Nissan Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2014
Updated 19 October, 2014
97 Reviews
3.4
97 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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44 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Nice work place, friendly environment, good money, good experiance (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.  

    Good company to work with

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    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
  2.  

    nissan can be just driven or really enjoyed

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Advisor in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    company has potential just needs fine tuning - automotive is exciting when promos and new products arrive. you have management that gives and employees that put in alot of there energy to make the experiance real enjoyable.

    Cons

    communication a lot of people and lack off from top to bottom - lack of procedures can make for a lot of disorganization and wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more communication and process procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Nissan full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get experience

    Cons

    Contact terms, low employee morale, too many politics

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good learning and exposure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Nissan

    Pros

    Global exposure; Nissan makes great products

    Cons

    Low enterpreneural spirit; risk averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to grow business, Nissan will have to start with buying market share, followed by aggressive improvements in trust and quality.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okay place to work but not fabulous.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Nissan

    Pros

    Company vehicle benefit for management and full in house gym facility. Employee lease program which makes vehicles very affordable.

    Cons

    Uncommon to promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at promoting from within more often.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Constant short-term with little long-term change

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Nissan

    Pros

    Constantly changing for those who like new challenges. Get to drive the product.

    Cons

    Volatility in the market/industry results in lack of job security and makes long-term planning difficult with short-term urgent matters constantly arising. Lack of labour resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better long-term planning with more resources, including labour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Expects too much of staff for what it pays.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houghton-le-Spring, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houghton-le-Spring, England (UK)

    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
  10.  

    Not all it's cracked up to be

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    • 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
  11.  

    Very goog enterprise

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Nissan (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus, great people, challenging company

    Cons

    Lots of work, professionnals trips,

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