Nissan Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
99 Reviews
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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
  • Work environment relatively clean and friendly (in 3 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.  

    Great company, and product

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Salesman
    Current Employee - Car Salesman

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

    Pros

    A great learning environment, with great opportunity for who ever wants to work hard.

    Cons

    Not for the person who is not willing to put everything into this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be preferable to any employee working the sales floor to never have to work a 9am to 9pm shift when there is a family to get to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Car sales can be good

    • 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

    Pros

    It is a great way to make a living and get to meet new people all the time. The money can be great if you are willing to work for it. It is a fun and interesting way to make a living if you enjoy talking with strangers and getting to know them.

    Cons

    The hours will suck, and the customers do not always care if it is not a good time for you. So you wind up eating some crap from them unless you want to give up part of your commission and have someone else help them if you are off. Sometimes the people you work with are not the best but that is everywhere.

  3.  

    Great product, but could use some improvement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    I sold Nissans for 3 years, but I’ve been a fan of Nissan since I was child. My parents and I have been driving Nissan for 25 years we want to continue that legacy. Nissan offers an excellent product line up with innovating ideas which makes Nissan one of the leaders in foreign auto market. I believe in the product and drive what I sell.
    It’s easy to get Nissan certified and the NNAnet.com site offers a lot of product knowledge for the sales consultant to accumulate to help become a better sales consultant.
    Nissan offers a program to sales consultants during the football season called Sunday Night Rewards which sales consultant depending on which cars they sell during that week and pick the correct football team can accumulate points to which they can cash in for nice things such as Jewelry, gift cards, electronics, apparel, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, this is one of the only rewards/spiffs/spins that Nissan offers other than selling a Nissan Leaf and they discontinued it.

    Cons

    It’s hard to make money by selling new Nissans on top of your regular dealer pay. Nissan customers just like more foreign car buyers are educated buyers and pretty much know what they want and how much they are going to pay before they enter in the dealership. Nissan has an award of excellence program called Owner First which pays sales consultants based on selling minimum of 6 cars each month, meet NSSI survey minimum of 6, and having a 3 month rolling average score of 933. It’s hard to meet these requirements each month and just recently Nissan raised the requirements yet again to selling a minimum of 8 cars and having a rolling average score of 938.
    Nissan doesn’t start paying the sales consultants until they met their requirements above. Some manufactures will pay their sales consultants extra money on top of their regular dealer pay without having a minimal numbers of cars sold like Kia Hyundai and GM.

    The Nissan survey is by far one of the biggest jokes. We cannot coach on the survey but every other manufacture allows it. If you are caught coaching on the survey and the customer indicates it on the survey, Nissan throws a fit at that particular dealership. Why should the sales consultant be penalized on the survey for what happens in finance, variety of inventory, appearance of facility, when it’s something that I have no control over? This is I think one of the main reasons why you do not see that many Nissan sales consultants staying with Nissan for a long period of time. It was one of the reasons why I left. A couple of weeks after I left Nissan, I received a survey in my email about my experience working with Nissan. I did take the time to fill out it and how I think Nissan could improve and keep their sales consultants happy. But I see after that they raised the bar yet again and never took my suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-work the Nissan Survey to where the sales consultant cannot get deducted for questions that the sales consultant has no control over. Listen to your sales consultants and managers at the dealerships when you stop in. We will tell you how we feel and how to fix the problems.Offer spins and pay your sales consultants a little money per car not a minimal requirement. If Nissan paid their sales consultants better, I guarantee more sales consultants would stay with Nissan including me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Has great potential but poor management and HR practices

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, product line up can be innovative at times, high profile experience, exposure to global business and colleagues is good for personal development

    Cons

    Office culture and morale greatly affected by management styles, very top down philosophy, product is often poor quality compared to competitors, poor HR practices especially in managing development of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve morale

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

    Experience at Nissan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolle (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolle (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Company
    Flexible in the work: they have the ability to react fast to changing environment
    Employees can rotate between different departments easily. Change of job every 2 to 3 years

    Cons

    Flexibility is also given by the work on Excel more than real database management. It means a lot of work duplication
    Demanding company without adequate compensation

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    NMAC was great to work for as I did a long time, the problem is Nissan North America don't work for them.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Small IT department but accomplish more than all the other affiliates

    Cons

    No many chances to move up if you're a technical person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oversee your other affiliates better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    challenging and interesting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Planning in Rolle (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Product Planning in Rolle (Switzerland)

    I worked at Nissan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    International company, great management support and expertise, great facility

    Cons

    salary was below the average graduate can find in Switzerland, even for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary if you want to retain more talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Senior Communication Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Corporate Senior Communication Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Solid values, good work ambiance and very dynamic.

    Cons

    Few possibilities to grow and management team most be improve their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team work is essential to get good results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work for while figuring out your life or next step.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CR Representative in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - CR Representative in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, good medical benefits. easy job.

    Cons

    management is temperamental, outdated, and emotional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a new SR manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with opportunity for longevity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Torrance, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Torrance, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Loyal to employees create long tenures for employees. Many employees have worked with Nissan for more than 20 years. Even in times of financial recession the company worked hard to avoid layoffs for its employees.

    Cons

    Though you may have the opportunity to stay with the company for a long time opportunity for advancement may be slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nissan is a great place to work but would benefit from developing effective ways to develop and retain talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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