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Nissan North America Nashville Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits for full-time employees (in 18 reviews)

  • Great hours and work life balance (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not respected (in 30 reviews)

  • Long hours on some days (But very positive experience otherwise) (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, intelligent colleagues, and an exciting time to be in the auto industry. Good perks, including car stipend and on-site gym.

    Cons

    The company is large, which makes it hierarchical and bureaucratic. There is a good deal of room to improve the day-to-day culture, which seems to lack an employee focus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fair pay, decent job depending on zone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nissan North America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is fair and you're generally surrounded by a crowd of honest working good people.

    Cons

    Depending on which zone you're assigned you may either hate or love your job. Everybody on the line is paid the same but the jobs / zones are not equal at all. One zone may be a piece of cake where you have a little free time in between units, whereas another zone may break you.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my job for the most part, I'd like to see some more improvement towards job equality for everybody. If I was on an easy job I'd feel bad when I saw somebody struggling for hours straight because their job was imbalanced.

  3. "Purchasing on a steady slope downward"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Buyer in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for full-time employees.

    Cons

    Extremely corporate. Little to no control over your career. Over-managed by people with short term goals. No clearly defined objectives for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Dictate less and listen more.


  4. "Purchasing - Decent Job but limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nissan North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job was not super stressful. Workload was manageable. Although Purchasing does not offer much room for growth, most departments within Nissan do promote growth pretty constantly. Great benefits and 2 week shutdown at holidays is awesome.

    Cons

    Aftersales purchasing does not allow much room for growth. Employees get blocked from applying for higher level positions or leaving the department.


  5. "Good job if you don't mind working any shift."

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    Current Employee - Versatility Manager in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Versatility Manager in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can could on steady income, lease car benefit, and salary plus commission are nice pros for Nissan. I enjoy the management team as well.

    Cons

    Off shifts, a lot of time on your feet on the concrete, work/life balance, communication with the employees could use some help.


  6. "Automotive is fun"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to work on new projects, teams or groups. Getting a new lease vehicle each year is pretty nice too.

    Cons

    Groups often work in silos which result in competing priorities. Short staffed resulting in long hours. Having a Global headquarters in Japan causes late night meetings.


  7. "Great Company! Forward thinking!"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer II in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer II in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities horizontally and vertically in the Middle Tennessee region. Nissan takes many steps in ensuring engineers have opportunities to learn and progress our own careers.

    Cons

    The automotive industry is her difficult and unique. If you can't handle continuous change, this industry and company is not a good fit!

    Advice to Management

    Communicate company and plant goals, and the progress towards these goals, more often to all employees.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall, a good place to work

    Cons

    Still highly political & silo'd

    Advice to Management

    Long-term & sustainable needs to be the direction going forward


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Dependent on Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nissan North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are quite good, especially the employee lease program (if you are a direct employee). Wide variety of roles and groups, so it's possible to find many different types of work within the company.

    Cons

    High pressure atmosphere, lots of time required, including late evenings and weekends, ability to move between groups can be hindered, depending on which group you may be moving from, and which manager you may be attempting to move away from.

    Advice to Management

    The inability to move to different roles to round out your career experience is definitely not what I expected when I hired into such a large company. I believe this needs to be addressed, if Nissan expects to keep employees for more than a few years, or if they want to foster well-rounded employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Part picker"

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    Current Employee - Part Picker in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Part Picker in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Nissan North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not so bad. Easy job.

    Cons

    Constant fast pace with supervisors breathing down your neck.

    Advice to Management

    Chill.


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