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Nissan Reviews

Updated 8 April 2015
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Nissan Co-Chairman, President, CEO, Representative Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee Carlos Ghosn
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Pros
  • very nice working environment, nice colleagues (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible work style, focus on end result (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, sometimes you spend hours with a customer and they don't get anything (in 9 reviews)

  • Complete lack of flexibility in working hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. An excellent progressive company

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities and support. well rewrded

    Cons

    demanding and at times difficult to satisfy

    Advice to Management

    be more aware of long serving employees capabilities

  2. Better companies out there!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Nissan Industrial Placement Student in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Former Contractor - Nissan Industrial Placement Student in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I worked at Nissan as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities and projects
    Higher than average pay
    Team activities and meals out
    Discounted Gym membership and good Nissan car discounts

    Cons

    Day starts at 7.55 and ends at 4.40 with only a 30 minute lunch
    We were working on Windows XP operating system
    Office politics make work difficult and leave unpleasant work environment
    Some in the office area take advantage of being left to complete own work without close supervision and will sit on Facebook, Daily Mirror and other websites while others work which leads to frustration in the office.

  3. Exhausting, soul destroying, dead end job. Managed by bullies who expect too much.

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    Former Employee - Man Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Former Employee - Man Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I worked at Nissan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working the line causes forced weight loss. Salary is ok but poor for level of work expected clean working environment.

    Cons

    Micro managed by supervisors for petty things. Medical advice ignored by management following work related injuries. (Very common on trim) Can't get holidays off for anything as only one person can be off in 35 people team and always someone off sick through work related injury. Criticism for asking for toilet which they ask you if you need a number 1 or 2. Your allowed 2 minutes for number 1 and 5 for number 2 and they time you and record your toilet visit. Back pain, pain in knees. There is absolutely no career progression. The rare occasion someone gets team leader (usually supervisors mate / brown nose) The most skilled lads are left on hardest jobs sometimes for decades. No pay rise for promotion, they call it (standing in) and pay the same for up to 2 years and when your legally entitled to pay rise they stand you down and stand up the next mug. The easiest jobs are given out to people who brown nose. According to senior management your immediate supervisor can only give his staff 3/5 performance rating at the best since pay rise is related to performance. Most get 2/5. You spend the entire day running around to keep up and everyone under pressure. High pressure environment. Spending large parts of break getting back up line. Staff even refused holidays for funerals of grandparents. Being referred to as your station number. Work place politics. Propaganda pre pay deal. I could go on. Favouritism...

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck when you have an entire zone of people who don't want to be there. Which is what I experienced along side a mass exodus of highly skilled experienced workers walking out.

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  5. Hell, please sir can I go to the toilet, 6 day weeks, no job rotation, no prospects unless you like to brown nose.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only reason is the money and even that's not great.

    Cons

    Slave labour, car per minute, no job rotation, killing everyone off slowly, only bothered about getting cars out as fast as possible

    Advice to Management

    You have no idea what goes on, on the shop floor underpaid understaffed no prospects dead end job.

  6. Expects too much of staff for what it pays.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houghton-le-Spring, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houghton-le-Spring, England

    I worked at Nissan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid overtime (and plenty of it).
    Good overall package (car lease scheme, sickness benefits, private health care).
    Flexible working (depending on team).
    Training and development.
    Easily accessible.

    Cons

    Basic salary lower than comparable (less stressful) jobs at local companies.
    Pension below industry standard.
    Management expect too much from staff.
    Salary progression (linked to performance) woeful - no real reason to perform.
    The staff with a "can-do" attitude are loaded with work while the work-shy manage to avoid big projects / tasks.
    Insufficient funds made available for projects.
    Ageing plant and equipment - too much asked of 20 year old + equipment.
    Excessive amounts of overtime to meet project deadlines and production schedule.
    No real sense of comradery between staff / departments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the right money to attract suitable staff and hold on to your existing staff (your biggest asset!).

  7. Learn a lot, develop practical skills, but watch out for office politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Placement Engineer in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Former Intern - Placement Engineer in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I worked at Nissan as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get in the right team, it's really rewarding - you can learn a lot from some very intelligent, experienced engineers. Development of practical skills is also emphasised which is something I enjoyed.

    Cons

    Often quite fractious relations between different teams, and between the engineering and production staff. Unrealistic SM targets also an issue - being compared to a brand new factory is not something you want to hear.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between engineering teams needs to be improved. Comparing a brand new factory to one that is being constantly updated is not helpful.

  8. company profile

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milton Keynes, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work with good oppurtunities to visit global suppliers

    Cons

    no cons as far as i experienced

  9. Good work Environment, good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Intelligence Officer in London, England
    Current Employee - Brand Intelligence Officer in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get very good benefits. It is an international work environment with more than 20 nationalities. Nice and friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    It is in "Paris" but actually the offices are quite far from the city center. May take long until you get a promotion. Working with the headquarters is Japan is very challenging

  10. Well organised with positive 'can do' culture; pressure to perform but not much recognition.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newcastle, England

    I have been working at Nissan

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited 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 Management

    On 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.

  11. Great place to work, Some Mandatory Overtime

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Technician in Smyrna, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Technician in Smyrna, TN (US)

    I have been working at Nissan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great management, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive work, a lot of mandatory overtime

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