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Kyocera Reviews

Updated March 24, 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. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  3. "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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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "All depends on what you're looking for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kyocera full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, good benefits, easy workload, quick to hire.

    Cons

    Incredibly LOW pay, slow to adopt new technologies, conservative Japanese business model (doesn't work for software development).

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay competitive wages to acquire and keep top talent! Need to discard Japanese manufacturing business model and adopt a model that works for software development (Lean, Agile, etc.).


  8. "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Stable company. If you are looking for long term place this is the place.

    Cons

    Old school Japanese conservative company. Promotions are reserved for Japanese speakers. Your contributions to the company are overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Have you heard of employee satisfaction.


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. "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.



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