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Honda R & D Americas Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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3.5
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69%
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66%
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Frank Paluch
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flex time is great, flexibility of choosing when your workday begins, uniforms eliminate need for work wardrobe(in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance can be a challenge when projects ramp up(in 38 reviews)

  • "Lots of trust and responsibility for high performers usually means long hours and frequent overtime culture(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Leader in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun and friendly environment. Always something new to learn and take on. Hard, smart work is recognized. Plenty off opportunities to pitch your own ideas. Paid overtime Chance to work with people from all over the world

    Cons

    No power napping machines and personal robots! Like, what the heck, right?!

    Advice to Management

    More robots. A robot for everyone!

    Honda R & D Americas2019-06-26
  2. "Honda DRE"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great. It's a bottom up company. Minimal bureaucracy and red tape.

    Cons

    Lots of trust and responsibility for high performers usually means long hours and frequent overtime culture.

    Honda R & D Americas2019-06-21
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stability, good coworkers, and if you get into the right department, work is very rewarding. Plenty of diversity

    Cons

    Some departments are very Japanese in culture (heavy overtime, work > life), location

    Honda R & D Americas2019-06-17
  4. "some bad, mostly good"

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    Current Employee - Clay Modeler in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, hours are consistant

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive in the industry

    Honda R & D Americas2019-06-04
  5. "Exciting job, but long hours required"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ability to impact developments. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and overtime is sometimes not planned for ahead of time.

    Honda R & D Americas2019-05-11
  6. "Managers Can Make or Break Your Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Automotive industry where the culture is more we focused than individualistic. Everyone cares about the products

    Cons

    Some managers should be fired due to the way they treat their employees but aren’t fired because that’s not how Honda works. Higher management makes decisions that aren’t fully though through on how it affects individual employees. No Input or advice from R&D into sales and marketing on bad directions or ideas that we all know won’t work. Or color combinations.

    Honda R & D Americas2019-05-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Honda R&D work environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Base salary is slightly lower than the other OEM's. However, if you are actually researching, finishing your work, and being curious for many side projects (engine research) straight overtime makes your pay well above industry average. 2. There are many rooms for you to go outside of your assigned group and do joint research that are not part of your job - it requires for you to gain some confidence and respect...

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    Cons

    1. There are sometimes late night TV conferences that cannot be avoided due to the nature of communication time with Japan - however, they built little office in a different city to help with such time difference so you don't arrive home at 10PM. :) 2. The work load fluctuation at times can be little harsh - if you plan ahead and get organized, it is do-able.

    Honda R & D Americas2019-04-27
  8. "Nice and comfortable company"

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    Former Employee - Automotive Designer in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and nice facilities. They care about your well-being and discourage overtime. The organization fairly flat so you given responsibilities that you would not be given in any another car company. You can make a difference there.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than the industry average especially in California.

    Honda R & D Americas2019-04-26
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Classic satellite syndrome studio."

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, work hours are flexible, travel. Good place to start, but not to stay.

    Cons

    Old out of touch management, whose primary role is to appease Japan. Entire management consists of yes men who avoid making decisions and play delegation of responsibility games. Promotions are based on favoritism. Boomer management cannot tell difference between actual talent and someone putting on a show. Significantly behind the industry in terms of workflow and technology.

    Advice to Management

    Anyone with actual managerial talent has left or is planning to leave. Whats left are people waiting for retirement.

    Honda R & D Americas2019-04-24
  10. "not good"

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      Current Employee - Purchasing 

      I have been working at Honda R & D Americas full-time

      Pros

      nice pay, nice co-workers, friendly employees

      Cons

      many cons in this job and work area

      Honda R & D Americas2019-05-02
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