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Kyocera Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Kyocera President, Representative Director, and Executive Officer Tetsuo Kuba
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  • There is very little work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • difficult to introduce new and modern ways of working, slow decision making process, little support for the professional development of the employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good management fair and equal

    Cons

    ungrateful employees who like to grumble

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight


  2. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're lucky to work with one of the good managers, then you'll be fine.

    Cons

    There's a lot of resistance to change within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth, especially when your team member is motivated to learn.

  3. "Kyocera"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rocky Hill, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rocky Hill, CT

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed and allows you to work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Not much to do and in a very competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Young engineers stay away"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    Have some form of training for engineers, including six sigma training although is very slow and not as rigorous

    Cons

    Young people with aspirations to learn and grow should STAY AWAY. There is a high turnover rate among process engineers here. Management is very condescending and demeaning and could suck the positivity of any young engineer who wishes to start their career. Pay is also not competitive especially considering management expectations to work 10 hrs per day.

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude and work on your communication skills--everyone is miserable because of the way you speak to them. Management just chooses to ignore this. You will lose all your young engineers this way.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company - Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financially sound. Great product. Respected name.

    Cons

    Low pay. Poor management being sent from headquarters in Japan. No vision. Management focus is the short term dollars at any cost. No real ideas or plans on how to grow market. Staff & management coming out of the headquarters office have very limited knowledge of doing business in the US, but they run everything and make all the decisions. Staff & management hired in the US are not allowed to participate in any real significant decisions. It is a two class system and only the class coming out of the headquarters location oversees matter – the rest are second class. Most associates and managers are very frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    The US is a very unique market that moves at a faster pace than the Japanese management style. Let your US staff and management help you. Trust your US staff and management. They are not your enemy. Don’t treat them like the enemy. They can help you grow if you would just let them.


  6. "Great for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    Industry leader, financials strong, very metrics driven.

    Cons

    As metrics driven culture, not great for creative free-thinkers, must conform to Japanese standards.


  7. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good work environment

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement

  8. "cultural changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People. Supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Major cultural changes occurring at this company


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Needs to Change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who are there and not senior management level are great to work with and overall nice people. Large public company that comes with great experience.

    Cons

    Senior management does not care about employees, and that is made clear in how every situation is handled, including the recent lay offs. Not family oriented, no flexibility. Must work 8-5 and absolutely no working from home. Very old-school mentality due to Japanese influence that is very resistant to change. Aging workforce due to pension plan and inability to attract and keep top talent. Compensation is below average, and promotions are few and far between. Not a lively or happy work environment. No women in leadership positions that I can recall. Very behind in comparison to other companies in respect to culture, environment, and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Read over all of the cons listed and try to make improvements or it will be impossible to hire anyone with any kind of talent.


  10. "Good company, great people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Colleyville, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Colleyville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    Very numbers and metric driven company


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