Nissan Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
91 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)

  • 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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  1.  

    Work life balance is missing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Nissan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good amount of learning, its a growing company especially with new launches, the company seems to heading to further growth.

    Cons

    Lacks vision, management is short sighted, don't seem to be looking at the big picture. Too much process driven sometimes defying logic. Work life balance is completely missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy employee makes a happy company and leads to delightful customers. Ensuring employees are happy, their families are happy and have a good work life balance. Aim for your employees waking up on a Monday morning and looking forward to go to office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Nissan full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get experience

    Cons

    Contact terms, low employee morale, too many politics

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Can Learn many function, boost your career but high level of office politics

    Former Employee - HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE  in  Ino, Kochi (Japan)
    Former Employee - HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE in Ino, Kochi (Japan)

    I worked at Nissan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good brand image and quality

    Cons

    Maybe in Kerala,all the dealership rewarded employees badly as in remuneration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An uniform salary package all across the world, considering cost of living iin present economy.

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  5.  

    An excellent progressive company

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities and support. well rewrded

    Cons

    demanding and at times difficult to satisfy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aware of long serving employees capabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Crippling hierarchy, disorganized, unprofessional, lots of office gossip & politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - European Coordinator  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - European Coordinator in Paris (France)

    I worked at Nissan as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    In Nissan Europe, working in Marketing Communications team:
    - Big company, looks good on CV
    - Lots of media/advertising budget so you get to do some crazy cool stunts
    - Opportunity for travel
    - Good salary
    - If you are a serial office politician this is the place for you
    - Some very good HUMAN work colleagues

    Cons

    In Nissan Europe, working in Marketing Communications team:
    - Tons of office politics, gossip and just plain nastiness
    - People rotate their positions a lot, so many people have NO idea of what they are doing
    - In Marketing Communications, people never heard of the basics such as KPIs and objectives
    - Crippling hierarchy: everything you do needs to be approved by senior management (sometimes even the CEO)
    - Random people get promotions & raises, usually the office buddies and those cozy with management
    - Crazy working hours: sometimes meetings at 9 PM! Management complains if you want to leave and get on with your life. If you have kids these meetings will just go on without you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Please realize people have lives outside work. 2) Please judge your colleagues by their WORK and not by gossip/comments from other people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learn a lot, develop practical skills, but watch out for office politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Placement Engineer  in  Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Placement Engineer in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Nissan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If you get in the right team, it's really rewarding - you can learn a lot from some very intelligent, experienced engineers. Development of practical skills is also emphasised which is something I enjoyed.

    Cons

    Often quite fractious relations between different teams, and between the engineering and production staff. Unrealistic SM targets also an issue - being compared to a brand new factory is not something you want to hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between engineering teams needs to be improved. Comparing a brand new factory to one that is being constantly updated is not helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, and product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Salesman
    Current Employee - Car Salesman

    I have been working at Nissan full-time for less than a 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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    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 for more than a 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

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