Panasonic Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Panasonic Chairman and CEO Joseph M. (Joe) Taylor
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Pros
  • Good life-work balance and good benefits (in 14 reviews)

  • profesional working environment, near the central (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Their work/life balance is out of whack and they know it (in 11 reviews)

  • There is no work/Life balance with this company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. A great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic

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

    Pros

    If you make an effort, you will be allowed to do what you want in terms of creativity and productivity.

    Cons

    Occasionally there is not much visibility of new projects until they're about to go live, which leaves little time to prepare.

    Advice to Management

    Put a lot of emphasis on hiring people who are much smarter than you across the board, it will pay off down the road.


  2. Review for Panasonic A/V Solutions Business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgewood, NJ

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Access to very interesting technology pipeline, high standard of ethics, solutions focus is a game changer in the A/V business due to Panasonic's size and (evolving) ability to integrate the various pieces into a strong value proposition.

    Cons

    Hours are long and often filled with manual, busy work. Strategy is not well thought through or communicated. Solutions businesses can't seem to achieve scale or hire ahead of it's growth, so time-consuming problems can erupt.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the growth initiatives. Focus on the core that you don't see or don't want to pay for: build internal support functions that help people continue to develop solutions, sell and implement them, and grow the business.


  3. Very corporate and stuffy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people at the company and if you network correctly you can thoroughly enjoy making friends on the job.

    Cons

    Used to be out in Secaucus, now in Newark -- not sure which is worse. I was at the old facility so I am not sure if the new spaces are an improvement. However, reverse commuting from Manhattan is just a tiresome chore. The environment is very Japanese, corporate and stuffy. Nothing against Japanese culture, but in the workplace there is a false sense of fear and hierarchy around titles and roles. Just not a lot of room to be creative when all the focus is on generating sales and competing with Samsung.

    Advice to Management

    Less internal presentations and inconsequential fire drills and more innovation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits/Horrible Pay/Work long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic full-time

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package were great, including medical/dental/STD/LTD/401K/tuition reimbursement, ect. The insurance rates/premiums were very reasonable and STD/LTD/Life insurance were free to the employee. Good PTO and sick days as well. I also enjoyed how approachable and friendly the President's were - they interacted with all levels of staff. even at corporate events, and were very humble people. Everyone at Panasonic mingled within other departments and interacted with each other which was nice.

    Cons

    Pay is very below par within industry standards. It is expected of you to take calls after hours and answer e-mails 24/7, even if you are on vacation or on a plane. Not much of a work/life balance at all with Panasonic since you have to be accessible always. Working from home is only an option to Upper Management and certain divisions like Sales. Most people seemed very stressed and a lot of people don't want to help you out to get a project completed (very much a "telephone game" with this company to get things handled). Also most jobs here are contract so it is hard to get hired on full-time permanent. Create more jobs that are permanent if you want valuable employees to stay around for years to come.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Create more of work/life balance. Employees seem stressed all the time due to work environment.


  6. Good Company to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Administration Manager in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Large company with advancement opportunities Diversified

    Cons

    Long commute Politics, who you know Average Salary, no bonus incentive Long work hours


  7. Quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. quality, reliability, highest marks for ethical standards

    Cons

    solution development underway. increase in speed to market needs improvement. heavy heavy focus on forecast accuracy versus pipeline development.

    Advice to Management

    move the responsibility of forecasting from the outside account manager to an inside admin. Oh Yeah, support the outside account manager with an inside admin..at least a shared resource versus ZERO inside assistance.


  8. Finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Panasonic (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits. Excellent bonus structure

    Cons

    Insulated top management. Management is over protective of information.

    Advice to Management

    Share more information with team at all levels


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great Stepping Stone, but need to move out after

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Newark, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to grow but is only temporary. Dont see opportunity to grow immensely here unless you are Japanese.

    Cons

    Terrible Pay for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Push for higher pay or your workers will not give it their best


  10. Helpful (2)

    Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours for the most part

    Cons

    management, they are never there


  11. Operation Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good place to build experience. great co-workers but not a good place to grow within.Everyday was different but entertaining and challenging. You learned a lot about today's technology and how it can be incorporated into our everyday world.

    Cons

    outsourcing most of the departments to third party and Japanese consumer confidence level is going down because they outsource customer care to third party,Japanese companies failed to pay attention to shifting trends and were outmanoeuvred by overseas competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the readiness for Change,most effective way to manage change will depend on your organisational culture and the type of change you are trying to introduce is failure.



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