Honda R & D Americas Reviews in Raymond, OH | Glassdoor

Honda R & D Americas Raymond Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
71 reviews

Filter

Filter

Raymond, OH

3.2
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Frank Paluch
15 Ratings

71 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • collective culture so there is good job security (in 14 reviews)

  • Flex time is great, flexibility of choosing when your workday begins, uniforms eliminate need for work wardrobe (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance does not exist (in 23 reviews)

  • sometimes long hours at peak project load (in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Test Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn new methods of testing

    Cons

    No communication between manager and workers


  2. "Great benefits, but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything about doing business processes here appears to be structured and very clearly defined. Expectations are clearly communicated in advance, which means less chance of error

    Training so far seems useful and efficiently conducted.

    Cons

    As a new employee, I'm finding that Benefits seem to always have some twist to them compared to what I was used to from another company.

    Vacation days - you don't straight up get X number of days that can be taken at any time in the year. You literally have to accrue a certain number of hours per two week pay period (in my case 3 hours). So the flex time off, which is overtime hours that can be banked as future time off instead of a bigger paycheck will be used to ensure that I'm not sitting at home by myself when my family wants to go to some sunny hot destination later in the winter. I basically have to work like a dog my first couple months here to bank these hours.

    401K doesn't start until the first day of the third month following your start date. You get no emails, no notification or orientation for this. So they advertise this awesome company match and then seem to have policies that encourage you to forget signing up or doing so effectively.

    Healthcare benefits begin the first full month following your start date but not really. Unless you have an emergency, They want you to wait until your cards etc arrive which can be up to three weeks into the second month of your start date. They insisted on at least two months of notice before I could actually start. Wasn't this enough time??

    Their design area is a long walk from the front door. This is a pro or con depending on how you look at it. At some point I felt like I was wasting my life with all this walking, so I'm needing to structure meetings etc a bit more efficiently

    Clocking in / clocking out - I thought this was a distant thought in my mind from three lifetimes ago. It makes it easy to do time reports and accurately get paid for it, but they don't just use front door badge in information since many folks stop by the locker room to get dressed when they come in. So you have to scan your badge twice.


  3. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many many great opportunities. Flex time. Good food. Lease cars.

    Cons

    Overtime. Late night video conference. Bullies. Low pay. No cubicles.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Probably The Worst OEM to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Raymond, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health care. Vehicle lease program. Paid overtime.

    Cons

    Low salaries. No pension. Uniforms. Bad atmosphere, like you walk on eggshells to not get in trouble. Boring product.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more. Bring back the pension. Get rid of the whites.


  6. "Great overall experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Former Employee - Student Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Friendly environment, challenging project

    Cons

    Seemed like low growth potential for full time employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Place to Learn, Grow, and Develop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer III, Group Leader in Raymond, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineer III, Group Leader in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours - start time between 5:30am-10am. Must work at least 40 hours/week, usually 5-10 hours of OT. Straight pay, you are paid per hour of work. Excellent FTO & Vacation plans.
    Health benefits are very good.
    401k matching is excellent.
    Strongly support associate training and development.
    Ample leadership & responsibility advancement if you work hard.

    Cons

    It is a Japanese run company - there is a large cultural difference between the US & Japan. This must be understood and accepted to really succeed with Honda. Many US staff become frustrated and give up on advancement too soon because of this.
    Lack of clear expectations from Japanese management - again, cultural differences. US staff must learn to clarify expectations and have open communication, although it will prove uncomfortable at first.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more cultural training, with mixed US & J-Staff attendees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Do Not Go Blindly. Job Not for Family Man"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn Honda way of engineering. Every project evaluation is like defending your Thesis. Management expects perfection. Once you are a trained engineer and decide to leave, you will be highly successful at any other company.

    Cons

    Hours, hours and long hours. Work/life balance does not exist. Don't error in your design or be prepared to enter an eternity of documentation **** if you do. A lot of associate turn over.

    Advice to Management

    1) You have already heard many messages before. Now begin to listen.
    2) Speed when designing does not work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Vehicle Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to start after college

    Cons

    Always busy, however, sometime maybe too busy that always need overtime

    Advice to Management

    understand your employee


  10. "Let's no bad, but you'll learn enough for move on."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Raymond, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No many words, at least they pay over time and good benefits for the family.

    Cons

    Work vs time. If you have time your job is complete, if is not, wel enjoy staying overnight.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good school, but they need improve the benefits for single people, and salaries. Also many engineers want more degree level and then you found someone that take like 90/hrs biweekly and family plus it's a student overloaded a d after he complete the degree we need move forward because Honda don't want increase the salary or any great benefit.


  11. "Amazing culture to be a part of"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Honda R & D Americas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, vacation, and wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but you get paid for it!

    Advice to Management

    Have managers focus on managing employees rather than technical aspects of the job



Showing 71 of 191 reviews
Reset Filters