Alpine Electronics of America

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Software Engineer (Current Employee) Torrance, CA

ProsAlpine 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.

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

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    Engineer (Current Employee) 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 Senior Management: See the bigger picture that all employees contributing to projects… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Great place for hands on experience, wide responsibility and continuing education

    Anonymous Employee (Current 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. … Advice to Senior Management: Learn more English! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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