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Toshiba Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
111 Reviews
2.7
111 Reviews
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Toshiba President & CEO Hisao Tanaka
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good corporate culture, great work life balance, stable & structured work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • good benefits, fixed working hours if you choose for it (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours make work life balance difficult (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was a pleasant working experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst - Corporates Desk in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst - Corporates Desk in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Toshiba

    Pros

    Management is very attentive, listens to concerns. Tries to give everyone the learning curve.

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction amongs employees. They seem to stay in their cubicles and let the day slip away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Get to learn a lot from experienced folks, but movement within the company is difficult.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toshiba full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Experience of colleagues helps learn a lot.
    2) Freedom to communicate & help beyond your own team.

    Cons

    Managment is not nimble. Takes a long time to make decision. Some amount of red-tape.
    Office culture is laid back in most teams but not all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work like a start-up. Provide better compensation to engineers to work hard and smart.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Design Engineer I

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Toshiba full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience in manufacturing, procurement, design process, and knowledge of drives and motors.

    Cons

    Slow pace, not cutting edge technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase investment in quality hires, and let go of dead weight.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    DUKE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Toshiba as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation from day 1

    Cons

    loose IT infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Director of Product Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toshiba

    Pros

    Loyalty to employees, the don't layoff frequently

    Cons

    Salaries are too low, the don't pay competitively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for play guys, you want talent you have to pay for it.

  7.  

    Very stable company to work for,

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Toshiba full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very stable, minimal to no layoffs. Good incentives.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promotion, limited advancement opportunities unless switch department. Very rare promotion within the ranks.Most higher positions vacancies are filled by people outside company instead of promotion within ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide clearer career path advancement so that employees felt a sense of achievement. Most people don't want to be stuck in same position or at least a simple title change to motivate employees letting them know they have achieved something for all the years they given to company.

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    Poor leadership stemming from a culture that doesn't foster a respect for persons.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Toshiba as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Engineering and Manufacturing type atmosphere.

    Cons

    Less pay than other technology roles. Benefits are somewhat competitive. Poor management at the Houston office, lack of respect for persons. Engineer's ideas were not supported and they were over worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to listen to your customers more, be more competitive with salaries, and foster a better culture that respects individuals and their ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for in general

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrator in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Toshiba full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people working there...some have become life-long friends of mine. I like how the company hired people of all different ages...so you didn't feel like it's all young twenty-thirty somethings like some companies I have worked at.

    Cons

    Management is too nit-picky. Slow progress to make any changes from standard operating procedures. Cannot keep abreast of the competition with competitive pricing in their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up the people who support you and be more positive and encouraging. Pointing out good work versus only mentioning the negatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awful no one cares about copiers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Toshiba full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to make schedule

    Cons

    Low base, turn and burn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Toshiba full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Solid pay, with some room for advancement within several divisions. Great benefits and culture.

    Cons

    During inventory all employees are expected to volunteer. The warehouse is hot!

    Recommends

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