Alpine Electronics of America

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Torrance, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Torrance, CA

I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America

Pros

Alpine Electronics is synonymous with high quality and luxury within the car multimedia market. For the most part, co-workers are friendly, hard working and enjoyable to work with. Management is hit or miss depending on your group. Information is shared and generally available. Not only do you get to work with one of the top car audio companies but also clients like Honda and Mercedes Benz. Monthly employee meetings help give a big picture view of the company from the different locations. Employees are recognized each month with gift certificates. Movie tickets and raffles for gift certificates are given out to those who carpool. The health, dental, and vision benefits are above average. Each year they have a family picnic and Christmas party. Depending on your team, there might also be additional group lunches or perks - such as getting a top of the line car stereo system installed in your car for free or getting to test drive different cars . Employee discounts for the products are generous (considering what the retail prices are). There are opportunities to go to places like Japan or shows like CES and there are are always after work activities going on - such as a local bar, dinner, or a variety of sports. Finally, you can catch a glimpse of the annual show car being built as CES approaches.

Cons

Being a Japanese company, the Japanese work culture is very prominent - if you want to make a good impression then expect to work some extra, long hours. It helps to know how to speak Japanese as well. Promotions for individuals seem to be based more on years of service, rather than performance. Annual raises and bonuses are laughable as evident with the number of employees that leave. Employee morale doesn't seem very high as the car audio market is dwindling and the car navigation market is very competitive. The products are very expensive and often ship later than initially advertised.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward the rock star employees and boost employee morale. Deliver your products when you say you will and lower the prices.

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    Working at Alpine

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America

    Pros

    Benefits packages and generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation and lacks of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the bigger picture that all employees contributing to projects should be recognized.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place for hands on experience, wide responsibility and continuing education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America full-time

    Pros

    Work is exciting and challenging. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    As a foreign owned subsidiary communication can be difficult. Auto industry can be a brutal business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more English!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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