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HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) Reviews

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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. "This is a good place to work if you're going for the money. Otherwise, avoid at all cost."

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Money is good after you top out as a full time associate.
    Benefits are good as a full time associate.

    Cons

    It often time takes 2-3 years to finally receive an application to be hired to a full time position.

    It takes 8 years AFTER you're hired as a full time associate to top out and make the same money as everyone else.

    Management is made up of a poorly selected group of people who do NOT care about their employees.

    The lack of communication is ridiculous. More often than not, you'll never know what's going on inside the plant.

    Swing shift (2 weeks 1st shift and 2 weeks 2nd shift) will put a toll on your body quickly.

    You can never adjust to a sleep schedule and be comfortable.

    You'll have to give up school or any social life you have working here.

    This is a terrible place to work if you have kids.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you care, and MAYBE they'll work harder for you. Otherwise? You're garbage.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Weak Management"

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    Former Employee - Business Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Business Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great but that's close to the only positive thing about working here. The atmosphere can be exciting when you have time to pay attention to it which isn't very often. Most of the people are friendly to work with.

    Cons

    No respect for individual, even though this is something they preach about. AR department is completely clueless and views everything as black or white, feeling no remorse for employee situations.

    Work load is nearly unbearable. You will become anxious and stressed from the tasks management brings to you to solve. You fix one issue and three more pop up before you can react.

    No one is held accountable for their actions which means other associates have to pick up the slack for them. This creates a morale issue no one wants to deal with.

    They pay overtime for a reason... because no one wants to stay there long enough to get paid for it.

    Management won't make a decision because if it has a negative impact, they don't want it to reflect poorly on them.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for employees rather than giving them extra work. When a decision needs to be made, it's better to go ahead and give direction rather than asking to put together a meeting where nothing gets done.

  3. "Biggest joke ever"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Secure job, friendly faces, free fitness center , that's about it

    Cons

    Very strict, horribly pay, subpar work environment, no room for upward mobility,


  4. "don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say it gets worse by the years keep taking away from us and they keep saying record breaking sales

    Cons

    It sucks working swing shift feels like a prison all ways someone watching over you

    Advice to Management

    Need to fire every on of them and start over


  5. "Maddening"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, some interesting projects (if you're in the right group), fun to be on inside track of development.

    Cons

    Dogmatic, hypocritical, hypercritical, disorganized, backwards/illogical/ridiculous decisions result in engineers not being properly utilized. Those without engineering degrees still earn engineering title easily.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you have to choose what is right instead of what is easy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a starting wage.

    Cons

    Repetitive work.
    No opportunities for vertical advancement.
    Low morale.
    Stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Think resourcefully.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The first few years were great. Then a total turn around. Morale is non-existant."

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    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are o.k., But have not increased in much in about seven years. There isn't many pros to working at Honda anymore. Honda has kept people working during the economic downturn. I think they only do this as a smoke-screen to make themselves look good in the media. They have withheld enough raises and bonuses from the workers to pay for this.

    Cons

    Try working 2 week rotatiing shifts for 10 years. Workers have begged Honda to change this set-up with no success. I believe the company is trying to get rid of full time workers and fill the positions with temporary workers.Skilled workers are leaving as fast as they can. Morale is non-existant. Honda has not replaced a lot of the workers that have left and upped the workload of all associates.

    Advice to Management

    We started out as a great company. Honda tries to say their motto is to Respect the individual and they somewhat did the first two years, but they are far from that now. Wake up management. Honda is going downhill.and it's not because of the workers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Honda Manufacturing of Alabama appears to no longer have a direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical and dental benefits
    Company promotes from within

    Cons

    Company promotes from within
    Inflexible attendance policies for salaried employees and hourly employees
    No sick time
    Different policies and benefits within the U.S.A. at different plants
    Unreasonable workload on salaried employees
    Points are assigned when you are late or leave early if you choose to do so without using "Paid Time Off" (salaried and hourly employees)
    A great deal of time wasted creating presentations
    Decisions not made quickly, if at all
    Managers not accessible as they are in meetings all day, most days
    Unreasonable timelines for projects

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to me managed and not the individual departments


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