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Mazda North American Operations Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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3.4
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51%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
Masahiro Moro
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work-life balance is ideal and the benefits are top notch(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people, great benefits, it is a small enough company where your voice matters(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management will always find a way to get their large bonus as lower level(in 5 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance has become increasingly poor over the years(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, technology, work space, location.

    Cons

    Unbalanced workload. Many employees are inefficient and there's a lot of people just clocking in and out until retirement. A lot of older unskilled employees that don't add value, but have tenure.

    Mazda North American Operations2019-02-08
  2. "Ok job, bad for career"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free coffee, some nice coworkers

    Cons

    Old systems, politics are thick, untrustworthy management, some ppl care, others there for a paycheck. Bring back Mazdaspeed ppl

    Advice to Management

    Hire better ppl, trust your employees

    Mazda North American Operations2019-06-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad but not good either."

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    Current Employee - Porter in Orland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy work for what it's worth, employees are good to get along with.

    Cons

    Owner is disrespectful to Porter's. Upper management seems to follow this trend.

    Advice to Management

    Do not assume your Porter's are dumb and respect them. The dealership cannot operate without Porter's.

    Mazda North American Operations2019-04-18
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Room for Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products. Free coffee. If you don’t like your boss, wait 9-months. Smaller company so it’s easier to connect with people.

    Cons

    Managers really vary a lot in skill and quality. Politics are thick. Not generally open to feedback. Tow the company line and you’ll be alright. Open office plan. Get in good with a manager and you’ll get promoted-skills not required.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more diversity at management levels. Going up against incumbent premium brands is going to be very tough. Badges and labels mean something and just saying Mazda is premium isn’t going to cut it. Bring back Mazdaspeed.

    Mazda North American Operations2019-03-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing place to work for. Room for growth

    Cons

    Great Culture, Abit far if you are coming from Inland Empire

    Mazda North American Operations2019-01-31
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Regional Operations Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Level headed in all areas. Small egos

    Cons

    Lower pay than competitors

    Mazda North American Operations2018-12-22
  7. "Small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is easy to get help at the corporate office if you need to figure things out.

    Cons

    Small companies sometimes take more time to spend money.

    Mazda North American Operations2018-12-03
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Slowly but surely"

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

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -There are some fantastic people who are genuinely passionate about the product and wanting to move the company forward, and it's a joy to work with these people. -Company vehicle. -Nice workplace environment(if working at new HQ at 200 Spectrum). -Ability to stand out if you're a high performer.

    Cons

    -Majority of people seem like they are there to collect paychecks, nothing more. -Most in upper management doesn't seem suited for the role, placed there based on seniority, not so much merit and ability. -Underpaid if you're a high performer, better compensation available elsewhere. -Not enough advancement opportunities. -Last reorganization did not finish the job it was meant to do.

    Advice to Management

    Management's efforts to at least address issues that come up should be commended. It is more than they have done before, while it still remains to be seen whether there will be any meaningful actions taken from these efforts, it's a start. Managers Seriously evaluate the abilities and merits of those that you want to promote to middle management. There seem to be a large number of those in mid-senior management positions...

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    Mazda North American Operations2018-10-18
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits but lacks strong management"

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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mazda North American Operations full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits....company car, insurance, etc.

    Cons

    No strong management. People are afraid to make decisions and pass off responsibility and blame to others

    Advice to Management

    Participate in the day-to-day activities to know what's actually going on.

    Mazda North American Operations2018-10-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job, Horrible Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mazda North American Operations full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Company Car - Decent Benefits - Christmas Break - Quality produce - Good experience for your resume

    Cons

    - Pay is poor - They don't take care of long term employees - Major inconsistencies in title and pay through the entire company - Company tries to run its organization like its bigger than it really is - Upper management will always find a way to get their large bonus as lower level employees are continually hung out to dry. - The work/life balance has become increasingly poor over the years - Upward mobility...

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    Advice to Management

    - Get new management that knows how to sell cars - Treat your employees better

    Mazda North American Operations2018-10-21
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