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SHOWA Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SHOWA Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation time are very competitive

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with reality.


  2. "Good benefits Limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Blanchester, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Blanchester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SHOWA Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, decent pay. Ability to pull in good money with overtime. Paid week vacation for Christmas and 4th of July. Wellness center (with many free health services) located nearby.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. You can only go so far. Mandatory overtime conflicts with quality at-home time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to "the little people" sometimes they have valuable input. Continue to care for employees and their families health- when people are worked hard, their health needs to be well.

  3. "Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job was in central location

    Cons

    People were rude and mean everyday


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Japanese Auto Parts Manufacturer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunbury, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunbury, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SHOWA Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits are very good. Start with one month vacation when you inside shutdowns, two weeks and holidays. That's it.

    Cons

    Everything else. Mother company in Japan makes all the rules yet doesn't seem to need to follow them. All of the machinery is fixed via band aid methods rather than replacing. Too many meetings! 80% of your day will be spent in meetings. There's no time too get any work done.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce time wasting meetings. Stop burning out engineers. Hire enough to evenly distribute the work load. Somebody tell the president what really matters and to quit nitpicking everyone's work to prove himself.


  5. "Packaging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SHOWA Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great boss very learned teacher

    Cons

    Rest of management needs help.

    Advice to Management

    Working at least 20 years in the past.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Showa is a good company to work for. Benefits are very competitive and the work schedule is very reasonable.

    Cons

    One of the main downsides is having to use a hand scanner to clock in and out everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not treat all of the professionals the same as the factory workers. If we are a few minutes late it doesn't really matter.


  7. "Good Company to work Full-time for."

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    Current Employee - Production Machine Computer Operator in Sunbury, OH
    Current Employee - Production Machine Computer Operator in Sunbury, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SHOWA Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and overall good job.

    Cons

    Hiring is very rare and hiring process is long.

  8. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunbury, OH
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunbury, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SHOWA Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, very relaxed environment, flex hours, plenty of paid time off and not too many late nights.

    Cons

    Crippling language barrier. Communications with Japanese branch are hindered by time difference and language.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stimulate as much activity as possible and work towards improving communication between branches.


  9. "Horrible Company Period"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunbury, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunbury, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with but managed poorly.

    Cons

    Lazy management. Oppressed employees. Can't believe they are still in business. Revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself.


  10. "Invests in employees, poor communication, lacks strong management"

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

    I have been working at SHOWA Corporation full-time

    Pros

    American Showa invests in the training and well being of their associates. This is seen in their great health benefits package and wellness programs.

    Cons

    American Showa has a tough time directing their strategic plans due to poor communication. There is also much room for improvement for it's management staff.

    There is limited flex time :(

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more management talent hired in from other industries / best class companies to raise the level of skill.


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