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Nissan Reviews

Updated 11 August, 2014
Updated 11 August, 2014
91 Reviews

3.5
91 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)

  • You can use the cars for weekends if you ask for one (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Crazy working hours: sometimes meetings at 9 PM (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is completely missing (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Design Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    Pros

    Diferent work, solving problems, all the time, between suppliers and Nissan.
    Doing testing to vehicles, and share that information to the responsibles

    Cons

    Slow response from others, sometimes there is a poor management in related areas that stop your own job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Great Products, challenging environment and due to worload, opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Lack of visibility on career progression. Even if you are considered as a good element, politics will play a huge role on your progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on HR policies. Hire competent people to retain High profile employees.

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

    Nothing special

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer - Production Control  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Officer - Production Control in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    Pros

    Leader in the automotive industry
    Lots of learning every day
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Not a company for leaders
    VERY slow long term development
    Managed by old people with old ideas
    Salaries are low

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

    Work life balance is missing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    Pros

    Good amount of learning, its a growing company especially with new launches, the company seems to heading to further growth.

    Cons

    Lacks vision, management is short sighted, don't seem to be looking at the big picture. Too much process driven sometimes defying logic. Work life balance is completely missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy employee makes a happy company and leads to delightful customers. Ensuring employees are happy, their families are happy and have a good work life balance. Aim for your employees waking up on a Monday morning and looking forward to go to office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An excellent progressive company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)

    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
  7.  

    Can Learn many function, boost your career but high level of office politics

    Former Employee - HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE  in  Ino, Kochi (Japan)
    Former Employee - HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE in Ino, Kochi (Japan)

    Pros

    Good brand image and quality

    Cons

    Maybe in Kerala,all the dealership rewarded employees badly as in remuneration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An uniform salary package all across the world, considering cost of living iin present economy.

  8.  

    Crippling hierarchy, disorganized, unprofessional, lots of office gossip & politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - European Coordinator  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - European Coordinator in Paris (France)

    Pros

    In Nissan Europe, working in Marketing Communications team:
    - Big company, looks good on CV
    - Lots of media/advertising budget so you get to do some crazy cool stunts
    - Opportunity for travel
    - Good salary
    - If you are a serial office politician this is the place for you
    - Some very good HUMAN work colleagues

    Cons

    In Nissan Europe, working in Marketing Communications team:
    - Tons of office politics, gossip and just plain nastiness
    - People rotate their positions a lot, so many people have NO idea of what they are doing
    - In Marketing Communications, people never heard of the basics such as KPIs and objectives
    - Crippling hierarchy: everything you do needs to be approved by senior management (sometimes even the CEO)
    - Random people get promotions & raises, usually the office buddies and those cozy with management
    - Crazy working hours: sometimes meetings at 9 PM! Management complains if you want to leave and get on with your life. If you have kids these meetings will just go on without you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Please realize people have lives outside work. 2) Please judge your colleagues by their WORK and not by gossip/comments from other people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (UK)
    Former Employee - Placement Engineer in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)

    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
  10.  

    Great company, and product

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Salesman
    Current Employee - Car Salesman

    Pros

    A great learning environment, with great opportunity for who ever wants to work hard.

    Cons

    Not for the person who is not willing to put everything into this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be preferable to any employee working the sales floor to never have to work a 9am to 9pm shift when there is a family to get to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Car sales can be good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a great way to make a living and get to meet new people all the time. The money can be great if you are willing to work for it. It is a fun and interesting way to make a living if you enjoy talking with strangers and getting to know them.

    Cons

    The hours will suck, and the customers do not always care if it is not a good time for you. So you wind up eating some crap from them unless you want to give up part of your commission and have someone else help them if you are off. Sometimes the people you work with are not the best but that is everywhere.

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