Panasonic Avionics Corporation

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Panasonic Avionics Corporation Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
129 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment can be pretty good provided you have a good manager (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits and support employee wellness (in 7 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    No room for advancment

    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Clean work environment, always something new to learn

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Bosses extremely complacent

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    market leader for IFEC industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Panasonic is an industry lead in IFEC which is also a growing industry. Good to be in growing industry.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. New product development often delay due to poor planning and execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top-down Management Style

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good rapport among employees...although often based around dissatisfaction with management
    - Beautiful facilities
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    - Fractured relationship between Irvine and Bothell with massive communication issues
    - Inconsistent yearly reviews
    - Difficulty delivering products on-time and under budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a positive work environment rather than one based on fear and/or intimidation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Cut Your Teeth in The Aviation Workplace

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Services Representative (MSR) in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Maintenance Services Representative (MSR) in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job when your a daisy fresh A&P (airframe and powerplant mechanic on airplanes), Good people willing to offer OJT to help you learn, Exciting work environment (you get to work on several different airlines aircraft) One of the largest players in the IFE game.

    Cons

    Company is very cheap (they don't like to buy essential tools to get the job done like laptops, even though they manufacture some of the best laptops around (toughbooks), Promotions are hard to come by, unless you are a favorite, You will do the same job over and over with little new tasks added

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the hard workers at the bottom with a chance to prove they can move up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely fast paced, one group is favored/protected, very political, watch your back

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    Current Employee - Manager/Director in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Manager/Director in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, market leader, leading technology

    Cons

    Pay not competitive, ery reactionary, too fast paced (wears you out), people lie/throw you under the bus to save their skin, very political, not much cooperation between divisions, very tight fisted (but some divisions spend money like it grows on trees)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from leading companies and change the company culture such that everyone works for each other and not play the blame game

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok as a starter company - Don't stick around for too long.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are working for the best among the worst lot of companies in the IFE market. With very low to NO competition, you can relax and have a great work-life balance (especially if you are in one of the MANY teams that never have steep deadlines).
    If you join right out of college, there is scope for learning a lot atleast for the first couple of years.

    Cons

    - The work is so unevenly divided that almost 20% of the workforce seem to be bearing almost 80% of the workload. However, the bonuses don't seem to reflect the same unevenness. The merit evaluation system is completely broken!
    - Poor compensation. No stock/option benefits.
    - The upper management is directionless and the company seems to be surviving solely because of a handful of talented individuals and no market competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let good people leave! Create a process to recognize good talent and stray away from the bluffers..

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

    Number one in IFE.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Financial Stability. Always interesting work.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Low ball on salary during negotiation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Falling Behind

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits are pretty good. I've received a raise every year.

    Cons

    Where to start.... Panasonic is hindered by redundant paperwork and unrealistic guidelines. The Field Maintenance Report program needs serious overhaul and has been a work in progress for 5 plus years...that's not very reassuring for a technology company. The company needs to streamline its guidelines and rebrand.

    There is virtually no HR to work with, only a hand full of HR staff to handle thousands of employees in a North America. Training staff is at absolute minimums. OJT is the only "real" training and you better hope the guy providing the OJT knows what he's doing because he learned his job by OJT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, stop chasing after the next "Big Contract" and fix the current issues. Show results of what is being fixed, we're tired of hearing "Its in the works." Reduce the the redundant QA paperwork, increase the training staff. Ask us what we need.... don't assume our best interests for us.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Business Culture in Decline

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good concept, plenty of parking for electric vehicles

    Cons

    Most of the people in management are related to someone higher up in the company. This would be good if they actually knew their job. However many of the "friends and family" members hired have little experience, and even less social skills. Too many manual and repetitive tasks that should be done quicker or more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management and rethink the usefulness of the current T department.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management comunication fails to recognize individual contrubuters.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Lake Forest, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is solid company and leader in the aerospace industry.

    Cons

    Good people stay great people leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs a 360 review process that facilitates lessons learned to capitalize on their people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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