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Mazda North American Operations Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. "Java Analyst Deeveloper"

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    Former Employee - Java Analyst Developer
    Former Employee - Java Analyst Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Great Leadership
    Big Cubicle
    Free Coffee/Donuts sometime

    Cons

    Underpay, but in general there are not many cons actually

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Try the Kool-Aid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great cars (nobody wants to buy them but they are awesome), "free" company car (they give you a taxable stipend based on your grade), smaller car company (you can meet and rub elbows with upper management quite easily), free lunches (cheapskates, and lunch vultures always hovering for leftovers from luncheons), pay is decent.

    Cons

    HR (only looking out for the company; do not trust them!), lack of talent (I've seen more talented people at starbucks), fake your way to the top (many people do this...MANY), glass ceiling for non-Japanese (if you aren't Japanese you kind of get labeled as a lazy American), terrible dealers (dealer network sucks which equals cars don't sell), free lunches (cheapskates, and lunch vultures always hovering for leftovers from luncheons), join the church (any one of the mega churches) and you are protected but go against it and you are shunned.

    Advice to Management

    Move your HQ to somewhere away from the SoCal.


  3. "Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    employees are nice to each other, develop great friends, close to highways and shopping

    Cons

    Management is terrible, new employees every month, to much sexual harassment


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Class above"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Dedicated Training program
    - Learning, Learning, Learning
    - Lazies Fare style management
    - Very little power distance
    - Modern Values (NER)
    -- Brand New Open and Connected Regional Office
    -- Collaborative approaches are supported and encouraged

    Cons

    - Job is meant for those self-motivated
    -- I find this to be a plus, they provide me with resources (both educational and personal) for any task I have been assigned or initiative i have started)
    -- Not for those who prefer routine tasks

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for creating an environment in which learning is supported, creativity is encouraged, and hard work is rewarded.


  6. "A Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time

    Pros

    I have been with Mazda for more than 5 years and find it a great place to work. Product is second to none, people are great to work with and the company is definitely headed in the right direction. Career oriented people that put in an honest day’s work will find there are numerous opportunities for personal growth and advancement. Unfortunately, like any company, some employees choose to blame others and play the victim rather than acknowledge their own poor work ethic. At the Mazda Northeast Region I truly believe my career is up to me, not somebody else.

    Cons

    Salaries/Compensation are competitive, but a little more would send a strong message on where we see ourselves among other manufacturers.

    Advice to Management

    We’re on the right track, stay the course!


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Good support,Good direction.
    if you work hard it's recognized. It's hard to get let go. Those I have seen go worked harder at not working and blamed other factors.

    Cons

    salaries a little low compared to other OEM's


  8. Helpful (1)

    "you asked..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Product created by very passionate people. A lot of talent in the building. New CEO with new Vision.

    Cons

    Not everyone has the company's best interest in mind. Some people are working solely for self promotion at the expense of the company. It takes away from what could be the most amazing place to work. Well known internally that they don't tend to promote women.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of people in the company who believe in the product and the philosophy behind what you are trying to achieve. It's time to really seek out the talent internally and reward them. This would work wonders for morale, that could use a boost. Take time to see through the smooth talking slick management who are not putting the company before their own agendas.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For - Little Room for Growth"

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    Former Employee - Regional Operations Specialist in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Specialist in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people to work with for the most part
    -Company paid trips couple times a year
    -Good vehicle lease program
    -Great history and culture at Mazda

    Cons

    -The company is constantly changing direction
    -Pay is not very good and salary increases are nominal
    -If you want to be promoted, you have to be willing to relocate
    -Huge disconnect between corporate and the regions, and between regions and the field
    -Serious lack of communication at all levels

    Advice to Management

    -It starts with having the right people and keeping the right people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Irvine offices are a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is decent to employees.

    Cons

    There is a lot of dead weight being carried.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward.


  11. "Stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    NE Region has great people.

    Cons

    None, great place to work with strong work/life balance



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