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Nissan Technical Center North America Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Motohiro Matsumura
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  • Long hours, poor work life balance, excessive workload, very limited opportunities for advancement, high turnover, high stress (in 7 reviews)

  • treat Contract employee as second class citizens, understaffed and push all work on contractors who are then thrown under the bus when deadline not met (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perfectly sized organization
    Everyone is located in the same building resulting in efficient communication and meetings
    Wide scope of influence in making product decisions
    Opportunities to travel or relocate within and outside the US
    Cultural diversity
    Great lease car program
    Very competitive pay and benefits
    Free onsite fitness center

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "As Salesman Consultant, assited customer in desire vehicle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nissan Technical Center North America full-time

    Pros

    Meeting people of all nationality

    Cons

    Challenge working very long hours

    Advice to Management

    No comments


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nissan Technical Center North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company Cars, Electric Vehicle, Small Company means more responsibility. Travel to foreign countries -diverse global company with US, Mexico and Japan.

    Cons

    Late night meetings-Japan approval, Lack of growth opportunities, Focus on cost reduction with unrealistic targets, Lack of design for new vehicle products.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with Career Development Plans.


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  5. "Design at NTCNA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations. Low stress. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Large company with a great deal of bureaucracy. In my experience, disappointing lack of technological work. Largely paperwork. Sometimes feels like Nissan/Renault doesn't have a strong direction for NTCNA.

    Advice to Management

    Local management seems good, but I wonder about direction from higher in the company.


  6. "Senior project manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    The company offers great pay and benefits. I highly recommend working as a process engineer for nissan. The management and people I worked with were extremely helpful in my learning experience.

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn but that would come from any job. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding career I would choose the automotive industry.

    Advice to Management

    value employees ,that will grow the productivity even for the most mundane tasks.


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    "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Farmington, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Farmington, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient location for those residing on that side of town.
    Fairly flexible schedule but it depends on the manager.

    Cons

    Most of the work the "engineers" perform has nothing to do with actual engineering. The engineers there are glorified secretaries having mostly administrative tasks, schedule management, and cost savings.
    Benefits are not as good as at other companies.
    Promotional opportunities are very limited. It is just a dead-end job.
    The management is mostly incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    No point to give advice; the management is incompetent.


  8. "Engineer II"

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

    I have been working at Nissan Technical Center North America full-time

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to be exposed to many different tasks. Because it's a lean company, each engineer has many responsibilities and as a result you are able to learn about many things.

    Cons

    valuable resources are being diverted into cost savings activities which do not require any engineering skills to complete.

    Advice to Management

    limit cost savings activity


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Parts Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    The management were great to work with and strived to balance the travel with your home life. My department did a good job, but other areas need to work on flexibility.

    Cons

    It is difficult to become Full Time at Nissan once you are a contract employee. The structure for making you direct is different than most OEM's and changing departments is difficult because of the system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep work/home life balance because when you are not flexible to the needs of your employees they will leave the company.


  10. "Highly Political"

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    Current Employee - Analyst IV in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst IV in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan Technical Center North America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Excessive and overbearing politics. Two cultures at war.

    Advice to Management

    Penalize underhanded politics.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Nissan Technical Center North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    small size with big company benifits

    Cons

    Work flow is not always well managed



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