Panasonic Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
211 Reviews
3.0
211 Reviews
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Panasonic Chairman and CEO Joseph M. (Joe) Taylor
Joseph M. (Joe) Taylor
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Good life-work balance and good benefits (in 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Day to Day Nothing Too Exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist Intern in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist Intern in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    I was only an intern here the summer. However, I must say that it is a very friendly atmosphere with employees who are very willing to assist you if you need it. The new open floor layout gives a view of Newark that is mesmerizing. They do offer flexibility with working at home, so they are making an attempt to take work-life balance into account.

    Cons

    Being an intern I was asked to do a lot of tasks but the tasks they I was giving I couldn't complete. I was never granted access needed in the HRIS to complete the required tasks. I felt I had to constantly bother other HR members so I could gain access using their user name and passwords

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to take a chance and hire some of the interns you bring in. You are lacking new and fresh ideas, the kind that young blood could bring in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A horrible place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely none, zero, zilch, nada

    Cons

    Silos. Infighting. Vendettas. Treated like a pawn in a twisted game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek professional help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coop

    Current Employee - User Experience Department Coop in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - User Experience Department Coop in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice community and inter-departmental work in the engineering section.

    Cons

    Windowless offices make it depressing to work in. Not very clear about what my responsibilities were.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job , Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Panasonic full-time

    Pros

    Diverse Broad Selection of products from a multiplicity of divisions that covers everything from helt to consumer, automotive education, avionics, etc.

    Cons

    Poor marketing and lack of product to channel partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn it around before it's too late

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

    Company is totally out of control in regards to management team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    Five years ago the management team cared and was truly interested in growing the business. Not true since the last re-org and a new management team came into play.

    Cons

    Always being wrong, no consistencies between accounts or programs. Everything is micromanaged and is always wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up Japan-side management team and see what is happening to our business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    A very ethical company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic

    Pros

    Good work culture and location

    Cons

    decisions take along time to make

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, they just don't treat you with any value

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    -benefits
    - don't micromanage
    - offer flexibility in work schedules

    Cons

    - they just don't really treat you with much value. Don't get me wrong it is a fine place to work and they pay you a fair wage but you are just a number. there is no job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow Dinosaur Plagued with Bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Specialist in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Low Bar for Good Performance, Great People, Beautiful New Building, Modestly Priced Cafeteria (Food is good too), Easy commute into Newark by Train

    Cons

    Slow Moving, Lots of Red Tape, Poor Management Decision Making, Doesn't Seem to Believe in Merit Raises, Company is Hemorrhaging Money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people more, pay them appropriately when they're performing well, and be more open to progressive ideas.

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

    Good culture. Decent pay. Challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Knowledge Specialist I in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Knowledge Specialist I in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Friendly managers. Provides a lot of free training

    Cons

    Stagnant career growth. Not a lot of room to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give bonuses to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the best company to work for.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of one right now.

    Cons

    They treat the employees as disposable and that they can be easily tossed away. The high level executives here are like the good old boys club. They make sure they are taken care of; forget about everybody else they don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with some basic respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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