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Kyocera Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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  • "Sometimes work life balance gets a bit affected due to work pressure" (in 6 reviews)

  • "This can be frustrating if you are joining Kyocera from an organization that has more of a centralized decision making process" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    The culture is outstanding.
    Pay is good.
    Teamwork is commendable.
    Supervisors seem to truly care.
    Great benefits and a pension!!!
    Lots of opportunities if you work hard and have a positive attitude.

    Cons

    Training program needs help, but improving.
    Company is growing so quickly, it can be hard to get a good understanding of why things are being done.

    Advice to Management

    Make the changes that need to happen for the forecasted growth.


  2. "Laid Back/ Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Balboa, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Balboa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment
    Lots of overtime
    huge parking space
    interesting product.

    Cons

    gossip everywhere
    politics comes first before job performance.
    watch out for co-workers that will backstab you.
    low salary

    Advice to Management

    give incentives to those employees that work so hard every day and not the one you only know or some of your favorite pet.

  3. "Ok company. Not meant for everyone."

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Support in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open door policy. Very transparent communication with information and honest about the company's financial wellbeing. They have weekly company wide meetings. You will always leave on-time. Kyocera is a lean company.

    Cons

    Very slow growth. Even after taking on the full responsibility of someone at a high pay grade while they were gone for a few months in addition to my own responsibilities, it was still no sign of growth. I had many skills that I was not able to utilize. My manager didn't allow me to go to a free training offered by the company even though I had free time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest some time into finding out what your team has to offer and what their goals are. Do not say no to any trainings. Always promote professional growth.


  4. "Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Kyocera (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very fast paced work with a lot of opportunities to learn new things
    Project oriented internship

    Cons

    Can be somewhat physically demanding to your eye because of extensive use of microscopes


  5. "Great freedom"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great freedoms, autonomy, stimulating work environment

    Cons

    japanese management style, very very strict on time and expect you to work more hours than salary should cover


  6. Helpful (2)

    "MANAGER"

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

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    My work group is very tight night. We have each other's back and support each other through everything, which we often have to do because upper management is horrible

    Cons

    The current president in the San Diego location is probably one of the most arrogant people to walk this earth. He thinks he knows everything and is constantly putting down grown adults. The rumor is that he is retiring, which i hope is true, but I;m sure the next arrogant idiot who is next in line won't be much better. Every is required to attend a morning meeting on Monday and Thursday which is ridiculous. Sometimes the announcements are laughable like how much toilet paper to use when you go to the bathroom, or how to properly wash your hand when you are finished. I mean, are we kindergartners or adults.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some fresh new younger souls to run the company. The constant stream of old, arrogant, white men is ruining everyone's moral. And please, please stop to stupid yoshos, not to mention forcing people to attend these ridiculous morning meetings.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    Low turnover, workload manageable, pension plan

    Cons

    Not flexible, convervative, need local HR presence

  8. "Positive atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    Competent management, good positive team environment.

    Cons

    Pay raises need some work. Negotiate your starting salary high.

    Kyocera Response

    Oct 30, 2018 – Sr. Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We’re pleased to know that you feel like you have strong management support and a great team surrounding you. We make every attempt to... More


  9. "Regional Support Rep senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    great people, wonderful office and environment

    Cons

    micro managed, lack of a good phone for the market


  10. "Engineer technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kyocera full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was actually a good place to work

    Cons

    Management has its favorites, hard to get promoted