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Panasonic Avionics Corporation Reviews

Updated September 18, 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. "Media Program Manager II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Nice to work for an industry leader.

    Cons

    Management turmoil during my time there led to a lot of uncertainty. Things were getting settled by the time I left.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    good amount of work each day

    Cons

    little growth in the company

  3. "not employee-centric"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Location of work.
    Friendly, approachable co-workers.

    Cons

    No chance of growth or advancement.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Panasonic Avionics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality manufacturer, professional corporate environment, management communicates regularly to staff

    Cons

    Can be fast paced with many deadlines


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MTS IV"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many new things to learn.

    Cons

    A lot of stress from workplace and so politics.

    Advice to Management

    Need more communications between departments.


  6. "Panasonic Avionics Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Very attractive Asian women in the cafeteria during lunch.

    Cons

    Company does not provide cups for complementary coffee in break room. Restrooms are always full whenever I need to use one.

    Advice to Management

    Change the dress code in Bothell and prohibit wearing hiking gear to work.


  7. Helpful (29)

    "Please remove incompetency - otherwise this ship is not going to last another 5 years..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual work.

    Now that the old CEO is gone, hopefully his friends, known as "friends of paul" or "FOP's" will soon follow and disintegrate. These are the people that are, or were, so protected, that even HR would not go against them. Instead, they would either threaten you or tell you to take a hike.

    Cons

    There are only a handful people working here who know or care to follow federal and state laws. This is just not the 2013 and onwards FBI probe for bribery. This company's HR does not know any kind of labor law and tends to do whatever they think is right. The incompetence is appalling - the VP of HR quit about 7 years ago after the department was called out for not withholding California's labor law regarding overtime. In fact, the company had to back-pay employees for at least two years. After this snafu, they made up some arbitrary laws regarding non-salary folks and over time which resulted in many more class action lawsuits. Some employees are still being paid. If you call out HR on ANYTHING, they point the finger back on-to you - even when they are fully aware that they messed up. Oh, and HIPPA violations left and right. We are waiting for this to come out...soon.

    Everyone here has a process: check off their task and call it a day. We have lost many customers due to bad hardware and software. This company was big enough to "pay off" it's failures. The new CEO would like to learn the process and is working hard to win back customers - but deep down the management line, people are STILL doing incompetent things just to say they got stuff in on time. It is actually mind boggling - the engineering managers PUSHING engineers and project managers to release software without a full integration and end to end tests. They would rather have you turn in something so that they do not get in trouble and have YOU "test it after" the release. Yes, AFTER. This only creates vicious cycles where engineers are too busy putting out fires when they should be working on new, "innovative stuff". Or whatever the latest buzz word is.

    Useless HR and bad managers have created a very toxic environment. If you complain, you will get punished. If you don't complain, you will get punished for delivering bad hardware/software because it was never tested. Some of us really like what we do and really like working with the good people that are still left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop it with your "meet the deadlines or there will be hell to pay". Management (all levels) have created this toxic environment where their employees "should get stuff done and out without integration"

    Remove engineering managers who define "dry run" and "atp's" as "just release and test later".
    Remove incompetent HR (which is almost 100% of them).
    Remove redundancy - why are there departments with two managers and directors?
    Hold managers, not workers, accountable for missing deadlines or releasing bad hardware/software.
    Stop managers with competition with one another.
    Have all leads take ethics, inter-personal, managerial skills. Most are megalomaniacs.

    Start following the law or hire those who know and can keep up with the changing labor laws and advise the rest.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "ALST MTS2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ALST MTS-2 in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - ALST MTS-2 in Lake Forest, 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

    Stable,sorta pays well. I got nothing.

    Cons

    Lots Responsibility with little power to change problems. People push off responsibility till required to do it. Same said people know little of what they should, causing you to have to do their job for them.

    Advice to Management

    STEAMLINE.... Be willing to cut departments (eg. SCM) in favor of stream linning. Get rid of Directors who are just middle man between another DIrector and the Team.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "An ok place to work"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are nice and they offer a competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Management is horrible and projects are miss handled

    Advice to Management

    Before promoting someone with no management skills send them through a management course.


  10. "Sr. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic Avionics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Panasonic Avionics has great benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you are in, the company will work you until you are literally being taken to the hospital.


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