Panasonic Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A nightmare with a horrible manager!

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

    I worked at Panasonic (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Dont promote just any woman to equal oppurtunity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Benefits

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

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

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

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, good work experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Reward your workers with raises again.


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  5. Throughout a 7 year span, no two days were alike

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Name, Great Products, Bad Management

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dead-end job

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

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

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly. 1-HR lunch break

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Offer part-time schedules to reduce turnover.


  9. Great company to learn about electronics, international market, and japanese way to do the job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Improve how to deal with several issues and team work.

    Cons

    Long working hours, no education.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the system.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Overall positive, but too many drastic changes in philosophy and management

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, good benefits, world class products.

    Cons

    Sometimes rely too heavily on the brand, and do not easily accept feedback from the front line. Japanese management over estimates power of the brand (IE rest on laurels?)

    Advice to Management

    Embrace employee feedback and reporting. Do not look at only the positives as a means to make the total picture look better than it really is.


  11. Engineer

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

    I worked at Panasonic (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, opportunity to expand your abilities, skills, learn about big organization, professionalism, opportunity to out of box, flexible work environment, etc

    Cons

    People stays very long period of time so promotion and raise very challenging, Growth graph increase horizontally instead of vertically,

    Advice to Management

    Focus and prepare solid business case, invest in innovation proper fashion, identify why Panasonic must exist



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