Honda Hiring Process?
green

United States

#369 Oct 24, 2011
Fooled wrote:
Iím sorry to hear your story Green and the many others like it. They should have warned us about this before they let us be strung along. As was said before they didnít warn us about the potential of being just standbys. They let us get all exited after every test passed and so forth. If they would have informed us at the beginning that we could not be starting then we could have expected what was going to happen with this shady practice. Even though the offer letters were by law, 99% of companies will not spend that type of money on physicals and so forth without having an open position. Thatís unheard for a company to put a candidate through all that red tape and not plan on starting them. They are paying so many different companies to assist in the hiring; like the background checks, physicals, and God knows who. Itís just awful the way that corporations can mislead people and get away with not being upfront about their intentions.
100% agreed!!!
POOPED ON

United States

#370 Oct 24, 2011
Just saw the News special tonight and them interviewing the new shift walking in. Great press for Honda and all beautiful words were spoken.

So do I throw my offer letter in the trash HONDA. THANKS FOR WASTING HOURS OF MY TIME AND TAKEING ALL MY PERSONAL INFO AND GIVING IT TO; TEMP SERVICES DOING THE BACKGROUND AND THE OTHER COMPANIES THAT HAVE MY LIFES HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!

FANTASTIC!!!! ITíS SO GREAT THAT YOU EVEN LET ANOTHER COMPANY CHECK MY CREDIT HISTORY!!!!

ALL THAT AND MORE FOR NOTHING BUT WAITING MONTHS FOR PHONE CALLS UNTIL THE LAST ONE I NEVER GOT.
SO THE STARTING POOL MUST HAVE BEEN DRAINED BECAUSE I WAS IN THAT POOL FOR MONTHS.

THANKS FOR THE BIGGEST TEASE OF MY LIFE!!
Hoosier Hillbilly

Roy, WA

#371 Oct 25, 2011
10/24/2011 - Honda Auto Plant in Indiana Begins Second Shift of Production- begins today
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Honda plant doubles capacity, adds approximately 1,000 new jobs

GREENSBURG, Ind. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN), which produces the popular Civic Sedan and alternative-fuel Civic Natural Gas, today began a second production shift for the first time, which increases production at the plant to its full 200,000-unit annual capacity and adds approximately 1,000 new associates to Honda's operations in Indiana.

In 2010, more than 87 percent of the Honda and Acura products sold in the U.S. were built in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About HMIN

Honda Manufacturing Indiana, LLC (HMIN) in Greensburg, Ind., became Honda's fourth auto plant in the U.S. and its seventh in North America when it began production of Civic Sedans in October 2008. The plant marked production of its 100,000th Civic in February 2010. With employment approaching 2,000 associates and capital investment exceeding $550 million, HMIN today produces the Civic Sedan and Civic Natural Gas, including Civics for export to markets outside of North America. HMIN started operations as a zero-waste-to-landfill factory, meaning no waste is sent to landfills, and maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints of any automobile plant in Honda's global production network.
hmmmm

South Bend, IN

#372 Oct 25, 2011
It is pretty crappy what they are doing to the "contingent" hires. I would feel really disgusted if Honda strung me along for months or years. I know people that took them years to get hired. Its hard to believe that Honda spent the money for the testing/physical/physical capabilities testing ect. for the temp workers that might quit after a day or week. I have heard since second shift started that they are looking at a pretty steep turnover. I've heard as high as 25-30%.
That Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#373 Oct 25, 2011
If there is in fact a 30% turn over rate I hope that one of us gets a call. However we have no idea what the pool is like or if our magic number will come up. The thing that grates is the lack of transparency. If we were told about how it all worked beforehand most of us would not be so upset.
Tired of It

Champaign, IL

#374 Oct 25, 2011
Am I the only one trying to call Honda to get answers ? If so why ? How come no one else is calling the newspapers or TV stations ? Come on people let's not be wussies.
That Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#375 Oct 25, 2011
No sir, I have also made my calls, just have not had any response.
Contact the news stations

United States

#376 Oct 25, 2011
No you are not the only one!!!! You can forget getting answers from Honda though, thatís a f**king joke. They havenít been up front since day one and you think they will be now? Greensburg newspaper is a waste of time because they wonít dare question Honda. So we should be emailing or calling RTV 6 or the other stations. They arenít being honest in their press releases by stating the fact that they didnít hire 1000 fulltime employees. I assume itís probably half that number and some temp filled gaps. They are loving the credit and praise for creating Indiana jobs though. All the news channels were there yesterday getting spoon fed crap from Hondas spokesperson and nothing said about temps or the ones who were used for nothing. Even today I see this USA today press release with false information and the fake 1000 fulltime number. Honda is a temp paradise and they even used 2 different temp services in Ohio to run the backgrounds for Greensburg. They will run into trouble with their quality reputation if they continue to have a horrible hiring process. Hiring people who never worked manual labor, like the lady in the earlier post whose hands were tore up in 2 weeks, and shuffling temps in and out; is not good for quality production. Remember what Toyota went through a couple years back and they have tainted their rep for many years to come. Toyota had the auto world in their hands and they nearly sank themselves after the deaths from their cars awhile back. The big 3 suffered from their lack of caring for efficient quality production and Honda should rethink their hiring processes. Having a high turnover rate for an auto giant is unacceptable in this economic climate.
green

United States

#377 Oct 25, 2011
Tired of It wrote:
Am I the only one trying to call Honda to get answers ? If so why ? How come no one else is calling the newspapers or TV stations ? Come on people let's not be wussies.
honda is not returning these types of phone calls...i have also tried to call...
Hoosier Hillbilly

Roy, WA

#378 Oct 25, 2011
OWS seems to be working in many areas...
Occupy Honda "Greensburg" (OHG) might also work, call Indy News Channels first, after your organized and sure you got it going.

Show those Japs "U" mean business! There's nothing worse than getting sh$$ on... other than letting them rub it in!

Just how much has Greensburg-Decatur County profited from them, how many in the county have been hired? Where's the beef! Looking @ that question in 2 different prospectives;
People on here are beefing
the meat has 'no' smell other than a stanch aroma coming from this forum
~~~~~~~~~~
What have they done for "US"? Where's the profit going~~~~~~~~~~back to Japan "of course!". Between them & China we're already share cropppers working for what they'll give "US"
Ain't it SO?
justsomeinfo

United States

#379 Oct 25, 2011
About the temps, what I've heard was they only hired temps to fill in for the full timers that were doing the training. Then once those employees return to their spot on the line, then temps aren't needed anymore and aren't called in anymore. I don't really see how it makes sense, unless they have to over-man the lines during the training period, so maybe that's what it is. If everyone was full time, they could only have exactly enough or else they'd have to fire people when the lines were up and running.

However, I'd be surprised if a good working temp (that they were happy with) doesn't get a little extra help in the hiring process. It would have been nice to have been made aware of the option to work as a temp until the first wave of hiring was finished. In fact, I don't really understand why they don't run everyone through as a temp for 30 days or something, then hire the ones they are happy with, or at least put them through all the testing at that point. That's how most factories work and it seems to make more sense?
Lost Respect for Honda

United States

#380 Oct 25, 2011
Yeah, that doesnít make sense at all!! Because who trained the temps? Then who was filling in for the people training the temps to get the temps ready, more temps? I mean the temps didnít just show up and know how to do the job they had to be trained as well. They only started posting temp ads like a month ago so that doesnít ad up. They had been training full timers on the first shift before that so that didnít take away the 1st workers production time. Trainees just f**king watch the other workers to learn. What happened is greedy executives got on the cost cutting wagon and said screw 200 or 300 hundred more fulltime employees, temps will save us some cash. So screw that money we wasted on the full timerís processes, we donít need to pay benefits. So, hundreds of hired full timers got screwed and temps are getting screwed by working a month or two then back to unemployment line. As been said the other Honda plants have done the same thing for years. Click on that link to the Ohio plant and see all those temp services that feed them every month. Honda loves that temp model because they donít mind using people then kicking them to the curb to save a buck. Again, you donít see that sh*t in the news or the Greensburg paper. We will never know how many actual full timers they got. I would bet my lifeís savings that it isnít 1000.
Hoosier Hillbilly

Roy, WA

#381 Oct 26, 2011
Same as @ the Toyota plant in Ky several years ago near Cynthiana,Ky.
I had relatives complain about the same thing
Comrade

Oxford, OH

#382 Oct 26, 2011
And you know what would prevent all these abuses?

A State and Federal government that cared about workers' rights and stronger unions.

But I am sure you will call me a socialist for daring to suggest that people shouldn't be treated like machines or animals!
green

United States

#383 Oct 27, 2011
If its true that honda expects a 25-30% turnover of their second shift employees,then im wondering why they expect this.Did their 1st shift have a turnover like this shortly after it was started? just wondering...so if anyone knows, your response is appreciated. thank you
westside

Indianapolis, IN

#384 Oct 27, 2011
Most of my co-workers have worked dayshift since it open. Alot of discussions are conflicts with babysitting, conflict between spouse employment, kids, some workers going to school and safety reasons because some people drive over a hour alone and getting off at 1am, carpooling and etc. Basically conflicts include changes in lifestyles in which will not work for everyone. Just some of the conversations I'm hearing. It's two weeks day, evenings rotation for everyone
green

United States

#385 Oct 27, 2011
westside wrote:
Most of my co-workers have worked dayshift since it open. Alot of discussions are conflicts with babysitting, conflict between spouse employment, kids, some workers going to school and safety reasons because some people drive over a hour alone and getting off at 1am, carpooling and etc. Basically conflicts include changes in lifestyles in which will not work for everyone. Just some of the conversations I'm hearing. It's two weeks day, evenings rotation for everyone
thank you for the info and taking the time to reply
green

United States

#386 Oct 28, 2011
westside wrote:
Most of my co-workers have worked dayshift since it open. Alot of discussions are conflicts with babysitting, conflict between spouse employment, kids, some workers going to school and safety reasons because some people drive over a hour alone and getting off at 1am, carpooling and etc. Basically conflicts include changes in lifestyles in which will not work for everyone. Just some of the conversations I'm hearing. It's two weeks day, evenings rotation for everyone
oh i see what you are saying. the rotating shift is an issue for a lot of people and thats why honda is expecting a turnover like this. lol i actually forgot that its going to be a rotating shift. yes i can see where this would be a problem for a large number of people working there. please post any additional information that comes up. thank you!!
workin fool

Indianapolis, IN

#387 Nov 1, 2011
I passed my physical on sept 12th and received a phone call on october 24th that my start date was nov 7th. Hang in there to all who are still waiting.
green

United States

#388 Nov 1, 2011
workin fool wrote:
I passed my physical on sept 12th and received a phone call on october 24th that my start date was nov 7th. Hang in there to all who are still waiting.
oh wow!! congratulations to you! its good to know they are still making "you're hired" phone calls.

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