Production Worker (Former Employee) – Alliston, ON – 8 May 2017
Great place for a student contract and for full time employees. I learned a lot about factory life, teamwork and quality. I also learned a lot about time management skills. I was lucky enough to work with a great group of people who took care of me and kept a positive attitude. The hardest part of the job was the repetitiveness and strains it had on the body. I worked in weld and had to Mig weld. The heavy weight of the helmet bad the job difficult to do for a quarter, I found sometimes upper management did not care about the employee's requests, but this is a hard accusation to make since I know they were busy and have a lot of other stuff to deal with. Overall I found my job at HCM to be enjoyable and I would love to work there longer if I could as a student.
Good opportunities for young professionals, can be very demanding
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Alliston, ON – 3 February 2017
A lot of opportunities to learn and grow skills. Honda offers opportunities for career advancement, however, it demands more than a 40 hour work week. There are a lot of benefits and associate activities. Very stable place to work
Staffed cafeteria, benefits, salary
Lots of overtime can be required, hard to plan life outside of work
Enjoyable place to work, employees treated very well.
Student Associate (Former Employee) – Alliston, ON – 30 January 2017
I worked at Honda as a co-op student after my first year of university. I worked on the manufacturing line that assembles the Honda CR-V. The job could be repetitive at times but once I learned more roles the job became more enjoyable. Honda has an excellent kaizen philosophy and truly values the opinion of every employee. Pay was extremely fair and my relationships with the full time staff were good.
Service Wash (Current Employee) – Maple, ON – 23 January 2017
once I punch in I go directly to the service drive through to direct costumers to there appointments and manage the mourning rush of cars. as per manager request I will do a battery test on cars then attend too the wash bay and wash customer's cars. in my years of working at Honda I have learned how to properly wash and dry cars, oil changes tires swops, deliver parts etc. overall the management and staff make it a nice environment to work in.
great envierment because of the staff and occationally buying lunch during the week.
Honda was a very productive place to work for, and taught me a great number of skills.
Contract Labourer (Former Employee) – Alliston, ON – 18 January 2017
a typical work day varied from customer request and demands, I was expected to be able to switch different types of jobs from assembly, quality control and job replacement for sick or injured co-workers.
I've learned a number of different things while working with Honda of Canada MFG. I learned a great number of different skills and uses of tools and machines, Time management and Working with a large amount of co-workers and team members.
The management at Honda of Canada MFG. was outstanding, managers were always there to assist me with any questions or concerns I may have had. and were always willing to teach me different jobs and tool use's to help grow the company further and in fulfilling work orders.
The co-workers at Honda were helpful and willing to help me learn the jobs that were required of me. And took the time to make sure that jobs were learned and completed in a timely and professional manner.
The hardest part of my job I would have to say, was to be able to switch jobs at a moments notice and to be able to lift heavy and strenuous parts and supplies for a long period of time.
The most enjoyable part of my job was finishing are large order of vechicles before the requierd time given. And getting recognition in completing a job well done.
gym memberships, summer BBQ's, holiday parties
working long hours during the night shift, and required to switch jobs jobs at a moments notice.
Technician Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 16 January 2017
Whilst working at Honda I made a good deal of friends and had an amazing time working for the company. However, some of my co-workers were far less kind and managed to bully me out of working with them. Overall, fun but fun went too far.
Engineering Project Leader (Former Employee) – Alliston, ON – 11 January 2017
Overall great and interesting place to work, especially if you are in automotive, industrial automation and like to challenge yourself. I would be cautious if your lifestyle is about 8-4, full weekend and regular long vacations. No such things there. But if you like to work hard, have a nice people around who always give a hand, may be it's place for you. Sometimes I felt like in army... Anyway, interesting experience can't forget.
Free Honda uniform- less laundry at home, good people environment
Sometimes unpredictable long hours, no weekends, very early mornings
Helpdesk Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 January 2017
Helps to be asian. The Japanese in the company exploit the African Americans. The same employees in the helpdesk have been outsourced for over 15 years, mainly consisting of African Americans, who are never hired permanently, while the dept and role is permanent. Agencies force the contractor to be a business, taking huge cuts of their salary. They have lost out on over 10 years of building vacation and pension and will never be hired permanently.
Student Contract (Former Employee) – Alliston, ON – 23 November 2016
Not much to say about this job as it was a "student summer contract". overall a decent place to work. shift work that wasn't always routine and factory work job. A good place and stepping stone for a student to make/save money and create potential future opportunity.