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Productive with no employee satisfaction
Automotive Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON13 April 2016
Working at Honda Manufacturing is a good place to work for the wages and structure, it has friendly employees, high production and lots of opportunities for employee involvement. It lacks in employee satisfaction from management of all levels.
Pros
Competitive Wages
Cons
Shift work with mandatory overtime
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Employee gym, hockey rink, tennis courts, car lease programs. Great perks.
Quality Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON26 May 2012
Fast paced environment. Think quickly on your feet, constatnly making decisions and multi-tasking to complement forced pace of work on assembly line. Akin to stock trading floor. Conversley, days where monotony and boredom are ripe, you have to be ready for anything at anytime and act quickly, correctly and accordingly.
People were great to work with. Made it a point to remember everyones name out of 500 people. Management were a little lacking, not sure if it was because of the original pool and under-qualified people that were in the job (multiple positions in management filled from people from the same high school, no post secondary training). This creating uneasiness on the floor and is a serious problem to date. I loved this job, except for that fact, which is being gradually corrected.
Pros
benefits
Cons
compulsory saturday work, interfers with other work commitments, family life, hobbies, mental health etc.
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Summer Student
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, On24 August 2016
Positive work environment, friendly co-workers.

The company was very safety oriented and provided a good learning environment with an industrial setting of work.
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Sisley Honda Typical day + more
Detail/Wash Bay Attendant (Current Employee) –  Thornhill, ON19 September 2016
Typical day started at 8:00 am or 9 am, you punch in and start washing cars. Cars come in for washes by appointments or they're walk in.

I've learned how to detail and wash a car properly. Learned a lot more about how cars work, how body work is done on a car as well.

Management in the service department isn't the best. A lot of corners are cut to save money, sacrificing safety for the workers. Customer keys are sometimes hard to find use to have to lock up keys in a 'box'. After the car is worked on or wash it's typically put back in the 'box'. Sometimes people forget and hold the keys on their person, leaving the next individual struggling to find it.

The hardest part of the job is when a continuous rush of cars come in and you have to rinse, wash and dry all with in a span of 5-10 minutes per car. Sometimes cars get backed and it's difficult to catch back up. As well, customers sometimes complain that the car is "not washed properly" even when it is and you'll have to rewash it with out getting paid for it. Pay is $4 per car, if you don't meet the minimum wage you'd make for a regular shift that day toy are paid out.

Ex: You have a 8 hour shift. Minimum wage is $11.25. 11.25 x 8 = $90. You wash 20 cars the whole day, 20 x $4 = 80. Because you didn't meet or go over the minimum wage you'd make that day you are paid out the rest of the $ for that day. TIME IS 100% MONEY IN THIS POSITION(unless no or very minimal work that day.

The most enjoyable part about the job is my co workers. I've had the chance to work with some the most entertaining but hardworking
  more... people. 99% of them make you laugh and have a good time when you're going to find your next car to wash. Even walking by the technicians, they are all amazing people who make the day more enjoyable.  less
Pros
Great co workers, pay is good if you put in the hours, great if it's really busy( April-may & Oct, nov are busy)
Cons
Hard work, stressful on the body if you haven't done this type of work before, low flat rate
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Worked with an excellent supervisor and great team.
Administrative Assistant/ Inventory Control (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 January 2014
The Parts Inventory Department was organized and well managed by the supervisor and Manager. They were always available to offer assistance when required and made it easy to approach them for any concerns. During the not so busy times, there were always short huddles at someone's desk for casual chats without disrupting the business of the day.

Family was always taken in consideration if time was needed as long as coverage for the desk could be arranged without making you feel guilty. Team members pitched in to help out each other in busy times.
Pros
Great department leadership and team effort and never required to work past your time.
Cons
Contract position for extended periods with no benefits or security
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Violates ESA by keeping employees as Independent Contractors for over 10 years
Application Support (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2015
Managers tell employees they will NEVER become one of them.
Employees are kept as Independent Contractors with outsourcing companies, they never receive benefits, vacation, pension, overtime, while performing as an employee and not a business, typically African Americans or immigrants are taken advantage of in this way.
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Excellent employer, provided many opportunities for advancement.
Senior Buyer (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON19 December 2014
The company was very family driven as they expected strong teamwork in return for a good income and strong benefit package. The targets were very demanding but fair. Everyone was treated equally with a one citizen policy, each person in the company wore the same uniform and you were expected to treat all with respect. They had a strong sense of safety and went to extremes to ensure a safe workplace.
Pros
Great benfits, safe workplace, fair salary and good feedback on performance.
Cons
Very large organization, easy to feel lost. Cultural differences sometimes hard to understand.
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Great place to work
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Tottenham, ON11 July 2016
Honda was a great environment to work. You work very closely with your team which I always felt improved quality. There was a great deal of communication amongst employers and employees.
Pros
Cafeteria, Pay, Team
Cons
Repetitive
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Stable job but no growth oppurtunities
Honda Associate MRO & Machinery (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON17 June 2015
This is a steady job, typical 9-5. You look after almost everything under your accounts with very little or no support from managment. These positions should be called Account Managment with some speciallity; However, the employees are often under rated and is considered an "Associate" with minimum salary and little oppurtunity to grow.
Pros
Steady job
Cons
Little to no growth
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Productive and fun workplace
customer retention associate (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON21 January 2016
Honda Canada is like a university campus where you get paid to learn, play and grow. You have a soccer field, basket ball court, regular biking events, ice cream days and what not.
Associates are friendly, generous with their time and helpful.
The company is boasting all-time sales records across the many segments it is involved in.
The management shares open space with their associates which fosters dynamic interaction.
The hardest part of the job is to get your foot in the door. Once you are in, work smart and move upwards one step at a time.
Good luck
Disclaimer: this is not a paid ad
Pros
Free ice creams on hot summer days
Cons
Honda recruiters known to be very picky
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bomma rail road
Assemble line worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON6 May 2016
you are a robot and if you brake down you are no good to them so you get tossed aside for them to keep the line going and you are required to work Saturdays if not you are looked down on and the full timers treat you like dirt when thay do the same even more and get way more and get treated with more respect and you do the same work but get the pain.
Pros
money
Cons
co workers
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Insurance and Inventory Assistant
Insurance and Inventory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 February 2016
I was able to learn and create bill of sale for financed, leased cars as well as make dealer trades with other surrounding dealerships in the GTA. Organized and prepared lease-buy-out payments for customers and became comfortable with various programs like CT Wizard, eBiz, Globial and Microsoft programs.T
Pros
Great work experience
Cons
Long hours
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A prestigious and a very stable company. Very proud to be in this company.
SERVICE SUPERVISOR / TRAINOR (Current Employee) –  P0727 October 2012
Although this company is a good and stable one, working is not anymore enjoyable because some co-workers have this crab mentality. To gain higher positions, sometimes politics is envolve.
Pros
compared to other companies in the same industry, it has a greater benefits.
Cons
promotion is very slow. stagnant in my present position
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Not A Bad Work Environment Just Don't Get Sick
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Alliston, Ontario, Canada23 January 2013
Work is extremely repetitive but makes the day go by faster. At times the work can be physically demanding which may result in repetitive stress injuries. Co-workers are your average "blue Collar" type which were easy to get along with. Washroom breaks are documented and no sitting is permitted during core work time.

Learned how to work as a team, quality control and be highly productive... to the point that keeping up with "the line" can be difficult for some people.

Management for the most part are uneducated people who have been trained to follow and enforce company policies. It's not uncommon for management when confronted on a policy to "make it up" in favour of management. Upon employee disciplinary action, don't expect ANY copies of any documents. If you're legitimately sick and require time off or require sick benefits for medical issues/time off, you're flagged by the company which may result in no job advancement and being put on "coach / counselling" for attendance.

So, if you're healthy and never get sick, have a thick skin and tolerance for this type of work environment, look no further. You'll fit right in with this régime.
Pros
good pay, benefits, product discounts
Cons
management, unscrupulous company policies, excessive control over employees
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More resources required
Administration and Resolution Representative (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON7 December 2015
It is not a bad place to work at. There are plenty of activities to make Associates feel at ease and comfortable. However, the pressure can be difficult to bear. Oftentimes, there are not enough resources allocated to worker to do their jobs properly. It seems like some managers prefer to tighten the belts and expect Associates to perform and get better results with less resources. This has been having a big impact on the department I am in. Also, an idea meant to improve processes and procedures can take up to three years to be implement. Too many red tapes to go through.
Pros
Great atmosphere, fun activities
Cons
Too many promotions based on who-you-play-games-with
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Good place to work for
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 February 2016
Fun selling new Honda product vehicle
Management needs a lot of improvement
Sales are fun over all
Long hours of work
Not enough space to bring in new cars there
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Respectable work environment
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Chatham-Kent, ON28 April 2016
Answer phones, File car deals, Cash out car deals, Keep customers occupied until sales representative can see them. I enjoy working with all of my co-workers and learn new things everyday. I work and meet friendly people from all over Ontario. I provide information about Honda cars and used cars we may have available on our lot.
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Well compensated
Associate (Former Employee) –  plant 122 April 2016
Good job good wage good people. if you don't expect too much than its great. lots of extra perks ( rec plex, sports leagues, parties)
Pros
well paid
Cons
same thing everyday
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Good Pay For Easy Work
PARTS QUALITY INSPECTION (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON12 April 2016
Overall it is a good experience. The breaks are a bit short at 10 minutes which includes walking to and from break area. Standing on your feet all day is difficult at times. Due to the work being easy it can be a long day. However, the co-workers are generally friendly and easy to get along with.
Pros
great people
Cons
breaks to short
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Great pay and opportunity for advancement
Final Assembly Associate (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON8 May 2013
I only worked here for a short time before the recession hit but I left do to taking care of a very ill relative at the time, and they after that the recession hit and was unable to get my job back. While I was there the pay was great of course, and the work schedule was reasonable and expected with this type of job. Wish I had another opportunity
Pros
Great Pay and Benefits
Cons
Far from where I am originally from
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