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Panasonic Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
223 Reviews
3.0
223 Reviews
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Panasonic Chairman and CEO Joseph M. (Joe) Taylor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great brand, good benefits, world class products (in 14 reviews)

  • Nice working environment and they provide good incentives (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • They had little regard for work/life balance and the turnover was extremely high (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Very friendly co-workers, some very knowledgeable and some have no idea what their doing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Systems Engineer in Harrison, NJ
    Current Employee - Network Systems Engineer in Harrison, NJ

    I have been working at Panasonic as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    You meet many people who have been in the business for a long time and can help you gain a lot of knowledge. There is no micro-management and as long as you do your work your manager won't give you trouble.

    Cons

    Poor communication within product management and engineering management. It's a Japanese company so it is tough to find time to communicate with the factory workers in Japan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a better understanding of what managements job duties are and how to these duties are distributed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learn a lot

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

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

    Pros

    Its a good place to work

    Cons

    To many lay offs since the company open

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Data Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for travel and jobs

    Cons

    The management is always switching around

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  5.  

    Good corporate culture and work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. High focus on people development. Possibility to work with people from all various countries and backgrounds. Great technology and innovations with product you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Poor communication without product management and engineering management. Difficult business environment caused a number of restructuring activities in recent years. Some business areas are facing high uncertainty for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on communication with upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big company but future is not clear and vague.

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

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

    Pros

    Great product, Japanese culture is great. Awesome coworkers most of the time.
    Very friendly understanding environment. Not bad balance between work and family.

    Cons

    Senior management is adapting Trial and Error method with a lot of guesses than facts, study or taking advise, playing around with employes careers moving them around like chess pieces hoping it will work better, don't really care what you want, experience or where you would be a good fit.

    Not really looking for real business case, good read on market demand or customer requirement but rather show higher level managers that they are doing a lot of effort and unfortunately same behavior starts to trickle down.
    So promotions are reserved to whoever cheer for every word senior management say, but hard working knowledgable engineers stay at the bottom unknown till they decide to leave or get pushed out.

    A lot of meetings, power points and excel sheet with no real progress.

    And what make it worse is senior management seems to think that having good knowledgable engineers is an option rather than requirement.

    Horrible marketing department, really really bad. When is the last time you heard an advertisement, article or new technology from Panasonic, trust me they do have a lot I worked there and I know but their marketing group are busy with other stuff than marketing god only knows what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing off start looking on how to make money rather than trying to impress each others for the sake of this great company.

    Stop monthly calls that waste everybody's time stop this expensive team meetings that cost the company a lot. If you want to discuss something then lets discuss why did we lose projects and customers and try to fix that.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay work environment.

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

    I worked at Panasonic

    Pros

    Easy work to do.

    Cons

    No recognition for accomplished work
    For going above and beyond to complete it and help others finish theirs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge employee work and don't play favoritism with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Panasonic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience for someone starting in their career, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up or become a FT, two cultures sometime conflict

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

    Dysfunctional at PSCNA with no business leadership skills at the top. 20 year sales veterans don't make strong leaders.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, the Panasonic name is well known despite the dysfunction and looks good on a resume. A few good people.

    Cons

    The company has been trying to transition to solution sales but does not have the right people resources to sell quickly. The solutions architecture team and solutions engineers are a joke. Taking third party software and services, adding points, selling through channel to add more points, does not win business in today's competitive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees often wonder and discuss if the President is really clueless. How does he not know that the sector leadership is so poor? They aren't capable of coaching change, can't engage the workforce and many sales team members are embarrassed to even bring them into customer meetings. A SAT team that says "we can do that" but never delivers....do you work at the same place that we do? How do you not know what's really going on?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Manufacturer but way too many politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The product that you are selling is of very high quality

    Cons

    The division of Panasonic I work in (PSCNA) has way too many people in upper management and they are all part of a little club that protect themselves at the expense of everyone else and the overall business. They put forth strategies and initiatives that fail and instead of changing course they continue to stick to their plan as things get worse and worse. Think Titanic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the few veterans that still remain from the AVT side of PSCNA. Give them an open format where they will not be penalized for giving their honest feedback and then enact a completely new plan and change direction quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Project Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive, attitude, office culture, brand value, technology

    Cons

    Slow, delay, internal fighting, compensation,

    Recommends

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