Honda of America Mfg.

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Honda of America Mfg. Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
81 Reviews
3.3
81 Reviews
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Tomomi Kosaka
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Review Highlights

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 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Even some of the other comments here seem to confirm that the Work-Life balance is pretty bad (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Honda Experience

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Co-Op  in  East Liberty, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Co-Op in East Liberty, OH (US)

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and making very reliable cars

    Cons

    Not very flexible and not able to advance as fast to other roles or becoming a supervisor or manager. The pay is low as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging, but rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing  in  Marysville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Marysville, OH (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Love the people there. Some of the tasks or issues can be tough to handle, but it's very rewarding when it's accomplished.

    Cons

    Vacation days are not flexible. Terrible for being there the first year. No sick days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible vacation days or hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Honda of America, Marysville

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Marysville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Marysville, OH (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, health insurance, 401k, overtime

    Cons

    Stuck on 2nd shift, no chance for 1st shift for at least 15+ Years!! Management is poor, promotions involve the buddy system. The temps work harder than the full-timers!!! Full-timers treat temps as such, hours are horrible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I really loved my job at Honda till I left in 09 when I took the buy out

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    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Anna, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Anna, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Honda is a great company to work for they have great benefits and retirement also you make good pay with this company.

    Cons

    the cons of working at Honda is it wears down your body the 15 years I worked there I had 4 surgerys and my body is breaking down now that im older

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your associates they are the reason Honda is so successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay, decent treatment, great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marysville, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    For the area, you won't find any better compensation. It is a farming area and if anyone works for another factory, it is likely a Honda supplier. Great parking, olympic pool/fitness center with trainers and massage therapists. Very laid back and low expectations. You get a bonus once a month just for showing up to work everyday. Also profit sharing and stock options. No business attire needed for working ANYWHERE at Honda. The CEO wears the same shirt and pants as the man who puts the floor mats in. There is a plethora of inhouse training, from MS Office, to accounting classes and many thing that will heighten your business acumen. However, trying to get into an off-site training that will look good on your resume is difficult.

    Cons

    Most of the facility is run by "good ole boys". The best education you can have is from the local high school. If you have a bachelors or a masters, your opinion will hardly matter and you will be there for the paycheck. Your manager will likely have a high school diploma, have no idea what a pivot table is, and be divorced because they will do anything management says. They stress family values, but that doesn't amount to quality time with family. Just means they will pay you. Most of the japanese who are there left their families in Tokyo and send their paychecks home. Also, you are stuck wherever you are. It is very hard to move to a different position and IMPOSSIBLE to move to another division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow cross training to improve schedule flexibility and associate freedom. Reward employees with options for vacation or compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Production Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, hard work led to promotion at the time that I went in.

    Cons

    Not everyone in management on the same page about philosophy/production management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just stop and remember why this company has gotten to where it is, and how you got to where you are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, strong Japanese culture in U.S.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honda of America Mfg.

    Pros

    Role longevity if you want it

    Cons

    Low compensation, not a great career path

  9.  

    Honda East Liberty

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  East Liberty, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in East Liberty, OH (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay
    Keeps you busy
    Once you are in its hard to get lose your job
    Very stable company with no layoffs

    Cons

    Do not trust some of the management
    Weekend work
    Hard to move up and get promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not use people....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent but strict company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Payroll  in  Timmonsville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Payroll in Timmonsville, SC (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance with low premiums.

    Cons

    Manufacturing environment with strict adherance to policy or perfect attendance bonus is lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Assembly Equipment Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Engineering Staff  in  East Liberty, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Staff in East Liberty, OH (US)

    I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best part about working for Honda are the health benefits. Also, it is a good place to work if you are a hands on type of person. The associates are not unionized so there are very little restrictions as far as what you can and cannot do.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working in the manufacturing plants at Honda is that production associates are promoted to engineering positions. This is difficult for degreed engineers because these associates are not held to the same standards, but yet they are given the same title and compensation. Also, engineers are treated the same or worse than the production associates. They are required to keep the sleeves of their uniforms rolled down at all times, keep breaks to 10 minutes and lunches to 30, cannot wear coats/jackets inside the facility even if they are company issued, there is little opportunity for advancement, wages are low, engineers are required to work the line when man power is low, vehicle purchase program is a joke (about 10% discount), etc... it goes on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SEE ABOVE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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