Nissan Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
99 Reviews
3.4
99 Reviews
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Nissan Co-Chairman, President, CEO, Representative Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee Carlos Ghosn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment relatively clean and friendly (in 3 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Opportunities and support. well rewrded

    Cons

    demanding and at times difficult to satisfy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aware of long serving employees capabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Placement Engineer in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Former Employee - Placement Engineer in Sunderland, North East England, England

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    good company to work with good oppurtunities to visit global suppliers

    Cons

    no cons as far as i experienced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No future nor growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics
    Former Employee - Logistics

    I worked at Nissan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary. Free premium coffee, tea and chocolate from vending machine. Flexible work hours (if your manager is cool)

    Cons

    Too many mangers.
    High turnover in people.
    Micro management.
    No place for future growth.
    Can be viewed as a high school in terms of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out managers and appreciate the ones that work hard. Also HR needs a fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nissan full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow within a short period of time

    Cons

    High work load compared to other industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not all it's cracked up to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Processor in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Processor in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    generous benefits, company likes to promote within, annual boom of growth opportunities, excellent company mission statement and growth plans

    Cons

    far too frugal, out-of-touch leadership, salaries are ADMITTEDLY the worst in the industry, far too often, the company doesn't follow the excellent mission statement and growth plan they have in order, far too much emphasis on attendance and too little emphasis on quality and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the front line employees rather than creating rules that hinder production and produce a negative morale. attendance policy needs to be thrown out and revisited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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