Renesas Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Top technology company in Japan, soon to be worldwide

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All about technology - the product is king

    Cons

    Japanese bureaucracy can be stifling. Ignore it!

    Advice to Management

    Connect products with customers! You do it in Japan, you can do it in the rest of the world.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Renesas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology
    Global company that is relatively stable
    Mid-level management/workers work like crazy

    Cons

    All decisions made in Japan (very incompetent)
    Fewer and fewer workers asked to do more and more work
    Company has no strategy for success
    Glass ceiling for workers who are not native Japanese

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and make changes quickly at every level. It may already be too late for recovery. You may not go bankrupt, but the alternative is a foundering disaster.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Renesas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization, great people and management, strong internal support, good products and road maps, competitive pricing, Employee is perceived as a key element of the company

    Cons

    Large size organization is slow to make decisions. Most decisions are made in Japan so it is difficult to push new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Be carefull in the integration process of NEC electronics to not detroy the team spirit already existing within NEC's team

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  5. Think twice before accepting a job in either Marketing or Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Renesas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Compensation and Retirement Package.
    Can immediately make a mark, most people working there are below average.

    Cons

    Upper Management is very dirty and can stoop to any level.
    As typical of any firm that is not publicly traded here in the USA, your performance, talent and skills count less compared to how well you can play in the office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Try to lead by example. Treat employees with respect, integrity and allow them to express their opinions freely. Change the overall incentives and work culture so that people actually work and not get away with doing the bare minimum

  6. Senior Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I worked at Renesas full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Interesting projects. Majority of the products of the Company are embraced by Japanese society.
    - Great learning environment. I learned a lot.
    - Nice people.

    Cons

    - Strict working policy (but once getting used to it, it will be no problem)

  7. Technical account manager

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

    I have been working at Renesas

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

    Pros

    WW semiconductor & no1 auto field.
    But after merge sales volume is down.
    Totally mood of company is not good.
    Japanes essential.

    Cons

    To promote to auto field including tier 1, 2,and car makers. Semiconductor field are not much bright. But only auto field is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Japanes is essencial.

  8. Professional working environment, excellent training program and on job training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Verification in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - ASIC Verification in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I have been working at Renesas full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Be far from the center of my city.

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Expanding business

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

    I have been working at Renesas

    Pros

    Business is expanding. Will produce many more products in future. Secure job. Good to train time, work and stress management.

    Cons

    Too many job but less engineer. Hectic job. Possible to work overtime but cannot claim.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the worker's problem or difficulties. The doer knows how easy or difficult the job.

  10. Impressive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in Klang (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in Klang (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Renesas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1) Japanese work culture.
    2) Good time to learn more and more. Depend on your eagerness to explore.
    3) Must be proactive to live in this company.
    4) Exec. Allowance
    5) Tel. Allowance
    6) 50% House interest subsidy (2< years)
    7) 50% Car interest subsidy (after comfirmation)

    Cons

    1) Many manager rather than leader.
    2) Japan is the final word.
    3) Less of helping culture between department.

  11. Leaders treating people with great respect and a company with excellent values.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist, Software in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Former Employee - Specialist, Software in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)

    I worked at Renesas full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What I experienced at Renesas was that it treats people truly with respect, even in very difficult situation, despite of age, race etc. Also, I experienced that people are more important than keeping the profits over 10% ( as in US companies ).

    Cons

    For some people it was difficult to work with Japanese or French teams because of the language. For many it was unpleasant to work with UK teams because of their bureaucratic attitude and people's arrogance & ignoring attitude towards "the other".

    Advice to Management

    Great values, leaders live acc. to them.

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