Pioneer Electronics

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Pioneer Electronics Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014
22 Reviews
3.0
22 Reviews
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Masao Kawabata
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  1.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pioneer Electronics

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your people

  2.  

    Great Japanese Company

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Going down fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poor Internal Communication

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work atmosphere. Sales could be better.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, pretty stable environment

    Cons

    Sales impacted ability to retain talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the economy? I think everyone is doing the best they can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never enough for management

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

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

    Pros

    Great brand recognition. great products. Good benefits. Good peers to work with.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales expectations from upper management. Sales up in a very depressed market but no-one is hitting sales bonus goals. No appreciation from anyone. What have you done lately mentality. Very dishonest sales approach. Tell dealers one thing and then do something under the table that hurts them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back. Re-evaluate the future of the market and set goals accordingly. Acknowledge a job well done when appropriate. Stick to the ethical road when it comes to treatment of dealers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Team Environment Needed.

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, & Flex Schedule

    Cons

    Communication is very poor, there is a clear segregation of Japaneese Staff and American Staff. There is no team environment, silo structure exists. Many demands but no clear vision or planning in place. Work environment is within a warehouse no windows, lighting is very bad. Reviews are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate staff, allow employees to contribute and listen to solutions being offered from all divisions. Provide employee reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with loyalty to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pioneer Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Trusted and respected employees to get the job done

    Cons

    Company unable to move quickly with fast-paced industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more innovation in management processes

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exhausted Employee in Well Known Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    The people of the company is what makes it special, depending on what division you actually work for. Many people have been with the company for a long time.

    Cons

    Work you to the bone with no recognition to those who actually does the job well. It's fend for yourself attitude which shows on how each division is so segregated and not wanting to work with each other. A number of executives doesn't belong in there position because they do not know what they're doing and have no regards for people under them. Management pretends to have open door policy but doesn't do anything with the opinion, information or advice provided to them. Low paying company and not willing to match the industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees how they feel and examine their history. Reward employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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