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30+ days ago

Intern, Artist Relations

Yamaha Indianapolis, IN

• Communicate with Yamaha artists and clinicians • Assist with proofing, revising, and editing of Yamaha artist biographies • Mail, fax, copy… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Associate, Customer Support

Yamaha Buena Park, CA

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems seeks a Level 1 Applications Specialist for providing industry-leading support for a wide range of Commercial and… Glassdoor

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Mitsuru Umemura
2 Ratings

    Not terrible, but not great either.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Yamaha full-time (less than an year)


    1. Musical Instrument industry
    If you have dreams about setting up your own music store or business in the future, Yamaha is a great place to work at for a few years. You will come into contact with many different musical instrument manufacturers, understand cost and value drivers in the industry and see many organisational processes, that while aren't terribly modern, have continued to help Yamaha's Singaporean subsidy stay afloat for many years. Many successful careers and business have been launched by former employees of Yamaha.

    2. Package
    A high percentage of the individuals who work here have been around for decades. Most have seen regular job rotation and enough remuneration to keep them around for this long.

    3. TOMA
    Or in Marketing speak, "Top of Mind Awareness".

    Ask almost anyone to name a music school or a brand of musical instruments, and they are most likely to say
    "Yamaha" if they aren't music enthusiasts.

    Having TOMA amongst the people who make the decision to spend (sorry I have released all of my textbook knowledge) is a good thing and ensures that revenue is never too far away. All you have to do is to discourage your customers from coming to really lose out on market share.... but wait this is the "Pros" section right?

    4. Some great co-workers.


    1. 44 hours a week.

    2. Sales figures hinge upon market sentiment

    3. Most people here are overworked. Not much capacity left to be innovative. Insufficient resources. Sometimes confusing methods of directing resources.

    4. Some terrible co-workers more interested in playing turf wars. Some clueless and un-talented.

    5. The company has tried... in a feeble way to be relevant to consumers in the 21st century. In a similar vein to receiving a text from your grandfather. "gr8 job sonny"

    6. Japanese Managing Director. Brace yourself for confusing instructions and concepts that only work in Japan but nowhere else.

    7. No real long term strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan. Do things right. Make good decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
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