Toshiba America Electronic Components

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Toshiba America Electronic Components Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Pros

    A decent salary with ok benefits. Nice location and great co-workers. Overall a nice place to work in the OC.

    Cons

    Difficult to become promoted internally for some not meeting ethnic or gender norms within the company. Work life balance is skewed.

    Advice to Management

    A diverse community is an overall business advantage within the global economy. Take heed.


  2. Administrative Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toshiba America Electronic Components full-time

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

    Pros

    Dedicated employees and top notch managers. Great benefits and work environment. Leading edge technology Global brand name Great job security Strong Training Culture

    Cons

    Limited career path for non-Japanese employees Salaries are not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Develop and nurture career path for employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Avoid if you can

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

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, flex hours, ok pay.

    Cons

    Terrible management, mostly Indians, favor hiring Indians and laying off non-Indians. Japanese management are dispatched for five or less years, clueless. No meaningful work here, US employees are kept in the dark on everything. Lots of reporting about nothing. Management taking kick backs from contractors, Indian employees and bring in Indian outsource companies to replace local employees, for a price. Sinking ship. Flash sales keeps it afloat, won't last long. Very corrupt and incompetent environment.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up Japan! take control and replace the management..


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Worst place I worked at, women are treated like dirt

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    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Toshiba America Electronic Components

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

    Pros

    none, can go home early

    Cons

    No real work People fight all the time Incompetent locals blaming Japanese management No good ideas Women are treated like 4th rate citizens Stupid locals

    Advice to Management

    Getting through qbrs without getting fired is not the loftiest goal on earth


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Last gasp for the old guard

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Great Culture

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn, great culture and very structured

    Cons

    Dependent on the mothership (Japan)


  9. Helpful (4)

    A company stuck in the 1970s

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    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

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Bad

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    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

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

    Pros

    Bonus pay and flexible work hours

    Cons

    No control, Japanese management, fragile


  11. Helpful (2)

    Sinking ship

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    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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