Toshiba Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Toshiba President & CEO Hisao Tanaka
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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. Very good enviroment

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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

    Pros

    Laid back, self driven, company values, let you do your own work without micromanaging, very flexible with time off

    Cons

    not a lot of help with learning new topics, slow response times to questions, lacking training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice but I need to fill 20 word minimum here so here's some words to fill this space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great learning experience, especially in the Shared Service Center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people work here: from the securities, cafeteria workers, to managers and directors.
    I'm pretty lucky to have awesome manager and team.
    Free classes from Toshiba University for people who wants to learn and grow.
    Looks pretty good on your resume.

    Cons

    Transition time could be very tough. Some people reacts negatively, others take 100% responsibility of their future and do their best. It's the same thing with life, choose wisely.
    Corporate structures made it harder to communicate more effective and efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Consolidation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SBA in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - SBA in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Toshiba

    Pros

    Better use of some resources; optimization of licenses; cost reduction.

    Cons

    Inefficient and inadequate model for shared services; lack of morale; outsourcing for support and development can't meet business needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back on HQ with quantitative results.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It was a pleasant working experience.

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

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    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
  7. Design Engineer I

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    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
  8. DUKE

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • 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
  11. Very stable company to work for,

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    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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