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Nissan Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
100 Reviews
3.3
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Nissan Co-Chairman, President, CEO, Representative Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee Carlos Ghosn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • very nice working environment, nice colleagues (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible work style, focus on end result (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, sometimes you spend hours with a customer and they don't get anything (in 9 reviews)

  • Complete lack of flexibility in working hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    very international working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Yvelines, Ile-de-France (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Yvelines, Ile-de-France (France)

    I have been working at Nissan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    very nice working environment, nice colleagues
    managers are willing to help

    Cons

    work place is far from city
    transportation is not convenient
    but over all it is good experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exhausting, soul destroying, dead end job. Managed by bullies who expect too much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Man Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Man Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Nissan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working the line causes forced weight loss. Salary is ok but poor for level of work expected clean working environment.

    Cons

    Micro managed by supervisors for petty things. Medical advice ignored by management following work related injuries. (Very common on trim) Can't get holidays off for anything as only one person can be off in 35 people team and always someone off sick through work related injury. Criticism for asking for toilet which they ask you if you need a number 1 or 2. Your allowed 2 minutes for number 1 and 5 for number 2 and they time you and record your toilet visit. Back pain, pain in knees. There is absolutely no career progression. The rare occasion someone gets team leader (usually supervisors mate / brown nose) The most skilled lads are left on hardest jobs sometimes for decades. No pay rise for promotion, they call it (standing in) and pay the same for up to 2 years and when your legally entitled to pay rise they stand you down and stand up the next mug. The easiest jobs are given out to people who brown nose. According to senior management your immediate supervisor can only give his staff 3/5 performance rating at the best since pay rise is related to performance. Most get 2/5. You spend the entire day running around to keep up and everyone under pressure. High pressure environment. Spending large parts of break getting back up line. Staff even refused holidays for funerals of grandparents. Being referred to as your station number. Work place politics. Propaganda pre pay deal. I could go on. Favouritism...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck when you have an entire zone of people who don't want to be there. Which is what I experienced along side a mass exodus of highly skilled experienced workers walking out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No future nor growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics
    Former Employee - Logistics

    I worked at Nissan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary. Free premium coffee, tea and chocolate from vending machine. Flexible work hours (if your manager is cool)

    Cons

    Too many mangers.
    High turnover in people.
    Micro management.
    No place for future growth.
    Can be viewed as a high school in terms of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out managers and appreciate the ones that work hard. Also HR needs a fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hell, please sir can I go to the toilet, 6 day weeks, no job rotation, no prospects unless you like to brown nose.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The only reason is the money and even that's not great.

    Cons

    Slave labour, car per minute, no job rotation, killing everyone off slowly, only bothered about getting cars out as fast as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no idea what goes on, on the shop floor underpaid understaffed no prospects dead end job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work with

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

    I have been working at Nissan full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow within a short period of time

    Cons

    High work load compared to other industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Expects too much of staff for what it pays.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houghton-le-Spring, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houghton-le-Spring, England (UK)

    I worked at Nissan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid overtime (and plenty of it).
    Good overall package (car lease scheme, sickness benefits, private health care).
    Flexible working (depending on team).
    Training and development.
    Easily accessible.

    Cons

    Basic salary lower than comparable (less stressful) jobs at local companies.
    Pension below industry standard.
    Management expect too much from staff.
    Salary progression (linked to performance) woeful - no real reason to perform.
    The staff with a "can-do" attitude are loaded with work while the work-shy manage to avoid big projects / tasks.
    Insufficient funds made available for projects.
    Ageing plant and equipment - too much asked of 20 year old + equipment.
    Excessive amounts of overtime to meet project deadlines and production schedule.
    No real sense of comradery between staff / departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the right money to attract suitable staff and hold on to your existing staff (your biggest asset!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not all it's cracked up to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Processor in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Processor in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    generous benefits, company likes to promote within, annual boom of growth opportunities, excellent company mission statement and growth plans

    Cons

    far too frugal, out-of-touch leadership, salaries are ADMITTEDLY the worst in the industry, far too often, the company doesn't follow the excellent mission statement and growth plan they have in order, far too much emphasis on attendance and too little emphasis on quality and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the front line employees rather than creating rules that hinder production and produce a negative morale. attendance policy needs to be thrown out and revisited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very goog enterprise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Nissan (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus, great people, challenging company

    Cons

    Lots of work, professionnals trips,

  10.  

    Great Experience and too much to learn

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

    I have been working at Nissan full-time

    Pros

    multinational experience - Challenge - team work - friendly environment - stability

    Cons

    too much work load average - Average benefits -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance Work life balance philosophy in all regions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    nissan can be just driven or really enjoyed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    company has potential just needs fine tuning - automotive is exciting when promos and new products arrive. you have management that gives and employees that put in alot of there energy to make the experiance real enjoyable.

    Cons

    communication a lot of people and lack off from top to bottom - lack of procedures can make for a lot of disorganization and wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more communication and process procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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