Panasonic founder Konosuke Matsushita’s mission was simple; dedicate ourselves to progress and development of society and the well-being of people through business. Why? Because these traits enhance the quality of life for everyone around the world.
Today, Panasonic honors the tradition of our founder in a modern era of technological advancements. People from all over the world, coming together and creating a better world.
At Panasonic, we believe technology should inspire and amaze, help us reimagine our world, and make life easier and more enjoyable. Working with businesses across many industries, our integrated solutions enhance almost every aspect of life today.
Our culture inspires teamwork, collaboration, and recognition with a common goal of improving the quality of life for everyone and making the world a better place.
Individually we are rock climbers, parents, travelers or technology enthusiasts. Together we are creators, entrepreneurs, problem solvers and innovators. We can’t predict the future, but we can change it together.
Our founder, Konosuke Matsushita, advanced his revolutionary management philosophy by setting forth The Seven Principles which still guide our culture and our business today.
These principles lead our employees to collaborate and challenge each other to grow themselves as well as our business. We are built on a culture of mutual respect and are committed to invest in our family.
The Seven Principles
Panasonic believes that inclusion and diversity is the key to innovation. Our greatest asset is not just our people; it’s individuals from unique backgrounds, mindsets and experiences that come together to challenge the status quo.
We currently have two Business Resource Groups, Women Connect and Veteran's Group, which are aimed to promote an inclusive culture at Panasonic.
Panasonic’s management philosophy of “contribution to society” has always extended beyond products and services that improve the quality of our customers’ lives, to encompass community outreach initiatives in the form of strategic partnerships with not-for-profit organizations, cash and product donations to worthy causes, and formalized programs for employee volunteers to donate their time and effort to the local community.
In 1989, Panasonic Corporation of North America established a formal corporate contributions outreach program to determine annual levels for spending, targeted categories for support, and to provide structured opportunities for employee volunteer participation.
Kid Witness News (KWN)
Kid Witness News (KWN) is a hands-on video education program with an emphasis on team-centered learning that encourages students to develop valuable cognitive, communication and organizational skills through the use of state-of-the-art, high definition video technology. Panasonic provides students (grades 4-12; age 18 and under) with the latest digital equipment so that they can communicate stories that are important to them and their communities. These include such issues as the environment, peer pressure and drug prevention just to name a few. Through the production of videos, students are able to share "The World Through Their Eyes".
The Panasonic Foundation - All Means All
The Panasonic Foundation is an operating, not grantmaking, non-profit foundation created in 1984 with a $10 million endowment from Panasonic Corporation of North America (named Matsushita Electric Corporation of America at the time). The Foundation partners with public school districts and their communities to break the links between race, poverty, and educational outcomes, by improving the academic and social success of ALL STUDENTS.
Creative Design Challenge
Established in 1991, the Creative Design Challenge is a premier science and technology competition where the engineering and technical skills of NJ high school students are put to the test. In recognition of their hard work, winning teams are awarded special category prizes, as well as scholarships to be used exclusively for college expenses.
Panasonic's long-term partner in this program is the New Jersey Institute of technology (NJIT). While the majority of program funding comes from Panasonic, NJIT makes significant contributions to this outreach event. Three student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports, as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations of the Challenge. NJIT also lends its prestige as a top engineering university.
I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 8 years)
Panasonic corporation consists of smaller companies and business units which provide a lot of opportunity for growth to career minded individuals. The environment is extremely friendly to build both professional and personal relationships.
Learning resources for employees about the various business units can improve. Based on the range of businesses that Panasonic is in, this would be helpful.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work!
I applied online. I interviewed at Panasonic.
Just a basic telephone screening. Asked me about my background and willingness to relocate to Nevada. It took me 2 times to really get on hold with the HR. The first time the HR just simply forgot about the call. The second time, the HR was late for 2 hours and replied to me whether I can wait for another hour for the phone screening. Afterward, I was told that I passed the phone screening and will be talking to a Japanese engineer the following week. Never happened. Followed-up for a month via email and phone, no response. It's like the company never existed before.
Very unprofessional and such a waste of time.