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kawasaki Motors Corp, USA Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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  1. "Fair pay and great benefits for those willing to work for them"

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

    I worked at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA full-time

    Pros

    Contracted workers are treated fairly

    Cons

    Anyone with skill can work there. Pick your pals wisely.


  2. "Fun company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people and fun environment

    Cons

    Overworked most of time. Understaffed.

  3. "Bad pay, long hours, dont question the top, unskilled management and execs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA full-time

    Pros

    Cool motorcycles, jet skis, and other vehicles

    Cons

    I wonder why the majority of people in this site have nothing good to say about this company, besides the fun about the motorcycles and other vehicles.

    Top management Irvine CA has been drowning the company for too too many years without being fired or demoted. The company constantly struggles financially, tens of millions are lost or wasted, but the blame is always pushed down the chain of command, so top management can maintain their positions of power and privilege.

    Those who rise the ranks are not the bright ones, but those who do not question management, no matter how wrong they are. This environment promotes inept managers and top management that do not have the needed knowledge and mental cleverness, but they are blindly loyal to the "herd".

    All this is well known by all employees, but they keep their head down and say nothing in fear of risking a promotion or being fired. But even if they get a promotion, how can you feel accomplished knowing that you got promoted (not for being bright and having the skills), but because you don't question the "herd".

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company or demote yourself to a non-managerial role, so Kawasaki can prosper. But of course they will not, because they have brainwashed themselves to avoid feeling ashamed of who they are.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A horrible place to spend 40+ hours a week"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA full-time

    Pros

    I would be giving you false hope if I tried to bolster what few bright spots are at this company as outweighing the cons.

    Cons

    The most important asset of any company is its people. This company grinds the spirit from its employees through its culture of fear. Importing the "hive mentality" of its parent company, independent thought is discouraged. Those who rise the ranks of this company are those who do not question the management, no matter how wrong (in every sense of that word), and avoid making tough decisions (because hiding behind the consensus of others provides the protection of the herd). As the company struggles financially, the blame for that is always pushed down the chain of command as far as those in power can push, so that they maintain their positions of power and privilege. The buck never seems to stop anywhere near the top.

    Advice to Management

    For the past two years, the company has taken employee surveys on workplace satisfaction. The data is abysmal and trending downward for a reason. Try listening to your employees and treating them as your most important asset.


  5. "Dealer Communications"

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

    I have been working at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice, work with your schedule, and you get to work in the powersports industry!

    Cons

    I believe they need more passionate individuals that love motorcycles and JETSKIs.

    Advice to Management

    We need some more team building activities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The new building is cool

    Cons

    General employee moral has been in decline for years


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    "Good company for the area"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay is okay for the area but for the industry it is really low

    Cons

    politics is a huge issue

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off!

    Cons

    Great place to work if you enjoy micro management. A few great people riddled with rude co-workers who don't understand the concept of teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others with respect and professionalism and be consistent in practices. Allow for autonomy.


  9. "Management doesn't care about the employees"

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

    I worked at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA full-time

    Pros

    The people are great

    Cons

    Management is terrible and are only concerned about themselves


  10. "Good people, good company values, less than exciting duties for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at kawasaki Motors Corp, USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Coworkers were excellent
    - Production Engineering management is phenomenal
    - A LOT of time off for a new graduate

    Cons

    - Production Engineers spend lots of time dealing with issues engineers shouldn't have to address
    - Tight budget for projects
    -Strict hours
    -Competence of production supervisors could be improved

    Advice to Management

    I was treated very well, so thank you! Change the scope of production engineering's work to minimize involvement in trivial problems on a day to day basis.


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