Akebono Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of components for automobiles, motorbikes, trains, and industrial machinery. The company was founded by Sanji Osame in 1929 as Akebono Sekimen Kogyosho.

Akebono fires employees for getting hurt, there is a lot of overtime hours and a stressful working envirionment, and rules are strict, according to a former employee at glassdoor.com

"Akebono is a stressful place to work with a lot of overtime hours. They are strict on the rules and show no leniency. They will fire you for getting hurt in a heart beat."


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Factory Line Worker (Former Employee) says

"I didnt quite like the atmospheres I wish that place would get it together and treat employees better. The people were cool but managarment was a bit shakey"

Temp (Former Employee) says

"Were very discouraging do not recommend working there. Nothing else really say about it. Did not feel like I could accel at the job due to other people."

Groupleader (Former Employee) says

"They are liars and will do anything to put you in the wrong besides themselves. Bad work environment and to many chief and not enough good workers that get the recognition they deserve. Cons: Management will lie there way out of anything"

Brake Assembler (Former Employee) says

"They work you seven days a week anywhere from 8-12hrs a day. They don't have the decency to let you know that you're not needed anymore...they wait til you show up for first shift. Cons: Awful place"

Plating control (Current Employee) says

"Ready to try something new. I don’t like the direction the company is heading. No opportunity for advancement. Automotive industry is volatile, too many ups & downs"

Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) says

"They change the rules as they go and never certain of anything. Very biased on minority's. If your anything besides white they will find any reason to terminate you. Good thing is if your father is a boss than you have a great shot at moving up the ladder. In school my instuctors told me that Akebono was one of the worst places to work. Well, it is."

Machine Operator (Current Employee) says

"They do not care about you they do not care about your well being they are to benefit theirselves if you are happy in a position where you are don't get too settled because they will move you to where they want you to where you are not happy anymore they do not care about the physical issues that certain machinery and areas give to your body if you are sick they do not care you take away your vacation days and the take away the days you can choose to have we do not get to choose or vacation days or no point no pay or are personal days anymore we have to schedule them like we know when we're gonna be sick or somebody in a family is going to have an issue or your car breaks down there pretty much will give you a point because I cannot call in and use that day as place really sucks I do not remote recommend this place to anybody"

Production Worker/Assembler (Former Employee) says

"You have to be able to work well with others, you work in a close space and handle hot and some what heavy parts. Multi task, hand eye coordination, fast learner."

Assembly Group Leader (Former Employee) says

"Management suck does notcare about their employees are quality and they care about is quantity. Schedule keeps you away from family and friends no social life"

Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Do not work at this place it is horrible I would not even send my worst enemy there...the Managers are horrible “some are god” over all this place sucks do not work here Cons: The whole place suck a"

Production Worker (Former Employee) says

"I definitely wouldn’t recommend this plant at all they need to shut down! Bad management , attitudes every where , bad supervisors .! Worst teams ever low pay"

Press Operator (Former Employee) says

"Not a good place to work if you are a temp. Regular employees look at you like you're after their job and are not helpful at all. Pay was good but 10hour days for a month straight, wrong!! Cons: Walk a mile to go outside for break...15 gone just waking"

Systems Administrator (Former Employee) says

"a lot good people work for this company but the management did not value its good employees rathe treat poorly til was ready to find other employment. Once down sized started they did not take in factors of work performance was more about money."

Production Worker (Former Employee) says

"They dont care about there employees just the numbers they can get out. The whole plant is filthy. They hire any body so their quality i poor. I do not recomend this company at all."

Production Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Akebono US is poorly managed. New employees are not provided the proper training to be successful. In fact, the Japanese support staff purposely do not show American employees what they need to know to be successful when requested. In addition, there is poor moral and the required OHSA training for employees is not kept current as required by law. The employee turn-over rate is about 20% and all US site are loosing money and laying off recently hired employees. Cons: Poor Moral, Lay-offs, and turnover."

Machine Operator/Inspector (Former Employee) says

"I would prefer to keep my personal opinion about the company to myself. I left the company on good terms and didn't have any negative feelings about anyone. Cons: No thank you"

paint & Grind (Former Employee) says

"this is not a place for the meek. It is very hot and dusty and hard to breath in this factory. Supervisors were not helpful at all. expected to perform duties without proper training Cons: hot and dusty"

Assembly Operator (Former Employee) says

"Management is poor. Favoritism at the upmost on second shift. 2nd shift supervisor is a pervert. He goes round asking all the young girls to be their sugardaddy! Worse job ever if you are not one of the favorites. Pay as a temp is horrible they only pay you for 7 hours a day! Cons: Management"

Die Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says

"would never work there again. they do not believe in having any kind of life outside of work. its 8 days a week 12 hours a day. I feel sorry for the people that actually have to work in that place Cons: everything"

Production Worker (Former Employee) says

"I liked the job as well as some of my other coworkers but the managment was unfair with some of us associates. a lot of favortism went on there. The pay could have been better. I had no benefits which along with the low pay made me and other assosiates misrable. They did not give us days off which i am sure affected there production. If you asked me if i would go back i would tell you that i would not go back there unless i knew things where different there. Cons: managment, no benefits, low pay, no time off"