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No clarity!

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Former Employee - Special Projects  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Special Projects in New York, NY

I worked at Yamaha America

Pros

The objectives of the NY office were clear, and the team there the right mix of people to actually make it happen. The location was great, the hours never a problem, and the people smart and relatively interesting, with a few glaring exceptions.

Cons

The charter of the NY office was clear to the NY office but not to ANY OTHER subsidiary within this very large global company. Who was actually calling the shots/directing the strategy was never really clear, so it was difficult to ask questions, shift direction, make change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clarify the role of the subsidiary and empower the people there to succeed!

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Yamaha America

  1.  

    Leader in the Music Industry

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yamaha America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. It the company you work with, not the company you work for.
    Great co-workers. Easy access to all.
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    Cons

    Slow Promotion path. Some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If only all employers were like this!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Yamaha America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Too many to name. Primarily - the people here are awesome. Very genuine. Identifiable brand, which makes what we do identifiable to the impact we are having in the music industry. Sr. Management wants to hear from the employees and will always take the time to explain directives or decisions to encourage employee understanding. Communication from top down is excellent (monthly president's message, quarterly all-employee meetings, annual meeting for all employees). Culture here is very much like the Japanese culture: patient, respectful, achievement driven, high quality, paternal with employees. Great benefit package and bonus opportunity for All employees annually. Company supports work/life balance where everyone isn't working 60+ hours per week. Company favors internal movement within company.

    Cons

    Long tenure employees, which can cause career progression to be slower. Parent company is Yamaha Japan, so sometimes changes to certain things are slower or non-existent. Lack of flexible work environment/hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. You guys are doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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