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Clarion Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2019

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6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clarion full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits; office is friendly

    Cons

    Downsizing; future is very uncertain

    Clarion2019-01-21
  2. "Respect is earned !"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clarion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Grew sales from $5m to $250m !!

    Cons

    Clarion Corporation of America (CCA) President P. Lachner was one of the worst people managers I’ve ever met. Engineer or not he has zero people skills, is disrespectful and hates sales but yet was president of a “Sales” company!? Works for an Asian company but doesn’t respect them. Go figure

    Advice to Management

    You should change CCA president, he is responsible for the overall revenue decline.

    Clarion2018-10-15
  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is ok to work for

    Cons

    Management is not that bad

    Clarion2018-10-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "B Grade Products with Zero Support from Japan"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion

    Pros

    Domestic was Management great

    Cons

    Japan stopped caring about our aftermarket products and it reflected in their lacklustre efforts to keep up,

    Advice to Management

    none, you took 75 years of rich history in audio and threw it in the garbage, you where innovators, and technology leaders in the aftermarket but then you stopped caring and products that i would not install in a wheelbarrow let alone in a car, for shame Tatsuhiko Izumi.

    Clarion2018-06-06
  5. "Unless it's in writing, don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clarion full-time

    Pros

    Account base are good people who've stuck with them despite the constant change and problems with products, pricing and programs.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Political backstabbing and building of personal empires internally with a willingness to throw any employee under the bus (watched several departments do that). No teamwork - they provide one region a promotion and hide it from the other. Slow on paying expenses. Reduced pay structure with no notice. Probably the most duplicitous company I've met.

    Advice to Management

    The consistent shrinking business is all due to poor management.

    Clarion2018-06-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Maintance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion full-time

    Pros

    Meet people from around the world

    Cons

    No bonus upper management is very rude

    Advice to Management

    To treat people like people

    Clarion2017-08-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "It was OK"

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    I have been working at Clarion

    Pros

    It was a relatively easy job.

    Cons

    The pay was not good.

    Clarion2017-02-02
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good training experience, but very long hours, low compensation, and very conservative, hierarchical environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many good people working here, and the work is meaningful.

    Cons

    Work/life balance issues are almost unheard of in this company. Long nights and weekends are normal, while pay is not commensurate. A very political environment as mentioned by others. Relationship-based promotions win out over quality of work and analytic insights and contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should value "face time" less, or work to better compensate employees for excessive overtime efforts. Management should work to better calibrate work projects undertaken to reasonable assessment of employee resources. Managers should not be valued according to how hard they work their employees. Offer more professional development opportunities.

    Clarion2014-03-18
  9. "Sales and Account Manager"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarion

    Pros

    Great managers. Really nice offices, and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better, and would have appreciated more appraisals.

    Clarion2018-12-01
  10. "Neighbourhood officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    housing experience is vast and theres lots to learn

    Cons

    lots - don't know where to start....

    Clarion2018-06-21
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