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Panasonic Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.0 194 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Panasonic Chairman and CEO Joseph M. (Joe) Taylor

Joseph M. (Joe) Taylor

(70 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice work environment in Cupertino office (in 13 reviews)

  • Great brand, good benefits, world class products (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • They had little regard for work/life balance and the turnover was extremely high (in 10 reviews)

  • There is no work/Life balance with this company (in 4 reviews)

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    Dead-end job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chesapeake, VA

    ProsPaid weekly. 1-HR lunch break

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities. High turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer part-time schedules to reduce turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall positive, but too many drastic changes in philosophy and management

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat brand, good benefits, world class products.

    ConsSometimes rely too heavily on the brand, and do not easily accept feedback from the front line. Japanese management over estimates power of the brand (IE rest on laurels?)

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace employee feedback and reporting. Do not look at only the positives as a means to make the total picture look better than it really is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A safe company with little room to grow

    Manager Web Services (Current Employee) Secaucus, NJ

    Pros- Great office environment (since 2013)
    - Great employee discounts

    Cons- Global HQ has given up in NA market
    - Leadership is complacent and stagnant

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in market research, and value the consumer opinion to drive product innovation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Trying to be innovative and compete in US market

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice work environment in Cupertino office. My manager was very nice, and very active technically with so many new ideas and initiatives. He was always supportive and helping if we are stuck. Office staff is very polite, kind and nice to employees.

    ConsLot of politics!.
    Mostly re-invent the wheel, lack of innovation.
    Huge company, but same research work or problem solving is happening in multiple departments with lack of coordination and cooperation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince it has small presence in US, most of the decisions are focused on Japanese market which is okay. But US market is different and in order to compete here, a lot less politics and a lot more innovation is required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs to Figure Out What They Want To By When They Grow Up

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent compensation and benefits. If you find the right manager, it is a pleasure to work there. If notm however, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to meet expectations.

    ConsConstantly shifting strategies with too much reliance on the same group of managers. Most fail upward to positions of higher responsibility, thereby expanding their detrimental effect to a larger group of employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider Panasonic's investment in the employee and spend more time trying to find the right spot for them. Remember, the employees you let go, go to the competition. Finally, let folks who are good at doing things that need doing, do those things. Don't force your star baseball players, play water polo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was OK

    Co-Op (Former Employee) Secaucus, NJ

    ProsVery laid back, loved the rejuvenation room and the cafe is HUGE! Easy commute and free parking.Comp good - I was getting paid very well as a co-op.

    ConsSeemed like a dead end type of job I worked in the warranty department and every one there seemed to be a lifer. had an awkward encounter with an employee there who was too over bearing.

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    OK, they just don't treat you with any value

    Sales (Former Employee)

    Pros-benefits
    - don't micromanage
    - offer flexibility in work schedules

    Cons- they just don't really treat you with much value. Don't get me wrong it is a fine place to work and they pay you a fair wage but you are just a number. there is no job security.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Slow Dinosaur Plagued with Bureaucracy

    Senior Product Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) Newark, NJ

    ProsLow Bar for Good Performance, Great People, Beautiful New Building, Modestly Priced Cafeteria (Food is good too), Easy commute into Newark by Train

    ConsSlow Moving, Lots of Red Tape, Poor Management Decision Making, Doesn't Seem to Believe in Merit Raises, Company is Hemorrhaging Money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people more, pay them appropriately when they're performing well, and be more open to progressive ideas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good culture. Decent pay. Challenging work

    Technical Knowledge Specialist I (Current Employee) Secaucus, NJ

    ProsFriendly managers. Provides a lot of free training

    ConsStagnant career growth. Not a lot of room to get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive bonuses to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company....No Loyalty

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary and benefits
    Great team members (or use to be)
    The shell of a great company is still there and the possibility of becoming one again exists

    ConsIt does not matter if you are the best possible employee available. Hit numbers, provide spot on forecasts, work well with others, do everything asked. If a new upper management is brought in they will bring in there "good old boys or girls" and your loyalty and performance is shown the door.

    As they downsize staff the overwork the people left. This hurts not only employee moral but results to the customer as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look and at performance of employees when making changes and reward those who preform.

    Might be time to review 7 basic principles the company was founded on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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