Toshiba America Electronic Components

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Don't come to work at Toshiba if you are driven and motivated and want to get things done your way.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

Pros

It's good for a person in their mid fifties or anyone else looking to find a place to disappear into the woodwork and earn a steady salary. But if you're a dynamic person looking to get things done, being rewarded more for your hard work etc. you're looking at the wrong place.

Cons

Every decision is controlled by Japan. No room for career advancement from engineering to mgmt / biz dev. Turf oreintated mentality among management. Promotions given more by number of years you served than because of what value you bring to the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a good career plan for your US employees like you do for your Japanese ones. The Japanese guys get rotated into different roles, the promising ones get sent to do an MBA etc. There is nothing like that for promising US employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and satisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    Very good exposure to work with the latest technology in market. Good learning curve. Good Manager. Got a chance to attend many conferences.

    Cons

    Flexibility is a little less. No other cons. Good learning curve. Good management. Had a very nice time working for Toshiba.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An old school Japanese company in the US

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    TAEC is a good place to work. Good salary and benefits. The people tend to be competent. They tend not to fire people unnecessarily.

    Cons

    They are very much a child company of Toshiba Corp (Japan), and exist politically to serve the parent's needs. Not a bad thing unless you want to change policies, affect products, or otherwise step outside of the boxlike enclosure of the child company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to break down the walls a bit. There is a powerful sense of compartmentalization. Sharing knowledge and resources outside of the small silos would be a good move.

    No opinion of CEO
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