Toshiba America Electronic Components

  www.toshiba.com
  www.toshiba.com

Toshiba America Electronic Components Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
14 Reviews
2.4
14 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Toshiba America Electronic Components President and CEO Hideya Sakaida
Hideya Sakaida
7 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here if you have any ideas of improving processes, or cannot handle Japanese management practices.

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

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, and pay. A lot of good people work at Toshiba, and will bend over backwards to make things work.

    Cons

    Politics, guile, and deceit are the order of every day! You don't know true costs from Japan, and never will. All sales/pricing decisions come from Japan, and depend on who is in power and what the evaluation of the business is as it relates to Toshiba Japan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the teeth to US managers, and allow the company to thrive as a US entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Slow decay except flash memory

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

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is still some life in flash, but that's about all.

    Cons

    Probably one of the most bureaucratic companies I have worked for, and put me wanting to avoid the semiconductor sector entirely. Most frustrating that there is no plan, and no initiative to make any products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down everything except flash and take a write off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Just like in Banglore

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

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    You feel at home if you are from India, many are there for decades, place to retire

    Cons

    Politics Politics and more politics, non Indians are pushed out and the Japanese have no clue what is going on.
    Sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots to learn, great culture and very structured

    Cons

    Dependent on the mothership (Japan)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Last gasp for the old guard

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

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, bonuses and benefits

    Cons

    No desire to move forward into the mobile device market with the exception of simple products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on to something else, or focus all energy on flash memory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company stuck in the 1970s

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

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, pay is decent, generally the people easy to work with.

    Cons

    No strategy, too many meetings, too much politics, it is nearly impossible to to bring a product to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire upper management and hire some management that understands the dynamics of running a Silicon Valley company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad

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

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    Bonus pay and flexible work hours

    Cons

    No control, Japanese management, fragile

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    Its a great place to work... if one is looking to retire here. When one reaches a certain age group, lots of good retirement benefits are available. If one find the right group to hide under, even without completing any projects, it is possible to last forever here. The system is also heavily protective of poor performers.

    Cons

    There are no innovative products being developed here anymore. Everything comes out of Japan, and every little piece of information is treated like a secret, even to the US employees. The company is heavily age biased. The older one gets, the better one is treated and more likely to get the promotion. The only way to get a promotion is to petition (or complain and whine). The performance raise system is heavily skewed towards bad performers. The good performers are actually penalized in certain cases. The HR does not let one know the reason unless you press them. Marketing team doesn't understand the requirements and are forever pointing fingers at engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with ways to improve company moral. Promoting yourselves when everyone is getting a pay-cut is not a good way of doing it. Trim the deadwood and try to keep the good engineers instead of playing favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work but change the marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pala, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pala, CA

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. Excellent environment, cool and cutting edge technology. The employees are cool and love to help if you have any technical issue. Most of them are highly skilled and from Stadford Berkeley. Excellent balance of work and life. Lot of activities lunch, night outs ice rings sky trips etc. Best of a video games when you need a break.

    Cons

    It is a startup so you need to put long hours most of the time you need to work during the weekend. The marketing team doesn't get the reality of the market. As a reason we lost lot of valuable business deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the polities focus on product development and marketing

  11.  

    Incompetent Senior Managers at Toshiba pulling Toshiba America Electronic Components DOWN!!!

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

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    It is a cushy job with significant job security compared to its competitors. Employees get to see free movies every month (even in today's economy); get fed with ice cream every month; go for an annual paid picnic; and so on. Wow! what a luxury.

    Cons

    Incompetent people. It is hard to find yourself surrounded by smart folks. Don't get me wrong. There are smart people but with a purpose. They are waiting to get their green cards or finish their business school etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come on wake up. You are not operating in a socialist country. This is america... you will lose your talented people if you don't provide them with TLC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Toshiba America Electronic Components? Share Your Experiences

Toshiba America Electronic Components

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.