Honda Canada MFG Employee Reviews

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"NOT a software company"
Java Developer GALC/MES (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON15 November 2018
Was told by management that "This is not a software company, this is a assembly plant". I figured that as a java developer on the manufacturing system they should atleast want to try and run that team like a software company would, guess not.
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Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON29 October 2018
There are some very mean spirited coworkers. Many hate their jobs and their attitude can affect you. I was a victim of harrassment and bullying there by a few idiot co workers. If you get put in a bad group it will be a toxic work experience. All depends where they put you and can move you around at any time. Two weeks days two weeks night shift is terrible for your health. Females almost guaranteed to get carpel tunnel syndrome.

Obviously line work is boring but there are some jobs that are very hard on your body. For example carpet install and curtain side airbag install. As a newbie likely you'll get one if those.

Overall line work there is a tough job. Unless your very young unliky you'll stay long enough to retire there. Honda doesn't mind you leaving as they won't have to pay out a full pension.
Pros
Decent mobey
Cons
Too many to list
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simple place
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON15 October 2018
If you want the same thing day in day out. Same hours nothing exciting etc.
This is it.
Favouritism will get you higher up. Simple. You need to know someone. Someone to get in, and someone’s to move up.
Pros
Gifts
Cons
You are a robot.
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It was a job.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON26 September 2018
It was a job that had many temps in and out on a constant basis. New faces everyday.
The hours were very long as well and Saturdays were mandatory overtime.
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Your wasting your time
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Aliston23 September 2018
No respect and lies to contracts. In regards to full time wage they have a contract in place has you working 10 years before you see $30/hr. Pathetic!
Pros
Somewhat of security market pending
Cons
Overworked, bs promises, under paid for work pushed on you, poor management
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Great place to work.
Assembly Technician/ New Model Trainer (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON25 April 2018
Great place to work, lots of room for advancement, work with great people, well taken care of (gym, shop, extra circulars, etc...) make the best of your time as an employee and you will be happy.
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productive place of employment with excellent benifits and extra curricular activitys.
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON7 April 2018
Enjoyed working at Honda for the f scheduled shift work and amount of over-time acquire. the perks sold me more on the job then the pay ( which was excellent) hockey teams and tournys as well as the gym and other special events the company put on.
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Great employer for manufacturing and process engineering
Equipment Group Intern (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON1 April 2018
I worked in the engine plant for a 16 month internship. Work mainly involved equipment design/retrofit/repair for engine assembly. Due to Honda Canada being a non-union facility, you are able to work very closely with all aspects of the production line, including process design and testing, quality and maintenance. This is very beneficial for an engineering role, where the 'hands-on' work for assembly lines is often very limited. Being non-union does lead to reduced work perks for indirect employees (less flexible hours, more expectation to help with line-down or low production issues), but for an engineer or technical employee who enjoys building/validating their own designs, the positives of this arrangement easily outweigh the negatives.

Benefits/salary/job security and advancement are about average for a company of this size in Canada.
Pros
Good benefits and job security, strong team mentality and cooperation between functional groups, frequent training opportunities
Cons
Not much room for lateral movement, strict hours for indirect employees, very limited workplace comforts (food/drink, etc.)
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Great place to work.
Production Quality (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON14 February 2018
Excellent opportunity to advance in a company, show up everyday on time and not only do you get paid cooperative wages you will also get paid a weekly, monthly and yearly bonus to just show up for work on time.
Pros
Good pay, excellent people, paid vacation time, two paid shutdowns per year, uniforms are provided free of charge, including laundry service, Free work boots, freel personal protective equipment to complete the jobs, Safe environment.
Cons
Two rotating shifts, day shift 6:30am - 3:00pm and 4:30pm - 1:00am.
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Enjoyable coworkers and productive work environment
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON22 January 2018
The day starts at 8 AM or 4 PM depending on the shift. Work on line assembling vehicles or vehicle parts for the remainder of the shift. I learned how to manage my time in a productive manner in a fast paced environment and the usage of high end power tools. Management was always friendly and personable. Workplace culture was great, everyone relied on one another to keep the workplace lighthearted and energetic. The hardest part of the job was the physicality involved in many of the processes. The most enjoyable part of the job was the access to the facilities and extracurricular activities provided by Honda.
Pros
Access to a gym and at work cafeteria
Cons
Long hours and undesirable shift work at times
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Great company but badly managed
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON2 January 2018
I had to leave after 15 years of service at Honda. Honda is a great company but the Alliston plant is very poorly managed. A large majority of the managers are very under qualified and have zero personal skills and couldn't lead a fish to water. People are over worked and under appreciated. It was harder and harder to be there, it has got to be one of the most depressing places to be. Kudos to those that can survive 30 years.
Pros
Good pay, decent benefits
Cons
Lousy management
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Amazing work atmosphere
Asscociate (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON21 December 2017
A typical day at Honda will have you doing two jobs during the day. Switches every day. I have learned to better manage my time while at work. Management is very knowledgeable and answers all questions directed to them, and answers accordingly. The hardest part of this job is the rotating shifts.
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It is a good company to work for.
Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON17 December 2017
Except three rotation shift is a killer for health, other than that the company is good. I have no complain about it. The pay is competitive. I feel I have job security at Honda.
Pros
Big company, good pay, job security.
Cons
Three rotating shift.
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Getting worse all the time.
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Alliston9 November 2017
Pays less than it used to with fewer days off, no pension and harder working conditions. Contract only work to start for 5 years then takes 10 more years to make top pay.
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Very good company
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON31 October 2017
Honda is a great company to work for lots of opportunity for advancement . I left Honda in 2010 becaue I returned to my country of birth . But Honda is a great place to work.
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Productive workplace
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON3 October 2017
As a summer student , going into this job I didn't know what to expect but as the weeks went on I enjoyed working here more and more. This workplace works off of shift work therefor we are two weeks on days (6:30am-3pm) then two weeks on afternoons (4:30pm-1am), it was hard to adapt to the shift changes but after a month it was normal. The hardest part of this job is staying motivated to keep working as you have to produce 400 cars a shift every day. I would consider coming back for sure.
Pros
Good pay, fun environment
Cons
Shift work
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Good Job but nothing is perfect
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON13 August 2017
Great job and good experience but pay scale doesnt advance with responsibilities. Work/Life balance is really bad (Alot of weekends) The people are good.
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HCM is a good place to work
Associate (Current Employee) –  Alliston, ON11 July 2017
My opinion may be bias because I work in one of the easiest departments at HCM. A typical day at work there is pretty straight forward. I have 4 different processes to work on a day. 3 breaks. etc. I have learned that working here isnt easy on your body, but with benefits and in house physio you can manage pain and whatever else is going on. They are pretty good when it comes to time off for surgery or whatever you need health wise. The workplace culture is maybe one of the only poor things about working here in my opinion. Seeing as it is factory work, you get a very good variety of people, but it is not always a positive, or fun/nice work environment. The diverse hiring is a plus though. Honda does not discriminate against anyone, they hire all sorts of different kinds of people.
The thing I enjoy most about my job is the events that HCM puts on for the employees, like the christmas party, and the BBQ during the summer. But the benefits are also great! There are also many opportunities for advancement within the workplace.
Pros
good benefits, stable job, opportunity for advancement.
Cons
weekend work, commuting, lots of OT during winter. Shift Rotation.
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Terrible company
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON24 May 2017
Terrible place to work. You will be injured in no time. They only care about profit, which barely any is shared with the employees. Management/HR treats you as a robot. You can not call in sick, or have any mental/physical disability. They don't reward you for any good work, and are always on top of you for anything you may do by mistake. Don't think you have any job sercurity, or to be treated equal in that place. Oh vacation time? Good luck. Only thing it's good for is making friends with coworkers.
Pros
Ok money for what you did, making friends
Cons
Rarely any time off, call in sick; get in trouble, Unequal pay.
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Great company
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Alliston, ON9 May 2017
The employees are great and treat you nice.
The pay is also very good and the benefits are amazing,
The locaiton is a bit far and the shifts are hard to get used to
Pros
Good pay, good people, good experince
Cons
shift work, long distance
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