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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated April 29, 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, overtime, hours, good location, nice people, not too boring (in 20 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. "The Best Job I've Ever Had."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer (Via TEKsystems) in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Network Engineer (Via TEKsystems) in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Focus on improvement and correcting failure as opposed to disciplinary chewing-out. GET TO BE A PART OF BUILDING CARS. WATCH CARS GO BY ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE. Get autographs from IndyCar drivers. Get a first look at emerging technologies and vehicles. Be a part of the American manufacturing industry.

    Cons

    No music, food or drink allowed at desk. Extensive usage of temporary agencies. Except for co-ops, once one leaves a position (voluntarily or involuntarily), they will NOT be hired back unless they are hired for an equal or better position. Significant commute from Columbus area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Oh, and PLEASE HIRE ME BACK!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth based on personal drive to learn. You will get to directly interact with problems at the spot where they happen.

    Cons

    Lots of hours spent at work. You will not be a computer only engineer if that is what your looking for, diving in and getting dirty will be part of the job. Many young engineers complain about that.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce micromanagement


  3. "Door Line Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DOOR LINE ASSOCIATE in Powell, OH
    Former Employee - DOOR LINE ASSOCIATE in Powell, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Temperature controlled environment. Safe environment. Cut and dry rules. Easy work. Pleasant enough people to work with. No hassle by management.

    Cons

    Never experienced or recognized any CONS.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits. $30.00 per hr. plus profit sharing of 3-5k a year.

    Cons

    Typical cutbacks in all auto industries. Using more and more outside contractors that eliminate fulltime jobs. Tiered wage scales for production people. Temporaries making 1/2 the money for doing the same work. Lots of young (kids) working for $10 per hr that don't really care about their job is bringing down the atmosphere of a once great work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Will fall on deaf ears


  6. "Engineering Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable business. Good reputation. Global network that allows for travel across the globe if desired. Internal transfers plentiful.

    Cons

    Big company. Individuality lost. Reputation for becoming hostile to longtime employees. Not much career advancement potential. Stagnation in current position.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Mistake to work here"

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

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

    Pros

    Signing bonus, annual bonus, overtime pay to even salaried employees, very hands-on experience with automobiles, decent amount of out-of-office travel

    Cons

    Unrewarding work, abysmal office design (as colorless and depressing as you can get), terrible vacation/sick days (none for first year), company doesn't care about the individual at all, uniforms make you feel dumb, tons of social loafing, office morale very low

    Advice to Management

    Thinks need to be seriously shaken up, American-run companies blow Honda out of the water. Forcing sick employees to work doesn't help anyone. Workplace depression and apathy is rampant. Stop treating employees like dirt that also can't be trusted.


  8. "Great company with good benefits, but salaries could be improved."

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

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits package. Management emphasis self-empowerment and respect for the individual.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are no longer competitive although bonus and benefits do help.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Buyer in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was positioned at the R&D facility (which has a much better work environment than the plants). The purchasing department here manages suppliers and sourcing strategies. A few hundred Buyers work at the office, along with a few thousand engineers.

    - Decent pay if you take into account you are compensated for OT
    - Nice facilities, including a cafeteria, free onsite gyms, and plenty of parking
    - Work can be very interesting if you like the automotive industry
    - Open office and relaxed work environment
    - A lot of great people; diverse workforce
    - Opportunities for domestic and international travel
    - Plenty of resources if you choose to utilize them
    - Columbus (45 minutes from Marysville) is a great city for both young professionals and families
    - Provided uniforms and laundry make for easy mornings
    - Strong company reputation

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. It's a good place for young professionals to get work experience, but many end up hitting a wall and leaving.

    Some of the processes are tedious and outdated. This means much of your time could be spent doing busy work rather than working on future sourcing strategies.

    Your experience depends a lot on what desk and managers you are assigned to. Some are great, some not so much.

    While the location is peaceful, the commute can be tiring if you want to live in Columbus/Dublin.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your associates, find out why people leave.

    Update processes and systems.

    Improve classroom and hands-on training methods


  10. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good benifits and salary

    Cons

    Some long days from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Nonnne


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Buyer"

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

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay. Great Benefits. Nice Bonus. Paid OT even when on salary

    Cons

    Other than what was mentioned in Pro there isn't much to this place. This place will totally drain the life out of you. There's 2 types of people. First type are people who are content with the boring task they do everyday and don't mind going through the motions because they get a good paycheck. The second type are completely bored out of their minds. Can't stand management and their ridiculous policies they hold you to. As a buyer you will not do much. You will have a slight level of responsibility, but that's about it. Every moment of your day will be completely planned, watched, and monitored by management. You will all eat at the same time as well. Your ideas will be asked for by management, but will ultimately be ignored and management will do as they please. They also like to tell you one thing and do another. Several people in my department have been promised things (move to another department, promotions, etc.) all to have nothing come from it. If you do choose to go to a different department and get an offer to do so, your manager can step in and refuse to let you transfer. There is this attitude around here that this is how it has been and always will be. Also management will play favorites I have watched plenty of people I work with who are very smart not get projects, promotions, etc because they are not buddy buddy with their supervisor. In all if your just looking for a place to get some experience on your resume with a recognized company then it is worth the struggle. Other than that I wouldn't. There are a lot of young people in my department who are sticking around for just that, and plan on leaving as soon as they can. There's nothing mind stimulating about this job, a high school drop out could do it.

    Advice to Management

    You have gone so far away from the values that are written right behind you area in the office. There is clear favoritism which is Sad, I have not been a victim of it. But I still see it everyday and it's pathetic. You will continue to lose good young smart people to this. Management should not be buddy buddy with associates. You should t be hanging out outside of work, it's a clear conflict of interest. Challenge your associates. Giving them mind numbing remedial work everyday is not good for moral. Nor is holding them to the same standards of a line worker. That is just plain ridiculous. Your wayyy overstaffed but none of you have the strategic line of thinking to even see it. The amount of money that could be saved in both salaries and benefits is huge. Currently there are 20+ people in a department that could be ran by 10-12 people. It's a huge shame the culture you have created. Maybe once you have a high enough attrition rate you'll see it too.


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