Honda Hiring Process?
Henry2000

Champaign, IL

#556 Jun 19, 2012
What are the shift times ? Are they still doing swing shifts ? How long do you have to work there before you get the medical insurance ? What departments are the hardest and which departments are easier to work ? Thank You

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#557 Jun 20, 2012
Henry2000 wrote:
What are the shift times ? Are they still doing swing shifts ? How long do you have to work there before you get the medical insurance ? What departments are the hardest and which departments are easier to work ? Thank You
1st is 6:30 to 3:00 second is 4:30 to 1:00. yes still doing swing shift. u change every two weeks between 1st and second. unless u r in body manufacturing & they go 1st, second, and third. dont know their times. mrd ins begins at date of hire i believe its been awhile. body assembly is probably the best place as they seem to have the most support there and r the driving force for the other departments. paint is probably the worst. lack of management, heat and humidity, and no clear schedule every day.
Jimmy

Indianapolis, IN

#558 Jun 20, 2012
Everything there is designed to not have career workers because they cut cost by not paying 401k and so forth. You will see that when you arrive and everyone ask if you are from Elwood staffing. That’s how infested with temp workers it is. The swing swift is in place to only allow certain people to work there not people with children or lives. It is also a proven fact that when humans disrupt their sleeping pattern it is harmful to the body. When you have to adjust your sleeping pattern every two weeks you damage your health. Employees who can make it to retirement there will be a rare breed. No matter what brain washing they try to feed you once you step on the floor you see what the real truth is. You will also see that most people in 1st tier management and admin positions don’t have a clue on how to do their job. You will be told a hundred different things from a hundred different people. Everyone who has worked there can verify these facts.
Henry2000

Champaign, IL

#559 Jun 20, 2012
Why do they have the swing shifts ? They really don't want anyone to stay there huh ? Has anyone in management said why they do swing shifts ? How often do you work weekends ? Thanks
Indy Waiting

Champaign, IL

#560 Jun 21, 2012
I went back to Honda this week to update my physical - paperwork - and take another drug test. I was the only one there which surprised me. The lady " nurse practitioner " who did my drug test and paperwork was very nice. She said that they have been having trouble getting people to come back to update info..drug test etc. She said that she was going to turn my paperwork into the HR dept and said that I should get a call real soon. That was a couple of days ago and I haven't heard anything yet, I hope I finally get ' the call ' with a start date. This process has been going on for a year and I am ready to start. I hope this isn't a cruel joke lol. I will update if I get ' the call" lol.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#561 Jun 21, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
Everything there is designed to not have career workers because they cut cost by not paying 401k and so forth. You will see that when you arrive and everyone ask if you are from Elwood staffing. That’s how infested with temp workers it is. The swing swift is in place to only allow certain people to work there not people with children or lives. It is also a proven fact that when humans disrupt their sleeping pattern it is harmful to the body. When you have to adjust your sleeping pattern every two weeks you damage your health. Employees who can make it to retirement there will be a rare breed. No matter what brain washing they try to feed you once you step on the floor you see what the real truth is. You will also see that most people in 1st tier management and admin positions don’t have a clue on how to do their job. You will be told a hundred different things from a hundred different people. Everyone who has worked there can verify these facts.
I will agree with all of this statement. The swing shift was supposed to allow u time w/ family or so I was told but all it has done for me is make it impossible to be with my family. I know of at least 3 single moms that are about to those their kids to their ex's because they can't be w/ them at night. It's a mess, I know of several managers and admin that can't even comprehend microsoft office but yet they've been given a computer and told to learn it. I know I've done some of their work for them since they cant understand a simple spreadsheet program and yet they make a bigger salary than me.

Since: Aug 11

Fredericktown, OH

#562 Jun 28, 2012
Surprise of surprises. I got a call on Monday to schedule a physical and the cap. test if I was still interested. Just did it. Tests were easy, no bp or heart rate issues. The nurse practitioner made it a point to stress that my info would be forwarded to hr, and the results from the phys cap test should be available in a few days. I remember from the testing last year that the plant will be shut down next week for 4th of July, so I probably won't hear anything for 2-3 weeks. Not sure what I'll do if a bona fide (not conditional) offer is made. Circumstances at my job have changed. High volume jobs are moving to more modern facilities, positions have been eliminated. In this context I would consider a position if offered. At least Honda is well lit and clean. If a position is offered and I accept it and start, I'll post and let folks in on my impressions. Mind you, my standards are different than most. Where I work now, I go outside to cool off, even on 100 degree days. I wear a heavyweight flame resistant uniform or chemical suit and hood with oxygen piped in. I routinely handle substances labeled toxic, or that have a flash point of 70 degrees (flammable #4). It is a hot, dirty, poorly lit environment. I also regularly have to double back (off at 10pm, back in at 5am)or work 12's (1pm to 1am). There is no automation where I work except forktrucks, and they are the explosion proof kind. Usually we are short at least 2 due to maintenance issues. None of the inventory is ever in it's assigned location so every evening is a scavenger hunt before I can do my job. I thought it was important that everyone reading know these details because they will color my impressions.
Indy Waiting

Champaign, IL

#563 Jun 28, 2012
dearbornctynative wrote:
Surprise of surprises. I got a call on Monday to schedule a physical and the cap. test if I was still interested. Just did it. Tests were easy, no bp or heart rate issues. The nurse practitioner made it a point to stress that my info would be forwarded to hr, and the results from the phys cap test should be available in a few days. I remember from the testing last year that the plant will be shut down next week for 4th of July, so I probably won't hear anything for 2-3 weeks. Not sure what I'll do if a bona fide (not conditional) offer is made. Circumstances at my job have changed. High volume jobs are moving to more modern facilities, positions have been eliminated. In this context I would consider a position if offered. At least Honda is well lit and clean. If a position is offered and I accept it and start, I'll post and let folks in on my impressions. Mind you, my standards are different than most. Where I work now, I go outside to cool off, even on 100 degree days. I wear a heavyweight flame resistant uniform or chemical suit and hood with oxygen piped in. I routinely handle substances labeled toxic, or that have a flash point of 70 degrees (flammable #4). It is a hot, dirty, poorly lit environment. I also regularly have to double back (off at 10pm, back in at 5am)or work 12's (1pm to 1am). There is no automation where I work except forktrucks, and they are the explosion proof kind. Usually we are short at least 2 due to maintenance issues. None of the inventory is ever in it's assigned location so every evening is a scavenger hunt before I can do my job. I thought it was important that everyone readTing know these details because they will color my impressions.
I went back for a drug test and to update info on June 19th and I haven't heard anything yet. I was also told that they would pass my info on to the HR Dept and that I should hear from them soon. It's been about 10 days and I'm still waiting lol. I think you are right about plant being closed next week. Maybe they are waiting for a group big enough to have an orientation. I hope my hear something soon, I will update once I hear something. Good luck to you and everyone that wants to get a start date.
Indy Waiting

Champaign, IL

#564 Jun 28, 2012
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Indy Waiting

Champaign, IL

#565 Jul 17, 2012
It has now been 4 weeks today that I went back to Honda to update my info and take another drug test. They made it sound like a would be getting a call soon....haven't heard anything yet lol. Anyone else hear anything ?
State Exempt Scam Factory

United States

#566 Jul 17, 2012
That is the way the whole plant is run. It is the poorest run factory in the history of this state. The Human resources, management, admins, and ext. is a joke. For every 2 competent workers there are a 100 dumbf**ks calling shots. That explains why their turnover is thru the roof.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#567 Jul 18, 2012
They just brought in a new group of elwood staffing people.
Mrlove

Champaign, IL

#568 Jul 18, 2012
Here we go baby....300 more jobs coming to Honda. We are all going to get hired yipppeeee. All of our problems are going to be forgotten. Thank you JESUS ::::::

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#569 Jul 21, 2012
i took the written test a year ago and i passed it. I thought i would get hired for the second one thousand group.. Honda called me last week to see if i was intersted in being hired. they are hiring 300 more employess. so they said they would call me next week for an interview.. I had given up because i had not heard from them. and i called them, several times, to let them know i was interested in a job.
Honda

Lafayette, IN

#570 Jul 22, 2012
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Honda

Lafayette, IN

#571 Jul 22, 2012
Indiana Lawmakers: Honda’s Hiring Grossly Unfair

by
Elaine Rigoli
Oct 17, 2007, 12:28 pm ET

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Following Honda Motor Co.’s announcement that it would hire workers for its new Greensburg, Indiana, assembly plant from only 20 surrounding counties, several Democratic lawmakers are questioning this hiring policy.

In a letter to the Indiana Economic Development Corp., the lawmakers argue that since Honda received a state incentive package of $141.5 million, the hiring process should be open to all Indiana residents in 92 counties.

The authors — including state representatives Dennis Tyler, Scott Reske, Terri Austin, along with state senators Sue Errington and Tim Lanane — allege that a “restriction of eligibility to residents of just 20 specific counties is of great concern to many Hoosiers.”


The letter notes, in part, that the lawmakers “acknowledge that private interests have some rights regarding employment policies, provided they do not discriminate unfairly. However, the generous state tax incentives and subsidies provided to Honda clearly represent a major public role in bringing this investment to Indiana.”

The letter also states that “residents of Delaware and Madison Counties, in particular the cities of Muncie and Anderson, have seen many well-paying manufacturing jobs disappear, and we have many highly skilled workers who would benefit Honda tremendously.”

“Our constituents pay state income and sales taxes, and therefore they directly helped bring Honda to Indiana through the targeted use of their tax dollars. For any Hoosier to be denied even the opportunity to apply for a position seems grossly unfair.”

The letter also cites an October 10 Wall Street Journal article regarding Alabama officials who required Honda to take applications from anyone in the state when granting incentives for a new plant.

Although the initial hiring period for Honda is over, the lawmakers are requesting a meeting with Secretary of Commerce Feltman, who heads up the economic development policies. In addition to requesting that the policy be re-evaluated, the lawmakers suggested that the General Assembly intervene to decide whether this is appropriate policy for Indiana.

Indiana Economic Development Corp. spokesman Mitch Frazier said the office has received the letter and is responding to it.

“As part of our response we will correct the inaccuracies cited in the letter and we reaffirm our excitement that 2,000 Hoosiers will have new jobs in Greensburg when Honda opens their facility,” says Frazier.

Tom Shoupe, senior vice president at Honda of America Manufacturing, told the Cincinnati Enquirer last week that this is simply Honda’s “approach to be imbedded in the communities where we operate.”

In fact, Honda spokesman David Iida says the company “based the 20-county hiring radius for production associates on three things, safe driving distance and on-time attendance, diverse workforce, and limiting hiring to the state of Indiana. These were our three criteria.”

Honda’s new Greenburg location, which will make about 200,000 Honda Civics a year, is set to open next fall. Hourly wages will start at just under $15 an hour.
Honda

Lafayette, IN

#572 Jul 22, 2012
9/25/2007 5:03:00 PM
Honda says beginning pay will be $14.84 hourly for Greensburg plant


Greensburg Daily News

Jim Cummings, Greensburg Daily News

More than 30,000 Hoosiers entered a lottery to secure a job at Honda and those who get selected finally know what the payoff will be.

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) will employ a progressive pay system. New production associates will join the team earning $14.84 an hour. From there, pay automatically increases, over a 24-month period, to $18.55 hourly.

"They are pretty steady increases and they come automatically," Honda spokesperson David Iida said.

Honda of Indiana will also offer performance bonuses and health benefits to its 2,000 production associates. Performance bonuses are doled out annually and are tied to both the company's performance and an individual's job acuity.

"The performance bonuses can be significant and vary from year to year," Iida said.

He also spoke on the rest of the incentives.

"The benefits package will include a full complement of medical, dental, life insurance and 401K. As an associate's experience grows, and you add onto the base pay with bonuses and benefits, we will create a very competitive incentive package within the industry," Iida said.

It has not been announced as to who the company will use as its medical insurance provider.

Each of Honda's new plants are started as their own individual companies. This allows the corporation to fine tune things as it grows. It also should have given prospective employees an estimate of what the Indiana jobs would pay, according to Iida.

"We pick up the best practices from our other plants, like Ohio and Alabama, but then craft our own team and create a unique organization," Iida said. "I think most people had a pretty good, or at least a general, idea of what the jobs would pay or so many of them wouldn't have wanted to work here. I think everyone will find this represents a very competitive package."

Honda is still sorting through the 30,296 application received. The first production associate interviews should be held in November. Honda has already hired a handful of people from its initial job posting for specific, non-production associate jobs.

The Greensburg Plant is scheduled to begin production on 200,000 Civic sedans in the fall of 2008.
Hoosier Hillbilly

Lafayette, IN

#573 Jul 23, 2012
curious


Connersville, IN

Does anyone know how much they pay per hour if you are hired through Elwood staffing? Does Honda hire most temps and in what time frame? Thanks for your help

honda temp


Chicago, IL

It's 11.75 start out and it's a 6 month wait on getting full time.
Mrlove

Champaign, IL

#575 Jul 31, 2012
Come on Honda start the hiring ! You all have them there 300 jobs to fill...let's geter dun. I was shown that Honda is going to start calling people with start dates soon. Remember you heard it from me first. I have contacts :)
Mrlove

Champaign, IL

#576 Jul 31, 2012
This is so exciting..waiting on them phone calls. We need themes phone to ring from Honda. Good Bless !

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