Epson America

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Epson America Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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3.4 24 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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John Lang

(11 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company. Strong management. They try new ideas. A bit stale personality and social wise.

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsLots of meetings to gain consensus. Very Process driven. Chance to learn new tactics.

    ConsDeadline after deadline without any enjoyment of the attainment of project completion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe hunger to gain market share is coming at the expense of burnt out employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    LTL (Former Employee) Plainfield, IN

    Prosgood pay.they have plenty of hours to go around.THE work is pretty easy,driving fork trucks,and pallet jacks around.plus its a friendly envirment to work.

    Consthey don't hire often,they had 12 openings and they still didn't hire any body in 6 months time,I never did understand that.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great career opportunity for Product Manager

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsCompany focused on developing their employees, pay is fair. There is pretty decent work/life balance. PMs wear different hats so you learn a lot here. Got to work with national retailers and partner with other major CE companies. Epson owns several lines of businesses and there are opportunities to move to different product categories. Overall upper mgmt are very intelligent and make sound decisions. Another plus is the company closes down between Christmas and New Years.

    ConsEpson is sales subsidiary - parent company is in Japan. Constantly having to report back to parent company may take some getting use to. There's a lot of reporting here - reporting to directors, execs and also parent company. Things can also move at snail's speed here, which makes it frustrating in a fast pace retail CE environment. Another cons is this company operates on decision by consensus, which can get some getting use to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more of what you are already doing...develop your employees, balance business objectives with employee career goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very large company with strong and intelligent management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStimulating and satisfying place to work. Excellent and effective daily communication and "team first" attitude. Very competitive compensation and the ability to have fun on a daily basis.

    ConsAs is the case with most large corporations, there is a bit too much in the way of rudimentary administrative daily tasks to complete.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the overall flavor, values and daily processes.

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    It's just okay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    Pros- Bonuses
    - Stable job
    - Nice co-workers
    - Ample parking

    Cons- Old fashioned culture
    - Worst IT infrastructure and support
    - Wants to be a CE company but its really more of an IT hardware company. Projectors and printers are the bulk of the business

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs a vision of the future. The business is profitable but centered around declining categories.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great products, needs better middle management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsSharp intelligent group of people. Company does a lot of product testing to ensure high quality standards for customers. Great training ground for product management career as each PM has a lot of responsibility.

    ConsNo culture per say and lack of employee training and development. Relatively flat org structure so it takes years for promotion. Management's energy is spent on meeting goals, not developing team. Pay on low end for tech firm and company does not negotiate salary offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance sales goal focus with developing team members. Current misaligned (or no) incentives mean poor employee development and poor succession planning

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    Unappreciative for those who actually do the work - unfair practices

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsHoliday shutdown for 1 week paid. Also possibility of working 9/80 every other Friday off if your manager approves

    ConsVery LEAN! You wear multiple hats and with little to no help even when you have spoken to management they just tell you they are a lean company. PDS is a joke, no matter how much you do you are not awarded. Those who are political and play the game move up the latter, not talent but who you know or befriend.

    However many leave only to come back as contractors with better pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany managers do not want to speak up or validate their employees so Upper management never knows their value. Manager and Directors want to take all the glory without giving acknowledgement to the real workers. Many people leaving due to dissatisfaction with management and tired of carrying their weight and not being recognized.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great products, poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsIf you're a tech geek, the products are indeed something to be proud of.

    Cons1) Upper management is completely messed up.
    2) Women do NOT get readily promoted, it's truly an old boys' network company.
    3) Very, very political place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee cons. Replace most of the VPs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be great...but isn't

    Senior Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsFairly decent compensation
    Good benefits
    Low turnover

    ConsCompany politics is super pervasive.
    Lot's of red-tape, and "gotchas". Think "Cover Your Ass", at all times.
    Micro-Management.
    Not much chance for advancement. Extremely competitive environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much I can say. I would assume that middle management manages others the way they themselves are managed. They think CYA first, too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Senior Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsBonus, Work conditions, Always moving to be the top in technology. Lots of opportunity to grow
    Always striving to be employee friendly. Management has a good open door policy.

    ConsSome weekend work not much but sometimes you have to catch up on emails, and get ready for presentations. No other real cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to grow the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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