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HMA (Honda Manufacturing of Alabama) Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, flexible schedule, room for growth (in 12 reviews)

  • good benefits, job security, pay is not bad at all with over time pay (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • So the work/life balance is pretty much lopsided (in 4 reviews)

  • Rotating shifts and temp to hire program (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits flexible schedules great people to work with on a daily basis

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer Stepping Stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lincoln, AL

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, and overtime is usually there if you want it.

    Cons

    Not much complex problem solving, many issues can be solved with common sense and don't require any kind of degree. A lot of 'engineers' have achieved that role through experience within the company and have no actual knowledge of engineering theory.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great company that could be so much more with the right direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area
    Generally, people are very nice and easy to work with
    Fitness center is a nice addition

    Cons

    Awful work/life balance
    Hard work is rewarded by adding more responsibility, but not awarding promotion with it
    Shift rotation is difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Overtime is not the answer for everything.
    The policy of not planning for failure has worked out really well hasn't it?


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  5. "Parts Quality - Quality Engineer Tech. - Purchasing Division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HMA has a great fast paced working environment. You receive good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    You work long hours and you do not receive proper recognition for going above and beyond.


  6. "Production Manaager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Assembly Line in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honda is a company that really takes care of it's associates. They practice what they preach.

    Cons

    There is very little work life balance.


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of things to learn

    Cons

    You will find out what you don't want to do and what you want to do in your career really fast

    Advice to Management

    Listen to associate and actually improves on it, not making it worse


  8. "Team Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and promotes from within

    Cons

    Promotes from within,
    Weak HR Department; never really deals with poor performers...just moves them to another area
    Dirty production area
    Wages could be better
    Talks a good game when it comes to work/life balance, but then you are expected to work overtime and shutdowns regardless of your personal plans.


  9. "Customer support group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are consistent and Management team

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and temp to hire program


  10. "Process Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Lincoln, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay-low for comparable manufacturers, ok benefits that seem to drop yearly.

    Cons

    Below average management, if it weren't for the true workers this place would get nothing accomplished. Only a number to management.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, and soon!


  11. "Co-op Student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lincoln, AL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Each term at Honda as a co-op student, you are placed in a different department. This helped me realize my strengths and determine more accurately what I wanted to do after graduation. There were great managers who went out of there way to work with students on projects, pushing them to become better engineers

    Cons

    Occasionally co-op students were placed in groups with managers who did not become too involved and did not give them too much responsibility. This, however was not very common (maybe 3 out of about 25 students)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. The time y'all dedicate to us is helpful throughout our time at Honda, helps us in the classroom, and will stay with us throughout our careers. This opportunity was one of my favorite parts of undergrad.



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