Nissan
3.3 of 5 77 reviews
www.nissan-global.com Yokohama, Japan 5000+ Employees

Nissan Reviews

Updated Mar 05, 2014
Nissan – Japan – “Nissan Global Head Office”

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3.3 77 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Nissan Co-Chairman, President, CEO, Representative Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn

(38 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Well organised with positive 'can do' culture; pressure to perform but not much recognition.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Newcastle, England

I have been working at Nissan

ProsPositive goal achievement culture, well organised, reasonable training opportunities - e.g. 80% sponsorship for higher education.

ConsLimited career opportunities. Long working hours expected - seen as the 'norm' by management, therefore little appreciation shown. Pressure to perform, but little difference in reward between good performance and average performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementOn a company level senior management are doing a fair job maintaining business competitiveness. On an individual level performance and reward (recognition/remuneration/career prospects) are poorly linked.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Experience at Nissan

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Rolle (Switzerland)

I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than a year

ProsDynamic Company
Flexible in the work: they have the ability to react fast to changing environment
Employees can rotate between different departments easily. Change of job every 2 to 3 years

ConsFlexibility is also given by the work on Excel more than real database management. It means a lot of work duplication
Demanding company without adequate compensation

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Good place to work for while figuring out your life or next step.

CR Representative (Current Employee)
Irving, TX (US)

I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSteady work, good medical benefits. easy job.

Consmanagement is temperamental, outdated, and emotional

Advice to Senior Managementget a new SR manager

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company with opportunity for longevity

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Torrance, CA (US)

I worked at Nissan full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLoyal to employees create long tenures for employees. Many employees have worked with Nissan for more than 20 years. Even in times of financial recession the company worked hard to avoid layoffs for its employees.

ConsThough you may have the opportunity to stay with the company for a long time opportunity for advancement may be slim.

Advice to Senior ManagementNissan is a great place to work but would benefit from developing effective ways to develop and retain talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not very good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irving, TX (US)

I have been working at Nissan as a contractor

ProsI am a temp that have been there a year. And the only pro I seeis that I have a job.

ConsThe pay is not good compared to the work they are asking for.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are asking for the same quality of work from your temps as the permanent employees. Then your pay and benefits should be closer to Nissan employees. And I think you should look at the fact that you are interviewing temp for positions they are already doing. Which seems to be unfair. Most companies will hire you after three mos. But Nissan have temps there for 2years that are still not permanent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer, develop and test vehicle components

Engineer (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLocation is in a good area of greater Detroit area. Non union manufacturing

ConsNo carrer opportunities. One engineer is asked to do the job of 2-3 people. Long working hours. Defined pension plan was cancelled and bonuses reduced. Big disconnect between what the upper managment wants and what the company can deliver.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate career opportunities for everybody in the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at Nissan has been overall rewarding. I have learned much about the manufacturing industry in my position.

Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee)
Smyrna, TN (US)

I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits and time off are offered, as well as insurance (health, dental, vision), life insurance, 401k, etc. Work environment relatively clean and friendly.

ConsPromotion selection could use some work. I am by nature a fast grower/learner, and have felt stagnant in my job for quite some time. Opportunities seem to be given to others in a loose "good-ol-boy" system to people who are sorely underqualified for their positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive people a chance to prove themselves. Subject lower level management and line leads frequent anonymous employee surveys.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Atsugi (Japan)

I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRespectful for leadership of CEO.

ConsMany information are also shared by English, but it is sometimes not enough for non-Japanese.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not focus on EV too much.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I have been working at Nissan full-time for more than a year

Prosvery dynamic and solid company

Consno HR support, you need to create you opportunities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nissan is good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nissan

ProsFlexible work style, focus on end result

ConsGlobal company with Japanese style.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention to each of employees' talents and their development

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