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Updated Aug 12, 2022

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3.3
70%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Hamamatsu Photonics Chairman and CEO Teruo Hiruma (no image)
Teruo Hiruma
6 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to Work

    Jul 8, 2022 - Inside Sales Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Training Mentorship Good career track

    Cons

    Slow Workflow needs refining Needs more resources

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Incompetent Management, not a Sales Organization

    Aug 12, 2022 - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people working here, and you'll have to find out who they are. Unfortunately, those are the ones who aren't promoted, and are individual contributors. The health care benefits are industry standard, nothing special. The San Jose office is new and remodeled, but you cannot go into the office without a manager there to supervise you. If you want a 9-5 job and want to cruise through life, this is the perfect place to be.

    Cons

    "You don't quit your job, you quit your boss." Promotions here are based on time served, not skill sets, experience, or leadership qualities. Basically, you have to be a part of the in-crowd, else you have zero credibility. There are very FEW reviews on Glassdoor because a vast majority of people who work here have been there for DECADES, and are content what they do for minimal pay, and as a result, have minimal transferable skills to go elsewhere. A vast majority of the people here either don't know any better, or have drank the company Kool Aid - or are scared to post. If you're a real salesperson and have real skills managing corporate accounts, people skills, and know how to run a sales team, this place is not it. Lastly, the sales organization very hypocritical. The posted core values in their intranet site is such farse - you'll get reprimanded if you actually try to challenge the status quo.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Diverse Products

    May 22, 2021 - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Products in diverse Markets

    Cons

    Corporate controls on product decision causes market delays

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Okay Company not much upward movement

    Mar 28, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Bridgewater, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    2 weeks vacation to start, increases 1 week every 5 years

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance unless you work in sales

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Nice company

    Feb 8, 2021 - Sales in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice culture and family atmosphere

    Cons

    Commute to the office for me was long

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Atmosphere negative

    Dec 17, 2020 - Support Staff in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The Benefits package were great,

    Cons

    Management poor attitude with treatment of employees. Not fair

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Opportunity

    Sep 9, 2020 - Inside Sales Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great potential for personal growth and development

    Cons

    Must pass an Electrical Engineering and Physics test

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall Experience

    Feb 18, 2020 - Sales Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Hamamastu is a very generous company. Great benefits and very family like workplace.

    Cons

    I haven't had a negative experience at this company.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Interesting company

    Sep 17, 2019 - Marketing 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Treats people well Compensated fairly US org. allows for creativity Best in class products

    Cons

    Driven by Japan and the parent company does not always understand the dynamics of the US market

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Mediocre

    Sep 20, 2019 - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Ok benefits Free lunch hour

    Cons

    If you are ambitious and want to grow in a company DO NOT WORK HERE. Company is looking for someone with no ambition and no drive that can cause engineers frustration and extra work cleaning others mistakes. But, manager has no knowledge of “ how to do the job” which sucks for everyone. There is too much politics, too much gossip especially from upper female managers. This company gears to people of color so they can oppress them to do the job for many years with mediocre pay. Also, note that there is a clock in and out system that is a perfect example how to divide those from salaries. They say is a good incentive for people to move up in the company or is company law.

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Hamamatsu Photonics has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 36 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at Hamamatsu Photonics to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hamamatsu Photonics employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hamamatsu Photonics. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

70% of Hamamatsu Photonics employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hamamatsu Photonics 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Hamamatsu Photonics to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, management, senior leadership.

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