Panasonic

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Panasonic Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
223 Reviews
3.0
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great brand, good benefits, world class products (in 14 reviews)

  • Nice working environment and they provide good incentives (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • They had little regard for work/life balance and the turnover was extremely high (in 11 reviews)

  • There is no work/Life balance with this company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    You think it will be a dream job but they change direction every six months

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products with a recognized name

    Cons

    No market strategy left here. All sales through distributors - what as long time employees with track record of success are let go left and right. This company once thrived in many areas. Now they just work with a handful of distributors who may or may not even promote the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reexamine your core values get back to basics with a real sales team...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A nightmare with a horrible manager!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Panasonic (less than an year)

    Pros

    My co-workers were great for being dumped on by a lazy manager.

    Cons

    Manager was never in the office. Always out to a dr appt or class or a sick animal. She dumped all her work on everyone around her incuding me. Promised co workers at other sites to have things to them and often never got them done and blamed someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont promote just any woman to equal oppurtunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you commute by train and use the walkway, bring your mace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Sales Coordinator in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Area Sales Coordinator in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. The total package is very good

    Cons

    Environment. When Joe Taylor said "He would never put people in harm's way" at a town hall meeting It appears thet was not true. He also said "Newark is safer than New York city". Sorry both cases are not true. As to the first the new facility is next door to a Methadone Clinic in the Joe Pepe building next door. AND last week a female employee was accosted on the linkway connecting the building with NJ Penn Station. And as to the second point, IF you research crime stats you will find that Newark is MUCH more dangerous than New York City in just about every category of crime. The bottom line is that Secaucus was FAR SAFER than the new location. Penn Station is a den of homeless and beggars as well. Thanks for "placing us in harm's way afterall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Petition the mayor of Newark to provide ample security for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    hard to watch what has happened to this once great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative electronics and impressive prototypes. great benefits

    Cons

    Business culture sucks. This company is in constant transformation. Their new president in Consumer Electronics has cut staff drastically in favor of a business model that no longer contains television marketing or promotion and would perfer to promote health and beauty products. Panasonic once had the greatest televisions on the planet. Now their the laughing stock of the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics and that includes Japan. Build the high quality products that Panasonic has always been known for and put together a marketing group that knows what they're doing. Better yet stay completely away from marketing and find a company that can perform this function better than you. (That shouldn't be hard to find)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Losing Share Quickly In A Very Competitive Market Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic

    Pros

    Fantastic and reliable products in many different areas.

    Cons

    Way too conservative in recent years. In order to survive in today's fast paced market, product promotion (ADVERTISING) is necessary. Just because the products are good is not enough to win placement and get potential customers to purchase your products. Consumers in the United States are not as loyal as they used to be.

    Employees are treated as a number rather than a human being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the necessary $$$ to promote products and take care of your employees.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A horrible place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none, zero, zilch, nada

    Cons

    Silos. Infighting. Vendettas. Treated like a pawn in a twisted game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek professional help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is totally out of control in regards to management team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Five years ago the management team cared and was truly interested in growing the business. Not true since the last re-org and a new management team came into play.

    Cons

    Always being wrong, no consistencies between accounts or programs. Everything is micromanaged and is always wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up Japan-side management team and see what is happening to our business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the best company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of one right now.

    Cons

    They treat the employees as disposable and that they can be easily tossed away. The high level executives here are like the good old boys club. They make sure they are taken care of; forget about everybody else they don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with some basic respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A rollercoaster - all downhill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Chicago, IL

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason was the company car which was a Audi. The salary was very good as well.

    Cons

    The company is terrible ran doing the same thing year after year and failing every time. The television business that they used to own was a disaster and those running it into the ground were never held accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, they won't change anything. They brought in a new president and her first communication to the sales after being there over 4 months was a mass email to let them know they would be fired. She could also use a little advice on dressing to project a professional image and not a 50 year old teenage wannabe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Please do your homework if you plan on working for this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New York, NY
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New York, NY

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    zero, nothing is worth the price of your sanity.

    Cons

    IMO, this company is the most inefficient business that will end up driving you absolutely crazy. Please do yourself and your family a favor and do your research and talk to as many sales people as your can before accepting any position with Panasonic. Do you know, I worked for PSCNA for almost 4 years and I NEVER received a written detailed comp plan on how I was getting paid ??? I gave up asking. These plans seemed to have changed on the fly. Save your sole .... look somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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