paying attention to how Level 3's treat their workers, there's a reason morale is in toliet ... (oh, BTW... morale is in toliet for majority of workers). But again it goes back to the making money thing.... if manager is saving money, he can largely do what he wants.


  6. "Great opportunity."

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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

    Great benefits. Great pay. Opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Rotating shift depending on department.


  7. "Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wage and benefits, people who work here are good worker but really tired of the swing shift least the ones that have some time in

    Cons

    Why is hma the only Honda plant in U.S. that rotate shifts.few yrs. Back took a vote to stop but higher ups said the vote would be to keep rotate shifts

    Advice to Management

    Wake up

  8. "Frame Assembly associate"

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    Former Employee - Frame Assembly Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money and insurance was great for family support

    Cons

    Swing shift from nights to days makes it hard ok the family

    Advice to Management

    Better management


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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