Ricoh Innovations Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. A great place to work and learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I loved that we were building a new product that could create change in the market.

    Cons

    They killed the product just as it was ready to take off. It still would sell in today's market.


  2. A very good to explore and gain knowledge. Nice people and environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ricoh Innovations

    Pros

    Lots of research projects going on.

    Cons

    If there is a espresso machine..

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good combinations..


  3. Trying Very Hard To Launch A Business

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

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

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

    Pros

    * Smart People
    * Financial Support From Ricoh Japan
    * Political Support From Ricoh Japan

    Cons

    * Almost 0 business and sales skills

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus on re-inventing the wheel. Use your knowledge, play in an established eco-system (i.e.: SalesForce)


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  5. Ricoh EWS - Culture of innovation does not really exist yet

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Ricoh Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Interesting work
    - Reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    - Over-managed
    - Senior management still in box-selling mode
    - Too many meetings, not enough action

    The intent to do something new and different may have been there, but the planning and execution was not up to par. Wrong people assigned the wrong jobs. Lack of focus on primary goals was a major problem.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer meetings, faster decisions, focus on execution.


  6. Good place while it lasted

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Did not figure how to market product, took too long.


  7. Ambitious company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Ricoh Innovations full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A few A Team players make the work exciting

    Cons

    Top executive team miss the mark

    Advice to Management

    Move away from semiconductor mentality - you're a cloud service company


  8. Business Development Executive

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

    I have been working at Ricoh Innovations full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance

    Good senior management

    Cons

    Growth is slow.

    Direction not clear


  9. Great place for Freshers!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ricoh Innovations full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. Steep learning curve
    2. Chances to work on cutting edge technologies
    3. Brilliant colleagues
    4. Decent compensation
    5. Passionate teams and managers
    6. Free food

    Cons

    Rewards and recognition programs are not up to the industrial standards with the elite companies. Some teams are over sized.


  10. Excellent place for inventive minds

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ricoh Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Visionary leaders, great work-life balance and decent compensation are the strengths of Ricoh Innovations. This is an excellent place for freshers to start. On-site visiting opportunities to Japan and USA are ample and performers are rewarded well. It is not located in city outskirts which makes commuting to & from city areas easier.

    Cons

    Freshers in research units do not have big teams. It is usually just the mentor and the assistant who are together. That is not a con but might not be an appealing factor to those who are used to working in large teams which might bore them out soon.


  11. Awesome place to work at

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

    I have been working at Ricoh Innovations full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    1. People have great knowledge.
    2. A place where a person can explore his/her talent.
    3. Ideas are respected and nurtured for growth.
    4. People are awesome.

    Cons

    1. Wi-fi connection goes off quite often :)

    Advice to Management

    1. Do not change



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