Honda of America Mfg.

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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
91 Reviews
3.3
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Pros
  • Overall the pay and benefits are good for the area that they employ from (in 8 reviews)

  • Honda is a great company to work for they have great benefits and retirement also you make good pay with this company (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Even some of the other comments here seem to confirm that the Work-Life balance is pretty bad (in 4 reviews)

  • Hard workers are scorned by management because they may never have worked the floor (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Initially excited to join but simply disappointed to find that this is Honda

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    -Honda has become a career 'step-stool' that helps propel careers to the next level after working there between 2-5 years, especially among younger associates with college degrees

    -The health benefits were good

    -There is a new training building in place that will open opportunities for people with no degrees to find technical positions such as Maintenance (if you're allowed to go)

    -If you intend to work in a Maintenance position, you'll be making significantly more money than most, if not all, college educated people but likely doing mundane work such as PMs

    -If you're willing to trade job satisfaction for job stability simply to provide for your family and intend to keep your head down until retirement, then this company is for you

    -Bonuses are great for line associates

    Cons

    -Logical decisions are not made

    -A very reactive maintenance/manufacturing environment that waits for old equipment to fail rather than taking a proactive approach

    -Too many clueless managers, supervisors and leaders that rose to the top because of "who" they know and not "what" they know

    -Depending which plant and department, college educated people are not respected as professionals and constantly compared against what line-associates can or can't do - a double standard

    -HR at certain plants has been caught doing unethical practices

    -The PPR system is a complete joke. It equates to a 'bell-curve' reward system where set number of pre-determined ratings have been decided based on budgets way before you've completed that which you'll be rated on. The highest rating is like the "trip to italy" on the Wheel-of-Fortune, nobody goes to Italy.

    -Although many upgrades has been put in place, there are still some areas , equipment, computers, software that are as old as the plants or significantly behind by decades in technology

    -Morale is very low

    -Below average wages for people with degrees

    -Retirees, especially in technical roles, are leaving the company with an ever-expanding knowledge gap that has started to take a negative effect within production areas as their impact was under-estimated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are developing an environment that creates mediocracy. An environment where those who truly wish to excel and push the company forward are not rewarded while those who under-perform are not held accountable. An environment where those who truly care for the company are not allowed the opportunities to advance their careers so to set an example, but instead they leave to a better company and the only example left is from those individuals with no work ethic or professionalism. There are some incredibly smart and humble people waiting to be given the opportunity to shine, promote those who will move the company forward along with its people while keeping true to the most important belief within the Honda Way - "Respect the Individual"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Anna Engine Plant, Anna Ohio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Anna, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Anna, OH (US)

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clean and safe work environment. Bonus pay for Holidays, attendance, and suggestions for improving work place safety.

    Cons

    Temporary employees will get priority to go to first shift, which means bumping you off of first even if your there for 10 + years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the employees make the assembly lines work, ensure that they ALL are treated as equals. One department is not more important than the others.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Started as temp, now full-time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Associate in Marysville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time Associate in Marysville, OH (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Excellent paying job, benefits, many opportunities for promotion. You just have to work and stay focused on your career goals.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs running around with no clue on what they're doing. Top out pay won't be reached for new hires until after 8 years. Too many temps on 1st shift so expect to be on 2nd shift for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim down management and remeber who is actually making the profit for Honda. The line associates, not managers behind a desk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible Human Resources that are Clueless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Company is in Marysville. I am Glad Ohio has continued to allow such places to do business.

    Cons

    Nobody cares what Honda can avoid and figure out, they just want safe people and cars.

    I have dealt with Honda over the years from time to time along my career. I have come to the conclusion that everything people has warned me about is true. Being an optimist, I have attended college and gained experience since 1995 that every other company knows how to deal with besides Honda. Over the years (Like Recalls hiding in the background) there has been many policies that Honda has implemented; So called lottery systems, not having experience ect that is not worth over two years of your life. What will you do, if you think about Honda and give Honda your time for goals and they don't come through? There is an alarming rate of felons that work at Honda, therefore I feel embarrassed to put too much time into a drama based hiring system. Honda complains it cannot find suitable workers, yet most of its workers are temps, contractors and Co-ops. Honda is closing in on itself and it doesn't look so fresh anymore, as a matter of fact the recalls and the poor quality due to silly assumptions are causing many to question why they are putting so much time into a place that doesn't know what kind of workers there are in Ohio. I have seen Honda first hand. The management is so arrogant that it is plausible that they have no clue about recalls causing deaths and this is very evident because there are TVs broadcasting why they cant make faulty Airbags anymore.

    The plant is dirty and un accounted for, there are people walking around on power trips from star wars, and that isnt enough to call in all the Talent from Ohio. Honda has a huge turnover, and it has a problem with listening to people. Every single worker and management, HR is the same, and almost everyone I talk to has an attitude problem, in which they take advantage of every person they talk to. This means Honda will continue to build cars that cause fatalities.
    Nobody from Honda will listen to how something went wrong, they dont care. They all expect somebody to do the work for them. I like work like the next guy, but Honda is not worth all the trouble.

    Cars and roof racks and boats in freezong Ohio defeats the purpose for Honda to portray the poor workmanship in attitude it displays. It has a plant in Ohio and that plant has caused faulty cars to kill people, and blamed it on takata when I know for certain they have known since 2011 about their Airbag recalls. This is the same way they treat people.
    In my book Honda is a company, but not one I am proud of. In addition to ruining many marriges, and puposely sabotaging every person who has worked at their suppliers (Telling them they have no experience) and all the stories that continue to erupt from that factory, nobody has come up with a solution. Honda just get more upset and mad at things it could not see and be responsible for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You make me sick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Great benefits, good hands on experience

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, poor continuing education incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce programs that are aimed at keeping young engineers

  7.  

    Quality Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality
    Current Employee - Quality

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent job stability and fiscal management. Great union-free culture for manufacturing industry.

    Cons

    Executive opportunities / compensation not equivalent to similar companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Liberty, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Liberty, OH (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    It's a really friendly work environment if you make it that way. They really take care of they're interns from relocation expenses to housing. The work in parts quality would probably lean more towards the business side of engineering. Responsibilties consist of containment of parts issues and working with parts suppliers to find countermeasures. No one is going to hold your hand though, you have to be self motivated and find work. It's a great place to make what you want out of it. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Little direction at first, felt like I was being tested to see how self motivated I was. Not a lot of engineering knowledge required. Can get redundant at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more direction to new hires to get the ball rolling per say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Honda of America Manufacturing - Engineering Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Good job security and professional environment to work in. Great exposure to the Honda Way and Honda's philosophy. Benefits are a definite plus.

    Cons

    Organizationally flat structure which can make movement within the company tough at some times. Many old associates retiring which could cause a knowledge gap from loss of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage young engineers within company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Purchasing Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Marysville, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Marysville, OH (US)

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides you the opportunity to grow with the company. The medical benefits, 401k and vacation are one of the best.

    Cons

    One of the downsides at times working for Honda is the amount of overtime, which is necessary to get your job done. You are compensated for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be aware of the younger associates an their lack of providing clear direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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