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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent resume builder clean environment and great pay and benefits for the full time associate (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, secure and steady job (in 23 reviews)

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

  • The buddy system is the only way of making good money at Honda (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "I work through a temp service in Ohio. The factory is overwhelming, and takes some getting used to."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of different jobs available. Fast paced and slow.

    Cons

    Bathroom breaks are few and far between. If your working on the line,smoking or peeing is impossible to do both.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pay increases don't keep pace with cost of living."

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

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, good people, travel opportunities. Close to city. Good products. Good community partner. Decent benefits but declining. On site workout facility.

    Cons

    Each year our benefits are reduced. We are being asked to pay healthcare premiums and our out of pocket is significantly next year. Our pay increase do not keep up with what we are being asked to pay. My take home pay has decreased the past 2 years.

    We are also tasked to reduce manpower and take on more job responsibilities each year. We are asked to work more efficiently, however we keep adding more tasks and never take any tasks away.

    Advice to Management

    You are hurting moral with your associates. You will soon have a mass exodus of good associates if you keep this up.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing engineering. Work in the manufacturing plants on process, quality, and delivery improvements."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits. Good 401k. Stability. Uniforms are convenient - no need for business casual wardrobe or lots of dry cleaning. Paid OT for exempt level 1 & 2.

    Cons

    Long time to get promoted. Performance review process is terrible. Can be difficult to transfer departments. Lack of accountability- there are rarely consequences for incompetence. Lack of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Put in the required effort to maintain young talent. Increase recognition and compensation for strong performers.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment.
    Good for individuals that want to do routine work.
    A lot pride in working to make an excellent product.
    You may have the opportunity to work with excellent proffesionals.

    Cons

    Not competitive pay scales.
    Not for people that don't like uniforms.
    Minimal career advancement opportunities.
    Evaluation process is not utilized for anything else other than meet a yearly metric.
    A lot of redundant positions that increase the companies manpower spending without providing any value.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider evaluating associates pay scales as you are falling behind the rest of the industry. Please eliminate non value added functions.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Buy a Honda!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Anna, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Anna, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company! Tons of overtime and excellent pay. I wish I had stayed with the company for life.

    Cons

    The down side is you must stand in same place for hours and some of the people you may be surrounded by can be crude

    Advice to Management

    Rotate, rotate and rotate. the employees need to move to be healthy and produce effectively.


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Marysville, OH

    Pros

    Good hours, off early. Cool environment. Helped pay for living in nice apt near Columbus. People genuine with lot of experience

    Cons

    Very strict on no overtime. Lot of plant work, non engineering work. Most people work in quality. Plant very isolated from other areas, not a lot to do.


  10. "Good company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. as an intern

    Pros

    Really care about the work

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end


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