Kyocera Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Kyocera President, Representative Director, and Executive Officer Tetsuo Kuba
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  1. Kyocera

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kyocera

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on who you work with, some upper management tries to understand from top to bottom what goes on

    Cons

    Depending on who you work with, some upper management does NOT try to understand from top to bottom what goes on.
    Maximizing profits with the least amount of man power as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  2. Stepping Stone

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kyocera

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company Benefits. Global corporation with small company environment. Management and admin have a lot of tenure. Local branches are growing rapidly. Good commission structure

    Cons

    Non-sustainable salary, very tough industry to become successful.

    Advice to Management

    Better pricing and more promotions.


  3. Advancement opportunities are few

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kyocera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is stability, sometimes a lot of work, sometimes not so much

    Cons

    Lots of lip-service is given to plans and schedules, but the ability to actually follow them is weak.


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  5. Decent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Facilities
    Compensation
    Gym and team joins for the exercises

    Cons

    Boring Work
    Not so enthusiastic work environment
    Does not listen to ideas from low rung management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lown rung management
    Improve the working culture by interaction


  6. Kyocera

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    stability, work life balance, working with people with long tenure.

    Cons

    very low mobility, few female in managerial roles, big company with cumbersome red tapes


  7. Overall unsatisfactory experience in terms of communication, positive reinforcement, direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Product Support Hotline in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Digital Product Support Hotline in Fairfield, NJ

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New President has done great job in providing much needed leadership and direction which has resulted in actual profitability and good prospects. Started out flexible with accrual of up to 5 weeks PTO and ability to take half days at a time with the encouragement to take time off, even offering so much vacation reimbursement. Most employees at all levels are friendly and approachable. Good fairly clean work environment and excellent chef-run cafeteria. Original job as supervisor allowed time and offered opportunity to learn new things, keep up with updated resources and news.

    Cons

    Depending on department the Pros above can be very different or non existent. There is evidence of favortism and cliques among management so therefore some undesirable "policies" will not change. Not alot of communication or direction or positive reinforcement going on here. the first few years I was a supervisor my subordinates were given performance reviews by my manager without my knowledge or collaboration!! Raises are low- probably average about 1.5%.

    Advice to Management

    Change the Under My Thumb micro management style in some departments and put you money where your mouth is when you say "employees are the most important" and "do the right thing as a human being". More positive reinforcement, more frequent communication between supervisors and managers providing constructive critcism, praise, direction and goals instead of blindsiding and hitting hard at review time. Take the exponents out of Multi-tasking please!! We are not robots or machines or computer processors that can handle so many simultaneous things successfully or consistently. Take this into consideration PLEASE.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Hard work, very old school, backward thinking company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kyocera full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel Good People and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Very Old School style of doing things.
    Must be cheap with travel expenses.
    Not receptive to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Open up more and provide better training


  9. Not a bad place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kyocera

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In terms of people, the best place I have ever worked. At least within my amoeba, work hours is flexible (i.e. work from home). Not too much pressure from management (probably they know our salary is not competitive).

    Cons

    Too much focus on seniority. Too much “promote within” mentality (too many cookie cutting senior managers). If you get things done, management keeps unloading more work on you.

    Advice to Management

    Not necessary advice to management but advice to people who are having interviews with Kyocera - Raises and compensations are not performance based – it is seniority base. That been said, work minimum amount to the point where you won’t get fired or laid off but plan to stick around for long time.



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