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Panasonic Avionics Corporation Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs adjusting (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours expected but not compensated (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "MTS I - Test Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous pay and employee benefits, lots of time off (sick time/personal/vacation). Interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Need more unity between departments within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time developing metrics and tools to track and demoralize your employees. Invest in the future of your employees and the company.


  2. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great Team and people always willing to help

    Cons

    Work hours can vary, not a usual 9-5 job.

  3. "Work Life, work schedule"

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    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best company to start your career as long as the low level managers follow Panasonic Basic Business Principles and not their personal understanding on how to run the shop.

    Cons

    Lately, non-exempt repair shop employee are expected to work holidays when it fall on your modified 4-10 schedule. Also on company perks activity, non-exempt must use personal time off to be able to join even for HR sanctioned activities.

    Advice to Management

    Do not bait and switch, at the beginning and with meetings of the 4-10 schedule. Holidays are paid 8 hours and need to make up for 2 hour lost. Now, we need to work the whole day if it falls on your day of work. You will need to ask for permission if you are not going to work on your holidays. Low level management need to realign business decisions with Panasonic BBP and not to their self glorifying plans and decisions. Do not implement changes that are waste on resources like re-arrange layout, change uniforms, work condition all without positive tangible effect.


  4. "Work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    it is a very friendly work environment

    Cons

    there are no downsides here


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with a good team of Engineer. good work-life balance

    Cons

    pay is less then others but that is because i am contracted right now.
    The politic between departments seems pretty bad but hopefully it will get better


  6. "Too Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technologies and nice people.

    Cons

    Executive Management weakness and lack of transparency. Promotions based on who you know not merit.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent.


  7. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better than some other places

    Cons

    Worse than some other places

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Account Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great and its a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Some management can turn their back on you when you need support. They will help you when you ask for it then throw you under a bus later.

    Advice to Management

    Be an example to your employees and don't have favorites. Treat everyone the same.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "This place is a time machine"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They don't really care about anything here, so you have full autonomy. I guess that is a plus.

    Cons

    Lets talk about the sea of mediocrity that exists in this place. If you are looking to fail your way towards the middle, this is a great place for you. If you are looking to be apart of something innovative, I would run in the opposite direction. These people are stuck in the past. Have fun having old system engineers as managers on web programs. These people have no idea what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Purge! Purge like your life depended on it. There are so many fat, lazy, content human beings at this place. You can fire 1500 (that is right!) people and still be fine. You can run leaner teams and pass on the savings to actually caring about the employees you don't fire.

    I feel really bad for people who have been here for too long. If you stay here for more than 2 years, it will hurt your career. Don't fall behind in life.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Good ol boys club"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and work life balance is pretty good. There are a few good people who currently work here.

    Cons

    Want a promotion? Get ready to start sucking up! Haven't got an ounce of ambition and are completely content with being a middle manager forever, riding that measly merit increase every year? This is the place for you! This company has more mid level yes men/women than any other company in the history of companies. Meetings to discuss meetings and more meetings. Let take notes in those meeting and then meet up again to discuss those notes. Foolishness. Predominantly staffed by undervalued and underpaid talent doing 90% of the work while everyone else takes notes and circulates meaningless status reports. Promotions are given to the those who are part of the problem. Save yourself the time and don't even consider working here.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs a proper cleansing. You're too slow for your own good and your policies are holding you back. Reconsider your idiotic policy on not hiring developers without a CS degree. News flash, most developers these days are going directly into the work force and running circles around your "software engineers". Promote talent, not the guy/girl who's friends with so and so or agrees with everything a senior director says.


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