Alpine Electronics of America

  www.alpine-usa.com
  www.alpine-usa.com
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Different camps in management need to see eye to eye first. Partial reconciliation is urgently needed.

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Current Employee - Manager Engineering in Torrance, CA
Current Employee - Manager Engineering in Torrance, CA

I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America

Pros

You can see your work becoming a product. You can also impact customer satisfaction directly or indirectly with your day to day activities and your expertise. Many engineers are honest and committed. The work environment is easy going. The location is great for personal or family life with many places to hang out for fun.

Cons

The cultural divide is enormous and every detail is driven from Japan. Local trends and innovation are suppressed. There are less than 200 people in this location, but everyone does not share a single purpose or vision. Many teams go about their work sometimes with surprising disconnect in perception of state of affairs in the workplace. There is NO strategy to show that Alpine has the technology and market vision to prosper in future. Key decisions are made without the knowledge of the people who should be making them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management itself needs to work as a team. There has to be a certain baseline where political turf battles subside and management shows total unity in purpose and information sharing.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent vacation time for new employees.

    Cons

    You are on probation for six months. This is an extremely long time; they do not tell you this during the interview process. So, watch out.
    Management is one sided about most things. Do not rock the boat. It will get you fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A very Japanese company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America

    Pros

    Alpine Electronics of America has good brand recognition, although mainly among the younger male crowd. The products are known for their high quality.

    Cons

    The management is run out of Japan and much of top management at the US office are from the Japanese office, making communication challenging as the Japanese office is very "traditional" Japanese and the managers therefore tend to not have the same ideas about work and advancement as an American manager might have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intercultural training.

    No opinion of CEO
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