Kyocera Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
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Kyocera President, Representative Director, and Executive Officer Tetsuo Kuba
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    kyocera

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, bosses are friendly, coworkers are easy going. Great place to work.

    Cons

    hours could use a bit of a spruce up. Sometimes a bit confusing structure and late nights. Lots of personalities to handle in one space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Advancement opportunities are few

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kyocera

    Pros

    There is stability, sometimes a lot of work, sometimes not so much

    Cons

    Lots of lip-service is given to plans and schedules, but the ability to actually follow them is weak.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Facilities
    Compensation
    Gym and team joins for the exercises

    Cons

    Boring Work
    Not so enthusiastic work environment
    Does not listen to ideas from low rung management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to lown rung management
    Improve the working culture by interaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Expect too much with no resources

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers were nice. Many of them will try to work as a team.

    Cons

    Limited to no resources to do your job. Managers treat employees too hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anger management classes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Kyocera

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    stability, work life balance, working with people with long tenure.

    Cons

    very low mobility, few female in managerial roles, big company with cumbersome red tapes

  7.  

    lousy place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kyocera

    Pros

    don't work there any more

    Cons

    it is a lousy place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not recommended to work there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like hours that I worked and convenient location..

    Cons

    Low wages, not so friendly, Japanese dictatorship style. Waste of time exercising twice a week, poor equipment to work with. not professional management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall unsatisfactory experience in terms of communication, positive reinforcement, direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Product Support Hotline  in  Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Digital Product Support Hotline in Fairfield, NJ

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    New President has done great job in providing much needed leadership and direction which has resulted in actual profitability and good prospects. Started out flexible with accrual of up to 5 weeks PTO and ability to take half days at a time with the encouragement to take time off, even offering so much vacation reimbursement. Most employees at all levels are friendly and approachable. Good fairly clean work environment and excellent chef-run cafeteria. Original job as supervisor allowed time and offered opportunity to learn new things, keep up with updated resources and news.

    Cons

    Depending on department the Pros above can be very different or non existent. There is evidence of favortism and cliques among management so therefore some undesirable "policies" will not change. Not alot of communication or direction or positive reinforcement going on here. the first few years I was a supervisor my subordinates were given performance reviews by my manager without my knowledge or collaboration!! Raises are low- probably average about 1.5%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the Under My Thumb micro management style in some departments and put you money where your mouth is when you say "employees are the most important" and "do the right thing as a human being". More positive reinforcement, more frequent communication between supervisors and managers providing constructive critcism, praise, direction and goals instead of blindsiding and hitting hard at review time. Take the exponents out of Multi-tasking please!! We are not robots or machines or computer processors that can handle so many simultaneous things successfully or consistently. Take this into consideration PLEASE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, very old school, backward thinking company

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kyocera full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Travel Good People and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Very Old School style of doing things.
    Must be cheap with travel expenses.
    Not receptive to new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more and provide better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

    I have been working at Kyocera

    Pros

    In terms of people, the best place I have ever worked. At least within my amoeba, work hours is flexible (i.e. work from home). Not too much pressure from management (probably they know our salary is not competitive).

    Cons

    Too much focus on seniority. Too much “promote within” mentality (too many cookie cutting senior managers). If you get things done, management keeps unloading more work on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not necessary advice to management but advice to people who are having interviews with Kyocera - Raises and compensations are not performance based – it is seniority base. That been said, work minimum amount to the point where you won’t get fired or laid off but plan to stick around for long time.

    No opinion of CEO

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