Alpine Electronics of America
2.8 of 5 18 reviews
www.alpine-usa.com Torrance, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Different camps in management need to see eye to eye first. Partial reconciliation is urgently needed.

Manager Engineering (Current Employee)
Torrance, CA

ProsYou 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Buyer (Current Employee)

    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… Advice to Senior Management: None No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    A very Japanese company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America


    Pros: Alpine Electronics of America has good brand recognition, although mainly among the… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Intercultural training. More
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