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Kyocera Reviews

Updated June 6, 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. "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


  2. "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


  3. "Senior Management Doesn't care"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you need a job it will help pay the bills. Plus, you get to choose a Company Logo'd item from a small selection for your Christmas Gift, and ONLY at Christmas.

    Cons

    Senior management on the technical side turns a blind eye as to how their middle managers treat their employees. Also, as to how those managers actually belittle those employees in front of your coworkers. Discouraged from taking vacation.

    Advice to Management

    When you have hired professionals to do a job, trust that you have hired correctly and let them help you. You have an EXTREMELY BAD habit of "well that is not how we have ALWAYS done it" mentality. If you do not want to grow, continue that we of doing business.


  4. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are fun and management encourages workers to learn everyday.

    Cons

    There is very little work-life balance. All of the salary-exempt workers work more than 10 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers to avoid overworking the ones you have now.


  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, decent employee benefits

    Cons

    Full time salary is not commensurate with market salary


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Fairfield, NJ

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good benefits, they let you work at your pace.

    Cons

    Need to update marketing and get SFDC


  7. "Disappointing experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge products from cell phones to ceramic knives. Pay and location were good. Relocation package was acceptable.

    Cons

    Hours and working environment, not as promised. Work environment not pleasant. In the end, many employees were laid off to send the work to India and Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain good employees and have them at optimal performance, important to not overwork them.


  8. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kyocera (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of hands on learning experiences working directly in the clean room and with the engineers and operators

    Cons

    Management can be rude and demeaning. Not a lot of room for growth in terms of leadership positions

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to your younger employees. Take note of the general atmosphere - an attitude change goes a long way.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fletcher, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good management,

    Cons

    To far of drive for me, put more work on hard working, people & none on the lazy employees that I feel should be let go

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to advance, & raises when you learn new tasks


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Not worth the trouble"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tight control (but not really micromanagement) from management really pushed me to improve myself both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    My personal manager was incredibly small minded and thought himself better than most because he went to some prestigious school in Japan that I had never heard of.

    Expect to work from 7:30am to midnight at least 5 days a week, most Sunday's included another 2-4hrs of work.

    Each Kyocera company is purposefully not sharing information/R&D/clients with each other due to sever silo-like competition between each subsidiary company - such that KICC would rather loose a potential client that it could not produce for rather than pass them on to another branch (such as KAI) who could have completed the client's request.

    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting American's to work like Japanese, we aren't Japanese. Oh, and FYI our businesses do better than Japan's while working 40-60hr weeks instead of 80-90hr weeks.


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