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Yamaha Motor Reviews

Updated July 8, 2017
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  1. "Material Handler"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in East Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in East Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha Motor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always feel like your work is appreciated.

    Cons

    Some of management filled with ego!

    Advice to Management

    Relax.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth working here"

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    Current Employee - P3 Sub Assembly in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - P3 Sub Assembly in Newnan, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Meet and work with good people

    Cons

    Management sucks. Managers filled with ego when most of them can't even work alot of the machines. Managers always think they're right. Not paid enough. Plant 3 third shift is the worst and you hardly ever get 40 hours. P3 3rd shift's manager is a Jack A..

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to do a better job at your job

  3. "Great learning place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helpful people and good opportunities

    Cons

    Not a great work culture


  4. "Production Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Broad responsibility; international experiences; great work life balance

    Cons

    Need to be fluent in Japanese; Location of headquarters

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on new business development; Integrating marketing and R&D divisions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fairly good growing experience if i would have had a degree"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Vonore, TN
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Vonore, TN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifits
    A great oppurtunity for over time and to make money
    Some bonus's were given when the company did well

    Cons

    Coming from a maw and paw type of setting, trying to make it to a japanese operated company
    some of the employees are hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn your employees and actualy take into consideration some of their ideas
    Show the employees that they are an important part of the company or that they are an asset and not just a worker


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good company with good benefit but hard to advance your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a very good benefit package. People working there are down to earth and fun to work with. They provide huge employee discounts on company products such as piano and motorcycles. Management is good as far as taking care of employees. If you work as an engineer or marketing person, you would have an opportunity to test ride the products you develop and it is fun. The company makes ATV, Golf car and Water Vehicle.

    Cons

    Manufacturing company does not really provide a big raise. Especially, Japanese companies are known to take good care of employees with good benefits but they don't give a huge monetary compensation. Seniority seems to be considered for promotion rather than performance. Management is good but can be improved. It is hard to get promoted to management positions since the parent company in Japan keeps sending expatriates to those positions.

    Advice to Management

    The company should give more empowerment and opportunities for locals to get ahead. Innovation comes from variety of opinions and diversity.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Pay, Good benefits, but can be unstable and unfriendly if also pursuing education."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay of $14.11/hr. after 3 months of fulfilling reasonable "satisfactory" requirements. Training is usually very thorough and it is very rare to be "left in a lurch" though it does happen. Management is extremely communicative, often calling employee meetings to explain downtime (or overtime) and when work flow and hours are expected to be back to normal. Quarterly bonuses ranging from $200 to as much as much as $800.

    Cons

    As an assembly job it is very very monotonous. Depending on the area you are assigned to you may have very little to almost too much to do within the time limit (which was 2 minutes while I was employed). Moving to different areas during the first few months was far too often for my taste, though this may be a pro to some. Hours can be shaky, over time can be excessive at times (58 hours per week is usually the absolute maximum). Actual employment has been unstable (as of 2009), with only 4 months worked out of 6. Temporary unemployment is given.

    Advice to Management

    Requested reasonable changes from employees regarding their workstation could happen more quickly, as this can be critical in comfort, safety, and work flow efficiency. Communication regarding vacation time left and attendance/performance could be more forthcoming.

  8. "Good company, friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Samut Prakan (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Samut Prakan (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has a good environment, good colleagues, challenging job. Moreover, if you have Japanese language skills, it will be benefit for your career advancement.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefit are not as high. Most of management is Japanese and some of them is not as good in English. If you didn't have Japanese language skill it may difficult to communicate with Japanese colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    If compensation and benefit would be increased. It may become the best company ever.


  9. "GM ( Admin, Sales , Service & Spares in Dealership)"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Agartala (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Agartala (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Yamaha has a long history of innovation, having introduced a number of technological advances which are now commonplace on many motorcycles and scooters. Such innovation has moved motorcycle technology forward and through our theme of ‘Art of Engineering’, Yamaha seeks to elevate its design philosophy to the level of art - the unique Yamaha qualities in all aspects of its products - from the quality of their ride to the beauty of their design.

    Cons

    India is a low-cost market, but we are not looking at just that. We want to develop sporty and stylish models from here. Yamaha, a popular brand in India and having variant to meet the customer demand.
    In our present business we have a well penetration in every District, Sub-division & Blocks in Tripura, We have a plan to cultivate the same through highest network to reach our valuable stylish customer and get best result in Yamaha 2wheeler business.

    Advice to Management

    Committed to creating and maintaining an ethical business culture, based on the values embodied in the Company way.


  10. "good place to learn"

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

    Pros

    good pay and you can actually do meaningful tasks, people working there are generall nice and easy to approach

    Cons

    Can't really think of any, the only thing is that the facilities might need a upgrade.


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