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Nissan Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014
Nissan – Japan – “Nissan Global Head Office”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 85 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Nissan Co-Chairman, President, CEO, Representative Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn

(41 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment relatively clean and friendly(in 3 reviews)

  • You can use the cars for weekends if you ask for one(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Crazy working hours: sometimes meetings at 9 PM(in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is completely missing(in 3 reviews)

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    Great company, and product

    Car Salesman (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Car sales can be good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsThe 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.

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    Great product, but could use some improvement.

    Sales Consultant (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsIt’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 Senior ManagementRe-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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience at Nissan

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rolle (Switzerland)

    ProsDynamic 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

    ConsFlexibility 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

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

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Irving, TX (US)

    ProsSmall IT department but accomplish more than all the other affiliates

    ConsNo many chances to move up if you're a technical person

    Advice to Senior ManagementOversee your other affiliates better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    CR Representative (Current Employee) Irving, TX (US)

    ProsSteady work, good medical benefits. easy job.

    Consmanagement is temperamental, outdated, and emotional

    Advice to Senior Managementget a new SR manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    challenging and interesting

    Product Planning (Former Employee) Rolle (Switzerland)

    ProsInternational company, great management support and expertise, great facility

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

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary if you want to retain more talents

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work,

    Corporate Senior Communication Manager (Former Employee) Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    ProsSolid values, good work ambiance and very dynamic.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeam work is essential to get good results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX (US)

    ProsI am a temp that have been there a year. And the only pro I seeis that I have a job.

    ConsThe pay is not good compared to the work they are asking for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are asking for the same quality of work from your temps as the permanent employees. Then your pay and benefits should be closer to Nissan employees. And I think you should look at the fact that you are interviewing temp for positions they are already doing. Which seems to be unfair. Most companies will hire you after three mos. But Nissan have temps there for 2years that are still not permanent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company with opportunity for longevity

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Torrance, CA (US)

    ProsLoyal 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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