Toshiba America Info
2.6 of 5 27 reviews
www.toshiba.com Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 17, 2014

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Mark A. Simons

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Complacency

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGood benefits, cafeteria, nice people

    ConsThe office has no life. Employees seem to just go through the motions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid and Stable

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsAlthough things happen slowly, things do happen, and employees are generally empowered to initiate change and progress. It is fun to come to work. The people at TAIS are easy going. The company does many things to foster employee moral and a feeling of family.

    ConsThings happen slowly. There are lots of very hardened silos which are hard to break down to get collaboration. Raises are hard to come by. The MBO program is antiquated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silos. A cost of living raise is not a merit increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work but not very loyal to hard working employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsMost people are great to work with and are easy to get along with. Employees have yearly reviews. Most managers understand there is more to life than work. Most managers, including senior management, have an "open door" policy.

    ConsOne VP has a habit of watching the parking lot to see who leaves before 5:00. It didn't matter what time you arrived to work - he felt anyone leaving before 5:00 was cheating the company. He was also known to send out "scouts", when he was not in town, to monitor when people arrived and left work. In all fairness, only one VP has this reputation. Company policy did not always match department policy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome departments seem to be top-heavy with management - Senior VP, VP, Directors, Sr Managers, Managers. Departments appear to be under staffed / over-worked compared to number of managers.

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

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    Very fulfilling and filled with many opportunities and experiences.

    Sales Planning & Operations Manager (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsBenefits, Salary, People, Educational assistance, In house university.

    ConsNot as structured as a company should be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on people and not on systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great example of discrimination, racial stratification while being employed.

    Full Time Employee (Former Employee)
    El Paso, TX

    ProsIt was a job, it was very poor experience.

    ConsEveryone treated like sub human, if Japanese treat like royalty.

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

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    Provided opportunity for me to thrive in a demanding environment; learned how to successfully manage daily issues.

    Depot Manager (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsExcellent pay and benefits; good people.

    ConsToo many layoffs; veeps are not together on important matters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the issues that matter

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    LOTS of freedom but not much room for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsLOTS of freedom. No one really watches the clock here. Need to go to Dr, kids performance or just about anything else. As long as your work is getting done no problem!

    ConsUpward mobility is EXTREMELY difficult. You can expect best case you will be promoted one level from where you came in - perhaps in 5-10 years. By far most people don't move up. Very much a silo organization. Not much synergy between groups and departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to get groups working together. Increase morale as well.

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

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    Overall, good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsI worked for TAIS for almost three years. During my time there I enjoyed my job and the people I worked with.

    ConsSometimes difficult to get things accomplished in a timely manner as many people are "afraid" to speak up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up the line of communications from all employees without fear they will be reprimanded.

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

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    Just trying to survive at all costs.

    Producdt Marketing (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat People, dedicated, hard working and all have the desire to contribute and work to make the company shine and be profitable. Talented with commitment to the company.

    ConsFocused only on PC with all other product groups getting little support. Trapped in managing all areas thru Japan and their antiquated processes that move to slow for he CE industry.
    Low morale as the senior management does very little to improve the work environment. Willing to force employees to either take it as is or you can head out the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith those that are remaining or choose to stay, do more to improve the work environment since it is all the employees have. They are working under extreme pressure while under resourced in a lot of areas. Restructuring the organization every 6 months is not helping the employees to better enjoy coming to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Up and Down

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGood people to work with

    ConsEverything else, Upper management doesn't listen.
    Backstabbing culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people

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

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