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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive sales compensation (salary, benefits, car/fuel/insurance, 401K match)
    Great high-quality products to sell
    Japanese culture is high on Honor so we are always asked to do the right thing.
    Investment is High-potential employees

    Cons

    The sales culture is demanding. This is not necessarily bad, but is not for everyone.
    Division mergers have created some internal challenges
    Japanese business culture is very conservative. Risk of being left behind by competitors in certain areas
    Poor marketer - Does not do a very good job of telling customers why Panasonic products are better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, good environment

    Cons

    Growth, distance, commuting, location etc,

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    You think it will be a dream job but they change direction every six months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products with a recognized name

    Cons

    No market strategy left here. All sales through distributors - what as long time employees with track record of success are let go left and right. This company once thrived in many areas. Now they just work with a handful of distributors who may or may not even promote the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reexamine your core values get back to basics with a real sales team...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A nightmare with a horrible manager!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Panasonic (less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers were great for being dumped on by a lazy manager.

    Cons

    Manager was never in the office. Always out to a dr appt or class or a sick animal. She dumped all her work on everyone around her incuding me. Promised co workers at other sites to have things to them and often never got them done and blamed someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont promote just any woman to equal oppurtunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Automotive Business Lacks Talented Mangement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company car, free gas, picnic

    Cons

    No growth plans for employees. Wages are sub par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is too timid. That doesn't work well with American customers. It's pretty much a Japanese company with some American faces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    The benefit package was quite good. Healthcare coverage was excellent. Sales people had very nice company cars. 401K had a match. Vacation/holidays were generous. Excellent, high quality products.

    Cons

    It is difficult to adjust to Japanese culture/methods/policies. No clear career path for promotions. Do more with less attitude. Every month's sales is critical. Constant need for reports/paperwork/market surveys. Product innovation lacking. Competitors are more nimble.

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

    Good Company, good work experience

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

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

    Pros

    My colleagues - professional and proud to work for Panasonic. The company offers a competitive salary and nice benefits package. I enjoyed working there for many years but the move to Newark made it too difficult for me to stay with the company because of the commute. I had several great managers but my last one was disengaged. I was disheartened to learn about recent layoffs in the consumer group. Lots of good people lost. I hope the company is on a successful path and remains competitive.

    Cons

    Management could be a bit of a club although my dept. head treated his people well. Difficult to advance in a career. People stayed there because it was a great company; now I think people stay due to the poor job market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your workers with raises again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Name, Great Products, Bad Management

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

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

    Pros

    Great Name in Consumer Products. Great Benefits!
    Quality made products!
    B2B is where to grow.....not consumer

    Cons

    Management not hands on! Management clueless!
    Company in crisis! Competition killing the company and company very slow to react
    Consumer sales have dropped 10 fold in the last 5 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to key employees and don't waste your time with consultants that don't know the business, customers and Japanese Culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Throughout a 7 year span, no two days were alike

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

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with great products and a rich history of innovation. Very customer focused and interested in developing products that the customer demands.

    Cons

    Like many large corporations, the comp plan perpetually changes and rarely (if ever) to the benefit of the sales team. Fluctuations in territory, vertical focus, and management were unrelenting, making it difficult to get into any kind of groove. Very political...the "in-crowd" or "good old boys" network made it appear that in order to advance, you must fall in line with the aforementioned. Otherwise, you were relegated to a role that did not offer much in the way of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the field people a bit better in the form of proper training, consistent compensation plan, and carefully articulated career path planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall A Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Good amount of time off.

    Cons

    Slow career growth. Lack of potential.

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