Panasonic Avionics Corporation

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Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Nice work environment, well organized employee activities, steady busyness growth (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits and support employee wellness (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management is almost born in this company so they don't have much real world of management experience (in 9 reviews)

  • Incompetent management with no respect for employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    program manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hrs, great office environment, the opportunity to learn both software and hardware development.

    Cons

    Responsible for software and hardware deliveries from the start with minimal guidance, or training from supervisors.

    Extremely High turnover in the program management department

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on training and developing current PMs. High turnover rate hurts customer relationships.


  2. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Good company culture, I think we have fair managers in SWE, they are mostly in touch with the deadlines and realize when something is not fair. It helps they were formerly programmers too.
    + Quiet office layout, might be a con for some but I like my peace and quiet and the high cube walls help
    + Dominant in market share, there's always work and the company seems very stable so you never hear any murmurs about layoffs, turnover seems very low

    Cons

    - Traditional big corp company, if you are older and more experienced this may be just what you are looking for.
    - Politics, mostly between departments, I think this is every company though but I couldn't say as this is my first job out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I think management is doing a good job. This is a big company now so you can't expect the culture of a smaller company but I think either a basketball court or some kind of rec room would be great for morale.


  3. Great company to stay at long term.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation

    Pros

    Each department has it's own temperament. Find the right one, and it can be a home for a life time. Really fantastic and smart people work here.

    Cons

    Can be on call 24/7 depending on the manager. Beware the corporate phone they give you. Given the international nature of the company, it can ring literally any time day or night.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on expanding your training and development program. A company of thousands needs more than one trainer. Everyone should have a development plan.


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  5. PAC Life

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely great people who get the job done.

    Cons

    Getting headcount can be a huge hill to climb.


  6. Operations

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    Current Employee - Operations in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities for forward thinking Engineers or seasoned operations professionals. As always software specialists always in demand. Employees seem to be engaged and most are challenged if capable. I often wonder if those so busy complaining wouldn't be better off going somewhere else but then again they would just complain about something there.
    The technology is exciting and moving from IFE to other advanced communications technology is fantastic.

    Cons

    Internal communications could be better and the quarterly mass meetings just don't hit the mark; often the vice-presidents seem as if they would rather be doing something else but it is good to hear from the CEO whenever he can make it..
    Marketing continues to over-commit and the resulting huge projects go under-manned and under-financed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and now and then reflect back on the business principles set forth by K Matsushita. Don't forget your roots, it will keep you grounded


  7. I am currently working for PAC

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Company to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. At lower-level consulting roles, the work is not always as interesting as it is for more senior members of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Big opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Too many departments delay communication


  9. It is not too stressed, challenging but not too challenging and overall a very balanced work engvironment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Overtime In certain positions, Great place to work overall.

    Cons

    Just make sure you negotiate.

    Advice to Management

    A better organization is really needed


  10. Stockroom Coordinator II, ENGINEERING PLANNING

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stockroom Coordinator II, ENGINEERING PLANNING in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Stockroom Coordinator II, ENGINEERING PLANNING in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent enviorment to work as a team player in the company. I get to work with all the departments in the Development process.

    Cons

    None, because their will always be issue. All you need is understanding how to overcome challenges in everyday situations.


  11. A solid company in an interesting industry

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Multitude of engineering projects, opportunities to learn new things.
    Dynamic and mostly friendly work environment. Good corporate culture.
    Decent pay and benefits, and good work-life balance.
    Stable and profitable company in a growing industry.

    Cons

    The flip side of stability: many incompetent employees, at all levels.
    Too much cronyism and politics at the top.
    Dynamic work environment sometimes turns into chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Stability is part of Panasonic culture, and is a good thing, but incompetent employees should not be promoted or maintained in management positions. Start by weeding out incompetent managers from the clique at the top of Engineering.
    Preserve Panasonic culture and Matsushita principles.



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