Kyocera Wireless

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Kyocera Wireless Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
40 Reviews
2.9
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  1.  

    Good work environment, but company isn't going anywhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart and nice people to work with. Was given lots of opportunity for advancement and learning. Good work-life balance. Competitive benefits program.

    Cons

    Company is stagnant and not going anywhere fast. Japanese leadership is sometimes out of touch with the realities of the US cell phone market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work, but didn't last.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very fast paced work environment that stressed allot of people out. In the recent years, the place have mellowed out.

    Cons

    Own by Japanese. Engineering got canned, even for the groups that were doing super jobs. I don't think they ever really figured out what was valuable in what they had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Eh. Not Very Memorable.

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Associate  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Associate in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was in a good location in La Jolla. The parking is ample, the work is alright, and you have relatively good control of how you want to spend your time as you are not micromanaged.

    Cons

    The people aren't that freindly. The morale here is pretty low for the most part as there have been multiple layoffs recently. The turnover is fairly high as people will always seek better paying jobs and move. Not to mention Kyocera phones?? Talk about bottom tier in the phone industry. Their focus is more on cheap price and with that, comes low innovation and a cheap product. Japan rules in decision making, so if you are working in America, you have no voice, just follow what our brethens in Japan say or you will get the boot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Japanese management has no idea what they are doing. They are making decisions for the American based products, and with a vast cultural difference between the two countries, Kyocera products are practically obscure and do not resonate at all in America. Bring back America!

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Rancho San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Rancho San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Environment is acceptable, people are nice

    Cons

    Japanese culture is different from that of american ones. Longer working hour

  6.  

    It's Ok place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is not very good

  7.  

    People there are great, but the opportunities are few.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are great and the benefits are nice

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities because the company was struggling. The market research could have been better when determining the design of new phones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Product Test Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Test Engineer

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good established company that need better marketing and products. Need to take more risk on the high end segment.

    Cons

    Need to take more risk on the high end segment. Need to expand more on the tier 1 carriers: VZW, AT&T.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty relaxing job, good experience, boring at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Kyocera Wireless part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling and hours
    No micromanaging- lots of freedom
    Pretty easy work
    A couple of nice people in there
    Fun company events every now and then

    Cons

    Voice is lost to higher-ups
    Boring/repetitive work at times
    I didn't really learn much during my time
    Low morale in company
    Supervisors play favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your all your employees instead of just a select few, we all have something to contribute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kyocera Wireless

    Pros

    Good culture Good culture Good culture

    Cons

    lack vision lack vision lack vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    vision

  11.  

    Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera Wireless

    Pros

    San Diego
    In the UTC area

    Cons

    Low compensation
    No growth or advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has no vision or strategy. The company can't successfully communicate internally and has been down spiraling for years. The writing is on the wall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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