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Toshiba America Info Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
32 Reviews
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Mark A. Simons
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  1.  

    Lacking Innovation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low stress, steady job, medical benefits are average. Ten sick days, ten vacation first 5 years. Lots of holidays. On-site cafeteria is nice to have for a backup although it could use definite improvements to provide more variety and healthy options.

    Cons

    Digital Products Division (laptops, tablets, tvs, electronics, accessories) is declining and lacks the innovation they may have been known for a decade ago and it is reflected in the morale. Huge gap between American and Japanese culture creates political mayhem. No opportunity for growth. Underpaid and undervalued. You can sleep on the job and get away with it. Lots of pointing fingers and lack of taking responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and do the job you're overpaid to do. Evaluate the REAL value of the employees who can really make a difference. Take responsibility for your poor decisions and do something about making it right. Your employees will respect you more and feel inspired to work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Complacency

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

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, cafeteria, nice people

    Cons

    The office has no life. Employees seem to just go through the motions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work but not very loyal to hard working employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Toshiba America Info full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with and are easy to get along with. Employees have yearly reviews. Most managers understand there is more to life than work. Most managers, including senior management, have an "open door" policy.

    Cons

    One VP has a habit of watching the parking lot to see who leaves before 5:00. It didn't matter what time you arrived to work - he felt anyone leaving before 5:00 was cheating the company. He was also known to send out "scouts", when he was not in town, to monitor when people arrived and left work. In all fairness, only one VP has this reputation. Company policy did not always match department policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some departments seem to be top-heavy with management - Senior VP, VP, Directors, Sr Managers, Managers. Departments appear to be under staffed / over-worked compared to number of managers.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    LOTS of freedom but not much room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    LOTS of freedom. No one really watches the clock here. Need to go to Dr, kids performance or just about anything else. As long as your work is getting done no problem!

    Cons

    Upward mobility is EXTREMELY difficult. You can expect best case you will be promoted one level from where you came in - perhaps in 5-10 years. By far most people don't move up. Very much a silo organization. Not much synergy between groups and departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get groups working together. Increase morale as well.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked for TAIS for almost three years. During my time there I enjoyed my job and the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get things accomplished in a timely manner as many people are "afraid" to speak up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the line of communications from all employees without fear they will be reprimanded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just trying to survive at all costs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producdt Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Producdt Marketing in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, dedicated, hard working and all have the desire to contribute and work to make the company shine and be profitable. Talented with commitment to the company.

    Cons

    Focused only on PC with all other product groups getting little support. Trapped in managing all areas thru Japan and their antiquated processes that move to slow for he CE industry.
    Low morale as the senior management does very little to improve the work environment. Willing to force employees to either take it as is or you can head out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With those that are remaining or choose to stay, do more to improve the work environment since it is all the employees have. They are working under extreme pressure while under resourced in a lot of areas. Restructuring the organization every 6 months is not helping the employees to better enjoy coming to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Large company, Ok place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info

    Pros

    Able to work on some intereting projects and technology. Benefits were good. They try to retain employees.

    Cons

    Direct management. Lack of clear goals and objectives. Many people have been there a long time, so it is difficult to move up / be promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    All good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Juliet, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Juliet, TN

    I have been working at Toshiba America Info

    Pros

    Long Tenure and good benefits

    Cons

    Unfortunately Company Closing next year

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    When it was good, it was good....when bad, it was extremely BAD!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Toshiba America Info

    Pros

    The Japanese people are amazing outside the office. They are very invigorating with their thirst for adventure and american knowledge.

    Cons

    Throat cutting and back stabbing by of all people ... management! Supervisors taking credit for their employees good jobs or ideas. Blame and finger pointing when times are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have not worked there for some time now however, seems like nothing has changed. WOW!

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    An OK place to work if you don't expect support from management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Toshiba America Info

    Pros

    The benefits are very, very good. They just discontinued the pension plan, which was a bummer, but the 401(k) and insurance were excellent. I believe there were 13 major holidays plus two weeks vacation, and 2 weeks sick time as well (sick time and vacation time could NOT be used interchangeably).

    Cons

    Toshiba is lacking in good middle management. People who are competent in their jobs are never promoted, and people who are relatively incompetent, rather than being fired, are often moved and promoted to different areas. The result is that the managers of the company often have no idea how to manage people and support their teams. The biggest reason most people leave Toshiba is due to poor management - I've confirmed this with several former coworkers. It's scary how similar our stories are, sadly. If you have no interest in advancement, keep to yourself and keep your head down and can do what you're told without giving input, you'll have a long career at Toshiba. They never fire anyone. There's a guy who's worked there 10+ years who sleeps at his desk every day, and everyone knows it, but he'll never get fired. I left because of a terrible manager, after speaking with several members of upper management and even making an HR complaint. They just listened to what I had to say, but never did anything. Two out of three members of her team left after working for her for just a few months because she was so incompetent, but Toshiba management didn't even counsel her or speak to her at all. It was just completely ignored. They completely protect their management to the point that they are willing to lose good employees rather than do anything to change the situation. There are a lot of great people at TAIS, and I enjoyed my job and performed very well. I never complained about anything until this person started. But in the end, I could not work for someone so horrible and I could not deal with a company that would do nothing, not even talk to their manager, to try to help their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mark Simons is a really nice guy and some of the executives seem pretty savvy. Yet they're so far above the fray they don't really realize what's going on. I would tell them to look at their department managers, talk to employees, bring in management training experts (not from Toshiba, from outside the company) to counsel these managers on how to work with people.

    No opinion of CEO

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