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Pioneer Electronics Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Masao Kawabata
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  1. Product Fulfillment Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Fulfillment Manager in Pioneer, CA
    Former Employee - Product Fulfillment Manager in Pioneer, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for ,Always challenged and good managment

    Cons

    Financial issues. forced downsizing due to economy and market


  2. Product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally, a young person's environment. Good fun at times, plenty of opportunities to travel and go to great parties.

    Cons

    Disjointedness among international divisions, failure to listen to community input

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the input of end users


  3. Great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Reading the reviews by current and former employees, the pros jump right out. Amazing group of people who care and have contributed great things despite low pay/stability. The other pro is brand, it's fun to be connected with something people love.

    Cons

    Management of the company could be less top down. They are missing contributions from the people on the ground who have important things to say.

    Advice to Management

    Treat it as a global company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not good

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Springboro, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Springboro, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting technology at some points, got experience with big name customers that was helpful on resume, very organized processes that were always followed even to excess.

    Cons

    Dying relevance, very low pay, constantly declining sales, less that coat of living increases year to year, micro managed, cheap (would not even pay for coffee to be used in coffee pot), imbalance in work for between groups.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Was such a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employed some of the best people I have ever worked with. Good opportunities to travel and the work / life balance was always great!

    Cons

    The years of down sizing has taken a toll on employee moral and cost the company some great employees.


  7. Really enjoyed my tenure at Pioneer and enjoyed product, people, and growth.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are the most innovative company in the industry, with great array of talent. The product spoke for itself, and then add in quality sales staff, second to none.

    Cons

    Many layoffs over the years made job descriptions challenging, but of course that is what makes a career interesting. Advancement opportunities were limited.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your people


  8. Great Japanese Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small company with a big name

    Cons

    challenging industry with uncertain future


  9. Helpful (1)

    Going down fast

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well known company with lots of brand equity. Lots of resources for a sales person to work with. Good quality products and a continued commitment to product quality. Benefits are ok, although they have eroded substantially over the past few years.

    Cons

    Upper management attitude is "what have you done for me lately". Some questionable decisions being made as the company struggles to hit unrealistic sales and market share goals dictated from Japanese upper management. Focus has gone away from customer satisfaction and support to market share at all costs. There is no consideration whatsoever for the long term. Everything is very short term oriented. Compensation is well below average as more and more cuts are made. Cuts (both in resources and personell are a constant.

    Advice to Management

    Regroup and look at reasonable goals and ways to achieve them that are not short sighted. Look at what's reasonable and set goals based on that. Re-focus on committing to customers other than the 800-lb gorillas that you can build a business model on going forward after the big guys dump you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I loved working with all the great people at Pioneer, making a great work family.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a great team in place, where you could work independently on your own, but you had all of the back up and support that you would need.

    Cons

    Everything was going great until they laid off over half the company in 2009. I don't know if they increased their profits, but the company now is a shell of what it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more about what will and won't sell. You might save yourself millions, instead of going ahead and spending money on making stuff that nobody will want, just because "management knows best".


  11. Helpful (1)

    Poor Internal Communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, flexible hours, reasonable pay

    Cons

    Poor communication, recent global staff looks down on U.S. team. There is no required reviews, and has not been for the past five years, most employees just hang on until the next big layoff, never knowing where they stand.

    Advice to Management

    Start building a team environment, provide reviews,implement training, and provide positive feedback, and develope improvement plans, not passive aggressive actions.



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