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Subaru of Indiana Automotive Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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Masahiro Kasai
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits and vacation time good product (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits when hired full time (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Always cutting manning runs too lean, group leaders are constantly beat down and beat up (in 4 reviews)

  • Old school technology and often times long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Materials associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits when hired full time

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "They Do Not Care"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wages, Insurance, Can't think of any more.

    Cons

    While reporting a Disorder and Arthritis, They did not care of Doctors notes, Nor of request for a less strenuous job. Instead they had favorites that they let do whatever job they wanted and had team leads say "Oh everybody has something wrong with them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking the so called Clinic is the answer when a employee is seeing Specialist.

  3. "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - CCR Systems Specialist in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - CCR Systems Specialist in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    - No healthcare premiums
    - On-site clinic
    - Employee rec center with personal trainers
    Overtime (even for some salaried positions)

    Cons

    All employees are seen as line-workers (doesn't always fit with office employees)
    Training can be rather inconsistent
    Japanese mindset can take some getting used to for Americans
    Like any big company things can more slowly

    Advice to Management

    Do more to empower the people at the bottom rungs. You give them and their families great benefits and although that may "buy" their loyalty it isn't genuine, they need to feel that they are effective and empowered.


  4. "Fast Pace"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Benefits are Free. They have a cafeteria

    Cons

    They will not listen when you say you need to do a different job and let you continue to struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, instead of ridicule maybe as the slogan "Put a little Love in your heart" could be practiced. People are not machines.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Self sacrifice for high pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time

    Pros

    High wages and benefits, overtime options

    Cons

    Monotonous work, hard on your body, buddy system for promotion, forced overtime

    Advice to Management

    Diversify, replace upper management


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A Great Company with Some Glaring Flaws"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunities to meet great new people and learn
    - Opportunity to travel to Japan
    - Opportunity to manage large scale capital projects
    - Flexible work hours / opportunity for OT
    - Great benefits
    - Medical / rec centers on site

    Cons

    - Often extremely demanding hours and unreasonable demands at times
    - Questionable performance review system and management
    - A tremendous amount of redundant / no-value-added bureaucracy and procedure exists, making it often cumbersome to execute job functions

    Advice to Management

    Strict adherence to [questionable] protocol and failure to recognize those for their value - beyond ability to make a manager look good to their management - creates an embittered work environment. Maintaining a strong engineering staff with lower turnover will be a near impossible task if managers do not engage at a working level with their engineers and seek first to understand the challenges of the roles. Placing such emphasis on the proverbial 'checks in the box' without heed to the actual work and value of the individual is a consistent failure and should be noted for management countermeasure.


  7. "Long hours, good pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours. Sometimes lots of overtime

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is right, can't beat the benefits, yearly raises. Can't complain.

    Cons

    My only complaint would be communication throughout the orginization from upper management down to the group leaders. There's a change of culture depending on who you report to.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SIA is located in Lafayette, IN

    Cons

    Lack of Resources
    Lack of Technology
    Decision Making based on budgets not on profit potential
    Pay is below industry average
    No power given to working level staff

    Advice to Management

    Budgets are planning tools; they are not unbendable rules that can not be broken.
    A company's value comes from its employees, hire and train good employees and pay them a fair wage based on the industry.
    If wages are below industry standard, then good employees will leave and work for the competition.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Subaru of Indiana Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of hours, good pay, really good med benefits treat associates with care, opportunity for advancement if you choose to commit

    Cons

    Industry is never consistent, when industry is up lots of hours, when industry is down it leads to concerns of possible layoff


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