Pros: unskilled labor pay, one team, end product, opportunity for advancement.
Cons: skilled labor pay, frequent schedule changes, management, inflexibility, location.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana
I think the best part of this job is the end product is something I believe in and agree with. The processes and quality is very good. There is a one-team mentality where everyone is expected to do anything that needs being done - even if it's nothing related to what you were hired for. They believe in generalists - not – more... specialists. Everyone must wear a uniform and adhere to a very strict schedule. I really enjoy the job, but current management is very lacking, lazy, inflexible, and short-sighted. Plant decisions are made at an executive level without consulting normal associates. The pay for line-side associates is awesome! Pay for skilled labor is poor to mediocre. Line-side associates are expected to rotate from days to nights and back every 2 weeks. This is a horrible model for lots of reasons. Planning is poor, but change comes whether a good plan is in place or not. The work atmosphere is pretty good and there is a sense of pride in everyone's work. Training and communication is pretty bad. There is a great contradiction here because the mentality is very traditional and slow, but business needs change very quickly. This plant has great potential - it just needs some strong leadership with great insight, vision, and open-mindedness. – less