Panasonic Avionics Corporation

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Updated April 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Work environment can be pretty good provided you have a good manager (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits and support employee wellness (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • HR and upper management all in California, so local management is not kept in check (in 9 reviews)

  • long hours and coordination between departments can be difficult (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Big opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Too many departments delay communication

  2. Growing company, excellent benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, on-site cafeteria, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts, great location

    Cons

    culture is kind of clicky

  3. Stockroom Coordinator II, ENGINEERING PLANNING

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    Current Employee - Stockroom Coordinator II, ENGINEERING PLANNING in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Stockroom Coordinator II, ENGINEERING PLANNING in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent enviorment to work as a team player in the company. I get to work with all the departments in the Development process.

    Cons

    None, because their will always be issue. All you need is understanding how to overcome challenges in everyday situations.

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  5. It is not too stressed, challenging but not too challenging and overall a very balanced work engvironment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Overtime In certain positions, Great place to work overall.

    Cons

    Just make sure you negotiate.

    Advice to Management

    A better organization is really needed

  6. Helpful (2)

    medium-large company that encourages long term focus and is willing to take risks

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III Software Engineering in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III Software Engineering in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits (great health insurance, very basic dental, basic vision, good 401K matching) are pretty good, much better than the industry average, the only downside is no pension, but even large companies that used to offer pensions (like Boeing) are no longer offering them to new employees. Overall the culture is good for software developers. Short term hacks that hurt in the long run are discouraged, unnecessary schedule pressure is not applied allowing developers to do quality work. A focus on continuous improvement is part of the culture and this includes occasionally throwing out old systems, and re-architecting them.

    Cons

    There seems to be some lack of communication across organizations. Some designs may make sense from one point of view but work less than ideally across full integrated systems. Each individual organization seems to have lots of autonomy which empowers them, but it would be nice if there was more cross organization cooperation, so the autonomy could be used more effectively. Expect to have the power to change things your organization is in control of but expect resistance or delays when you have dependencies on other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change much. Encourage organizations to work more cooperatively to ensure designs work well not only as one component but as part of the bigger picture.

  7. Reliability Analyst

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    Current Employee - Reliability Analyst in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Reliability Analyst in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work at. Company supports using of public transportation

    Cons

    The driving distance and traffic could be an issue for those who are not used to drive in traffic

  8. hardware engineer

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    Current Contractor - Hardware Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Contractor - Hardware Engineer in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    easy job
    good number of tools and equipment to perform the tasks
    good on getting new tools and systems

    Cons

    slow pace
    too many rules and paper work
    poor management
    many people are on contract

    Advice to Management

    convert people to full time employee to feel belonging to the company

  9. A solid company in an interesting industry

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multitude of engineering projects, opportunities to learn new things.
    Dynamic and mostly friendly work environment. Good corporate culture.
    Decent pay and benefits, and good work-life balance.
    Stable and profitable company in a growing industry.

    Cons

    The flip side of stability: many incompetent employees, at all levels.
    Too much cronyism and politics at the top.
    Dynamic work environment sometimes turns into chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Stability is part of Panasonic culture, and is a good thing, but incompetent employees should not be promoted or maintained in management positions. Start by weeding out incompetent managers from the clique at the top of Engineering.
    Preserve Panasonic culture and Matsushita principles.

  10. Inventory Analyst II

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Health insurance is the best, matching 401K, and lots of paid time off.

    Cons

    Inter-departmental communication is sometimes lacking. In some departments, personnel seem pidgeon-holed and cannot see the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable

  11. Stability VS Get-Rich-Quick

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    More stability than your typical high-tech pressure cooker. Values of the Japanese founder is still evident.

    Cons

    No one is getting dangerously wealthy, which can be good or bad depending on your point of view.

    Advice to Management

    Training Training Training

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