- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Kyocera Solar full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Every layer of management I’ve encounter at Kyocera has a strong desire to ‘do the right thing as a human being’. Kyocera empowers all employees to be managers- to make decisions, lead programs and take responsibility. This is a numbers driven company; you can create a new business plan and pitch it to management, but you better have numbers and figures to back up your claim. While the analytic numbers driven side of the company can be frustrating at times it ultimately is a good thing once you understand it. Too many companies with good people and good intentions can be lead to ruin by poor accounting and fiscal management.
The direct compensation is decent. This is not a company you will join to get rich quick, but compensated fairly. The benefits are excellent. Management is appropriately flexible when allowing for work/life balance.Cons
This is a numbers driven company, like none other I've witnessed- if you are not comfortable backing up your claims with data it could be a bad match. Kyocera companies practice ‘Amoeba Management’ which can take some time to learn and understand fully, even though the concepts are simple to grasp. Amoeba Management has proven itself successful, but if practiced in a vacuum, without the values of Kyocera Philosophy (for example, make Altruistic Decisions), this management style can lead to internal conflicts.
Nearly all decisions in Kyocera need to be made by committee- from multi-million dollar acquisitions to the number of toilet paper rolls to buy and everything in between. This can be frustrating if you are joining Kyocera from an organization that has more of a centralized decision making process. Decision by committee can be a slow process if you don’t first learn how to navigate the system.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Put more focus on being a technology leader.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Kyocera Solar in March 2013.Interview Details
Rude, inconsiderate, arrogant, egotistical, and mostly phony best describes how the HR personnel come across.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- The most difficult aspect of the interview is not throwing up after listening to the "Were So Wonderful" speech about the company. Answer Question
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