Pioneer Corporation Reviews

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Satoshi Ohdate
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  • Good technology, not so good planning

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    Former Employee - Software Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Pioneer Corporation


    Interesting technology and a challenging work environment


    Very poor upper management choices in dealing with time-lines and realistic feature sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a more realistic approach to determining what can and cannot be achieved.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Pioneer Corporation in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Company got back on the initial inquiry within 2 days. (although the inquiry was directed to a specific person, so YMMV) Interview was planned, so that timing is convenient for both parties, even with the time difference. An in-person interview was offered in case I want to have a larger chance of impressing the company. Declined (out of country), and focused on a phone interview was focusing mostly on the discussion of particular technologies that might be applied during the internship. Interview included a few trick questions and a discussion of the corporate culture, which for the unit I interviewed with, is apparently something between a startup and a corporation. A very nice interviewer, who was very honest in feedbacking the process afterwards.

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Headquarters Kawasaki, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (67730)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Matsushita Electric, Sony

Pioneer takes you on a journey of sight and sound. A top maker of consumer and commercial electronics, Pioneer sells car electronics (stereos, speakers, navigation systems) to retailers and automobile makers. The company also sells other audio and video equipment to consumers (DVD players, stereo systems) and business customers (factory automation systems). In addition, its US-based Discovision Associates (DVA) licenses optical disc technologies. Pioneer has more than 30 manufacturing facilities worldwide. The company -- Pioneer Kabushiki Kaisha in Japanese -- was the... More

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