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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent resume builder clean environment and great pay and benefits for the full time associate (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay, hard work led to promotion at the time that I went in (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • sometimes hard for work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • You have to be on the buddy system to get promoted and management likes to enforce rules that they can't even follow (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Respectful and Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot and get to work with great people

    Cons

    Can be tight schedules with high work loads

    Advice to Management

    Ask the tough questions to keep associates engaged, help people achieve their career goals.


  2. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No layoffs, good insurance, paid shutdown

    Cons

    Good Ole boy/ buddy system still exists

    Advice to Management

    Need more diversity in other departments besides Assembly


  3. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice working place. Great team work

    Cons

    You get bored after few years of doing same thing

    Advice to Management

    Nice and cool


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  5. "Great pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. High attention to detail and they take care of their employees

    Cons

    Short breaks and shift hours. Not much downtime.


  6. "Engineering Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time

    Pros

    If you fully apply yourself to your career, Honda is a large company in which you will be able to explore a multitude of options. Training is widely available for engineers. The ability to earn overtime is a commodity unheard of in industry. The annual profit sharing also is a very nice benefit. Lots of lessons can be learned through the shear scale of this company's work (people and technical).

    Cons

    Long hours can at times be required. The quality of work is directly dependent on the ability of the management to distribute it (This does not always happen appropriately). It's a massive manufacturing effort which at times can be more related to production numbers than work quality.

    Advice to Management

    Continually push to hire young engineers and business professionals willing to push this company into a more advanced state of manufacturing.


  7. "Maintenance Tech"

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

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time

    Pros

    Room for advancement benefits and pay are outstanding

    Cons

    Too much overtime and swing shifts

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the hard workers and advance them


  8. "Production associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time

    Pros

    Shutdowns were nice for vacation

    Cons

    Second shift forever since based on senority


  9. "Conservative, low risk, strong Japanese culture"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Staff
    Current Employee - Engineering Staff
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    management welcomes overtime, health insurance, able to work multiple projects at once, no limit what you can take on.

    Cons

    double or triple tier stacked management, everything is directed towards general associates(GA) and set the same across the board, no matter your position in the company. rural out in the middle of nowhere, coddle(kid gloves) when dealing with GA's, won't always get down to root cause - sugar coat with countermeasures,

    Advice to Management

    pay scale is negatively skewed, either add more benefits or pay when promoted, product discount is not worth buying through employee system


  10. "Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn in
    Exposure to advanced technology
    Simplified dress attire
    Short drive, close to home
    Decent benefits package (for now)
    There are still a few decent people left working here (for now)

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted unless you are well connected, willing to work tireless hours, sacrifice family, and place Honda above all else in your life.
    Horrible work/life balance for level two and below.
    The company is bleeding talent and experience.
    Lots of incentives for great associates to call it quits and move on. Not good.
    Too many filters between different levels of management. The truth needs to be told, even if it's not good news. Too often, I witnessed the truth being bent to make numbers look good on paper or hide unethical/irresponsible behavior.
    Arbitrary, selective enforcement of company policies (certain people never seem to be called on the carpet for their mistakes)
    Performance management is ineffective, a complete exercise in futility.
    It's neither talked about nor acknowledged, but rather obvious that stacked ranking affects promotions...and the few that are handed out are saved for management favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Senior and executive levels of management need to seriously consider a complete organizational restructure to weed out all of the ineffective managers who are driving out the company's top-notch talent. Just as the lower levels are held to certain ethical standards and levels of performance, it's time for the unit and division managers to be held accountable for their lack of ability to properly manage. Disband the "good old boy" network and let the associate performance determine eligibility for promotion rather than personal friendships and hidden agendas. Build out your talent management and retention team to stop the bleeding.
    Compliance and ethics should go through all of the business units and evaluate the manager/associate relationships with suppliers and vendors.


  11. "Engineering staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Engineering staff is a good first job. I have been lucky to get involved in new model which keeps things interesting outside of mass production.

    Cons

    If you get stuck in a department with higher engineering turn over rate you can get stuck in the current position. It would be nice to see more room to grow inside of the company.



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