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Updated December 14, 2018
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Honda President, CEO and Representative Director Takahiro Hachigo
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Pros
  • "Good pay, good benefits, chance to do something meaningful and help people" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, especially if you have a young family" (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Likes to conduct meeting after office hours & drag long hours most often" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Meet tight deadline, work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Unfavorable working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Auto Sales Consultant in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Auto Sales Consultant in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Honda full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work. Having a great product to sell

    Cons

    Extreme long hours over worked staff and no spriti de corp

    Advice to Management

    You have too many saleman for the amount of traffic, making alot of unnessary turnover.


  2. "Very interesting and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Production Support in Lincoln, AL
    Current Employee - Production Support in Lincoln, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding, met interesting people and safe

    Cons

    Fast past, lunch time short

    Advice to Management

    Love to have more lunch time cause of the large group of people that eat at same time... And the food so delicious.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - BDC in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - BDC in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, good people, solid product

    Cons

    None. Great company. Solid outlook. Cool !!

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "manufacture engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and chances of advancement

    Cons

    the salary was below my standard


  5. "Product Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Honda full-time

    Pros

    flexible work day, outdoors and indoors, weekly pay

    Cons

    Pay is challenging, business is up and down


  6. "Good if you want a job, but not a career"

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    Current Employee - Business Staff in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Business Staff in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This review is based on my experience in the Business track.

    I have met many good people here who work hard and want to make a difference. Depending on manager - my "managers" they have been supportive of sending me to classes to gain skills and continue to learn. I have been able to get the tools I need to do my job and never had to struggle much to prove why I needed them. I was able to have some flexible hours in my area.

    Benefits, hard to get fired, no layoffs, and money are great. I love getting overtime. However, that is a major trap that keeps people from leaving.

    Cons

    Management is poor. It is not based on skill but on tenure. Even if you know more about the subject or area PLUS have more experience, it doesn't matter. That person who has been here longer than you will be your manager. Ability, hard work and showing initiative doesn't count here. Only tenure and how much of a yes man/woman you can be.

    In addition, I was told that it was your (my) degree that got me in the door, however, once in Honda, it doesn't matter. Meaning your hard work, your education, all the energy you placed into getting that degree means nothing. This only applies if your NOT an engineer or in the Engineering track. Beware of managers playing favorites and having an ultra-conservative mindset that is resist to new ideas and change. The constant need to have to "prove" your ideas to a manager who loves playing "Devil's Advocate" in order to look smart is draining and demeaning.

    Movement up is non-existence unless someone dies, retires, or moves into another dept. If you are comfortable coming to work a job, then this may be your place. However, if you wish to have a career, with upward movement and promotions based on your ability to do the job, do it right, and not because you've been there 20 years, then don't bother coming here.

     In fact, I am planning an exit now. I'm just tired and feeling the passion for my area of expertise drain. I don't want to become like them: lazy and just going through the motions of coming to work until I retire or die. I want more out of my life.

    Final Note: one associate I knew was finally promoted after 28 years. Really. There is NO standard for a promotion. Just on the whims of who likes you and how much of a "Yes man/woman" you can be.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think they care much, actually. Just stop promoting people because of tenure or they are a buddy.


  7. "Line tech"

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    Current Employee - Line Technician in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything about the job is comstantly changing and no two vehicles issues are the same.

    Cons

    None its been a pleasure working for this company

    Advice to Management

    Good work

  8. "Passionate people, interesting work, but literal chaos."

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    Current Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Raymond, ME
    Current Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Raymond, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good, compensation isn’t terrible, and the projects themselves are interesting and about as complicated as a manufacturing environment can get. It’s very rewarding, mentally, to see your project come to life and serve other people.

    Cons

    R&D specifically: the schedule owns everything, dictates everything, and trumps everything. No formal leadership training for management, seniority tends to rule the day in terms of promotions for many, not all departments and positions.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at the middle and below level is the single most impactful area of leadership on am organization, but is treated as an afterthought in comparison to upper level training and development. Its why we can’t keep new hires longer than 3 years.


  9. "Great place to intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda part-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment and nice people

    Cons

    I dont think there are a lot


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work environment, vacation, balance

    Cons

    Uniform, and not many other Cons