Yamato Engine Specialist Ltd

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2020 E Bakerview Rd

Bellingham, WA

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I also worked for Yamato in Burnaby BC as well as spending time in the Bellingham plant. The Burnaby location was called Amir's Japanese Engines then, after the founder Amir Dhanani (not sure how to spell it).

The Bellingham plant seemed to be well run as far as my limited experience could attest to. Employees seemed to be treated ok but again, limited experience there. On the other hand, Amir's was a cess pool! I was hired on as a sales rep and quickly learned that of all the engines rebuilt there, 33% were returned if installed by outside mechanics and over 50% came back if installed in house! The worst part was that they almost NEVER honoured their own warranty!!!

Example 1: Dodge caravan engine replaced in house, woman drives it less than ten miles, engine seized due to poorly installed oil seal. The vehicle was towed back, owner discussing the issue with Amir at the counter, Amir REFUSED to warranty the engine saying it was the wife's fault for driving it when the oil leaked out. Amir received a punch in the face for that and the man was charged by the police. This scenario wasn't that uncommon.

Example 2: There was an old South Asian man who worked in a small bay of the shop grinding and Parkerizing camshafts. There was no ventilation in that bay and the old man kept getting sick. I said that I could set up a ventilation system and it wouldn't cost more that a few hundred dollars. Amir said no because the old worker "Wasn't earning enough profit!"

Example 3: There was a mezzanine where they had a couple of Vietnamese immigrants rebuilding carburetors. The carb parts were cleaned in a five gallon metal pail of carb cleaner, an extremely toxic fluid. It's so bad that chemically resistant gloves get hard and crusty after about a month. Amir would not continue buying gloves for the workers because it cost too much! The workers continued to work in the fluid with bare hands, and no ventilation I might add.

I could go on an on but you get the point. Amir should be jailed for his treatment of workers. He should also be jailed for his neglect of the site in regard to environmental issues. He always used to say, "This isn't some back yard shop!" He was right, it was far worse. Even an untrained back yard mechanic can get it right half the time.

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I also worked for Yamato in Burnaby BC as well as spending time in the Bellingham plant. The Burnaby location was called Amir's Japanese Engines then, after the founder Amir Dhanani (not sure how to spell it).

The Bellingham plant seemed to be well run as far as my limited experience could attest to. Employees seemed to be treated ok but again, limited experience there. On the other hand, Amir's was a cess pool! I was hired on as a sales rep and quickly learned that of all the engines rebuilt there, 33% were returned if installed by outside mechanics and over 50% came back if installed in house! The worst part was that they almost NEVER honoured their own warranty!!!

Example 1: Dodge caravan engine replaced in house, woman drives it less than ten miles, engine seized due to poorly installed oil seal. The vehicle was towed back, owner discussing the issue with Amir at the counter, Amir REFUSED to warranty the engine saying it was the wife's fault for driving it when the oil leaked out. Amir received a punch in the face for that and the man was charged by the police. This scenario wasn't that uncommon.

Example 2: There was an old South Asian man who worked in a small bay of the shop grinding and Parkerizing camshafts. There was no ventilation in that bay and the old man kept getting sick. I said that I could set up a ventilation system and it wouldn't cost more that a few hundred dollars. Amir said no because the old worker "Wasn't earning enough profit!"

Example 3: There was a mezzanine where they had a couple of Vietnamese immigrants rebuilding carburetors. The carb parts were cleaned in a five gallon metal pail of carb cleaner, an extremely toxic fluid. It's so bad that chemically resistant gloves get hard and crusty after about a month. Amir would not continue buying gloves for the workers because it cost too much! The workers continued to work in the fluid with bare hands, and no ventilation I might add.

I could go on an on but you get the point. Amir should be jailed for his treatment of workers. He should also be jailed for his neglect of the site in regard to environmental issues. He always used to say, "This isn't some back yard shop!" He was right, it was far worse. Even an untrained back yard mechanic can get it right half the time.

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I worked for Yamato Engines in Burnaby BC where they tell you to never mention their real name but always tell the customer they are a Division of Jasper Engines. I found out Yamato Engines has a horrible reputation with mechanics in the Vancouver, BC area. I saw Engines being returned from disatisfied customers on a very regular basis. Assiff is the Boss from their Bellingham main office and was extremely rude and arrogant. His nephew works at the Burnaby office and can't stand his own Uncle and Aunt Shirin. This was the worst job experience I ever had.

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I worked for Yamato Engines in Burnaby BC where they tell you to never mention their real name but always tell the customer they are a Division of Jasper Engines. I found out Yamato Engines has a horrible reputation with mechanics in the Vancouver, BC area. I saw Engines being returned from disatisfied customers on a very regular basis. Assiff is the Boss from their Bellingham main office and was extremely rude and arrogant. His nephew works at the Burnaby office and can't stand his own Uncle and Aunt Shirin. This was the worst job experience I ever had.

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You got that right my friend. They are a horrible employer. They do expect you to do 3 jobs at once while getting your basic wage and its ridiculous. Then after you give them your all, they will lay you off or even fire you. They just recently had 25 illegals and arrested from their facility and were deported. So yeah, family owned business turns out to be a sweat shop.

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You got that right my friend. They are a horrible employer. They do expect you to do 3 jobs at once while getting your basic wage and its ridiculous. Then after you give them your all, they will lay you off or even fire you. They just recently had 25 illegals and arrested from their facility and were deported. So yeah, family owned business turns out to be a sweat shop.

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Yamato has horrible working environment. Management disregards employee rights and creates atmosphere of fear. I know or heard of several employees who were fired or laid off for trivial reasons or no reason. One person close to me worked there almost ten years, was expected to keep up on 3-4 full-time positions within 8 hours a day, did excellent conscientious work under the circumstances, and was laid off in the end for "slow" work. Employees are not treated as human beings. Yamato has some resemblance to a sweatshop. Federally established laws concerning treatment of employees are being ignored. If you are looking for employment or a conscientious consummer, I would strongly recommend avoiding this company.

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Yamato has horrible working environment. Management disregards employee rights and creates atmosphere of fear. I know or heard of several employees who were fired or laid off for trivial reasons or no reason. One person close to me worked there almost ten years, was expected to keep up on 3-4 full-time positions within 8 hours a day, did excellent conscientious work under the circumstances, and was laid off in the end for "slow" work. Employees are not treated as human beings. Yamato has some resemblance to a sweatshop. Federally established laws concerning treatment of employees are being ignored. If you are looking for employment or a conscientious consummer, I would strongly recommend avoiding this company.

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