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Yamaha Motor U.S.A. Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Hiroyuki Yanagi
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  1. "District Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are a leader in Motorsports. Very high revving business

    Cons

    A lot of time away from the family and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Need to work more at home


  2. "Stay alert"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your job and department, this company can be somewhat flexible (office personnel)

    Cons

    Pay is not based on the market level. There is a lot of "good boy" shenanigans going on. Minorities are not treated equally when it comes to pay and promotions. A degree means nothing if you are not part of the "In Crowd."

    Advice to Management

    Management should hire those that actually know how to manage as well as employees that are capable of doing what they are hired to do...WORK!


  3. "Good but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vonore, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vonore, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great managers, top out in 9 months, 4 day work week.

    Cons

    Centuries old "points system" treats employees like school children, HR dictators, etc.


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Yamaha takes very good of all employees

    Cons

    We are not out to send boat propellers to the moon

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to things that should be most important


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed emotions"

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    Former Employee - Multiple Positions in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Multiple Positions in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    15+ years with Yamaha, they have great products, great benefits with a good 401k plan. Many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Management constantly under pressure from Japan, very political environment, no loyalty to employees, you can go from hero to zero in no time with a what have you done for me lately attitude. They have little consideration for personal family and life outside Yamaha and expect complete loyalty to the company.

    Advice to Management

    More attention should be paid to long term employees and their contributions to the company. Realize employees have lives outside of Yamaha and be considerate of that.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not what you know but who you know"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Travel often on company's dime

    Cons

    Good ol' Boy network. Certain groups did what they wanted.


  8. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Newnan, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good and dependable

    Cons

    No family needed with this job

    Advice to Management

    Learn all jobs


  9. "Great pay"

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

    I worked at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, off mostly weekends, great people to work with, great place to learn new things.

    Cons

    Management strict blames workers for there mistakes, can't move up even though you have experience in the field unless you're there for more than 4 years or know someone.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees fairly how you'd like to be treated in return. Listen to there concerns. Give them chances to move up. Always talk to them about what's going on instead of assuming and believing what others say when they don't know what really happened.


  10. "Relaxed environment, Some good folks, Some slackers, Temp to hire takes a while."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    LOTS of overtime, worked in and around 6-7 different departments and assembly is the only department that doesnt get regular large amounts of overtime. Great medical, good 401k

    Cons

    second and third shifts are very common and getting more so, not fun for most folks who get stuck there. with identical pay for all folks in the same job (outside salaried positions) slackers can find opportunities and those with above average skill may not be recognized or even more often can be given any extra benefits of doing a good job over the slacker that is just in a "run out the clock situation" every day.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to acknowledge good workers who learn areas and jobs quickly and have a sense of urgency to get the job done and done right


  11. "Great Company to Work For!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha Motor U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    The people are awesome! The HR department is the best, they really care about their employees. Compensation and the bonus structure is right on target.

    Cons

    None to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!



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