Sharp Corporation

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3.5 8 reviews

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Sharp Corporation Chairman Katsuhiko Machida

Katsuhiko Machida

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A good place to work

    Marketing (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSharp values it's employees and is very fair

    ConsNon-Japanese employees have somewhat limited career options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's not for everyone

    Senior Product Planning Manager (Former Employee) Camas, WA

    ProsBroaden 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.

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

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

    Manager (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsPaycheck, chair, desk, phone, free printing

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

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

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, good products.

    Manager (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    ConsFear 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 Senior ManagementTransparent 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Rewarding

    Area Manager Field Sales (Former Employee) Calamba, Laguna (Philippines)

    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsDuring 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 Senior ManagementLook at your files. Some resigned employees are still worth rehiring to contribute to your goals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the leading Electronics Gaint

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsOpen Work Culture, Flexible timings and freindly environment

    ConsNepotism
    Name sake Leads and Managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementWipe out nepotism and have capable Managers and leads

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

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    Times have been good, but where to next?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsWhile 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

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