Case Manger (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – March 30, 2016
The culture at American Honda is very demoralizing and there is no sense of appreciation or advancement if you do a good job. The managers are like prison guards who watch your every move and they would like for you to stay on the phone the whole time answering and dealing with the customers. They provide no support to there employees and foster a toxic relationship between the contract employees and the associates. Not a good place to work if you want to make a difference and help the company to grow.
Most engineers start fresh out of college due to salary limitations. Opportunities for advancement are limited due to close network of management. Engineering positions are very independent but daily responsibilities can be very dynamic due to unstable manufacturing conditions. High temporary work force leads to numerous Quality problems.
Excellent culture, great quality of life, and supportive management
sales associate (Current Employee) – Buford, GA – December 2, 2015
Unlike most dealerships, this place actually cares about it's employees! I love going to work everyday because of the great team-oriented culture and supportive management. They also recognize and reward you for your hard work. Great training and they take the time to grow you and show you the path you can take to work your way up. I'm younger and they understand how important quality of life is to me. I can't say enough good things about this place, and I hope to be employed here for the long-haul!
quality of life, money, benefits, culture, management, career growth
The occasional Sunday, but the Pros make it worth it!
AP assistant (Former Employee) – Marysville, OH – December 14, 2015
Poor training, temp agency staff is made to train new people, even though is management responsibility. There are not enough AP staff to cover all the work on a daily basis, yet many Accountants have leisure time at their desks to chit chat, share stories and pictures while the AP staff is slaving away with tons of work to do. Very unfair workloads. Many AP staff are left unsure and untrained on how to process invoices, etc. Supervisors overload Accounts Payable clerks with work and provide little support with workloads, and no praise for great work. The staff is segregated and unfair treatment abounds if you are not an accountant. AP staff is looked down upon and Honda Philosophy does not apply in this department. So if you are looking for a job where you feel as though you are a truly valued member of a team, DO NOT WORK IN ACCOUNTING!!!
Way to much overtime. No communication to it's associates.
Assembly Frame Lead Manager (Former Employee) – Lincoln, AL – February 10, 2016
No work life balance. Good in forecasting activity for production but bad in it's deliverance. In a typical day you don't know what time you are getting off work. Management seems to work well with each other but not with the associates.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Phillipines – March 23, 2016
The company is very comfortable in giving benefits which can encourage you to work harder and stay longer with the company. I also learned more skills that you can apply to other source of work like fabrication and painting skills. the company will allow you to extend time for you to improve your skills.
Assistant Site Supervisor (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – January 27, 2016
I enjoyed my position at Hondajet, however, there were others didn't enjoy it with me. I learned about the alarm and computer system and the layout of the job. Also was a training officer and supervisor. Management was great and thorough. Most of coworkers were great Hardest part of the job was trying to adjust to some of the attitudes and the language barrier (Japanese) knowing to what say or not say. Most enjoyable part of the job, was meeting new people, working various projects and helping others.
Respectful Culture, Solid Health Benefits, Good Job Security
Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) – Lincoln, AL – November 3, 2015
Good place to work. Job security and health benefits cannot be beaten anywhere. Relationships with other departments and management can improve. Limited flexibility in the workplace such as no music, cell phones, or drinks other than water.
Work/Life Balance, Job Security, Friendly Environment, Health Benefits
Short Breaks, Limited Flexibility, Below Average Compensation
Working at Honda of Annapolis as a Sales Consultant is great. Training is very thorough and there is a lot of support from the management. It is a great sales model with and honest and transparent approach and a laid back environment.
administrative assistant (Former Employee) – Bremen, GA – December 28, 2015
It is a starter company to gain experience within the company in order to move forward to seek a career somewhere else. They do not advance employees unless you know management that will bring you into their department. Pay is not increased based on experience nor long term employment. No bonuses for hourly workers. Very stressful due to inexperienced management that does not have knowledge of how to treat employees.
short breaks, lack of communication, lack of advancement opportunities
production control (Former Employee) – Bremen, GA – March 14, 2016
stand long hours two 15 min breaks work 8-10 hrs management needs some improvement, hardest part of the job would be 3rd staying up all night and then going home to families and having to sleep during the day
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Washington State – September 19, 2016
Hope you like 10-12hr days and telemarketing. Hope you like gender favoritism when you see a newbie shack-up with a manager. Hope you like shallow margins that make The Dealership and Managers money. Can you sell 20 units Every Month? and worthless accessories with a straight face? Then you're fine! you'll make a living and managers will ignore the rules and shortcomings. Training? equals total @*&$!*** Oh thats right, the finance guy walked out too.
Just be positive, take the job and clear out the previous 2 or 3 salespersons business cards from the desk and acclimate yourself. You've arrived!
(I did like the freedom to grab lunch at will and mull around with guests in the lot trying to pick a car and convince them i just want to help. Its the Stealership that wants your leg, and to rip your trade)
Honda is a very stable place to work and management works hard to ensure associates are treated fairly and treated with respect.
Parts Procurement - Associate Administrator (Current Employee) – Lincoln, AL – September 1, 2016
Honda manufacturing of Alabama is a great place to work. Through my experience with working for Honda I've learned how to be a better communicator and view situations from multiple perspectives. The most difficult part of this job is learning the internal terminology that is used between the different departments inside of Honda. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that my decisions and actions could positively or negatively impact Honda's production output for the day or the entire fiscal year. Management at Honda is always willing to support their associates.
Honda associate (Former Employee) – East Liberty, OH – February 1, 2016
i worked for the east liberty plant for almost four years i would probably still be there today if it wasn't for the fact that i got sick and had to have surgery and the office management didn't seem to care or even try to give me options in order to get the surgery that i needed and allow me to keep my job.
No advancement and no clear path how to get hired on permanently. Benefits okay, but not much offered unless you are permanent. No connection between corporate and regions. intense micro management, even down to how long your restroom breaks are, and reprimand if your "unscheduled breaks" are too long. The best part of the job was by far the people you work most closely too. My team members and team leads were delightful to work with and were constantly pushing us to be better associates. The team mate I worked most closely too boosted my morale on a daily basis and was always a huge support when I need assistance with something. The outdated systems and procedures here made it very difficult to complete certain tasks in the ways and deadlines they are asking of the teams.
The turnover rate is staggering; there are a lot of quality, educated employees who are let go on a constant basis. It is very disheartening, it would appear that the financial bottom line is the only thing that matters to this company.
fun team members
no advancement, high turnover, mediocre benefits, outdated systems used in office
The Insecurities if the Lifers at American Honda Motors
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Mount Laurel, NJ – July 8, 2016
One anonymous call to HR. No Proof. Individual has been there for 33 years and was insecure about their new position security. The called HR has no grey area. Manager fought all the way to the Acura Division Vice President and for not. Deaf ears, HR and Lawyers are now in control of the company. Mr Honda Philophies are drilled but the company does not represent Mr Honda's vision. Truely disappoint that employees coming into the company with new skills and value to add are being bullied out by individuals that have not been on the job market in 30 years, who are afraid of change and change the comradery of a whole building. Other individuals are unable to speak freely because of their fear of being reported and losing the job.
Mangement is no longer allowed to manage their teams. HR DOES
Great Place to gain Automotive Engineering Experience
Market Quality Engineer (Current Employee) – Lincoln, AL – January 30, 2016
Learned a lot about Automotive/Manufacturing Engineering. Opportunities to learn about any aspects of the industry that you might be interested in. Great environment for a young engineer to start their career after graduating.