Kyocera Wireless

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not a great place for industrial design

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Current Employee - Industrial Designer  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Industrial Designer in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Kyocera Wireless

Pros

freedom to explore design. great work life balance. ethnic diversity. small office, will take on more responsibilities.

Cons

Japan design team has vice grip on final designs that are produced. Japan design group do not understand US culture and lifestyle so many of the designs that come out into the US are not appropriate for the market. San Diego office is not empowered to make any decisions on products for US market. Japan feels they know better , because of this.. mobile phone group will eventually dismantle after one product boff up after another. Echo and Zio prime examples.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower your people in San Diego office to make the right decisions for the US market. They know their market better than Japanese planning counterparts. Japan needs to trust global offices and let them drive. Right now, there is no trust.. look at the flops of echo and zio as prime example of japan introducing the wrong products into the us market. Despite San Diego teams warnings.. they did not listen.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Titanic

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Central San Diego location (UTC)
    Flexible hours
    Chance to learn telecommunications industry
    For the most part good and hard-working people

    Cons

    Penny wise and dollar foolish
    Constantly operating in a reactive mode and being at the mercy of carriers
    No product-related decision is allowed to be made locally and everything goes to Japan for approval
    Forget about upward mobility unless you are Japanese
    Two weeks of vacation in telecom industry (WTF!!!)
    Leadership positions assigned based on the number of decades a person has been with the company and not whether one has talent for it.
    Ringi is something one will never forget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ten years of non-profitable business -- it maybe time to think about abandoning telecommunications and focus on other businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    gained great experience but management won't recognize

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless

    Pros

    can gain end-to-end experience ; global experience

    Cons

    no management recognition; no long term strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to set long term strategy and also see who is actually contributing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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