Sharp Corporation

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Sharp Corporation Reviews

8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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Sharp Corporation Chairman Katsuhiko Machida
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  1.  

    A good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sharp Corporation

    Pros

    Sharp values it's employees and is very fair

    Cons

    Non-Japanese employees have somewhat limited career options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's not for everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Planning Manager in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Planning Manager in Camas, WA

    I worked at Sharp Corporation

    Pros

    Broaden experience into hardware. International business and travel experience. Good educational opportunities. Smart employees. Regular updates on group activities. Good experience with agile development for most part.

    Cons

    Flat organization. Limited promotion opportunities. Communications issues. Difficulty getting products understood and approved in Japan. Slow product life cycle for software. Customer contact very limited. Good ideas rarely make it past the presentation stage to Japan. Company as a provider of hardware, does not as a whole, understand software process and market. US subsidiary wishes to control Sharp Labs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to improve communications between US sales subsidiary, Sharp Labs and Japan HQ.

  3.  

    It's obvious what is going on. Why doesn't leadership look deeper?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sharp Corporation

    Pros

    Paycheck, chair, desk, phone, free printing

    Cons

    Organizational behavior, corruption, nepotism, old boys etc..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are serious ongoing conflicts of interest at the VP level. The company is structured to maximize personal financial benefit for a select few. Audit!

    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good people, good products.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sharp Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, comfortable environment. Good location. Salary is good, with the right manager, input is appreciated and talent is recognized.

    Cons

    Fear of job security due to global economy, constant layoffs and role changes. Staff works in fear of severance but management dismisses or is ignorant of the truth. Good old boys club at the top, directors in general are friends of the VP and are generally useless to their reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparent can have two meanings, choose the correct one. Look hard at upper management, there are significant issues and multiple employees are seeking work elsewhere. Keep the talent you have by engaging them instead of driving them away. HR is useless other than basic functions an the ethics hotline is not trusted. There is nothing wrong with the truth, you need to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Very Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager Field Sales in Calamba, Laguna (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Area Manager Field Sales in Calamba, Laguna (Philippines)

    I worked at Sharp Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company was generous to send employees for various trainings and seminar both local and abroad at their expense plus allowances which will also be the basis in promotion in the future. Career growth is attainable.

    Cons

    During economic crisis, company was forced to minimize workforce and offer voluntary resignation. To come up with their target number of employees, they make a promotion to encourage employees to avail of the early retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your files. Some resigned employees are still worth rehiring to contribute to your goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    One of the leading Electronics Gaint

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sharp Corporation

    Pros

    Open Work Culture, Flexible timings and freindly environment

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Name sake Leads and Managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wipe out nepotism and have capable Managers and leads

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Challenging and interesting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sharp Corporation

    Pros

    Managers respect opinions of their staff, and give a lot of different oppurtunities to progress on to more technical areas.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get new ideas passed by Japanese management, withholding of information is a big problem but can be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information more freely between the Japanese and other design centres. Take on new ideas and be more aggressive in exploiting opportunities.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Times have been good, but where to next?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharp Corporation

    Pros

    The research and technolgy development is second to none. The environment is ideal for creative individuals who want to manage their career through initiative and hard work.

    Cons

    While there are numerous postive attributes about working at Sharp, there remains a continual and growing fear that market and competiitive (Korean) conditions will test the firm in news ways that have never been dealt with before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggets that management contine to stay focused on the technology that has brought the company so many years of good results. As for the new challenges ahead -- don't jeopardize the brand for short term gain.

    Approves of CEO

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