TEAC America Reviews

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Koichiro Nakamura
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    Once upon a time, a fine organization.

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    Former Employee - Product and Business Development, Mid to Senior Level  in  Montebello, CA
    Former Employee - Product and Business Development, Mid to Senior Level in Montebello, CA

    I worked at TEAC America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong, positive and innovative technology, with a history going back to the 1950s. Ability to work with staff in Japan. Very high end Tascam, Medical, OEM and Esoteric product lines. Some of the most creative people, in fact, all of the creative people, work in Japan or previously had worked in Japan. Excellent North American sales and maketing management from 2004 through 2010.

    Cons

    TEAC was a market leader who lost their way. Constantly chasing low cost, high volume consumer electronics began the downfall. Too many hands in the development pie, each taking 10%-15% among multiple stops during product procurement. This was, and is, self-destructive in any volume oriented business. Product direction and innovative development all but depleted by 2009/2010. HR department a questionable yet immune operation as a result of favoritism and blind trust. Senior USA management does not understand many business segments, customers in those segments, sales reps. in those segments, etc. This is very evident at all levels within the OEM, parts, audio and video categories. Senior management reaction to personal issues or to temporary employee "burn out" is to terminate, not to help. Favoritism by high level management and HR is the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the impact of your business and staffing decisions. A little posiitve motivation goes a long way. If you claim to be a family, learn to get to know the members of that family. You should value those who have produced profitability for you in exisitng and new business categories. Don't delegate everything but take a vested interest to succeed. Talk to employees and get to know them as people.

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Website www.teac.com
Headquarters Montebello, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1967
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

TEAC America has a long record of recording. The largest subsidiary of Japanese electronics maker TEAC, the company manufactures data storage devices and audio equipment. Its data storage products includ CD, DVD, flash, and floppy disk drives; instrumentation recorders; and disc printing and production equipment. TEAC America's audio products include professional audio recorders and mixers, consumer-oriented stereo and home theater equipment, and high-end audio and video components. The company markets its products under the TEAC, TASCAM, and Esoteric brands. TEAC America... More

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